4th Annual Gala Fundraiser
Celebrating Young Artists
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Our 100th Anniversary Sinnissippi Park Tot Exploration Station
Construction to begin this Spring
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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 $1,941,492.00 (and climbing)
in Local Charitable Grants Awarded since 1988 Thanks to your support we've been able donated $350,000.00+
to Kid's Charities this year!
2013 Excelsior Award Winner
for Service to the Community
Over $77,000.00, and climbing,
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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February 14, 2017 - Noon The Origin of Club Blue an How an "Informai" Club Hhas Contributed Over 1 Million Dollars to Non-Profits That Serve Children. Jayme Bastion, Club Blue Member Club Blue Facebook
February 7. 2017 - Noon The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation - Enriching the Lives of Young Cancer Patients Between 18-24 Years Old Kelli Ritschel Boehle, Founder Nikolas Ritschel Foundation Website
January 31, 2017 - Noon Club Member John Johnson Leads a Discussion on One of Our Favorite and Ongoing Volunteer Efforts. The Northern Illinois Food Bank.
January 24, 2017 - Noon Bringing All Parties to the Table to Assure "Excellence Everywhere for Everyone" in Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey
Our 100th Anniversary Banquet Celebration a RAVING SUCCESS!!! A Plethora of Pix Here
(Warning: If you are looking for the picture(s) of you it may be a "Where's Waldo" affair.)
January 10, 2017 - Noon RAMP - Empowering Individuals with Disabilities Through Services and Advocacy Justine Whitehouse and Our Club Member Bill Haynes Learn about RAMP
January 3, 2017- First Tuesday Evening Round Table (Square Tables, again) with Prez Bryce. A Dinner with Fun , Games and Socialization
December 27, 2016 - Noon During our Holiday "Round Table" Social meeting Peg LaForge, Project Chair, presents a $700.00 check to Bob Black, Coordindator of "Laundry Love" that provides Free Laundry Services to the Needy Laundry Love Facebook
December 20, 2016 - Noon Celebrating the Season with a Christmas Sing-A-Long Lead by Our Own Melodic Members Mary Norman and Ken Staaf
It's really cold outside but it is surely a New Born's "Brrrrthday." Our club members create warm fuzzy baby blankets for the Crusader Clinic's Baby Basics services to be donated to mothers for their Precious New Arrival. Learn more here
December 13, 2016 - Noon On the Road to JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace- Learning about Ecologically and Socially Responsible Products Charmain Schpeiner, Volunteer
Our club member volunteer to bedeck Christmas presents for the Rock House Kids.
Yep!, you guessed it, they are all wrapped up in their work. Learn about the Rock House Kids
Each week we ask our speakers to autograph a children's book to be presented to and read to a child at Rockford's Dennis Early Development School. Here our members Don Terasaki and Kathryn Engel-Terasaki give their "reader-ees" their own book to take home.
November 15, 2016 - Noon Veterans Drop-In Center - An Informal Gathering Place Offering Fellowship and Free Services to Local Veterans and Their Families Pat Ambrose, Executive Director Learn How to Support the Center and Volunteer
We're Time Travelers! Our members return to 1917, the year our club was Chartered, to offer Free Penny Candy and Old fashion Mollasses Cookies at the Alpine Kiwanis AKTION Club fundraiser. What is AKTION Club all about?
November 1, 2016 - First Tuesday Evening An Exciting Update on our Club's 100th Anniversary Sinnissppi Park Tot Exploration Station Lori Berkes-Nelson, Rockford Park Distict Foundation Development Director and Club Member
October 25, 2016- Noon Halloween Bone Chillin' Tales Bob Stephenson, Storyteller and Club Member How 'bout a Kid Friendly Spooky Jack Tale to Share for the Halloween Season?Click Here
October 18, 2016 - Noon Rockford Ignite - Young Professionals Connecting to and Engaging with Our City Caitin Pusateri, Vice President, Leadership Development, Rockford Chamber of Commerce Ignite Website
October 11, 2016 - Noon Burpee Museum of Natural History's 75th Anniversary - A Celebration of New Adventures Into the Past, Present and Future Dr. Dennis Harezlak, Executive Director Burpee Museum Website
Jane Austin, our club's outgoing President formally installs Bryce Russel as our club President for 2016-2017 at our 100th year Officer Installation Banquet
September 26, 2016 - Noon Rockford Promise - Dedicated to all Rockford Students Reaching Academic Excellence Maurice Redd, Board Member Rockford Promise Website
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.
September 20, 2016 - Noon Rockford's Jackson Charter School - What is a Charter School? Autumn Elrod, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Rebecca Malone, Office and Marketing Manager Jackson Charter School Website
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The Kiwanis Charities of Rockford is a 501(c)(3) Entity
Special Thanks to our Official Club Photographer, Ken Staaf