Friday, July 27, 2018

Fundraiser Follow Up

Austin, Jackson, and Courtney would like to thank the community for gifting them a handicap accessible car!

Stop by and celebrate raising $32,000 between the hours of 11AM and 12:30PM on Saturday, July 28th at the foot of Court Street near the gazebo. The boys and their NEW ride will be there to say hi!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1113353382154173/

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Flower Planting


Kiwanians:  Remember, we are planting flowers at the Kiwanis Flower Garden across from the Stadium this Saturday, May 5th, from 8-10 AM! Bring a hand shovel and gloves, and wear your work clothes.


Also, like past years, each Kiwanian is expected to volunteer for a week to weed, water, and care for the flower bed. And, like last year, Susan McCabe has offered to take your week in exchange for a $20 DONATION TO ST. JUDE!!! Please give $20 to Susan to opt out of your weekly responsibility. The donation will be made on behalf of Kiwanis... what a win-win!! Thanks to Susan!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Parkway Clean Up May 7-12!

Just claim a section, grab a large trash bag and some gloves, and away you go!
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C44A9AF29A3F58-parkway11

This is during Picking Up Pekin Week, so let's have a few more of you come out to help this week :)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Bicycle Rodeo

The Kiwanis Bicycle Rodeo is scheduled for June 2, from 9:00am to 11:30am.  Check back for more info.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Bring A Buddy Day

It's no April Fools...Bring A Buddy Day is Tuesday, April 3rd.  The program will be Cameron Bettin from the Pekin Park District sharing the results of their recent community survey.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Parkway Clean Up Extended

It's time to start our monthly clean up on Parkway Drive.  We are supporting the city's beautification efforts by continuing to maintain our adopted stretch of Parkway between Rt 98 and Sheridan!

Please bring your own bags and use gloves if you have them---just never know what you may find, but you are making Pekin a safer place for kids by helping out!

Please sign up at the link below to "Adopt a Block" of Parkway from now through April 16th. If you want to maintain a block year-round, just let us know in the comments and we will label it yours!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44a9af29a3f58-parkway10

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 Pekin Kiwanis Grant Applications Available

Grants from the Kiwanis Club of Pekin are given for direct services and programs that align with our mission to improve family wellness in the greater Pekin community through a growing and active membership network. Kiwanis will be a positive influence in our local community…so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.

Grants amounts generally range from $100 to $500.

Grant applications must be received by the executive board on or before April 1, 2018.

Grants will be distributed on April 24th at 11:30 AM at the Pekin Country Club. A representative from the receiving organization is expected to attend.

A one-page report detailing the outcome of any grant monies received is required.  Grant applications must be emailed to the Kiwanis Club of Pekin.

Click here to download the application and further guidelines.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

February 20th is Our Day of Service

We'll be snack packing on February 20th after our meeting.  We need 12 helpers:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C44A9AF29A3F58-snack5


Midwest Food Bank needs our help on February 20th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Sign up here:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C44A9AF29A3F58-midwest1

Friday, January 26, 2018

1st Quarter Social - Puppy Bowl

We are throwing a pre-Superbowl party and would love for you to join us! The party will be from 2-4PM, so people can reach their final destination to watch the game! The Puppy Bowl starts at 3PM and you wont want to miss that!

Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, BYOB if you'd like. Appetizers to share are welcome!

Thank you to the Bloom family for hosting us!

Host:Kiwanis and The Bloom Family  (309)840-1121

When: Sunday, February 4 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 
Where: The Bloom Residence 1613 Night Hawk Court Pekin, IL 61554

RSVP Here

Friday, December 8, 2017

Austin & Jackson

If you are interested in helping Austin and Jackson (the two young boys Mr. Norman discussed on 12/5/2017) please visit www.gofundme.com/austin-jackson


Monday, November 27, 2017

Bell Ringing

Kiwanis members will ring bells at two locations for the Salvation Army on Friday, December 15th. Sign up at:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C44A9AF29A3F58-salvation2

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kiwanis Cheese Sale

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Pekin are currently working on their annual cheese sale.  Members can download the spreadsheet order form or a .pdf version of the order form.  Orders are due at the 11/27 meeting.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Prep Freeze Cook Fundraiser

Join Us For A

FUNDRAISER!


