Kiwanis Club of Rockord, 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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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.
June 30, 2015 Noon LegalShield - Pre-Paid Legal Services Andrew C. Otto, Independent Associate
June 23, 2015 Noon Understanding the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and Why It Is In Great Shape Louis Kosiba, IMRF Exrcutive Director
June 16, 2015 Noon Weathering the Weather. Computer Algorithms vs. Humans. Can they make up and be forecasting friends? Alex Kirchner, Chief Meteorologist, WREX TV
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
June 9, 2015 Noon In Home Medical Group - Affordable Health Care with a Focus on Seniors Niccole Ranz, FNP-B
June 2, 2015 First Tuesday Evening Rockford Public Schools "Take" on Budding Artists '15 andthe Exciting New Arts Programs for District 205. Bonnie Spurling, Director of Fine Arts, RPS205
May 26, 2015 Noon Winnebago County Sheriff's Office Goes Proactive against Crime, Gangs and Drugs Gary Caruana, Sheriff of Winnebago County
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
May 18, 2015 Noon Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation Seeks to End Demand for Sexually Exploited Individuals. Lori Johnson, Terry Gagliano and Jennifer Cacciapaglia RAASE Website
May 12, 2015 Noon Number of House Fires on the rise - more depressing are the number of 911 calls for Heroin Overdoses. Derek Bergsten, Chief, Rockford Fire Department
May 5, 2015 Evening New Ways to Treat Disease without Antibiotics - it's a "Blue Light Special" Troy Skwor, Assistant Professor of Biology, Rockford University
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, 2015Noon Our club awards $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.
April 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
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.
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