News
2017 Kiwanis Club of Rockford Education Grants. APPLY NOW!
09/30/2016
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A Christmas Celebration with the Music Academy in Rockford - Wednesday, December 14 & Friday, December 16 at Anderson Gardens
10/07/2016
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November 26, 2016 - January 8, 2017 - Be part of the enchantment at the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens campus.
10/08/2016
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Youth Fine Arts at it's Best! Rockford Public Schools 2016-2017 Fine Arts Calendar
11/10/2016
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Our 100th Anniversary Sinnissippi Park Tot Exploration Station Project has been featured by the Kiwanis I-I (Iowa-Illinois) District.
Check out Page 9 of the I-I Newsletter here (PDF)

Update: "Kids Around the  World" has Joined Us! in Our Project
Learn About KATW


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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

  Read Our December "Spirit" Newsletter Here (PDF)


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

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

In cooperation with the Rockford Park District our "Coming Soon" for the Tot Exploration Station has now officially found its home on the Sinnissippi Park river front.



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

Tiffany Staman, Pregnancy Care Center Executive Director accepts a check for $10,000.00 to fund their Stork Bus, a Mobile Medical Unit.
Stork Bus Website


Paul Werther, Endowment Chair presents a $20,000.00 check to Rus Howard, Rockford Rescue Mission Director of Development as the final payment of our club's $60,000.00 donation to the Pitney Place Women's Crisis Center.
Pitney Place Website

September 13, 2016 - Noon
The History of "Circle K"
Kanwal Prashar, Rock Valley College Circle K Advisor

What is Circle K?

 

 

 
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