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 $1,182,000.00 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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January 20. 2015 Noon Featured Guest Speaker Your Brain on Music - The Symphony Takes You To Places and Times Steve Larsen, Music Director, Rockford Symphony Orchestra Rockford Symphony Orchestra Website
January 13, 2015 Noon Featured Guest Speaker Community Policing and its Impact on Creating a Safe City Chet Epperson, Rockford Chief of Police
January 6, 2015 Noon & First Tuesday Evening Combined Meeting Featured Guest Speaker The Children's Clothes Closet - Under Rockford's Radar but No Secret to Hundreds of Children from Needy Families. Diane Lyon, Director Learn more at the Rock River Valley Pantry
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
December 30, 2014Noon
Darcy Hill, representing Artists Ensemble, accepts a check for $1000.000 to help support the internships for youth that are participating in the upcoming production of "Araminta - The Story of Harriet Tubman." Darcy then graciously agreed to be of fill-in Featued Speaker performing music and songs from "Araminta."
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
Club members Kim Johnsen, Mary Price, Lori Dobler and Eric Hagenlocher work with the students of Rockford Day Nursery to plant a garden of herbs and flowers. Rockford Day Nursery Website
Our "K Kooks" prepare another monthly meal for the Rock House Kids. ChezzyMac and Ham will surely be a hit. Rock House Kids provides 2 hot meals a week for their at risk neighborhood kids. They are always looking for people to cook and donate a meal. Can you or your organization help out? Rock House Kids Website
Congratulations to our 2014 Budding Artists Education Grant Awardees
Steven Siconolfi, Rockford University Provost presented our 2014 College Educational Grant Awards to 19 college bound high school students. This year's awards totaled $23,500.00. 2014 College Educational Grant Recipients
Our club, friends of the nursery and Belvidere Boy Scout Troop 181 do a "Spring Spruce Up" of the Rockford Day Nursery playground. Rockford Day Nursery Website
Endowment Chair, Phil Davidson presents a $3,500.00 check to Tom Spaulding of Angelic Organics to help support their "Roots and Wings" youth leadership and gardening program. Angelic Organics Website
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
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