Serving the Children of the World 


The mission of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond is to improve the quality of life for children in the metropolitan area of Richmond by contributing the time and talents of the membership and the financial resources of the Club in an atmosphere of caring, service, fellowship, and learning.

The Club boasts more than 200 members who meet at noon on Mondays at the Virginia Historical Society for fellowship, food and learning from a fantastic array of diverse speakers from our community and beyond. We support several long-term service projects with Richmond Public Schools and several established Richmond-area nonprofit organizations, and we also volunteer at community events like the Richmond Marathon and Monument Avenue 10K.

We welcome visitors or prospective members to attend an upcoming meeting; just email the Kiwanis office at, or call 804-447-3769 so that we can arrange for someone from the Club to greet you at the meeting and show you our Kiwanis hospitality! You can also learn more about the Club by perusing our website (although, like most websites, it is a work in progress).

Below is a list of our upcoming speakers and events:

Date Type Title
9/22/2014 Meeting
9/29/2014 Meeting
10/6/2014 Meeting
10/13/2014 Meeting
10/20/2014 Meeting


Dr. David X. Cifu, MD

     David Cifu, MD is Chairman and the Herman J. Flax, MD Professor of the Department of PM&R at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, the Chief of PM&R Services of the VCU Health System, the Executive Director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering, and National Director of PM&R Program Office and a member of the Senior Executive Staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has been funded on 30 research grants and is PI or Co-PI on 8 current research grants totaling more than $25 million. In his 20 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered more than 425 regional, national and international lectures, published more than 165 articles and 65 abstracts, and co-authored 20 books and book chapters. He is also the Past President of the American Academy of PM&R.

     As Executive Director of the VCU Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering (VCU-CERSE) he has grown it to a $16 million/year, interdisciplinary research consortium with 65+ research faculty focused on improving knowledge translation and clinical care for individuals with acute and chronic disability.

     Dr. Cifu graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine combined BA/MD 6-Year Medical Program in 1986, completed his Internship and Residency (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) at the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) in 1990, and then served on faculty at Baylor in the Department of PM&R and as adjunct faculty in the Department of Restorative Neurology until 1991. He joined the VCU/Medical College of Virginia in the summer of 1991. As Chairman, he oversees a Department of more than 75 faculty, fellows, residents and staff and as VA National Director he provides leadership to more than 3,000 PM&R professionals across the U.S. He has recently co-authored the patient and family focused self-help book "Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome: A Six-Step Mission to Health".  Recently, Dr. Cifu was selected as the new Editor-in-Chief of the new 5th edition of the “Braddom Textbook of PM & R”.

     As the National Director of PM&R Program, Office Veterans Health Administration, Dr. Cifu will be addressing the Club about the medical care of the returning soldiers by the Veterans Administration Hospitals throughout the Country.  Dr. Cifu will address the rehabilitation services both at the local  VA Hospital and at the National level of services offered by the VA Health Care System.

10/27/2014 Meeting
11/3/2014 Meeting
11/10/2014 Meeting
11/17/2014 Meeting
11/24/2014 Meeting
12/1/2014 Meeting
12/8/2014 Meeting
12/15/2014 Meeting
12/22/2014 Meeting
12/29/2014 Meeting