Capital District Kiwanis History

CLUBS, Old-Divisions-New, Regions, Links, Leadership, People

KIWANIS CLUB OF ROANOKE, VIRGINIA
Organized November 26, 1919. Chartered Jan. 28, 1920.
Kiwanis Field Representative Westcott
was Division 3, 2 Now Division 15
Southwest Virginia Region
Key #00182
6th District Club
Population (1919) 69,206

1919
(G. A. Layman)
(Volume 1)

The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, VA may be said to have had its birth in the fall of the year 1919. If we were to give a date that marked its beginning, we would give November 26th, for on that date the first regular meeting was held for organization purposes. Field Representative Westcott was organizer and Clyde Cooksey was made temporary secretary during the remainder of that year.

1920
President Charles S. McNulty, Secretary Warren Wellford

It was not until January 28, 1920, that the charter was delivered. The charter number of the club was 182, thus making it one of the early clubs of Kiwanis International. The charter was delivered to the club by District Governor A. G. Goodrich.

1921
President James A. Bear, Secretary Warren Wellford
Sponsor Clifton Forge Club

Club membership grew and the feeling of good fellowship became more firmly established in the hearts of its members. A highly successful drive which paid off a $3000 mortgage on the property of the Children's Home Society of this city. It was during the third year that the club actually found itself.

1922
President Charles Armes, Secretary A. W. Howard
Membership 144

The Kiwanis News was established, which gave to each member weekly an account of the doings of the club. It has done much for the club. The club got fully behind the bond issue that was passed for a new high school building.

A trip to Floyd County was made to bring the county closer to the city. Then, following the trip a campaign was started to improve the road between Roanoke and Floyd. Through the work of President Armes and Kiwanian Harry Lawson, a former resident of Floyd. A crusher was bought costing approximately $700 and the road was put in fair shape, about $3000 additional having been raised. Good work was done for the Virginia Tuberculosis Society in the placing of several dollars worth of signs.

Donated $1,500 to the underprivileged girls of the city. The club energetically supported the good roads movement, which has grown to be one of the big movements of the state.

1923
President Henry T. Martin, Secretary Treasurer Asa W. Howard
Membership 174
Trustee J. 0. D. Copenhaver
LG Charles M. Armes

Directors: John Antrim, Charles D. Fox, J. Dexter Hobbie, Dr. Modie.S. Jenkins, Marcellus M. Ramsey, C. Shelborn Spindle, Frank B. Walters, Henry T. Martin, and Harry L. Lawson.

The club this year decided to back the underprivileged child movement now being sponsored by International. $1000 was appropriated from the treasury and each member in addition was assessed ten dollars for this fund. Already more than three thousand dollars have been collected for this purpose.

Possibly the highest point of achievement this year is underwriting $50,000 of the Roanoke Highway Improvement Corporation stock, a part of the "Drive" put on by the Chamber of Commerce to help build the link of road between Roanoke and Rocky Mount, the greatest need of Roanoke today.

1924
(Volume 2)
President H. L. Lawson, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Trustee F. B. Walters

On the whole, this was quite a successful year. Some highly valued old members had to leave us for various and good reasons, but in their stead, new and vigorous men came into the club.

Much work of a very constructive nature was done during the year. We can only mention, however, the outstanding events. President Lawson is of opinion that the outstanding accomplishment of the year was the work which the club did for the Floyd Road. This was a great piece of work and one that means much to Roanoke and Floyd County citizens, as it made the tie which binds the good people of Floyd County more closely to those of Roanoke and developed a splendid market for Roanoke products. A splendid attendance contest was staged, waged by two teams, the Reds and the Blues, resulting in a large increase of attendance. The losing team was to set up a bird dinner for the winners. The losers, however, exceeded their agreement and made it a Ladies' Night at the Country Club. The whole affair was a delightful one and did much to boost the attendance of the club for many weeks thereafter.

Valuable work was done by the members of the club towards the building of the Patrick Henry Hotel, Roanoke's newest and most beautiful hostelry.

1925
President Charles D. Fox, Vice Presient John 0. Boyd
Secretary Asa W. Howard, Trustee Martin S. Noffsinger

The outstanding work of the club for this year was the underprivileged child, especially those badly crippled. Under the sponsoring care of the club, many of these crippled children are practically cured and thus put in position to become useful, self supporting citizens instead of helpless charges upon the community. Our members feel that this is a most worthy work.

Both President Fox and the other members of the club were delighted when the convention at Staunton voted to accept our invitation to hold the 1926 convention in our city, and plans were immediately put into operation to make it the most successful one ever held.

