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.
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March 31, 2015 Noon Featured 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 17, 2015 Noon Featured Guest Speaker Creating a World Class Airport and Regional Transportation Center
Mike Dunn, Director, Chicago-Rockford International Airport
Our "K Kut 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 Guest Speaker Black History Powers the Present for our Youth Constance Sturdivant, Booker Washington Center Booker Washington Center 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 Billy, 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
December 30, 2014Noon
Darcy Hill, representing Artists Ensemble, accepts a check for $1000.000 to help support the internships for youth that are participating in the upcoming production of "Araminta - The Story of Harriet Tubman." Darcy then graciously agreed to be of fill-in Featued Speaker performing music and songs from "Araminta."
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.
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
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.
The Kiwanis Charities of Rockford is a 501(c)(3) Entity
Special Thanks to our Official Club Photographer, Ken Staaf