The Cosmopolitan Club of Roanoke was been awarded the Medal of Merit Award by Cosmopolitan International at its annual convention held in Overland Park, KS. The award is the highest award that a club can receive and recognizes only one club each year for exceptional and outstanding service to their community. In addition to satisfying the requirements of the “Big C Award” which the Club also received, the club had the highest net membership increase.
The Roanoke Club was also awarded the Club Community Service Award recognizing its annual track meet. The Cosmopolitan Invitational Track & Field Meet is now in its 46th year. Jim Behrens, Capital Federation Governor and local club member presented these awards and several others to the club’s incoming president, John Keeley at a recent club meeting.
The Cosmopolitan Club of Roanoke was chartered in March 1958 and is now in its 53rd year. The club founded the Roanoke Valley Speech & Hearing Center in 1959 and continues to support the Center today. The Center is the only speech and hearing facility in the Roanoke Valley that maintains a policy that no one is denied service because of inability to pay. The club also supports JDRF and the Eastern Virginia Medical School Strelitz Diabetes Center in the their efforts to find a cure for diabetes, Apple Ridge Farms, Good Neighbors and a number of other local charities.
The club meets Wednesdays at the Taaza Indian Cuisine Restaurant on Duke of Gloucester Street at 12:00 Noon. For further information call: John Keeley @ 904-3126