News
2018 Rockford City Market Open. See ya there...
04/25/2018
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Sounds of Summer - FREE Concerts
05/01/2018
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Alpine Kiwanis Brat Days - July 20 & 21
05/02/2018
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The Arts are Alive and Well in Rockford at the Rockford Area Arts Council! Check Out What's Happening Below
05/05/2018
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Step Up to the Plate and Support
Women's Baseball, the IWBC and Rockford's
Own International Women's Baseball Museum
Learn All About It Here


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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

June 19, 2018 - Noon
Healing Pathways, A community of caregivers committed to helping cancer patients, survivors and their families.
Amy Mullen, Program Coordinator
Learn about their free services



June 12, 2018 - Noon
NonProfit Thrive - Matching the skills of volunteers with the needs of               Non-Profits.
Nocole Sdao, Founder and CEO

NonProfit THRIVE Website




June 5, 2018 - First Tuesday Evening
The State of the Rockford Park District
Lori Burkes-Nelson, Foundation Director and Club Member
Learn about the Park District Foundation




Kids and KCOR planting their annual Rockford Day Nursery spring garden.
Learn about RDN:









Bryce Russell  Project Fund Chair presents checks to vibrant non-profits serving children:
-Ann O'Keefe, Rockford Public Library  $2000.00 for Kindles Fires and  and pre-kindergarten throught 5th grade books.  Rockford Public Library

-Rachel Robinson, KFACT $4,500.00 to fund graduation and graduation trips trips for high school girls. KFACT
-Sharon Nesbit-Davis, Rockford Area Arts Council $1040.00 to purchase performance T-Shirts for the Children's Chorus. RAAC

May 29, 2018 - Noon
Becoming a Successful Young Entreprenuer

Emarc Malovolti
Learn about his unique product





May 22, 2018 - Noon
"On the Road"

Ann Weerda, Executive Director of the Burpree Museum Gives Us a Tour of Their New Sprouts Learning Lab of Which Our Club Was a Major Contributor
Hear about the Sprouts Learning Lab

May 15, 2018 - Noon
Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau - to promote and champion the Rockford Region
Andrea Cook, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

RACVB Website


 

Bryce Russell, presents a $2000.00 check to Amy Hoenig, Executive Director, Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries to fund 8000 summer meals for kids
RALM Website

 

May 8, 2018 - Noon
Fatherhood Encouragement Project - A foundation of fathers united to restore the wholeness of the family structure
Dan Petrie, President

Fatherhood Encouragement Website
 

Katie Ki, Assistant Executive Director of the Crossroads Kids Club accepts a $3000.00 check from Bryce Russell, Project Chair. The monies will be used to purchase supplies for their after school club meetings.
Learn about Crossroads Kids Club
 

May 1, 2018 - First Tuesday Evening
Rockford Alliance Against  Sexual Exploitation. Battling Local Sex Trafficking.
Brittney Fry, Director and Lori Johnson, Vice President
RAASE FaceBook
 











 

April 24, 2018 - Noon
What's the Buzz at RMTD - All the New Neat Stuff
Lisa Brown, Marketing Public Relatios Specialist
Check out the Newest Service additions, the East Side Transfer route updates, what about "Lime Bikes?" and more... Right Here and Here

Bryce Russell Project and Endowment Chair presents a $2000.00 check to Kim Johnsen of the Natural Land Institute to fund their "Art in Nature" excursions for Latham Elementary school and a $10,000.00 check to Dr. Ray Davis of the University of Illinois "MERIT" program dedicated to all children of suspected abuse timely expert medical evaluation and treatment.

Learn about the Natural Land Institute
and the "MERIT" program

Our Club Supporting KIds
Stella Schoeder accepts a check on behalf of the Ellis Elementary School Uniform Uniform Project for $750.00 to support their discounted uniform program and Dennis Harezlak, Burpee Museum Board of Trustees receives a check for $15,000.00 to  support their newest exhibit the"Sprouts Learning Lab."
Learn About the Learning Lab

 

April 17, 2018 - Noon
Linking Talent with Opportunity - A Regional Approach
Dr. Doug Jensen, President, Rock Vally College
 

April 10, 2018 - Noon
Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintentent of Rockford Public Schools congratulates our 2018 Education Grant Recipients

About our Education Grants
Photos of Recipients, Family and Friends


April 3, 2018 - First Tuesday Evening

Natural Land Institute - Conservation @ Home
Laura Sjoquist, Comummunity Conservation Cooridinator

Natural Land Institute Website
 

March 27, 2018 - Noon
"On the Road" - A Tour of Rock House Kids
Dee Lacny, Executive Director

Learn about RHK


March 20, 2018 - Noon

Boys and Girls Clubs of Rockford
Chip Stoner, President and CEO

Boys and Girls Club Website



Our newest members (left to right) Julian Holt and Kevin Ware are inducted into out club by past Lt.. Governor Phil Davidson and their sponsors.




 

Bryce Russell, Endowment chair presents a $2400.00 to Kevin Ware to bolster the "Just Breathe 815" to serve homeless teens and a check for $720,00 to Paul Perrone the" Northern Illinois Red Ribbon" Program giving voice to youth.

About "Just Breathe 815"
About "Northern Illinois Red Ribbon"

 



Bryce Russell, Endowment Chair presents a check for $9000.00 to Lisa Kubelka and Harry Semerjien board members of "Girls on the Run" to support 3 three year scholarships for young girls at Haskell school.
What is "Girls on the Run"?

Our Newest Builders Club - Kennedy Middle School Charter Presentation

Left to Right: Mary Wilson, Faculty Advisor; Emily Solis, Builders Club President; Don Terasaki, Kiwanis Club of Rockford President

 

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

Photo Credits: Kayli Plotner, Rockford Register Star








 

 

 

 
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