News
Members in the News
5/10/2014
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CLR- Rock Valley College
5/31/2014
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Fall Calendar Coming Soon

Explore the Arts in the Rockford Area
5/31/2014
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Winnebago Buy Local - Stop & Shop Mom & Pop
5/31/2014
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Check out "Rockford: Out of the Box"
5/31/2014
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Check out our "Budding Artists" TV Spot
Learn More About "Budding Artists"
Purchase Your Tickets Online Here


What is the Excelsior Award?
Welcome to the
Kiwanis Club of Rockford, Illinois

Chartered in 1917 and serving the Children of our Community and the World ever since

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
.

Watch "One Can Make a Difference"
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Please use the menu tabs on the left to learn more about our Club
... 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


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From our Tongue-In-Cheek Department

"Great Moments
in Kiwanis History"
Rockford Kiwanis
Solves New Member Recruitment Problem


 

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

"Budding Artists" News Conference at Burpee Museum was well covered by the media. Watch and listen for "Budding" stories.
WIFR 23 News Spot
WREX 13 News Spot

April 22, 2014 Noon
Fea
tured Guest Speaker
Creativity and Collaboration - Brains "Out of the Box"

Don Gilli
ngham - Executive Director, Lutheran High School
"Out of the Box" Facebook

April 15, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
I Slam,
Therefore I Am - Slam Poetry
Dylan Gracia - Poet
See D
ylan perform at the National Poetry Slam 2013

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

April 8,
2014 Noon
Feature
d Guest Speaker
"Boxer 2
2" Search and Rescue Operation at Ban Phanop, North Viet Nam, December 5-7, 1969
Dick Diller - Former Delta Captain and "Boxer 22" pilot
"Boxer 22" History

April 1, 2014  First Tuesday Evening
Featured Guest Speaker
Winnebago Buy Local - Stop & Shop Mom &
Pop
Lauren Davis - Executve Director and Co-Founder
Winnebago Buy Local Facebook

April 1. 2014 Noon
Feature
d Guest Speakers
Things for Chil
dren to Discover at the Discovery Center Museum
Pilar Fitzgerald - Direc
tor of Programs &
Catherine Polvalititis - Director of Development

Discovery Center Website

The Kiwanis Clubs of Rockford, Alpine, Rock Valley Heritage, Rockford Golden K, Parks, Lutheran Key Club, and friends and family band together on KiwanisOne Day to help out the Northern Illinois Food Bank. A "Mix of Pix"
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

March 25, 2014
Featured Guest Speakers
What's
New with the Crusader Kids?
Nancy Halverson, Chief Quality Officer
& Jennifer Licon, Peds Medial Unit Manager - Crusader Clinic

  Crusader Clinic Website

Half of our "K Kooking Krew" preparing the monthly meal for the Rock House Kids. The "Executive Chef" joked, "The other half left and went to the hospital with food poisoning."
Rock House Kids Website

March 18, 2014 - Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Natural Land Institute - Conserving Our Land in Northern Illinois

Kim Johns
en - Director of Marketing and Membership
  Natural Land Institute Website

March 11, 2014 - Noon
Ken Staaf, Chair of our "Budding Artists" Fundrais
er updates our club on its progress.


Hannah Papp, Northern Illinois Food Bank's Community Engagement Ambassador thanks our club for the support of $580.00 toward providing food for those in our community who are in need.
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

March 4, 2014 - First Tuesday Evening
Featured Guest Speaker
Project Eliminate Neo-Natal Tetnus
- An I
nternational Effort of Kiwanis
Roxanne Vanderhayen - Alpine Kiwanis
Project Eliminate Website

March 4
, 2014 - Noon
Preside
nt of the Boylan Key Club, Lizzy Chiodini chaired our  Noon meeting and introduced other Key Club members.  Their Homebaked "Goodies" were auctioned off with the proceeds supporting their club and their service projects.
Key Club International Website

Our own "K Kut-ups" trim newborn baby blankets for Crusader Clinic's "Baby Basics" program. Our "K Kids" club will being doing the finishing tying to complete the "flannely warm" blankets.
Crusader Clinic Website

Karen Tilly, Rockford MELD, smiles after receiving a $700.00 check from our club toward the purchase a commercial freezer for their Trinity House Shelter for young mothers and their children.
 MELD Website

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford has been recognized by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association, and the Rockford Park District for our outstanding contributions toward the advancement of parks and recreation in our community.  IPRA website

Bryce Russell, Project Committee Chair presents a check for $1250.00 to Chris Eldridge, Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries to support their Shelter for Women and Children in crisis.   Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries Website

Bryce Russell, Project Committee Chair, presents a $500.00 check to Lorie Langan, Education Director of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra to support the "Symphony Goes to Schools" program 
Rockford Symphony Orchestra

President - Elect, Paul Werther announces the presentation of a check for $6000.00 to Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling to upgrade their computer equipment.
  RSAC Facebook

 
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