News
Members in the News, Kathryn Engel-Terasaki appointed as National Chair of Urban Music Leadership Conference
5/28/2014
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What's Up in the Kiwanis I-I District?
5/31/2014
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Shining the Light on Domestic Violence in Rockford
6/1/2014
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Members in the News, Lori Dobler, My greatest career highlight: When a student says, "I get it!"
6/22/2014
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CLR- Rock Valley College
6/29/2014
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Fall Class Schedule
You will be AMAZED!
at the Offerings.

Celebrate "A Katie's Cup Christmas" - A CD featuring area Lutheran pastors, church members and friends.
10/2/2014
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Kiwanis Club of Rockford, Illinois
Chartered in 1917 and serving the Children of our Community and the World ever since

2013 Excelsior Award Winner
for Service to the Community



2014 Model Club
Over $41,250.00 raised by our club

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


 WeirdFrom our Tongue-In-Cheek DepartmentKiwanis

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

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford Chartered earlier than thought

 

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

October 28, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
The Way to be United

Paul Logli - President/CEO United Way of Rock River Valley
United Way Website


October 21, 2014 Noon
Featur
ed Guest Speaker
Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence
Megan
Brochon - Remedies
Remedies Website

Chili for Children
Our "K Ko
oks" prepared our monthly meal for the Rock House Kids
Rock House Kids
Website


October 1
4, 2014 Noon
Feature
d Guest Speaker
Computer Technology for Senior Health

Dr. Bruce Watkins - CareConnect

 

Project Chair, Bryce Russell presents a check  of $890.00 to Taryn Marko of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
CASA Website

October 7, 2014 First Tuesday Evening
Featured
Guest Speaker
Halloween is Nigh - Tales to Chill Your Bones
Bob Stephenson - Storyteller



October 7, 2014 Noon
It was a "PBQ!" Our new club President, Paul Werther is "Roasted" by club members Ken Staaf and Phil Davidson.

 

November 30, 2014 - Installation Banquet
Paul Wert
her, newly installed President of the Kiwanis Club of Rockford, challenges the club for the 2014-2015 administrative year.

Powered by the Past
Serving in the Present
Building for the Future

 

The winning crew of our club's membership recruitment contest prepares to board the S.S. Scurvy, aka Forest City Queen, for a dinner cruise on the Rock River.




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

September 23, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidlines

Ruth Fairc
hild - Club Member


September 16, 2014 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Legislative Review

Senator
Steve Stadelman

 

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 S
ight and Hearing Website

September 9, 2014 Noon
Feature
d Guest Speakers
Gary Caruana (R) and Bob Spri
nger (D) Winnebago County Sheriff Candidates - Public Forum
Gary Caruana Website
Bob Springer Website

 

September 2, 1014 Noon
Featu
red Guest Speaker
Rockford Fights a Plague - 1918 Spanish Flu
Bruce Olson

 

September 2, 2014 First Tuesday Evening
Feat
ured Guest Speaker
A Fabulous Fall at the Rockford City Market
Cathy McDermott
- Market Manager

Rockford City Market 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


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.

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

Special Thanks to our Official Club Photographer, Ken Staaf