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The Kiwanis Club of Rock Island has achieved Blue-level Today Club status for the 2016–17 Kiwanis year. That means our club’s unrestricted gifts and the unrestricted gifts from our club members to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund reached a per-member giving average of US$10. Congratulations!

On July 30, 2017 Kiwanis Club of Rock Island members and Rock Island Milan School District teachers team up for Bikers for Backpacks, sponsored by 1 Marine 1 Life Foundation to help students succeed through the First Day Fund of Rock Island.

2017 scholarship winners

2017 Kiwanis Club of Rock Island Scholarship Winners

Fall 2017 Grant Recipients

Scholarships and Grants

Our Mission

To Improve the Quality of Life for Children and Families in the Quad Cities and Abroad.

The Kiwanis Club of Rock Island is one part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one community and one child at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Rock Island performs many community service projects in Rock Island to help serve children.

If you are interested in performing community service and helping children in Rock Island, we encourage you to learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Rock Island here on our site and welcome you to join us for a meeting. Check our Information page or Activities Calendar for information about our meeting day, time and place.

Monthly Speakers


5 National Kiwanis Neur. Research Foundation, Mark Peterson
12 Career Cruising - Junior Achievement, Kirk Marske
19 Flag Etiquette, Dennis Laird &/or Andy Andersen VVA 299
26 RI Park,s Todd Winter and John Gripp


5 RI Athletic Dept, Michelle Lillis
12 Martin Luther King Center-Rock Island, Jerry Jones
19 QC Airport, Cathie Rochau

Annual Rock Island Kiwanis Coats for Kids Day

Rock Island Kiwanis Club monthly food distribution. Many volunteers join hands with Kiwanis Club from throughout the QC's. 35 local food pantries are given nearly $100,000 of food each month. Thank you Midwest Food Bank.

Weekly Meeting

Every Monday at 12:00 at the Quad City Botanical Center.
Address: 2525 4th Avenue
Rock Island, Il, 61201

For more Information Contact:

Daryl E. Empen
P.O. Box 3434
Rock Island, IL 61204-3434