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FREE! "Sounds of Summer" Concerts at the Sinnissippi Band Shell
05/20/2017
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Youth Fine Arts at it's Best! Rockford Public Schools 2016-2017 Fine Arts Calendar
05/24/2017
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The Arts are Alive and Well in Rockford at the Rockford Area Arts Council! Check Out What's Happening Below
05/24/2017
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Join Us at Portillo's on June 1st 5pm-8pm to Support Your Tummy While Supporting the Kids of Our Community

Download the Flyer Here to Present to Your Server or Show on Your Smartphone.




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Join Us For the Dedication on July 13th

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Kiwanis Club of Rockford, Illinois
P.O. Box 8472  Rockford, Illinois  61126

Chartered in 1917 and serving the Children of our Community
and the World ever since.

Over $1,941,492.00 (and climbing)
in Local Charitable Grants Awarded since 1988

Thanks to your support we've been able donated $350,000.00+
to Kid's Charities this year!


2013 Excelsior Award Winner
for Service to the Communit
y


Over $77,000.00, and climbing,
raised by our club to Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus Worldwide

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford is a not-for-profit organization of
service-minded volunteers guided by the objects of Kiwanis International.  Our purpose is to improve the quality of life
for the youth we serve by fostering their health, academic success,
character development and their dreams for the future
.

... and, oh, don't forget to visit us on Facebook too.
A "Like" and a "Share" would be nice.

Facebook - The Kiwanis Club of Rockford

Past Speakers and Other Great "K" Things
Check Out Our Upcoming Programs and Speakers

April 4, 2017 - Evening
Educate. Innovate. Serve.
Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE, Regional Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine
UI College of Medicine Website



March 28, 2017 - Noon
Rock Valley College "Starlight Theater" Summer Series: Musicals of Beloved Children's Stories
Chris Brady, RVC Drama Teacher and Theater Director

RVC Starlight Theater Website

We are all about "de-tail." Club members complete the "South End " of the Lowes Giant MDA T-Rex with $200.00 of Shamrocks from the donations of our Club members and the Lutheran High and Boylan High Key Clubbers

March 21, 2017 - Noon
My Personal Search for Alternative Cancer Therapies
Bill Brantley




March 14, 2017 - Noon
The Lutheran High School Key Club Makes Our Meeting  a Real Treat by Auctioning Off Home Baked Goodies to Support Their Charitable Projects



 

Jane  Austin, Endowment Chair presents a $4000.00 check to Chip Stoner, Blackhawk Boys and Girls club for gym renovations
Blackhawk Boys and Girls Club Facebook

 

March 7, 2016 - First Tuesday Evening
EIGERlab - Land, Launch, Learn, Grow
Sherry Pritz – Marketing Coordinator - Business Development
Learn more about EIGERlab



Bryce Russell, Club President presents a check for $799.00 check to Vikki Noe-Eltvert to purchase bedding for MELD's Transitional Living Program.
Learn more about MELD

February 28, 2017 - Noon
Youth Achievement Programs at the YMCA
Andre Anthony, Executive Director of Youth Achievement
Learn more here

February 14, 2017 - Noon
The Origin of Club Blue an How an "Informal" Club Has Contributed Over
1 Million Dollars to Non-Profits That Serve Children.

Jayme Bastion, Club Blue Member
Club Blue Facebook

February 7. 2017 - Noon
The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation - Enriching the Lives of Young Cancer Patients Between 18-24 Years Old
Kelli Ritschel Boehle, Founder

Nikolas Ritschel Foundation Website


January 31, 2017 - Noon
Club Member John Johnson Leads a Discussion on One of Our Favorite and Ongoing Volunteer Efforts. The Northern Illinois Food Bank.



January 24, 2017 - Noon
Bringing All Parties to the Table to Assure "Excellence Everywhere for Everyone" in Rockford
Mayor Larry Morrissey

 

Our 100th Anniversary Banquet Celebration a RAVING SUCCESS!!!
A Plethora of Pix Here
(Warning: If you are looking for the picture(s) of you it may be a "Where's Waldo" affair.)