1926
President Dr. John 0. Boyd, Vice President Frank B. Walters
Secretary Asa W. Howard, Trustee Rev. F. H. Scott

An attempt was made to have the toll gates removed on the Roanoke-Salem road. The effort is bearing fruit. Our influence was exerted toward having the road between Elliston and Christiansburg completed.

Started to erect a Children's Home in Roanoke building. Fifty acres of the proposed Shenandoah National Park were bought by the club at a cost of $300. Donation of $500 was made to the Community Fund and $669 to the Society for the Crippled of Southwestern Virginia, Inc.

Quite a number of times, members of the club went to other clubs and carried the message of Kiwanis good fellowship, notably to the Inter-Club Meeting at Lynchburg, the Charter Meeting at Bassett, and the District Conference at Charlottesville.

1927
(Volume 3)
President Bert W. Herman, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Trustee P. Hill Tucker

In March we participated in a joint meeting with the four civic clubs of Roanoke.

We observed U. S. Canada Day with an address by Hon. Clifton A. Woodrum, M. C., a member of this club. On Inter-Club Day we saw Lexington and Salem Clubs. We entertained 126 New Jersey Kiwanians en route to Memphis to the International Convention.

A mock trial for failure to vote was both amusing and instructive. Donated $500 to the Community Chest Fund. On November 30, "Dad" Allen of Elyria, Ohio, spoke on crippled children. We had members of the various clubs of Southwest Virginia.

At the close of the year we hosts 159 underprivileged children at a dinner. Santa Claus appeared and presented each child with goodies and gifts from a beautifully decorated and heavily laden tree.

1928
(By George Layman, Club Historian)
President Parson Francis Scott, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Trustee Ed Birchfield
Membership 114
LG P. Hill Tucker

It shall be the purpose of your Historian to make the story of the activities of the Roanoke Club for the year 1928 brief enough to be read by even its busiest members.

One of the outstanding activities of the year was the movement for the raising of a substantial fund to be used as a nucleus for the establishment of a hospital for underprivileged and crippled children of Southwest Virginia. Through the leadership of the Kiwanis Club, together with other civic clubs of Roanoke and through the generosity of Mr. Elmore Heins of the American Theatre management, the entire proceeds of the opening night performance were donated to this cause. The sum of $16,925 was raised in this way. Every member of our club bought at least one ticket. Our total contribution being $3,970, to say nothing of the time and energy involved.

Separate and apart from this, our club contributed $1,266 to the Society for Crippled Children of Southwest Virginia. Our contribution to this cause was about 35% of the total of $3,630 used to run this Society for the year. Our club is further using its every influence to get the Virginia General Assembly to share in this important work.

Full representations were sent to the International and District Conventions.

1929
President Joseph T. McKinney, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Membership 121
Trustee Harry B. Gray

Anniversary Week was observed. The Committee on Kiwanis Education addressed Kiwanis History by Kiwanian Frank Walters. Appropriated $300 toward the expenses of employing a recreational instructor for the city playgrounds. Paid $50 board for an underprivileged child sent to the country and outfitted him with clothes.

We were host to the Salem Club, when we were visited by Governor Kimball and Eugene Woodson of Washington.

A joint picnic was held with the Salem Club. Two girls were sent to the Crossnore School in North Carolina for the year 1929-30, the expenses being paid from the Fel-lowship Fund.

We had a good delegation at the Hagerstown Convention. $500 were contributed to the Roanoke Community Fund.

Entertained Martinsville which included Sam Stevens, LTG-Elect, and delegations from Bassett and Bedford. The club bought tuberculosis seals. A Father and Son meeting was held on December 23, and Santa Claus appeared on the scene with gifts for the boys.

1930
(Volume 4)
President Rev. Z. V. Robertson, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Trustee Broaddus E. Chewning
LG Rev. Francis H. Scott

Kiwanis Anniversary was observed with several talks appropriate to the occasion. Superintendent of Schools D. E. McQuilken spoke on the recent school survey.

Delegation from Bassett club. During Inter-Club Week we were host to Salem and Lynchburg. The meeting was preceded by a golf tournament and the speaker was Dr. Peake of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. A large delegation visited the Lynchburg club. Besides the regular meeting there was a golf tournament.

Paid the tuition for a high school girl who lived outside the city; paid for braces for several children, and sent two boys to the YMCA summer camp. We paid the Society for Crippled Children of Southwestern Virginia ten cents per week per capita for the first half of 1930. A girl was sent to a mountain industrial school and a boy to a nearby school for this year. A donation of $760 was made from which sixty needy families were supplied at Christmas. Two Kiwanians were assigned to each case, who investigated to find out the most pressing needs. The club members bought $400 worth of tickets to the opening performance of a new theatre in Salem, the proceeds of which were donated for our under-privileged child work.

