News
Midtown Ethnic Festival - August 30th
4/27/2015
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Rockford Greek Fest - September 11, 12 & 13
4/28/2015
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FIND US FOR OUR FAMOUS SWEET N' SALTY KETTLE KORN Pec Thing - September 19 & 20
4/29/2015
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Celebrating the creative people and activities that define our surrounding area of Rockford, Illinois
4/30/2015
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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

 NEW! Read Our August "Spirit" Newsletter Here (PDF)


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
Solve
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...

Past Speakers and Other Great "K" Things

August 25, 2015 - Noon
YMCA - More than a Heath Club
Melissa Burns, Executive Director, Northeast Family Branch

Two Exciting New Programs
Project 505

Live Strong

WOW!, w
hat a turnout at our combined Kiwanis Clubs' 100th Anniversary Ice Cream Social. We hope that all of our friends and families were pleased with their fill of all the goodies, activities, entertainment and Kiwanis hospitality. It was great to see you there.
1st round of Ice Cream Social pix here
Rockford Register Star article


August 18, 2015 - Noon
New Dev
elopments, So to Speak. Policies and Procedures That Control Affordable Housing.
Jodi Stromberg, Redevelopment Manager, Rockford Housing Authority

Augu
st 11. 2015 - Noon
Can
You Hear Me Now?
Drs. Le
e Ann Tackaberry and Janet DePalma, Doctors of Hearing Healthcare





August 4, 2015 - First Tuesday Evening
Plants are always telling a story.  Many Severson Dells plants are rare and speak to geologic events that happened eons ago. 
Greg Keilbach, Severson Dells Biologist/Educator
Severson Dells Website

Our "K Kooks" at Work...
150 san
dwiches, 40 pounds of homemade potato salad and 150 slices of watermelon prepared and ready to go for the Rock House Kids Monday Night Meal.
Rock House Kids Website

July 28, 2015 - Noon
The State
Budget Impasse. Will Ideology and Politics Abate?
Steve Stadelman, State Senator (D), Illinois’ 34th Senate District

 

July 21, 2015 - Noon
All about
"Araminta" - An Orginial Childen's Opperetta based on the Life of Harriet Tubman
Darcy Hill and Dorothy Page-Turner, Co-Directo
rs
Araminta Facebook


July 14, 2015 - Noon
Counting on our County? You Bet!

Scott Christianson, Winnebago County Chairman




July 7, 2015 First Tuesday Evening
No speaker. No "K" Fol-de-Rol. Just a Wonderful Evening of Socialization and "Why I'm a Kiwanian" stories.



Our Club Members Poppin' and Sellin' our Famous Sweet N' Salty Kettle Korn at the Phantom Regiment's "Show of Shows." It is volunteer fund raising activities like this that allowed us to donate the cost of a new travel trailer to the Regiment along with supporting many other local youth related activities and organizations.




Our Club's Endowment Committee awarded Arles Hendershott, Milestone, Inc., $6.742.00 for the purchase of two specialized dental chairs for their Dental Clinic serving Developmentally Disabled Children and Adults.
Rick Valenzueula, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp, accepted a check for $10,000.00 toward the purchase of a new equipment trailer.



Kiwanis & Kids makes for the perfect day!, as our club, family and friends provide flowers, plants and a bit of gardening assistance to the children of the Rockford Day Nursery.
Rockford Day Nursery Website


Cherene Sweeny, President and CEO, Patriots' Gateway Community Center, accepts a check for $2,977.00 from club Project Chairman, Bryce Russell. The money will be earmarked from tournament fees and travel for youth sports participants.
Patriots' Gateway Website

April 21, 2015 Noon
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.

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





Our Club Awards 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


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




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


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


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.

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

Special Thanks to our Official Club Photographer, Ken Staaf