Raise the Roof - A Rockford Promise Party at the "Standard," Saturday, October 22nd
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Come join us ... Leave inspired. Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Abreo Restaurant 515 East State Street Rockford, Illinois
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Our 100th Anniversary Sinnissippi Park Tot Exploration Station Project has been featured by the Kiwanis I-I (Iowa-Illinois) District.
Check out Page 9 of the I-I Newsletter here
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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

... 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

  Read Our October "Spirit" Newsletter Here (PDF)

Past Speakers and Other Great "K" Things

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

Tiffany Staman, Pregnancy Care Center Executive Director accepts a check for $10,000.00 to fund their Stork Bus, a Mobile Medical Unit.
Stork Bus Website

Paul Werther, Endowment Chair presents a $20,000.00 check to Rus Howard, Rockford Rescue Mission Director of Development as the final payment of our club's $60,000.00 donation to the Pitney Place Women's Crisis Center.
Pitney Place Website

September 13, 2016 - Noon
The History of "Circle K"
Kanwal Prashar, Rock Valley College Circle K Advisor

What is Circle K?

September 6, 2016 - First Tuesday Evening
Rosie's Birthday Club - A nonprofit organization of volunteers who believe all children should be honored on their special day.

Victoria Benson
Learn More About Rosie's Birthday Club

August 30, 2016 - Noon
In Partnership With the Rockford Park District Our Club Presents Our 100th Anniversary Project
Lori Berkes-Nelson, Rockford  Park District Foundation Director and Club Member
More Here


August 23, 2016 - Noon
Austria Opens Its Heart to Syrian Refugees
- My Personal Experiences

Heidi Roessler

August 16, 2016 - Noon
A Recap of the Kiwanis International and Illinois-Eastern Iowa Conventions
Phil Davidson, Lt. Governor of the I-I District and Kiwanis Club of Rockford Member


August 9, 2016 - Noon
On the Road to Tour Rockford's New UA Sports Factory - the Premiere Destination for Tournament Events in the Midwest
Danielle Potter, Senior Manager for Recreation Services. Rockford Park District
UA Sports Factory Website

August 2, 2016 - First Tuesday Evening
Islam - The Shaping of the American Mindset
Dr. Arshad Shaikh, Interfaith Educator and Past President of the Muslim Association of Greater Rockford

Emily Rinaldi, Blackhawk Area BSA (and club member) announced that our club's $10,000.000 Challenge Grant has reaped, so far, $65,000.00 for upgrades at the Boy Scout's Camp Lowden.

July 26, 2016 - Noon
Beware! of the Top 10 Scams and How to Recognize Them
Dennis Horton, Director of the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau

July 19, 2016 - Noon
The Music Academy - Celebrating Our 30th Year Teaching Music "With Heart"
Marti Franz, Executive Director
Music Academy Website


July 12, 2016 - Noon
New Library to Stay Downtown on the Riverfront.
Lynn Stainbrook, Executive Director of the Rockford Public Library.


Phil Davidson, Lt. Governor of Division 12, inducts our two new members, Darlene Riddle and Nick Reed.  A rousing WELCOME to you both!


A Plethora of Poppin' - Kiwanis Kettle Korn to raise money for local children's programs at the Phantom Regiment's "Show of Shows."


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

Special Thanks to our Official Club Photographer, Ken Staaf