The seventh annual meeting of Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions was held. The speaker was Dr. Preston Bradley spoke on "The Trend of the Times."

United States-Canada Day was celebrated by an address from H. Powell Chapman, editor of one of our daily papers. Flag Day was fittingly celebrated, and All-Kiwanis Night observed.

In conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce we entertained the Greenbrier Good Will Party of one hundred West Virginians. A farmers' night with 50 guests and a picnic supper was in charge of the Agriculture Committee.

With the assistance of the Family Welfare Society, the Under-privileged Child Committee put on an interesting and instructive program.

1931
President Ed. H. Birclifield, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Trustee Norman R. McVeigh

A Joint meeting was held with Rotary and Lions. Delegation of 40 attended an interclub meeting at Radford. A large delegation also attended the School of Instruction at Marion. We were honored by an official visit from Governor Plummer, at which time the Salem and Radford clubs were represented.

A picnic was held at Lakeside at which 100 farmers were our guests.

Included in our charitable work were the following items: we paid ten cents per week per member to the Society for Crippled Children of Southwest Virginia, Contributed to the Emergency Red Cross Fund, to the local Community Chest, and the Children's Home Society. We paid the tuition of a high school girl and one in a mountain school. Paid for outfitting the marble champion; provided the expenses of the delinquent baseball team, provided lunches for a needy school child, and contributed toward the education in college of a worthy girl. A total of $856, partly from the club and partly from voluntary offerings, was used in helping needy families at Christmas. The total expense of our several charities was $2,708.

1932
President Broaddus E. Chewning, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Membership Jan 1 - 114, Attendance 77%
District Secretary Asa W. Howard

The club furnished six children with glasses, furnished lunches through the year for two high school students, paid tuition of one girl at college and $30 to help another finish the year at college, and boarded an under-nourished child in the country.

Sent 40 boys to camp for 10 days, the boys being first entertained at a regular lunch of the club and then taken by members in cars to the camp. Each boy was furnished with a bathing suit, a toothbrush and toothpaste. The club was divided into sections and each group visited the camp one day. Physicians in the club were assigned to serve the camp for stated 5 hour periods. On the last day of the camp the club held its meeting there and heard the boys tells of their doings. The club took out membership for each of these bovs in the local YMCA and each boy was assigned 3 Kiwanians to whom he might go for advice and whose duty it was to become acquainted with him. A Christmas party was given for these boys. Each received a gift. A card file was made for these boys so that their progress may be noted,

Donated $515 to the Society for Crippled Children of Southwest Virginia and $410 to the Community Welfare Association. Supplied 50 needy families with food and clothing and gifts at Christmas.

A committee was appointed to cooperate with the Unemployment Bureau, and later reported interestingly on the work of that Bureau. Washington's Birthday was celebrated, the Acts of the Legislature were reviewed, and addresses were given on The Cost of Government and on The Prevention of Communicable Diseases.

The club was host to Radford, Salem and Lynchburg. Sent delegates to Mid-Winter Conference, International and District Conventions and the Division Meeting at Salem at which the District Governor, the LTG and the District Secretary were present.

1933
President Norman R. McVeigh, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Membership Jan 1 - 97, Attendance 75%
LG Broaddus E. Chewning
District Secretary Asa W. Howard

Contributed $200 to the Community Welfare Association and about $500 to the Crippled Children's Society of Southwest Virginia. Kept a little girl in a mountain school for the fourth year, and found a home for one very under-privileged child. Carried on the work for the 40 boys taken charge of by the club last year, sending them to camp and doing all the things for them that were done last year. Took the crowd to the circus and gave one of them a $5 prize for improvement in school work.

Host to Salem at one meeting and to Lynchburg at another, playing them a golf match.

Sent delegates to Mid-Winter Conference, District and International Conventions. Celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary and Constitution Week and attended the Third Division Meeting at which the Governor and 3 LTGs were present. Held the Officers Training School for Club Officers.

1934
President H. Powell Chapman, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Membership Jan 1 - 105, Attendance 75%
District Secretary Asa W. Howard

The club increased its under-privileged child fund by $275 receipts from a donkey baseball game. It contributed 5 cents per week per member for six months to the Society for Cripples of Southwest Virginia and $280 to the Welfare Agency. Collected clothing for the Welfare Agency and made a contribution to the Roanoke Tuberculosis Association. It sent 40 boys, whose membership in the YMCA it had paid, to Camp Johnson for ten days, furnished shoes to needy children and continued keeping a young girl in a Mountain Mission School. Entertained the Welfare Workers at lunch.

