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The Rockford City Market - Foods, Fun and Music in Downtown Rockford
05/17/2017
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FREE! Concerts on the Creek.
05/19/2017
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FREE! "Sounds of Summer" Concerts at the Sinnissippi Band Shell
05/20/2017
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The Arts are Alive and Well in Rockford at the Rockford Area Arts Council! Check Out What's Happening Below
05/24/2017
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 Kids Profit! Stay Tuned for All the Info.

Our Riverfront Tot Exploration Station
is Officially Dedicated!


Read about it here

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Awarded Distinguished Club 2015 - 2016
by Kiwanis International


Kiwanis Club of Rockford, Illinois
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 $380,000.00+
to Kid's Charities this year!

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

Past Speakers and Other Great "K" things
Check Out Our Upcoming Programs and Speakers

July 24, 2017 - Noon
Moving the Needle to Serve Taxpayers - Accountabilty. Consolidation. Transparency.
Frank Haney, Winnebago County Board Chairman

Jane Austin, Endowment Chair, presents a check for $15,000.00 to Kathy Branning, Remedies Vice President of Marketing and Development to fulfill the second installment of our $50,000.00 of our pledge to complete and furnish the Children's Room in their new facility.

Learn more about Remedies

July 18. 2017 - Noon
Touring and Learning About the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center

Martha Dahlberg, Board Chairman

Learn about the MPAC

 

July 11, 2017 - Noon
Northern Illinois Food Bank - Feeding Our Hungry Neighbors
Samantha Farmer


About NIFB
 




Bryce Russell, Club President, presents a $1400.00 check to Anne Weerda, Burpee Museum Executive Director, to fund "Free Days at the Museum" for kids.

Jane Austin, Endowment Chair, presents a $3000.00 check to Dr. Ray Davis to enhance the Rockford School of Medicine's MERIT Program that provides timely expert medical evaluation and treatment to children that are suspected victims of child abuse. More about MERIT

Bryce Russel, Club President, presents a $3,200.00 check to Megan Brechon, Remedies representative, to support their on-going programs and emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

About Remedies


June 27, 3017 - Noon
Jackson Charter School
Connect. Explore. Create.

Rebecca Francis, Office and Marketing Manager


Learn about JCS




HAPPY, HAPPY KIDS! HAPPY, HAPPY CLUB! Less than a week after the (almost) completion of our Riverfront Tot Exploration Station has become a Rockford Park District favorite...

June 20, 20017 - Noon
Haunted Rockford. Haunted Tours, Paranormal Investigations, Live Gallery Readings at locations in and around Rockford, Illinois.
Kathi Kresol, Paranormal Investigator and Local Historian


Bryce Russell, Club President presents a $500.00 check to Stella Schroder, St. Mark Lutheran Church Volunteer to provide discounted uniforms for low income Beyer School students
Learn more


June 13, 2017- Noon
Rockford Public Schools High School Senior Capstone Program

Donnette Nailor, Alignment Rockford Volunteer
About RPS205 Capstone Programs




Our Annual "Flower Fest" at Rockford Day Nursery















Jane Austin, 100th Anniversary Committee Chair, presents our club's first installment of $21,000.00  to Lori Burkes-Nelson, Rockford Park District, toward our $150,000.00 pledge to construct the Riverfront Tot Exploration Station.

 

June 6, 2017 - First Tuesday Evening
Vets Roll - WWII & Korean ERA and Rosie the Rivitors Rolling to Washington DC
M
ark Finnegan
Learn about Vets Roll



 

May 23, 2017 - Noon
The Economic Impact of Preservation
Gary Anderson, Architect and  Rockford Preservationist
See How Our Downtown is Evolving




Bryce Russell, Club President presents a a check for $2000.00 to Ann O'Keefe, Director of Development of the Rockford Public Library, to support their Summer Reading Club for Kids
RPL Summer Reading Club

 

We are all about "de-tail." Club members complete the "South End " of the Lowes Giant MDA T-Rex with $200.00 of Shamrocks from the donations of our Club members and the Lutheran High and Boylan High Key Clubbers

Jane  Austin, Endowment Chair presents a $4000.00 check to Chip Stoner, Blackhawk Boys and Girls club for gym renovations
Blackhawk Boys and Girls Club Facebook

 

Bryce Russell, Club President presents a check for $799.00 check to Vikki Noe-Eltvert to purchase bedding for MELD's Transitional Living Program.
Learn more about MELD

Our 100th Anniversary Banquet Celebration a RAVING SUCCESS!!!
A Plethora of Pix Here
(Warning: If you are looking for the picture(s) of you it may be a "Where's Waldo" affair.)



 

Rockford Mayor, Larry Morrissey Proclaims 2017 to be "Kiwanis Club of Rockford Anniversary Year"
Read our Proclamation here

 


 

It's really cold outside but it is surely a New Born's "Brrrrthday." Our club members create warm fuzzy baby blankets for the Crusader Clinic's Baby Basics services to be donated to mothers for their Precious New Arrival.
Learn more here


Our club member volunteer to bedeck Christmas presents for the Rock House Kids.
Yep!, you guessed it, they are all wrapped up in their work.

Learn about the Rock House Kids




Each week we ask our speakers to autograph a children's book to be presented to and read to a child at Rockford's Dennis Early Development School. Here our members Don Terasaki and Kathryn Engel-Terasaki give their "reader-ees" their own book to take home.

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.

 

 
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