News
2014 "Budding Artists" participant, Benjamin Bear, wins national 2015 Portfolio Gold Award
12/30/2014
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74th Annual High School Artists on Display - Starts March 1, 2015
12/31/2014
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Spring ArtScene 2015 Friday, April 10 & Saturday, April 11 - Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 4-9 p.m.
1/1/2015
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Rockford East High School Fine Arts Festival & Carnival - May 14
1/2/2015
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More Info Coming Soon


A bit more "Budding Artists '15" info
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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 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


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
Solve
s 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...

March 24. 2015 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Promoting the Progress and Serving the Needs of Latinos in our Region

Luz Ramirez, Executive Director, La Voz Latina
La Voz Latina Website


March 17
, 2015 Noon
Featured
Guest Speaker (Barker?), "Muffin" accompanied by Becky Chewning and Nancy Kraft
"Visiting The
rapy Pets" - Our Special Niche, Comforting Homeless Adults and Underprivleged Children

March 10, 2015
Noon
Lutheran Key Club
President, Alison Cunningham, presides as the auctioneer over a mryiad of Key Club homemade baked goodies, plus a special musical appearance by Key Clubber, Sean Johnson, All-State Orchestra.

Amanda Breitenstein, representative from the Northern Illinois Food Bank and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, accepts a $1500.00 check from our club. The money will be used to purchase backpacks for needy children which will be filled with healthy foods.
Northern Illinois Food Bank Website

March 3, 2015
, First Tuesday Evening
Club Memb
ers "Tie One On" at Evening Meeting - Creating Warm Fuzzy Baby Blankets for the  Crusader Community Health Clinics.
Crusader Community Health Website


February 24, 2015 Noon
Our Club Awar
ds 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


February
17, 2015 Noon
Featured Guest Speaker
Creating a World Class Airport and Regional Transportation Center

Mike Dun
n, Director, Chicago-Rockford International Airport

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




February 10, 2015 Noon Meeting
Featured Gu
est Speaker
Black History
Powers the Present for our Youth
Constance Stur
divant, Booker Washington Center
Booker Washington C
enter Facebook

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

February
3, 2015 First Tuesday Evening
Featured Guest Speaker
Our Firm's Legacy of Rockford's Premeir Architect, Jesse Bargola

Ron B
illy, Tyson and Billy Architects

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
 

December 30, 2014 Noon
Darcy Hi
ll, representing Artists Ensemble, accepts a check for $1000.000 to help support the internships for youth that are participating in the upcoming production of "Araminta - The Story of Harriet Tubman." Darcy then graciously agreed to be of fill-in Featued Speaker performing music and songs from "Araminta."

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


Kiwanis Elf Chuck, just one of our many club members that have volunteered to be Salvation Army Bell Ringers.

 


Rock House Kids Website

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 S
ight 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


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

 

 
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