The club was host to an inter-club meeting with Salem, Radford, and Marion and sent a delegation to put on the program at Martinsville.

The club had a Ladies Day and a Ladies Night. It played golf with Richmond and played both golf and softball with the local Lions.

The President held a club officers and directors school in January and the president-elect held a similar school in December. Sent delegates to the Mid-Winter Conference and to the International and District Conventions.

1935
President Robert M. Cutshall, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Membership Jan 1 - 101, Attendance 79%
District Secretary Asa W. Howard

Raise $1,000 to build a recreation hall at Camp Johnson. The club had 40 boys at this camp. They organized themselves into "Kiwanis Kampers" and put on a program when the club met at the camp, and at Christmas the club gave a party for them. It continued to keep a young girl in a mountain school, furnished glasses to another one, bought clothing for the boy who won the local marble championship, spent $42 for tools to be used by underprivileged children, gave $50 to the Society for Crippled of Southwest Virginia, furnished milk and crackers for the Summer Bible School, and sent out a number of Christmas baskets.

Had 3 members appointed to cooperate with the city officials in a safety campaign and bought a number of tuberculosis stamps. Host to Lynchburg, Salem, Radford and Marion during Progress Week.

Organized bowling and golf teams, celebrated Thanksgiving, held a joint meeting with Rotary and Lions, and had a satisfactory Ladies Night dance. Entertained the LG and the District Governor and was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the Division Meeting, and the International and District Conventions.

1936
President Dirk A. Kuyk, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Membership Jan 1 - 109, Attendance 69%
District Secretary Asa W. Howard

Completed the $1000 recreation hall at Camp Johnson, dedicated it with proper ceremonies and turned it over to the camp operated by the YMCA sent 30 boys "Kiwanis Kampers" to the camp, paid memberships for 40 "Kiwanis Kampers" and 2 others in the YMCA and gave these boys a Christmas party costing $75. The girl whom the club is supporting at the mountain school has grown to a young lady and in 3 years will complete the course. The club is proud of this work and of the young lady.

Contributed $50 towards the cost of a survey of Roanoke's welfare needs, $10 towards the expenses of the Salvation Army Bible School at Crockett Springs and $7 for milk and cracker lunches at another Vacation Bible School in the city. It paid the hospital and recuperation expenses of a boy hurt at camp, bought $2 worth of tuberculosis seals and donated $250 to the Society for Crippled of Southwest Virginia.

Spent $25 on Boys and Girls Week, having charge of the parade of Boy and Girl Scouts, school children and numerous floats. Held a Farmers Night at Bent Mountain School House with 55 farmer guests and a program on Soil Erosion.

Sent a Flying Squadron with speaker to Clifton Forge, another squadron to Salem and was host to Clifton Forge, Salem and Bassett on the occasion of the visit of Past International President 0. Sam Cummings. Sent a delegation to Radford.

Won the Achievement Contest in its class, celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary, United-States Canada Week and Constitution Week, entertained the District Governor and the LG, furnished the Division LG, was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference, the District Convention and sent 19 to the International Convention. The new president trained his officers and committee chairmen.

1937
President H. B. Stone, Secretary Asa W. Howard
Membership Jan 1 - 123, Attendance 75%
LG H. Powell Chapman
District Secretary Asa W. Howard

The club had a benefit concert by a college glee club netting $500 for building an infirmary at Camp Johnson. The infirmary was built and furnished by gifts from individual members. The club sent its usual quota of 30 boys (organized as "Kiwanis Kampers" to the camp, paid their membership fees in the YMCA and gave them a Christmas party. The club bought tuberculosis seals, contributed $100 to the Community Fund, furnished tickets for 100 children to see Hansel and Gretel, and had a program on the Children’s Home Society.

During Boys and Girls Week, the club put on a parade of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school children and floats, and gave prizes competed for by the different schools. It had one program put on by the High School Dramatic Club and on The Work of the Boys Club of America.

Contributed $100 to flood relief, aided the Chamber of Commerce in bringing conventions to Roanoke, boosted the 100th Anniversary of Roanoke County, sent three delegates to the Statewide Safety Council, and promoted enlarging the airport and the building of a larger library for the city.

Sent a delegation to Salem, presenting the Golden Rule, and another to Bassett. Host to Radford when it brought the Kiwanis Log and put on the program. The club entertained the International President at a big inter-club meeting of clubs within a radius of 125 miles, with 315 Kiwanians present.

It was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference, the International and District Conventions, the Division Meeting and the Officers Training School. The new president trained his officers and committee chairmen.