WHEN: November 13th from 12:00-7:00

COST: Each meal is priced at $16.oo and serves 5.
Pick as many as you want!
(2-serving meals also available)

INCLUDES: Wide variety of meals - including Gluten Free, Paleo, Casseroles and Crock Pot Options

WHERE:
3564 Court St Pekin IL

 Kiwanis Club of Pekin will receive 20% of all walk-in sales during the event.

Friday, July 28, 2017

PCHS Dragon Closet

We are collecting items for the PCHS Dragon Closet until August 8th! Please bring these items or cash to the meeting:


- Clothing & Shoes appropriate for teenagers
- Shampoo/Conditioner
- Soap/Body Wash/Loofahs
- Deodorant
- Backpacks
- School Supplies
- Non Perishable Foods

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Parkway Clean-Up

Below is the link to signup for Parkway Cleanup for August 1-7.



It only takes 30-45 min usually per section.  Please adopt a section between Rt 98 and Sheridan!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Marigold Sign-Ups

Kiwanis Club of Pekin members are needed to work our booth and event during the Marigold Festival - September 9 & 10.

Here is the sign-up for our Popcorn booth.  There are only two slots per shift this year, but we need every slot filled!
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C44A9AF29A3F58-marigold1

And here is the sign-up for Lagoon Golf.  

Make sure you sign up for your favorite shifts soon!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pekin Academy of Fine Arts - Summer Camp

We will be helping out with the Summer Camp program from 12:15-2pm on July 11th.

Date: 07/11/2017 (Tue.)
Time: 12:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Location: Pekin Academy of Fine Arts, 601 N 4th St

Click here for more info and to sign up

Parkway Drive Clean Up (June 26 - July 1st)

We are supporting the city's new beautification efforts by continuing to maintain our adopted stretch of Parkway between Rt 98 and Sheridan! Let's get this cleaned up before the Fireworks!

Please bring your own bags and use gloves if you have them---just never know what you may find, but you are making Pekin a safer place for kids by helping out!

Sign up here

Monday, May 15, 2017

Camp Coco Collections

We are collecting items for Camp Coco until June 6th. Please bring items to the meeting (individually wrapped): Cookies, Sandwich Crackers, Goldfish, Chips, Pretzels, Animal Crackers, Crash, Kroger Cards. *No chocolate or candy*

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bike Rode Help!

Here's the link for the Bike Rodeo Signup! We need twenty volunteers to make this a success like last year. Lots of bikes and other prizes to give away on June 3rd!

PAFA Summer Camp

Want to help with the Pekin Fine Arts Academy Summer Camp? Sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C44A9AF29A3F58-pekin

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spruce Up Pekin

The Kiwanis Club of Pekin will meet at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 6th to clean up our flower bed and plant flowers!  We'll be at the Kiwanis flower bed on Court Street across from Memorial Stadium.  It will take one or two hours depending on the number of volunteers.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

This is no joke! Join the Kiwanis Club of Pekin on Saturday, April, 1, 2017 at the Pekin Applebee's for a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast! 

The 🐰 Easter Bunny 🐰 will be at the event for photos! 

There is a coloring contest, too! Must be present to win a gift card! 

Tickets can be purchased beginning 3/1/17 at Dan Pfiefer State Farm, 1000 Court Street, Pekin, or by emailing PekinKiwanis1@gmail.com.

See more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/377495195946206/

Kiwanis is an organization that serves the children of the world! Money raised will support our 2018 grant process.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Kiwanis Cheese is on the Way

The weather put a crimp in our cheese delivery.  But the good news is the cheese is expected to be in Pekin today or tomorrow.  Look for deliveries of you order on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Kiwanis Cheese Sale Begins

The annual Kiwanis Club of Pekin Cheese sale is underway.  This is the clubs biggest fundraiser.

Club members are taking orders for several products, including gift boxes, 1-lb blocks of cheese, spreads, sausages, and mustard.  

You can place your order by contacting a member of the Pekin Kiwanis Club. Visit  http://pekinkiwanis.blogspot.com/p/club-members.html  to find a list of club members.

