Kiwanis Club of Rockford's "Budding Artists" event recognized by Rockford Public Schools
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Members in the News - Ruth Fairchild
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CLR- Rock Valley College
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Explore the Arts in the Rockford Area
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What is the Excelsior Award?
Kiwanis Club of Rockford, Illinois
Chartered in 1917 and serving the Children of our Community and the World ever since

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

From our Tongue-In-Cheek and Weird Kiwanis Department

Great Moments
in K
iwanis History
Rockford Kiwanis
Solves New Member Recruitment

Peanuts? Pancakes?
Nah, let's burn Zozobra


We invite you to be our Guest at a Noon or Evening meeting.
Check out our Upcoming Speakers
- See you there...

July 15 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Science: Fun for All Ages
Corinne Sosso
- Director of Education and Programs, Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum Website

July 8, 2014 Noon
ured Guest Speakers
World Class Aquarium coming to the Discovery Center
Gail Marz
oratti and Carol Bennett - Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center Museum Website


July 1, 2014 First Tuesday, Evening
d Guest Speaker
Wildflower Weekend at the Natural Land Institute

Kimberly Johnsen
- Director of Marketing and Membership Natural Land Institute
Natural Land
Institute Website

July 1, 20
14 Noon
d Guest Speaker
In Prai
se of Poetry
Herb Page
- Club Member


Club members Kim Johnsen, Mary Price,  Lori Dobler and Eric Hagenlocher work with the students of Rockford Day Nursery to plant a garden of herbs and flowers.
Rockford Day Nursery Website

June 24, 2014 Noon
ed Guest Speaker
The Su
per Summer Programs of the Rockford Park District
John Beck -
Events and Program Manager, Rockford Pa
rk District
Rockford Park District Website

June 17, 201
4 Noon
Guest Speaker
The History of Rockford

Jean Lythgoe - Historian and Geneologist, Rockford Public Library
Rockford Public
Library Website

June 10, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
CASA, We are the voice of the children in the Court System

Raquel Vera - Out Reach Worker and Child Advocate
CASA Website

Our "K Kooks" prepare another monthly meal for the Rock House Kids. ChezzyMac and Ham will surely be a hit. Rock House Kids provides 2 hot meals a week for their at risk neighborhood kids. They are always looking for people to cook and donate a meal. Can you or your organization help out?
Rock House Kids Website

Congratulations to our
2014 Budding Artists
Education Grant Awardees

Steven Siconolfi, Rockford University Provost presented our 2014 College Educational Grant Awards to 19 college bound high school students. This year's awards totaled $23,500.00.
2014 College Educational Grant Recipients

Our club, friends of the nursery and Belvidere Boy Scout Troop 181 do a "Spring Spruce Up" of the Rockford Day Nursery playground.
Rockford Day Nursery Website

Endowment Chair, Phil Davidson presents a $3,500.00 check to Tom Spaulding of Angelic Organics to help support their "Roots and Wings"  youth leadership and gardening program.
Angelic Organics Website

President-Elect, Paul Werther presents a check for $4,985.00 to Mary Gubbe Lee and Stephen Vrtol to support the programs of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
NAMI Website

The Kiwanis Clubs of Rockford, Alpine, Rock Valley Heritage, Rockford Golden K, Parks, Lutheran Key Club, and friends and family band together on KiwanisOne Day to help out the Northern Illinois Food Bank. A "Mix of Pix"
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

Half of our "K Kooking Krew" preparing the monthly meal for the Rock House Kids. The "Executive Chef" joked, "The other half left and went to the hospital with food poisoning."
Rock House Kids Website

Hannah Papp, Northern Illinois Food Bank's Community Engagement Ambassador thanks our club for the support of $580.00 toward providing food for those in our community who are in need.
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

Our own "K Kut-ups" trim newborn baby blankets for Crusader Clinic's "Baby Basics" program. Our "K Kids" club will being doing the finishing tying to complete the "flannely warm" blankets.
Crusader Clinic Website

Karen Tilly, Rockford MELD, smiles after receiving a $700.00 check from our club toward the purchase a commercial freezer for their Trinity House Shelter for young mothers and their children.
 MELD Website

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford has been recognized by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association, and the Rockford Park District for our outstanding contributions toward the advancement of parks and recreation in our community.  IPRA website

Bryce Russell, Project Committee Chair presents a check for $1250.00 to Chris Eldridge, Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries to support their Shelter for Women and Children in crisis.   Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries Website

Bryce Russell, Project Committee Chair, presents a $500.00 check to Lorie Langan, Education Director of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra to support the "Symphony Goes to Schools" program 
Rockford Symphony Orchestra

President - Elect, Paul Werther announces the presentation of a check for $6000.00 to Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling to upgrade their computer equipment.
  RSAC Facebook

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

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

Special Thanks to our Official Club Photographer, Ken Staaf