1938
(Volume 5)
President Frank B. Walter, Secretary Asa W. Howard (Died) J. H. Chapman
Membership Jan 1 – 135, Attendance 77%
District Secretary Frank B. Walter

According to the usual custom of the club paid the membership dues in the YMCA of the 40 boys who attended Camp Johnson. The club contributed $250 for hot lunches and more than $150 for coal to the 3 day nurseries for children of employed mothers. Attended a meeting at Camp Johnson while there were 33 boys in attendance. Gave $100 to the Community Fund, $25 to the holloween celebration, entertained the Kiwanis Kampers at lunch during Christmas Week, and bouthg a wood lathe for the boys Club.

Saddend by the death of its secretary and District Secretary Asa W. Howard and founded all Asa W. Howard Scholarship for needy college students. Sent representation to the Narrows Charter Night and presented that club with a hanson banner. Attended the Third Division meeting at Mountain Lake.

Held a joint meeting with Rotary, Lions Tuxis, Optimits, and the Young Men’s Business club at which nearly 500 were present. Entertained the District Governor and LG. Hosted the District Convention with 504 members and 359 ladies registered. Was represented at the Officers Training School.

1939
President Dr. WIter P. Birms, Secretary Harry Chapman Jr, D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 139, Attendance 76%
District Secretary Frank B. Walter

Contributed $180 to the Society for Cripple Children, $100 to the undernourished school children, and bought $10 worth of tickets for Kiwanis Kampers to the Mild Fund Benefit.

Paid expenses of a worthy girl to business school for 9 months, sent another girl to summer school, sent 30 boys to Camp Johnson for a 10 day period, and held 1 meeting at the camp with the boys. At the regular luncheon nearest Christmas, the Kiwanis Kampers were entertained, put on the program, and were presented with Chirmas presents of clothing at the end of the meeting.

Sent representatives to the Richlands Charter Night, an inter-club at Marion on the occasion of the presentation of the LG’s flag, and to Waynesboro. Host to 10 visiting clubs on the occasion of the visit of the District Governor and was represented at an inter club meeting of 8 clubs at Radford.

Entertained the District Governor. Represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the International and District Conventions, and the Training, School for Club Officers.

1940
President Fred E. Hamlin, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 136, Attendance 77%
District Secretary Frank B. Walter

The club decided to buy and donate to a Board of Trustees made up of 3 members of the Kiwanis Club and a like number of members from the Girl Scouts and the YMCA and 3 members at large, 225 acres of land Rear Crockett Springs at a cost of $2,800 to be used as a Girls' Camp. The title to this piece of land has been secured in the name of this Board of Trustees. An offering box at Christmas time yielded $105 to be used in buying clothing for underprivileged boys. Fifty memberships in the YMCA were given to underprivileged boys who met once a week for class exercise and swimming instruction. 35 of the most outstanding of these boys were sent to Carnp Johnson for a 10 day period and were entertained at dinner by the club at its meeting nearest Christmas. A $5 prize was given to the outstanding camper and other prizes to those who had perfect attendance at the weekly meetings at the Y. Nine of these boys won life saving certificates.

Two group meetings of juniors and seniors of the high school were held at which time vocational guidance programs were put on by speakers from the Kiwanis Club and the president of Roanoke College.

Contributed $823 to the Red Cross, the Cornmunity Chest Fund, and like charities.

One or more visiting Kiwanians was entertained at every meeting of the club during the year except one. The club received the plaque from Salem and delivered it to Marion, sent delegations to inter club meetings at Mountain Lake, Salem, and Lynchburg, and was host to an inter club meeting at which 193 Kiwanians were present to greet the District Governor. Golf matches were held in the afternoon.

Members of the bowling teams contested weekly during the season and golf teams contested with the teams of other civic clubs. The club held an old time spelling bee, attended a joint inter civic club dinner, and field its annual Ladies' Night and dinner dance.

Sent representatives to the Mid Winter Conference, the International and District Conventions, and the Training School for Club Officers. The membership increased 11% during the year, and the club won the Gold Division attendance trophy.

1941
President Louis P. Smithey, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 150, Attendance 76%
LG D. Price Norris
District Secretary Frank B. Walter

The club purchased 50 memberships in the local Y. 30 boys holding these memberships were sent to Camp Johnson and were entertained at a luncheon around Christmas time and 15 prizes were presented for outstanding accomplishments. The club had one meeting also at Camp Johnson while the boys were there.

The club fostered the Boys Club of the Salvation Army, donated $37 for baskethall equipment; $25 to the City for a Bovs Airplane Contest; and spent $150 for baseball equipment for the High School.

The club worked through the County Agent with the FFA and aided a number of boys and girls to secure suitable employment. Sponsored a benefit basketball game for British War Relief, which netted $780.

