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Kiwanis Rose Day is a hit everywhere, including every resident in a nursing home in Rock Island.

Kiwanis Scholarships help local students excel in College.

Great programs, like Ballet Quad Cities, inspire members each and every Monday at noon at the Quad City Botanical Center.

Through the Kiwanis First Day Fund, we help thousands of Rock Island students with a backpack of supplies.

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.


On to announcements. Sadly, our club finished 3rd in the District Bowlathon and had to give up our trophy. Kewanee took top honors this year, but the AKTION Club and our club still had a great time.

Terrific Kids is finishing up for the year and we have just one vacancy to fill. If you are able, please see the signup below:

Volunteers are still needed at the John Deere Classic. Please sign up!! Al Beck mentioned that we could use some more help at the food distribution site, which is now at The Stern Center in Milan.

Chris Elsberg was back and had lots of updates for the club. Several AKTION Club members participated in our district Special Olympics and got gold medals, which means they will be headed on to the State competition! They are also having a bake sale on September 9th at the Schwiebert Concert Series, so be looking for this. And the River Bandits are hosting their Disabilities Awareness Night again on July 27th.

Finally, the First Day Fund is getting geared up and they will again have their "Rock the House" event at Kavanaughs to kick off the school year.

Upcoming Programs

July 15th: Board Meeting
July 22nd: Ashleigh Davis, Quad Cities International Airport
July 29th: 5th Monday, No Meeting
August 8th: Thurgood Brooks, Rock Island West End Revitalization

Check your email for info.


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