The order forms must be turned in by December 1st, so don't delay.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Grant Presentations on June 14th

The Kiwanis Club of Pekin will present grants to 9 different recipients at our June 14th lunch meeting.  The recipients will be at the meeting to talk about their organization and to accept their grant, which was awarded based on their applications.  The 9 recipients are:

Childrens' Home
Pekin Academy of Fine Arts
Neighborhood House
gitm Foundation
Pekin Hospital Foundation
Shade Memorial Youth Camp
Camp Big Sky
Pekin Community High School
Key Club Scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of Pekin has focused their grants on organizations working in our area of focus.  Our 3-year mission is to "Help Improve the Wellness of Children."  Each year we have a different focus:
  • Year 1 (2015):  Focus on children's physical health
  • Year 2 (2016):  Focus on children's mental health
  • Year 3 (2017):  Focus on maintaining wellness throughout the life of the child and building a healthy family environment.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Parkway Cleanup 5/31

Here is the link for the May 31st Parkway Cleanup. Please see the link for more details and to sign up. 



Tri-County Citizen of the Year

The Peoria Downtown Kiwanis club is proud to announce the 53rd annual Tri-county Citizen of the Year award dinner

June 8, 2016

Time: Cocktails at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm

Place: the  new Warehouse on State banquet facility (catered by Cracked Pepper) corner of Washington and State St. (plenty of parking in the back by WTVP)..entrance is on Washington St, next to Thyme restaurant.
736 Washington St.
Peoria, IL

Speaker:  Honorable Ray LaHood, former Secretary of Transportation and former US Representative from central Illinois
Price: $40 per person, $320 per table of eight
(Checks written out to Kiwanis)

Entree choices:
   1. Ale braised boneless short ribs
   2. Herb-crusted Whitefish
   3. Roasted Vegetable napolini w/fresh mozzarella (similar to veg. lasagna

Please contact Linda Thomas to reserve your tickets and entree choices by Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Email: Lindathomas128@gmail.com
Phone or text: (309)360-6433
Address: 2611 W Windflower Ct.
                 Peoria, IL 61615

Monday, May 16, 2016

Peoria Chiefs Game

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up and pay for the Peoria Chiefs game on Thursday, June 2nd. If you’re interested in attending, please sign-up online. We currently have 24 people going: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44a9af29a3f58-peoria

Also, Marilyn has organized an inter-club on Wednesday, May 25th at noon at the Golden Corral with the Peoria Downtown Club. We would like to get at least 3 more people to go with Marilyn.  Please send an email to Marilyn or Dan directly to sign-up.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Peoria Chiefs Game

We have a club social scheduled for Thursday, June 2!  We will attend the Peoria Chiefs game, which starts at 7:))pm.  The cost is just $5 for members and $16 for non members. The price includes a hot dog, chips and a soda. Kids 2 and under are free! It is Ninja Turtle night and there will be post-game fireworks!

This social will replace our May 31st meeting, (5th Tuesday) which is why the member prices are discounted.

To sign up to attend please go to visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44a9af29a3f58-peoria

Monday, May 2, 2016

Several Volunteer Sign-up Opportunities

Aktion Club "helper" for future Aktion Club meetings. There are multiple slots open for all of the meetings from April through September of this year. If you are available and would like to see what it is all about go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44a9af29a3f58-aktion

Grant Review Committee - With our second round of grants needing reviewed in May we would love to have some fresh eyes. The original members from this committee are still signed up but we have a couple of slots still open. We will decide on a meeting time sometime in May. To learn more go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44a9af29a3f58-grant

Focus Group (temporary name) - this group is called back in order to review the changes that we have made over the past couple of years. The group will talk about what is going well and what maybe can be improved. We also will evaluate our 3 year goals which will come to a end at the conclusion of FY17.  So we will need to decide on  our next goals. We will decide on a meeting time sometime in May. To learn more go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44a9af29a3f58-focus

Flower Planting - We are going to join with the Key Club in order to plant our garden! Go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C44A9AF29A3F58-flower 

Parkway Cleanup - A Kiwanis Club of Pekin tradition! To Sign up go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C44A9AF29A3F58-parkway1 


Bike Rodeo - more Details to follow, but to sign up to help go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C44A9AF29A3F58-bike