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
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.
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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 Fairchild - 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 Sight and Hearing Website
August 12, 2014 Noon Featured Guest Speakers How much wood could a woodchuck carve if... Roger Benedict and Bob Halstrom Blackhawk Carving Club 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
August 5, 2014 First Tuesday Evening Featured Guest Speaker African Art and Artifacts Jane Austin - World Traveler and Club Member
August 5, 2014 Noon Featured Guest Speaker Transform Rockford - Views and Visions LoRayne Logan - Engagement Co-Leader Transform Rockford 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 theRockford 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.
The Kiwanis Charities of Rockford is a 501(c)(3) Entity
Special Thanks to our Official Club Photographer, Ken Staaf