The mission of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond is to improve the quality of life for children in the metropolitan area of Richmond, Virginia 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 approximately 175 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 email@example.com, 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 Luncheon Lectures, service opportunities, and other events:
Scott Garka, President - Culture Works: Impact of arts and culture in our region and how you can be a part of it
Virginia Museum of History & Culture -
428 N Boulevard, Richmond
Richmond, VA, 23220
April 30, 2018 -
12:00 to 13:20
Scott Garka joined CultureWorks in 2015. His career began in the private sector, working over 20 years for Capital One and Arthur Andersen, LLP, and before moving to CultureWorks Scott was the Senior Director for Consulting Services with non profit Virginia Health Quality Center. Scott holds a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia, holds a certificate in Fundraising and Development through the University of Richmond, Institute on Philanthropy, and is a CPA in Virginia. In addition Scott is deeply involved with the region’s arts and culture community previously serving as Board Member, Development Chair and Treasurer for the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and performing locally with the Chamberlayne Actors’ Theater, Henrico Theater Company, and the Richmond Men’s Chorus.
Scott's program will cover:
• Why Richmond is now winning accolades for its arts and culture
• Why arts and culture are critical to our region’s current and long-term vitality
• Economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture across our region
• Social and educational impact of arts and culture
• How CultureWorks partners with local governments, businesses, artists and arts and culture organization to maximize these impacts to make Richmond a great place to live, work, and play
• Ways your members can engage and participate in our thriving arts and culture in new ways