News
Holiday Music Special Benefiting Rockford Urban Ministries and Shelter Care - December 20
4/1/2014
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Celebrate "A Katie's Cup Christmas" - A CD featuring area Lutheran pastors, church members and friends.
4/5/2014
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Members in the News, Kathryn Engel-Terasaki appointed as National Chair of Urban Music Leadership Conference
5/28/2014
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What's Up in the Kiwanis I-I District?
5/31/2014
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Members in the News, Lori Dobler, My greatest career highlight: When a student says, "I get it!"
6/22/2014
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CLR- Rock Valley College
6/29/2014
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Spring Catalog Coming Soon
You will be AMAZED!
at the Offerings.


H
APPY HOLIDAYS


Education Grant Instructions and Application Here

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


2013 Excelsior Award Winner
for Service to the Community



2014 Model Club
Over $41,250.00 raised by our club

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


 WeirdFrom our Tongue-In-Cheek DepartmentKiwanis

Google "Weird Kiwanis" Guess what Club is at the top of the search listing? If that doesn't intrigue you nothing will.

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

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford Chartered earlier than thought

 

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

December 16, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
"I Read" -  Become a Early Grade Reading Tutor

Tonya Thayer Meyer - Volunteer Coordinator, United Way of Rock River Valley

United Way " I Read" Volunteer Website

Rockfo
rd Kiwanis K-Kids Collect Books for Kids in Nigeria
Rockford Register
Star Article Here
 

December 9, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
How I Became a Member of Govenor-Elect, Bruce Rauner's Transistion Team
Gloria Candeias Cudia


Kiwanis Elf Chuck, just one of our many club members that have volunteered to be Salvation Army Bell Ringers.

 

December 2, 2014 First Tuesday
Featured Guest
s
Dorothy Paige Turner's Council Choraliers




December 2, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Down the Rockford Police Department's Memory Lane
Del Peterson - Former Police Chief

 


Rock House Kids Website

November 25, 2014 Noon
Featured
Guest Speaker
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory - Premiere Bird Banding
Lee Johnso
n
Sand Bluff Website


November 18, 2014 Noon
Featur
ed Guest Speaker
Taking Care of the Rights of the Person who Died
Sue Fiduccia - Winnebago County Cororner

November 4, 2014 First Tuesday Evening &
November 11, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
HagerMass Foundation - A  newly established Not-for Profit teaching under-served high school students marketable skills in the technical arts
Jim Johnson, Founder

HagerMass Facebook

November 4, 2014 Noon
Featured Guests
Club Pres
ident, Paul Werther intoduces Boylan Key Club officers who in turn took over the meeting presenting the Boylan Choral Ensemble, and auctioning homemade baked goods to support their projects


Todd Burd, Director of Social Services of the Salvation Army accepts a check for $1500.00 for Christmas gift cards for children
Salvation Army Website

Octob
er 28, 2014 Noon
Featu
red Guest Speaker
The Way to be United
Paul L
ogli - President/CEO United Way of Rock River Valley
United Way Website


October 21, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence
Megan Brochon - Remedies
Remedies Website

Chili for Children
Our "K Kooks" prepared our monthly meal for the Rock House Kids

Rock House Kids Website



October 14, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Computer Technology for Senior Health

Dr. Bruce Watkins - CareConnect


 

Project Chair, Bryce Russell presents a check  of $890.00 to Taryn Marko of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
CASA Website

October 7, 2014 First Tuesday Evening
Featured
Guest Speaker
Halloween is Nigh - Tales to Chill Your Bones
Bob Stephenson - Storyteller



October 7, 2014 Noon
It was a "PBQ!" Our new club President, Paul Werther is "Roasted" by club members Ken Staaf and Phil Davidson.

 

Endowment Chair, Phil Davidson presents a check for $6479.00 to Midway Village Museum's David Brynes, President and Katie Kelley, Educator for iPods for their interactive history program for children.
Midway Village Museum Website

Diane Jones, President of the Center for Sight and Hearing accepts a check from our club for $1265.00 for specialized testing equipment for chldren
Center for S
ight and Hearing Website
 

Phil Davidson, Endowment Chairman presents the first $20,000 check to the Rockford Rescue Mission's Sherry Pitney, Executive Director and David Davitt, Board Member for their haven for Women and Children in crisis. Our club has pledged $60,000 over the next three years.
Rockford Rescue Mission Website

The Kiwanis Club of  Rockford pledges $2,000 to the Boy Scouts of the Blackhawk Area Council for Camperships
Blackhawk Area Council Website


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

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

 

 
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