Celebrating the creative people and activities that define our surrounding area of Rockford, Illinois
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2014 "Budding Artists" participant, Benjamin Bear, wins national 2015 Portfolio Gold Award
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Rockford Boylan High School Fine Arts Festival - April 26
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Rockford East High School Fine Arts Festival & Carnival - May 14
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A bit more "Budding Artists '15" info
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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 $1,182,000.00 in Charitable Grants Awarded since 1988

2013 Excelsior Award Winner
for Service to the Community

2015 Gold Club Award
Over $45,000.00 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

weird kiwanis  From our Tongue-In-Cheek Department

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
s New Member Recruitment

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford Chartered earlier than thought


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

April 28, 2015 Noon
Rockford Public Schools Promotes the Postives. The "Front Porch" Intiative focusing on Concerts, Plays, Department Shows, and of course, Sports.
Emily Tropp, Project Coordinator, Rockford Public Schools

April 21, 2015
Our club awar
ds $20,000.00 in Education Grants to 13 college bound local High School Seniors. The Grants are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, and service to their school and community.

14, 2015 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Is Your
Fish on Drugs? - You Can Help Stop Accidental Poisonings, Addictions and Water Polution
Frank Manzullo, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Website

s Club of Rockford Members, their families and friends celebrate KiwanisOne Day by volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

April 7, 2015 First Tuesday Evening
Featured Guest Speaker
"Save a Baby a Day" Kiwanis International Eliminate Neo-Natal Tetanus Project
Micheal Simmons, Kiwanis Eliminate Speakers Bureau

March 31, 2015 Noon
Guest Speaker
RU "Rock
Solid" Education - Now and Into the Future
Dr. Robert Head, President of Rockford University
Rockford University Website

March 24. 2015 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Promoting the Progress and Serving the Needs of Latinos in our Region
Luz Ramirez, Executive Director, La Voz Latina
La Voz Latina Website

March 17, 2015 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker (Barker?), "Muffin" accompanied by Becky Chewning and Nancy Kraft
"Visiting Therapy Pets" - Our Special Niche, Comforting Homeless Adults and Underprivleged Children

March 10, 2015 Noon
Lutheran Key Club President, Alison Cunningham, presides as the auctioneer over a mryiad of Key Club homemade baked goodies, plus a special musical appearance by Key Clubber, Sean Johnson, All-State Orchestra

Amanda Breitenstein, representative from the Northern Illinois Food Bank and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, accepts a $1500.00 check from our club. The money will be used to purchase backpacks for needy children which will be filled with healthy foods.
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

March 3, 2015, First Tuesday Evening
Club Members "Tie One On" at Evening Meeting - Creating Warm Fuzzy Baby Blankets for the  Crusader Community Health Clinics.
Crusader Community Health Website

February 24, 2015 Noon
Our Club Awar
ds over $30,000.00 to Three Local Not-for-Profits
Accepting checks w
ere: Sarah Wolf, Discovery Center; Karen Tilly, MELD and Amy Morris, RAMP
Discovery Center Website     MELD Website     RAMP Website

February 17, 2015 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Creating a World Class Airport and Regional Transportation Center
Mike Dun
n, Director, Chicago-Rockford International Airport

Our "K K
ut Ups" are at it again creating warm fuzzy baby blankets for the Crusader Clinic New Born program.
Crusader Clinic Website

February 10, 2015 Noon Meeting
Featured Gu
est Speaker
Black History
Powers the Present for our Youth
Constance Stur
divant, Booker Washington Center
Booker Washington C
enter Facebook

Everette Sharrod and Terry Nichols, Blackhhawk Area Council of the Boy Scouts, accept a $2000.00 check from our club for "Camperships."
Blackhawk Area Council Website

February 3, 2015 First Tuesday Evening
Featured Guest Speaker
Our Firm's Legacy of Rockford's Premeir Architect, Jesse Bargola
Ron B
illy, Tyson and Billy Architects

Bryce Russell, Project Chair presents a check of $875.00 to Cliff Stoner, President & CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Rockford, to provide support to their After School programs.
Rockford Boys and Girls Club Website


Lutheran Key Clubbers "K" Kickin'! - Creating warm fuzzy blankets for Crusader Clinic's New Baby program
Crusader Clinic Website

Carol Risenhoover from the Centennial Methodist Church accepts a check for $2000.00 to be used in funding a 12 passenger van to be used to transport children to the "Kids Club" each week.

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

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


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

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

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

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 Sight 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


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