APPLY NOW! - 2017-2018 Kiwanis Club of Rockford Education Grant
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All City Week Fine Arts - January 29 - February 3
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January 29 - All City Theater
January 30 - All City Choir and All City Orchestra

Discovery Center opens "Great Balls of Fire " exhibit. Our club kicked in $10,000.00 in support and provide FREE admission to Rockford Public School's and Harlem Public School.s 3rd graders.
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FREE! Concerts on the Creek.
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The Arts are Alive and Well in Rockford at the Rockford Area Arts Council! Check Out What's Happening Below
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Kiwanis Club of Rockford, Illinois
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 $380,000.00+
to Kid's Charities this year!

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

Past Speakers and Other Great "KCOR" things
Check Out Our Upcoming Programs and Speakers

January 9, 2018 - Noon
Transforming K-12 Education in Illinois - Tax Credits and Student Scholarships
Don Gillingham, Exectutive Director Lutheran Schools

About Empower Illinois

December 19, 2017 - Noon
DACA Recipients (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Fact vs Fiction

Sara Dady, Immigration Attorney

and Candidate for Representative of the 16th Congressional District
About DACA (Video 11:00)


December 12, 2017 - Noon
Rockford Art Deli
Stay Rad, Live Happy, Be You

Britney Lindgren, Co-Owner

Rockford Art Deli Website
About the Rockford Art Deli (Video 8:12)

December 5, 2017 - First Tueday Evening
Dennis School - The Importance of Early Education in the Rockford Public Schools
Jenny Keffer, Principal

Dennis School Website
About Early Education
(Video 14:55 min)

November 28, 2017 - Noon
Transform Rockford - Banding Together and Attempting Great Great Things for Our Community
Mike Schablaske, Exectutive Director

About Transform Rockford
Connecting to Our Kids (Video 5:22 Minutes)

Kids continue to benefit from warm weather at our Sinnissippi Park Riverfront Tot Exploration Station

Photo Credits: Kayli Plotner, Rockford Register Star


November 21, 2017 - Noon
One Body Collabratives: Rebuilding Lives, Transforming Communities
Mary Cacioppi, Leadership Team

Learn about One Body Collabratives

About their Pilot Project (Video)


November 14, 2017 - Noon
Our Boylan Key club Takes Over Our Meeting to Auction Off Their Delicious Home Baked Goodies to Raise Funds for Their Projects. A Bonus!: A Mini-Concert by the Boylan Choir.

Short Video Here

Kathy Vigna, Lt. Governor of I-I Division 12 inducts our club's newest members, Dick Crooks and Sharon Deacon


November 7, 2027 - First Tuesday Evening
Referee (aka Club President) Don Terasaki kicks off the Membership Bowl Play Offs New Member Recruitment Contest.

Play Off Video


October 31, 2017 - Noon
My Personal Experieces with the Devestation of Hurricane Irma
Herb Page, Club Member

Jane Austin, Endowment Chair presents a $10,000.00 check to Sarah Wolf, Executive Director of the Discovery Center to support their newest exhibit, "Great Balls of Fire!."

Learn about the exhibit

October 24, 2017 - Noon
Cambodia Now and Then
Katie Ki, Club Member



October 17, 2017 - Noon
"On the Road" to the Rockford Rescue Mission with a tour by Sherry Pitney, Executive Director and a GREAT! Lunch at their Restoration Cafe.
About the Rockford Rescue Mission

October 10, 2017 - Noon
Club Member, Phil Davidson and Our "Merry Roasters" Welcome Our Newly Inducted "One Shell of a President." Don Terasaki

Check out the Video

Anne Weerda, Executive Director of Burpee Museum of Natural History dropped by our October 8th meeting to thank us for sponsoring a FREE DAY! at the Museum
Check out Burpee

Sue Gorski, Vice Chairman orf the CASA Board accepts a check for $8650.00 to support the Training and Recruitment of CASA Children's Advocates.
About CASA


September 25, 2017 - Noon
Tips and Tricks
Saving On Your Energy Bill

Bill Haynes, ComEd Ambassador


Elaine Breck, Board Chairman of Rockford Promise accepts a check for $6000.00 from Club Endowment  Chair, Jane Austin. The monies will be used to jumpstart  Rockford Promise's  pledge to provide full scholarships for students attending  Rock Valley College and Rockford University
About Rockford Promise

September 19, 2017 - Noon
Rockford Area (Association of) Realtors is More than Selling Property. WE
. Fight for Individual Property Rights.
. Support Area Economic Development.
. Engage in Bolstering Local
Education and Enhancement of Our Communities
Steve Bois, CEO

September 12, 2017 - Noon
Rockford Rescue Mission - The Restoration Cafe and other new programs to Rescue. Recover. Restore.
Ted Tomita, Donor Relations Officer

About the Rockford Rescue Mission

Septmeber 5. 2107 - Evening First Tuesday
Kiwanis I
nternational Eliminate Neo-Natal Tetanus Pogram and Our Club's Commitment of $100,000. We are 70%+ there!
Chuck Schroeder, Club Fundraising Chair

Jackson Charter School creates a New Builders Club enlisting 15 young members as a start.
Learn about Jackson Charter School
What are Builders Clubs?

Kiwanis Club of Rockford Member Honored

Read more

August 22, 2017 - Noon
Girls on the Run - Inspring Young Girls to be Joyful, Healthy and Confident
Laurie Dayon, Exectutive Director Northwest Illinois

Learn about GOTR

August 15, 2017 - Noon
Harkins Community Memorial Foundation - Supporting Familes in Crisis
Marva Brown, Board President

HCMF Website
HCMF Video

Jane Austin, Endowment Chair, presents a check for $15,000.00 to Kathy Branning, Remedies Vice President of Marketing and Development to fulfill the second installment of our $50,000.00 of our pledge to complete and furnish the Children's Room in their new facility.
Learn more about Remedies

Bryce Russell, Club President, presents a $1400.00 check to Anne Weerda, Burpee Museum Executive Director, to fund "Free Days at the Museum" for kids.

Jane Austin, Endowment Chair, presents a $3000.00 check to Dr. Ray Davis to enhance the Rockford School of Medicine's MERIT Program that provides timely expert medical evaluation and treatment to children that are suspected victims of child abuse. More about MERIT

Bryce Russel, Club President, presents a $3,200.00 check to Megan Brechon, Remedies representative, to support their on-going programs and emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

About Remedies

Bryce Russell, Club President presents a $500.00 check to Stella Schroder, St. Mark Lutheran Church Volunteer to provide discounted uniforms for low income Beyer School students
Learn more

Jane Austin, 100th Anniversary Committee Chair, presents our club's first installment of $21,000.00  to Lori Burkes-Nelson, Rockford Park District, toward our $150,000.00 pledge to construct the Riverfront Tot Exploration Station.


Bryce Russell, Club President presents a a check for $2000.00 to Ann O'Keefe, Director of Development of the Rockford Public Library, to support their Summer Reading Club for Kids
RPL Summer Reading Club


Jane  Austin, Endowment Chair presents a $4000.00 check to Chip Stoner, Blackhawk Boys and Girls club for gym renovations
Blackhawk Boys and Girls Club Facebook


Bryce Russell, Club President presents a check for $799.00 check to Vikki Noe-Eltvert to purchase bedding for MELD's Transitional Living Program.
Learn more about MELD

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.

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