PLAN AHEAD! Kiwanis Kettle Korn at the Pec Thing. September 20 & 21
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CLR- Rock Valley College
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Fall Class Schedule
You will be AMAZED!
at the Offerings.

Kiwanis Club of Rockford's "Budding Artists" event recognized by Rockford Public Schools
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Kiwanis Club of Rockford, Illinois

Chartered in 1917 and serving the Children of our Community and the World ever since

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

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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

Peanuts? Pancakes?
Nah, let's burn Zozobra!


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

August 26, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Changes in Club By-Laws
Mary Norman, Club Officer

August 19
, 20014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Rockford C
ity Market - The Fall Season
Kim Johnsen

Rockford City Market Website

August 12, 2014 Noo
Featured Guest S
How much wood could a
woodchuck carve if...
Roger Benedict
and Bob Halstrom
Blackhawk Carving Club 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

st 5, 2014 First Tuesday Evening
ured Guest Speaker
can Art and Artifacts
Jane Austin
- World Traveler and Club Membe


August 5, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Transform Rockford - Views and Visions
LoRayne Logan
- Engagement Co-Leader
Transform Rockford Website

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

July 29,2014 Noon

Featured Guest Speakers
Original Spoken Word Poetry
Anabel Morales and Jessica Peck

- Arts Place Participants

Rockford Area Arts Council Website

July 22, 2014 Noon
d Guest Speaker
' Kruger Park (South Africa)
Jane Austin
- World Traveler and Club Member

July 15 2014 Noon
Featured Gu
est Speaker
Science: Fun for All Ages
Corinne Sosso
- Director of Education and Programs, Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum Website

July 8, 2014 Noon
ured Guest Speakers
World Class Aquarium coming to the Discovery Center
Gail Marz
oratti and Carol Bennett - Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center Museum Website


July 1, 2014 First Tuesday, Evening
d Guest Speaker
Wildflower Weekend at the Natural Land Institute

Kimberly Johnsen
- Director of Marketing and Membership Natural Land Institute
Natural Land
Institute Website

July 1, 20
14 Noon
d Guest Speaker
In Prai
se of Poetry
Herb Page
- Club Member


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

The Kiwanis Clubs of Rockford, Alpine, Rock Valley Heritage, Rockford Golden K, Parks, Lutheran Key Club, and friends and family band together on KiwanisOne Day to help out the Northern Illinois Food Bank. A "Mix of Pix"
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

Half of our "K Kooking Krew" preparing the monthly meal for the Rock House Kids. The "Executive Chef" joked, "The other half left and went to the hospital with food poisoning."
Rock House Kids Website

Hannah Papp, Northern Illinois Food Bank's Community Engagement Ambassador thanks our club for the support of $580.00 toward providing food for those in our community who are in need.
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

Our own "K Kut-ups" trim newborn baby blankets for Crusader Clinic's "Baby Basics" program. Our "K Kids" club will being doing the finishing tying to complete the "flannely warm" blankets.
Crusader Clinic Website

Karen Tilly, Rockford MELD, smiles after receiving a $700.00 check from our club toward the purchase a commercial freezer for their Trinity House Shelter for young mothers and their children.
 MELD Website

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford has been recognized by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association, and the Rockford Park District for our outstanding contributions toward the advancement of parks and recreation in our community.  IPRA website

Bryce Russell, Project Committee Chair presents a check for $1250.00 to Chris Eldridge, Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries to support their Shelter for Women and Children in crisis.   Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries Website

Bryce Russell, Project Committee Chair, presents a $500.00 check to Lorie Langan, Education Director of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra to support the "Symphony Goes to Schools" program 
Rockford Symphony Orchestra

President - Elect, Paul Werther announces the presentation of a check for $6000.00 to Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling to upgrade their computer equipment.
  RSAC Facebook

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