Here is a partial listing
of civic groups active in the Roanoke Valley. A listing of
all organizations is available at the Council of Community
Services Information and Referral Service, local:
982-2345, out-of-town: (800) 354-3388.
Club: Works with youth and underprivileged
children. Presents annual Debutante Ball. Membership
open to men and women. Meets first and third
Wednesdays of each month, except for June, July,
August and December. Contact Dorothy Curtis at
Club: Supports citizenship and good
sportsmanship among students. Helps the mentally and
physically handicapped and sponsors the Roanoke Valley
Special Olympics. Open to men and women. Meets second
and fourth Monday of each month at noon at the Comfort
Inn on Orange Avenue, near the Roanoke Civic Center.
Contact Betty Jo Anthony, president, at 981-2626.
Club of Roanoke: Group raises funds for area
charities and contributes to Roanoke Valley Speech and
Hearing Center. Sponsors the annual Cosmopolitan Track
Meet at Salem High School for junior and senior high
school students. Meets Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m., at the
Holiday Inn, Civic Center. Contact Roger Simpson at
Encourages accepting civic duty and understanding
civic problems. Open to men and women ages 21 to 39.
The Roanoke chapter meets second and fourth Tuesdays
at the United Way Board Room on 325 Campbell Ave. in
Roanoke at 5:30 p.m. The Cave Spring chapter meets
second and fourth Mondays at the Honeywood Clubhouse
at 7 p.m. The Salem Jaycees meet the first Wednesday
of the month at the Salem Senior Citizens Building and
third Wednesdays of the month at Bastians Bar-B-Q in
Salem. For more information contact the Roanoke office
at 345-1316, the Cave Spring chairman of the board,
Kathleen Kennedy, at 981-0936 or the Salem office at
Junior League of Roanoke Valley, Va. Inc.:
Organization of women committed to promoting
volunteerism and to improving the community through
the effective action and leadership of trained
volunteers. For more information, write 4504 Starkey
Road S.W., Suite 102, Roanoke 24014-4004 or call the
Junior League office at 774-3242, Monday-Friday from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m., September through June; and July and
August, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The fax number is 772-9540.
Major emphasis is on helping children. A focus is also
placed on enhancing the quality of living for elderly
adults and aiding handicapped individuals.
Club of Roanoke Inc.: Weekly meetings
Wednesdays from 12:15 to l:30 p.m. are in the Patrick
Henry Hotel ballroom. For more information. call John
Shumate, secretary/treasurer, at 774-2807.
Club of Roanoke Valley: Meets the first and
third Tuesday of every month with dinner and speaker
on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at D.J.'s Brasserie
Restaurant. Contact Thomas Hahn at 989-4531.
Kiwanis Club: Meets weekly Thursdays at 6:30
p.m. at the Salem Civic Center. Contact Paul Dotson,
president, at 387-0521 or William Rich,
secretary/treasurer, at 366-6718.
Club: Works with sight conservation and
eyeglass recycling, youth programs, Diabetes research,
the Quest drug program and many others. Groups also
have hearing conservation projects. For more
information, call the Lions of Va. office at 774-2495.
Club of Roanoke: Promotes positive thinking.
Open to civic-minded people interested in youth
programs. Meets the first Thursday of each month, 6:30
p.m. at D.J.'s Brasserie Restaurant. For more
information contact Lee Garrett, president, at
774-4629 or write P.O. Box 20516, Roanoke, 24018.
Clubs: Service clubs involved in working with
youth leadership projects, education, and support of
Polio Plus, which seeks to immunize all children in
Third World countries by the year 2005. Clubs open to
men and women proposed by members.
Roanoke Rotary Club: Meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m.
at Remington's Restaurant at Roanoke Marriott. For
more information, contact Harry E. Land, president, at
Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley: Meets Tuesdays
at 7 a.m. at Hidden Valley Country Club. Open to
people proposed by members. Contact Gardener Smith,
president, at 776-7140.
Club of Roanoke: Meets second and fourth
Thursday of the month at The Hotel Roanoke, 6:15 p.m.
For information, contact Gerry Boush at 345-7976
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Rotary Club: Open to people proposed by
members. Meets Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at Salem Civic
Center. Contact Judy Griesenbrock, president at
387-0267, or Lew Bishop, secretary, at 772-7906.
Civil War RoundTable: A nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization interested in the study of the Civil War
and the preservation of Civil War sights. Meets the
second Tuesday September-June at Friendship Manor's
Friendship Hall, Hershberger and Florist roads N.W. at
7 p.m. Clive or Betty Rice, 563-9034.
Club: Dedicated to improving communities and
building a better America through fellowship, goodwill
and community service. For more information contact
Lou Rader, district governor, at 977-6106.
Network Business and Professional Women's Organization:
An independent nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.
Promotes the interests of business and professional
women and offers a spirit of cooperation and
networking among women in various fields. Meets
monthly the third Tuesday at noon. For more
information, write Membership Chairman, P.O. Box
20482, Roanoke, 24018-0049.
Federation of Women's Clubs: A non-partisan,
non-denominational service organization that is
involved in such issues as women's health, illiteracy,
child abuse prevention, community improvement,
international understanding, opportunities for the
disabled, etc. The Blue Ridge District includes six
junior women's clubs and 16 general clubs open to all
women. For information, call public relations at
986-0154. Valley Network sponsors an annual
scholarship program for working women and offers
Individual Development Programs on public speaking,
parliamentary procedure, time management and other
topics of interest to career women.
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