Sent delegations to Danville, Martinsville, Mountain Lake, Lexington, Narrows, and Marion. Held 1 big interclub meeting with 11 visiting clubs to hear an International Trustee and the LG. During the year 477 visiting Kiwanians were entertained at regular club meetings.

The club furnished the LG for the year, entertained the District Governor, was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the International and District Conventions, the Training School for Club Officers, and again won the Gold Division Attendance Cup in the Capital District. At the close of the year 2 members of the club were in military service.

1942
President C. G. Lindsey (died September 16), Fred Hainlin, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan. 1 - 151, Attendance 78%
LG D. Price Norris
District Secretary Frank B. Walter

Sent 40 boys to Camp Johnson at a cost of $370. Paid $60 for YMCA memberships for Kiwanis Kampers, spent $90 for athletic suits, shoes, etc., for these boys, and entertained them for dinner at Christmas time. It also cooperated with the Salvation Army in its program for work with bovs. It held two meetings at the Girls' Camp which was purchased by the club last year, and spent $200 for needed repairs and equipment.

The club sponsored hearing tests on school children. Out of 12,131 tests made, 375 showed defective hearing. Loaned $200 to the high school as a bankingi fund for the sale of War Stamps, which resulted in the sale of $8,000 worth of War Stamps.

The club celebrated Armistice Day and Thanksgiving. It bought a $1,000 Bond, and made donations as follows: $15 to the Children's Theater, $25 to Navy Relief Fund; $100 to the USO; and $100 to the Red Cross War Fund; and $100 to the Community Chest.

During the year 451 visiting Kiwanians have been entertained at regular meetings. Sent delegations to Marion, Abingdon and Saltville Charter Nights. Host to a large inter club meeting on the occasion of the visit of the International President and the District Governor. Clubs represented were: Salem, Martinsville, Lexington, Narrows, Radford, Lynchburg, Richlands, Baltimore, Bluefield, WV, New York, and Pittsburgh, PA.

The club celebrated All Kiwanis Night, and Constitution Week, was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the International and the District Conventions, and the Training School for Club Officers, entertained the District Governor, and held meetings on Kiwanis Education. For the 3rd year in succession won the Gold Division District attendance trophy. December 31, 10 members were in the armed services.

1943
President Henry E. Thomas, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 153, Attendance 80%
District Secretary Frank B. Walter

Paid fees for 40 YMCA boys to attend 10 days to Camp Johnson, entertained them at a Christmas dinner, presenting to each boy a box of candy and a $1 bill, at a cost of $503 for the year. Twenty two dollars was spent for musical equipment in the schools, wid a prize of $5 was given to the most out~tauding, pupil in music. Fifteen dollars was cmitributed to the Children's Theater.

Gave $50 to finance the 4 H Club Garden project, the result of which amounted to 1,241 quarts of canned goods and the production and 14 bushels of vegetables, many smaller sales. Individual members of the club loaned $30 to individual members of the 4 H club in order that each might buy a pig, fatten it to a certain weight, sell the pig, to repay the load, and make the profit. In every instance the loans were repaid.

Gave $15 to the hospital at Camp Pickett, $15 to the USO, $60 for presents to members in the armed forces, $100 to the Red Cross, and $200 to the Community Welfare Fund. The sale of War Bonds and Stamps was fostered. There was little inter club activitv but the club was host to the District Convention.

Letters were read from the International President and the two International Vice Presidents. The club was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the District Convention, and Trainitig School for Club Officers. On December 31 there were 12 members in the armed forces.

1944
(Volume 6)
President W. R. Whitman, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 155, Attendance 78%
District Secretary Frank B. Walter

1945
President W. Courtney King, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 175, Attendance 78%
District Secretary Frank B. Walter

1946
President Ray P. Jordan, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 181, Attendance 74%
District Secretary Frank B. Walter

1947
President G. A. Layman, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 189, Attendance 72%
LG Robert W. Cutshall

1948
President T. Woody Evans, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 181, Attendance 74%

1949
President Flave S. Baird, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 182, Attendance 73%

1950
President Gordon E. Johnson, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 184, Attendance 76%

1951
(Volume 7)
President A. Hayden Hollingsworth, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 191, Attendance 80%

Supervised, visited and worked with its 40 boys known as the Kiwanis Kampers, paid their memberships in the YMCA, gave them two weeks in camp, where the club visited them, and gave them a fine Christmas party, spending oil this activity alone $1,409; continued the operation of Camp Kiwaniana, spending $1,990 for improvements and operating expenses, and $600.00 for sending two groups of girls to camp; promoted a campaign to raise $3,660 to send Roanoke's Midget Football Champions to Lakeland, Florida, where it won the National Championship, and contributed $628 to this fund; initiated a campaign to raise funds to send the Jefferson High School Band on a football trip; met and arranged for 32 German students touring the country to be entertained in the homes of Kiwanians during their stay in the city; manned one of the Salvation Army's kettles raising $581 for that work; and had special religious programs at Easter and Thanksgiving.