 

Rockford Mayor, Larry Morrissey Proclaims 2017 to be "Kiwanis Club of Rockford Anniversary Year"
Read our Proclamation here

 




January 17, 2017 - Noon
The Growth of the Church
Reverands Alvin and LaToyla White


 

At 100, it's still about the children for Kiwanis Club of Rockford
Rockford Register Star Article Here
Photo Credit - Rockford Register Star

January 10, 2017 - Noon
RAMP - Empowering Individuals with Disabilities Through Services and Advocacy
Justine Whitehouse and Our Club Member Bill Haynes

Learn about RAMP

January 3, 2017- First Tuesday Evening
Round Table (Square Tables, again) with Prez Bryce. A Dinner with  Fun , Games and Socialization


 

December 27, 2016 - Noon
During our Holiday "Round Table" Social meeting Peg LaForge, Project Chair, presents a $700.00 check to Bob Black, Coordindator of "Laundry Love" that provides Free Laundry Services to the Needy
Laundry Love Facebook

December 20, 2016 - Noon
Celebrating the Season with a Christmas Sing-A-Long Lead by Our Own Melodic Members Mary Norman and Ken Staaf


 


It's really cold outside but it is surely a New Born's "Brrrrthday." Our club members create warm fuzzy baby blankets for the Crusader Clinic's Baby Basics services to be donated to mothers for their Precious New Arrival.
Learn more here

December 13, 2016 - Noon
On the Road to JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace - Learning about Ecologically and Socially Responsible Products
Charmain Schpeiner, Volunteer



Our club member volunteer to bedeck Christmas presents for the Rock House Kids.
Yep!, you guessed it, they are all wrapped up in their work.

Learn about the Rock House Kids




Each week we ask our speakers to autograph a children's book to be presented to and read to a child at Rockford's Dennis Early Development School. Here our members Don Terasaki and Kathryn Engel-Terasaki give their "reader-ees" their own book to take home.

December 6, 2016 - First Tuesday Evening
Cross Roads Kids Club - A Vision for Schools and Their Students

Katie Ki, Assistant Executive Director
(WMV) - What Cross Roads Kids Club is is All About



November 29, 2016 - Noon
The 4 "I"s of our Kiwanis I-I District, Division 12 for 2016-2017
Inspiration, Impact, Image and Investment

Mickey Hale, Newly Elected Lt. Governor


November 22, 2016 - Noon
Lung Cancer Awareness - Prevention, Detection and Treatment
Dr.s Joe Ross and Medha Chunduru, University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford
Learn More About Lung Cancer Screening from UI


November 15, 2016 - Noon
Veterans Drop-In Center - An Informal Gathering Place Offering Fellowship and Free Services to Local Veterans and Their Families
Pat Ambrose, Executive Director
Learn How to Support the Center and Volunteer


November 8, 2016 - Noon
The Boylan H.S. Key Club Takes over Our Meeting Armed With Fresh Baked "Goodies" to Auction to Support Their Charitable Projects. As an Added Bonus the Boylan "Octaves" Showed  Up for an Incredible Lunch Time Concert.
"Octaves" Video Performance Clips Here (MP4)
"Octaves" Video Performance Clips Here (WMV)



We're Time Travelers! Our members return to 1917, the year our club was Chartered, to offer Free Penny Candy and Old fashion Mollasses Cookies at the Alpine Kiwanis AKTION Club fundraiser.
What is AKTION Club all about?



November 1, 2016 - First Tuesday Evening
An Exciting Update on our Club's 100th Anniversary Sinnissppi Park Tot Exploration Station
Lori Berkes-Nelson, Rockford Park Distict Foundation Development Director and Club Member


October 25, 2016 - Noon
Halloween Bone Chillin' Tales
Bob Stephenson, Storyteller and Club Member

How 'bout a Kid Friendly Spooky Jack Tale to Share for the Halloween Season? Click Here



October 18, 2016 - Noon
Rockford Ignite - Young Professionals Connecting to and Engaging with Our City
Caitin Pusateri, Vice President, Leadership Development, Rockford Chamber of Commerce

Ignite Website

 

October 11, 2016 - Noon
Burpee Museum of Natural History's 75th Anniversary - A Celebration of New Adventures Into the Past, Present and Future
Dr. Dennis Harezlak, Executive Director

Burpee Museum Website

 

Jane Austin, our club's outgoing President formally installs Bryce Russel as our club President for 2016-2017 at our 100th year Officer Installation Banquet

September 26, 2016 - Noon
Rockford Promise - Dedicated to all Rockford Students Reaching Academic Excellence
Maurice Redd, Board Member

Rockford Promise Website

 

Emily Cross, Blackhawk Area BSA (and club member) accepts a  $10,000.00 Challenge Grant  check from Paul Werther, Endowment Chair. Our Challenge Grant has reaped, so far, $65,000.00 for upgrades at the Boy Scout's Camp Lowden.

September 20, 2016 - Noon
Rockford's Jackson Charter School - What is a Charter School?
Autumn Elrod, Director of Curriculum and Instruction  and Rebecca Malone, Office and Marketing Manager

Jackson Charter School Website

 

 
Does your organization need volunteers to help with your service project?  Contact Us maybe we can be of assistance.

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The Kiwanis Charities of Rockford is a 501(c)(3) Entity

Special Thanks to our Official Club Photographer, Ken Staaf