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Boys & Girls Club of Rockford Fundraiser, February 21 - I'll be a SMASH!
12/31/2014
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Members in the News, Lori Dobler - 2015 "Golden Apple" Semi-Finalist
1/1/2015
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CLR- Rock Valley College
1/2/2015
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Spring Catalog Coming Soon
You will be AMAZED!
at the Offerings.

Members in the News, Kathryn Engel-Terasaki appointed as National Chair of Urban Music Leadership Conference
1/3/2015
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Yep!, unless you are still a "Guns n' Roses" fan, feel free to turn your sound off.

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


Education Grant Instructions and Application Here
Submission Deadline February 20, 2015

2013 Excelsior Award Winner
for Service to the Community



2014 Model Club
Over $41,250.00 raised by our club

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


 WeirdFrom our Tongue-In-Cheek DepartmentKiwanis

Google "Weird Kiwanis" Guess what Club is at the top of the search listing? If that doesn't intrigue you nothing will.

Great Moments
in K
iwanis History
Rockford Kiwanis
Solves New Member Recruitment

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford Chartered earlier than thought

 

We invite you to be our Guest at a Noon or Evening meeting.
Check out our Upcoming Speakers
- See you there...

January 27, 2015 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Boys and Girls Club of Rockford - The Place Where Great Futures Start

Chip Stoner, President and CEO

Girls and Boys Club of Rockford Website

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 G
uest 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 Chi
ldren'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, 2014 Noon
Darcy Hi
ll, 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



December 23, 2014 Noon
Featu
red Guest Speaker
How Y
our Support of the Salvation Army Benefits Our Community
Major S
teve Merritt - Salvation Army
Salvation Army 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.

December 16, 2014 Noon
Featured
Guest Speaker
"I Read" - 
Become a Early Grade Reading Tutor
Tonya Thayer Meyer - Volunteer Coordinator, United Way of Rock River Valley

United Way " I Read" Volunteer Website

Rockfo
rd Kiwanis K-Kids Collect Books for Kids in Nigeria
Rockford Register
Star Article Here
 

December 9, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
How I Became a Member of Govenor-Elect, Bruce Rauner's Transistion Team
Gloria Candeias Cudia


Kiwanis Elf Chuck, just one of our many club members that have volunteered to be Salvation Army Bell Ringers.

 

December 2, 2014 First Tuesday
Featured Guest
s
Dorothy Paige Turner's Council Choraliers




December 2, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Down the Rockford Police Department's Memory Lane
Del Peterson - Former Police Chief

 


Rock House Kids Website

Todd Burd, Director of Social Services of the Salvation Army accepts a check for $1500.00 for Christmas gift cards for children
Salvation Army Website


Chili for Children
Our "K Kooks" prepared our monthly meal for the Rock House Kids

Rock House Kids Website



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 S
ight 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

The Kiwanis Club of  Rockford pledges $2,000 to the Boy Scouts of the Blackhawk Area Council for Camperships
Blackhawk Area Council 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.

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The Kiwanis Charities of Rockford is a 501(c)(3) Entity

Special Thanks to our Official Club Photographer, Ken Staaf