1952
Division 2
President John L. Walker, Secretary D. Price Hylton
Membership Jan 1 - 200, Attendance 79%

1953
President Richard H. Wills, Secretary Howard M. Hamilton
Membership Jan 1 - 188, Attendance 83%
LG Dr. Fred E. Hamlin

1954
President R. Dewey Cassell, Secretary Howard M. Hamilton
Membership Jan 1 - 175, Attendance 82%

1955
President Francis S. Walters, Secretary Howard J. Sander
Membership Jan 1 - 176, Attendance 80%

1956
President ?, Secretary ?

1957
President Richard S. Leftwich, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1958
President R. A. Robertson, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1959
President Richard T. Edwards, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1960
President James A. Meador, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1961
President Julian H. Rutherford Jr, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1962
President Richard F. Pence, Secretary Francis S. Walters
LG R. A. "Skeeter" Robertson

1963
President E. B. Bowyer, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1964
President S. Wilson Blain, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1965
President Horace Hood, III, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1966
President William S. hubard, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1967
President J. Stuart Franklin Jr, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1968
President John J. Butler, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1969
President Willis M. Anderson, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1969 - 1970
President S. Lewis Lionberger, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1970 - 1971
President George E. O'Hara, Secretary Francis S. Walters
LG J. Stuart Franklin Jr

1971 - 1972
President Andrew L. Turner Jr, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1972 - 1973
President William S. Moses, Secretary Francis S. Walters
Co Sponsor Southwest Roanoke Club

1973 - 1974
President Thomas C. Lee, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1974 - 1975
President Harry W. Harris, Secretary Francis S. Walters
LG Robert H. Turner Jr

1975 - 1976
President Dr. H. Clark Bates Jr, Secretary Francis S. Walters
Sponsor Botetourt County Club

1976 - 1977
President John P. Bradshaw Jr, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1977 - 1978
President Julian E. Pitman, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1978 - 1979
President Raymond A. Carr, Secretary Francis S. Walters

1979 - 1980
President Thomas A. Scott Jr, Secretary Chester C. Cooley
LG Andrew L. Turner

1980 - 1981
President Howard C. Zerbst, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1981 - 1982
President John H. Burtis, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1982 - 1983
President Richard C. Rakes, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1983 - 1984
President John M. Shumate Jr, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1984 - 1985
President William T. Stack, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1985 - 1986
President Robert S. Bersch, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1986 - 1987
President E. L. Kingery, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1987 - 1988
President Gary R. Duerk, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1988 - 1989
President Jack Wimmer, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1989 - 1990
President Michael K. Quinn, Secretary Chester C. Cooley
LG Gary R. Duerk

1990 - 1991
President Dr. Harry C. Nickens, Secretary Chester C. Cooley
LG Robert S. Bersch

1991 - 1992
President J. Lee Osburne, Secretary Chester C. Cooley

1992 - 1993
President William F. Clark, Secretary John M. Shumate Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 247

1993 - 1994
President Jacqueline S. Bledsoe, Secretary John M. Shumate Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 256

1994 - 1995
President Steven A. McGraw Sr, Secretary John M. Shumate Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 256

1995 - 1996
President Robert E. Brailsford, Secretary John M. Shumate Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 256
LG Jacqueline S. Bledsoe

1996 - 1997
President Vernon M. Danielsen, Secretary John M. Shumate Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 258

1997 - 1998
President Mary L. Pletti, Secretary John M. Shumate Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 259

1998 - 1999
President Donald E. Wilson, Secretary John M. Shumate Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 260

1999 - 2000
President Thomas H. Miller, Secretary Carol C. Danielsen
Membership Oct 1 - 261

2000 - 2001
President James L. Bowen, Secretary Carol C. Danielsen
LG Vernon M. Danielson
Membership Oct 1 - 263

2001 - 2002
President Carl H. Kopitzke, Secretary William B. Bestpitch
Membership Oct. 1 - 238, Attendence 64%
LG James Bowen
Sponsor Bedford Club

Year End: 283 Projects completed, 255 Service Hours, $39,130 Spent, 23 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President M. Rupert Cutler, Secretary William B. Bestpitch
Membership Oct 1 - 225, Attendence 52%
Service Patch

Year End: 64 Projects completed, 474 Service Hours, $48,460 Spent, 8 Interclubs, Average

