An EXCITING! Original Youth Musical "Araminta" - The Life of Harriet Tubman on the "Underground Railroad" An Original Youth Opperetta. Free performances at the Nodlof Center, August 21 & 22
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Celebrating the creative people and activities that define our surrounding area of Rockford, Illinois
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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 $1,182,000.00 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


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

 NEW! Read Our August "Spirit" Newsletter Here (PDF)

weird kiwanis  From our Tongue-In-Cheek Department

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
s New Member Recruitment

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford Chartered earlier than thought


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

Past Speakers and Other Great "K" Things

July 28, 2015 - Noon
The State Budget Impasse. Will Ideology and Politics Abate?

Steve Stadelman, State Senator (D), Illinois’ 34th Senate District


July 21, 2015 - Noon
All about
"Araminta" - An Orginial Childen's Opperetta based on the Life of Harriet Tubman
Darcy Hill and Dorothy Page-Turner, Co-Directo
Araminta Facebook

July 14, 2015 - Noon
Counting on our County? You Bet!

Scott Christianson, Winnebago County Chairman

July 7, 2015 First Tuesday Evening
No speaker. No "K" Fol-de-Rol. Just a Wonderful Evening of Socialization and "Why I'm a Kiwanian" stories.

Our Club Members Poppin' and Sellin' our Famous Sweet N' Salty Kettle Korn at the Phantom Regiment's "Show of Shows." It is volunteer fund raising activities like this that allowed us to donate the cost of a new travel trailer to the Regiment along with supporting many other local youth related activities and organizations.

June 30, 2015  Noon
LegalShield - Pre-Paid Legal Services
C. Otto, Independent Associate

June 23, 2015 Noon
Understanding the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and Why It Is In Great Shape
Louis Kosib
a, IMRF Exrcutive Director

June 16
, 2015 Noon
ring the Weather. Computer Algorithms vs. Humans. Can they make up and be forecasting friends?
Alex Kirchner, Chief Meteorologist, WREX TV


Our Club's Endowment Committee awarded Arles Hendershott, Milestone, Inc., $6.742.00 for the purchase of two specialized dental chairs for their Dental Clinic serving Developmentally Disabled Children and Adults.
Rick Valenzueula, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp, accepted a check for $10,000.00 toward the purchase of a new equipment trailer.

Kiwanis & Kids makes for the perfect day!, as our club, family and friends provide flowers, plants and a bit of gardening assistance to the children of the Rockford Day Nursery.
Rockford Day Nursery Website

June 9, 2015 Noon
In Home Medical Group - Affordable Health Care wi
th a Focus on Seniors
Niccole Ranz, FNP-B

June 2, 2015 First Tuesday Evening
Rockford Public Schools "Take" on Budding Artists '15 and the Exciting  New Arts Programs for District 205.
Bonnie Spurling, Director of Fine Arts, RPS205

Cherene Sweeny, President and CEO, Patriots' Gateway Community Center, accepts a check for $2,977.00 from club Project Chairman, Bryce Russell. The money will be earmarked from tournament fees and travel for youth sports participants.
Patriots' Gateway Website

April 21, 2015 Noon
Our club awar
ds $20,000.00 in Education Grants to 13 college bound local High School Seniors. The Grants are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, and service to their school and community.

Kiwanis Club of Rockford Members, their families and friends celebrate KiwanisOne Day by volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

Our Club Awards over $30,000.00 to Three Local Not-for-Profits
Accepting checks w
ere: Sarah Wolf, Discovery Center; Karen Tilly, MELD and Amy Morris, RAMP
Discovery Center Website     MELD Website     RAMP Website

Our "K Kut Ups" are at it again creating warm fuzzy baby blankets for the Crusader Clinic New Born program.
Crusader Clinic Website

Everette Sharrod and Terry Nichols, Blackhhawk Area Council of the Boy Scouts, accept a $2000.00 check from our club for "Camperships."
Blackhawk Area Council Website

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


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.

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

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 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

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