Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Kiwanis Club of Aurora
Serving the Children of the World
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Aurora Completion Date...
September 9, 1916
Centennial Celebration Dinner...

Kiwanis Club of Aurora - Rich History... 21st Organized Club

Here's the list for the first 50 organized Kiwanis International clubs in...

Award-winning and Innovative Housing Solution in Aurora
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Rick Guzman of Emmanuel House - Aurora presented to the club on June 28, 2016, his...

Kiwanis Shows Support for "Children's Day"
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Aurora (IL) Alderman Bill Donnell presents a 2016 proclamation for...

Kiwanis Help Answer Phones at Radio-a-thon
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Working the phones for the June 3 Matching Pallet Radio-a-thon at WERV FM 95.9...

Recognizing New Member José Cervantes
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Kiwanis Club of Aurora membership chair Kim Groom presents a new membership...

Remembering Police Chief Bob Brent (1939-2016)
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Robert Eugene “Bob” Brent, 77, of Aurora, IL passed away on May...

Election Results from the April 26, 2016 club meeting:

Bill Donnell, president (2016-17); John Ross, president-elect (2016-17); Steve...


Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing our World one child and one community at a time.”

Click here... A video history of the
Kiwanis Club of Aurora (by Community Foundation of the Fox Valley)
YouTube logoClick here... “A Year in the Life of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora
Kiwanis Club of Aurora
Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing - Dec. 10 & 17... Walmart at Kirk/Butterfield
Salvation Army Red Kettle
Peggy Barry prepares delivery box

Kiwanis Club of Aurora member Peggy Barry attaches vital information to a "Coats for Kid" school parcel for "delivery day," Oct. 27, 2016. More delivery day photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery. Also photos from the City of Aurora may be seen

Coats for Kids photos from City of Aurora

Getting excited about boxes packed for Aurora's 2016 "Coats for Kids" campaign are campaign-partners Daniel Barreiro of the City of Aurora and Bill Donnell Kiwanis Club of Aurora president. Also partnering is Communities in Schools. Packing took place at 13 S. Broadway with the help of Kiwanis members, Aurora University football players, and the AU Circle-K Club. Coats for some 2,000 students were packed on Oct. 24, 2016. More event photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

The Kiwanis Club of Aurora friends and members participated in Communities in Schools’ Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, August 5. They were joined by 11th District Congressman Bill Foster at the club’s book table. Some 2,300 books were distributed. More event photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

Kiwanis at the 2016 July Fourth Parade

The Kiwanis Club of Aurora participated in Aurora's Fourth of July Parade and also had a 100th year anniversary float. More parade photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

Grant Recipients June 2016

Photo: Kiwanis Club of Aurora Foundation committee members Amy Roth, Jim Rudnicki, Jim Hopp, Steve Beatty, along with Club President Clyde Schields are with grant recipients Mike Selip and Michelle Livingston, Fox Valley Special Recreation Foundation; Uni Camacho and Derek Polansky, Youth for Christ Chicago; Michelle Meyer, Mutual Ground; Peggy McGuire, Project Hope; Denise Blettner, SPARK Aurora Early Childhood Collaboration; Lori Hewitt, CASA Kane County; Ricky Rogers (not pictured), African American Men of Unity; and Jane Miller (not pictured), Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry. On Tuesday, June 14, the Kiwanis Club of Aurora’s 2016 spring grant recipients were featured. Some $10,000 in grants were given this spring. More photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

Centennial Celebration Dinner at Fishermen’s Inn - Wed. June 1, 2016.

Friends and members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora gather outside at Fishermen’s Inn - Elburn for the club’s Centennial Celebration on June 1, 2016. More photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner saluted the Kiwanis Club of Aurora on their 100 years of service at the club’s May 24, 2016 meeting. More photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

The Kiwanis outreach team of José Cervantes, Tom Griffith, and Salvador Cardenas interact with children and adults at the May 7 El Día de los Niños. Coloring and crayons were distributed. Ask Salvador about his art work! More photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

Marmion Academy’s Principal Anthony Tinerella along with Dan Heckle are presented a Kiwanis mug by Tom Streit after the April 26 presentation. Principal Tinerella provided a “snapshot” of the current landscape of Marmion Academy, as well as the direction they are heading as they look towards the future as a school community. More photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

See Cheryl Vonhoff or John McKee for tickets and details.

On Saturday, April 16, Aurora University’s Circle K celebrated with an End of Year Banquet.
Photos (left): AU 2016 Circle K members, new 2016-17 Circle K officers, Circle K President Zulema Chihuahua presents a certificate of appreciation to Kiwanis Club of Aurora President Clyde Shields. More photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

Kiwanians Kim Groom and Denise Blettner team-up to remove debris from Fox River bank area near Jake’s Bagels as part of the April 2 Kiwanis “One Day” Fox River Cleanup.

Goup #7 led by Kiwanian Michelle Meyer is working the river bank for Kiwanis "One Day” Fox River Cleanup

Kiwanian Pat Divine provided leadership for the April 2 Kiwanis "One Day" Fox River Cleanup which involved over 220 community volunteers. More “One Day” photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

Banner display at ATCBanner placement by City of Aurora worker Scott
On Wednesday morning, March 23, City of Aurora worker Scott is placing Kiwanis Club of Aurora centennial banners outside the Aurora Transportation Center.

On Saturday, March 19... over 1,300 customers were served delicious pancakes and sausages at the 66th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day. More Pancake Day photos are available for viewing at the Photo Gallery.

View photos from past club presentations Oct. 10, 2015 - present and the Oct. 3 Fireman of the Year Luncheon and others at the Photo Gallery.

View The VonHoff Singers YouTube logo... click here.
Also view Cheryl Remembers Her German... click here

Kiwanis Today Club patchAs one of 8,500 clubs in 90+ countries, the Kiwanis Club of Aurora is proud to serve. Focusing on issues involving children, while at the same time supporting our community in many other ways. With a focus on SERVICE, MEMBERSHIP GROWTH, FUN & FELLOWSHIP, our accomplishments in just one year might surprise you.

If you are interested in joining us for lunch, feel free to stop by the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., in Aurora, Ill. every Tuesday at noon sharp for our lunch meeting.