2003 - 2004
President Lloyd Enoch, Secretary William Bestpitch
Membership Oct 1 - 227, Attendence 45%
Meet Wednesday 12:30 PM Patrick Henry Hotel

Year End: 72 Projects completed, 130 Service Hours, $35,269 Spent, 5 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President John Montgomery, Secretary William Bestpitch
Membership Oct. 1 - 211, Attendence 55%
Meet Wednesday 12:30 PM Patrick Henry Hotel
LG Hal Chapman
Key Clubs at Cave Spring, Hidden Valley, Northside
Patrick Henry, and William Flemming HS

(From E-Builder, Nov 2004) The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke is wondering whether we have set a Capital District record for the most Interclub meetings in the same month. We started off with 5 members attending the Lobster Fest fund raiser held by the Kiwanis Club of Bedford on October 2. Then on October 5, 4 members attended the installation of new officers at the Kiwanis Club of Salem.

Four of our members received Club Officers Training on October 23, and 4 participated in a Division 2 Council meeting later that day. The Kiwanis Club of Big Lick installed their officers on October 26, and 6 members were there. That’s not counting 4 Kiwanians who hold joint membership in both clubs, nor four Big Lick members who are former members of our Club.

We were proud to be part of the October 27 Charter Ceremony for the 43 new members of the Key Club at Roanoke Catholic School our sixth Key Club as evidenced by the 12 Kiwanians who showed up. We closed out the month with a bang as 18 members visited the Kiwanis Club of Botetourt County on October 29, when their speaker was Toastmasters International President Jon Greiner.

That makes seven Interclubs involving a total of 53 Kiwanians. Can any clubs in the Capital District top that, or have we set a new high-water mark while enjoying such wonderful fellowship within the Division 2 Kiwanis family?

Contributed $470 to Tsunami Relief.

Year End: 20 Projects completed, 355 Service Hours, $10,013 Spent, 13 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
Southwest Virginia Region
President David T. Blanton, Secretary Judith Clark
Membership Oct 1 - 203, Attendence 45%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Patrick Henry Hotel
LG Lloyd Enock

Year End: 14 Projects completed, 570 Service Hours, $15,988 Spent, 23 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President Manly H. Aylor Jr, Secretary Judith Clark
Membership Oct 1 - 200, Attendence %
Meet WE 12:30 PM Patrick Henry Hotel

Year End: Projects completed, Service Hours, $ Spent, Interclubs

2007 - 2008
President David Helmer, Secretary Lloyd W. Enock
Membership Oct 1 - 198, Attendence 42%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Schaals Metamorphosis

Year End: 67 Projects completed, 1580 Service Hours, $59,376 Spent, 14 Interclubs

2008 - 2009
President J. Brooks, Secretary Lloyd W. Enock
Membership Oct 1 - 176, Attendence 44%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Schaals Metamorphosis
LG John Montgomery

Year End: 68 Projects completed, 2540 Service Hours, $83,294 Spent,10 Interclubs

2009 - 2010
President John Briggs, Secretary Lloyd W. Enock
Membership Oct 1 - 173, Attendence 37%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Schaals Metamorphosis
LG William Piper

Year End: 54 Projects completed, 2077 Service Hours, $55,818 Spent, 8 Interclubs, $320 CD Foundation

2010 - 2011
President Michael A. Loveman, Secretary Lloyd W. Enock
Membership Oct 1 - 176
Meet WE 12:30 PM Schaals Metamorphosis

Year End: 56 Projects completed, 2153 Service Hours, $57205 Spent, 3 Interclubs, $801 CD Foundation

2011 - 2012
President James W. Arend, Secretary Lloyd W. Enock
Membership Oct 1 - 151
Meet WE 12:30 PM Schaals Metamorphosis

2012 - 2013
President Alexander Bowman, Secretary Lloyd W. Enock
Membership Oct 1 - 142
Meet WE 12:30 PM Patrick Henry Hotel Ballroom
LG Andree Brooks

2013 - 2014
New Division 15
President James Taylor, Secretary Lloyd W. Enock
Membership Oct 1 - 151
Meet WE 12:30 PM Patrick Henry Hotel Ballroom

2014 - 2015
President James Taylor, Secretary John Montgomery
Membership Oct 1 - 141
Meet WE 12:30 PM Patrick Henry Hotel Ballroom
Distinguished Club

2015 - 2016
President Reginald V. Wood, Secretary John Montgomery
Membership Oct 1 - 148
Meet WE 12:30 PM Patrick Henry Hotel Ballroom

2016 - 2017
President F. Anderson Stone, Secretary John Montgomery
Membership Oct 1 - 143
Meet WE 12:30 PM Patrick Henry Hotel Ballroom