"It's Within Your Reach!" 2016 Kiwanis Club of Rockford Education Grant
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"Merry and Bright: a downtown holiday" returns on November 28, 2015 with Stroll on State!
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Illinois Snow Sculpting Contest, Sinnissippi Park Rockford, Illinois - January 20-23
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Talented and Vibrant Youth! Celebrate and Support the Fine Arts Programs of Rockford Public Schools
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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 $1,252,000.00 in Charitable Grants Awarded since 1988

2013 Excelsior Award Winner
for Service to the Community

2016 Platinum Club Award
Over $61,000.00, and climbing, 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 December "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


Past Speakers and Other Great "K" Things

We Wish to Extent Big Thank Yous to Kelse & Co. and A Place for Space for Their Generous Donations of Services Throughout the Years

November 24, 2015
- Noon

Club Members Share Memories of Their Special Thanksgivings - or In Some Cases Their Holiday Disaster

Club m
ember, Erich, shows off a plate full of the homemade Thanksgiving feast our "K Kooks" prepared for the Rock House Kids.

Rock House Kids Website

November 17, 2015 - Noon
Make a Difference In The Academic Success of Young Chidren Through
Tiny Hands, Big Hearts and I-Read.

Tonya Thayer- Meyer, Community Engagement Manager, United Way of Rock River Valley

November 1
0, 2015 - Noon
Lutheran High School Key Club President Jenson Buelte Takes Charge of Our Meeting Auctioning  Homebaked Goods to Support Their Service Projects. Illinois All-State Musician, Julliand Willette, Set the Tone With a Cello Mini-Concert
What is Key Club?

November 3, 2015 - First Tuesday Evening
Fox on Socks - Rockford's Famous Sock Monkey Statues Where to Find 'Em
Carol J. F
ox - Writer, Poet and Vice President of the Rockford Historical Society

... and a Cameo Appearance on the "I-Read" Program
Tonya Thayer-Meyer, Community Engagment Manager, United Way of Rock River Valley

Learn About and Volunteer for "I-Read"

WOW!, what a turnout at our combined Kiwanis Clubs' 100th Anniversary Ice Cream Social. We hope that all of our friends and families were pleased with their fill of all the goodies, activities, entertainment and Kiwanis hospitality. It was great to see you there.
1st round of Ice Cream Social pix here
Rockford Register Star article

Our "K Kooks" at Work...
150 san
dwiches, 40 pounds of homemade potato salad and 150 slices of watermelon prepared and ready to go for the Rock House Kids Monday Night Meal.
Rock House Kids Website

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.

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

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


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