Thursday, October 31, 2019

It's Cheese Season!

Did you know that this year, we're giving away more than $5,000 to local organizations serving children? We're able to do this in large part because of YOU and your support of our largest annual fund-raisers!
One of those is now running. . . Kiwanis members are taking orders for CHEESE! As always, we have a GREAT selection of products that will be delivered fresh from the Wisconsin dairy and just in time for your Christmas gatherings!
Contact a Kiwanis member, including Bill Fleming at the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, 346-2106, to place your order.  Deadline to order is November 26, with delivery in early December.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Stand Up For Kiwanis

Advance tickets are $15 and available at Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, Dan Pfeifer State Farm, Patty Friedrich State Farm and Neal Chiropractic.  Or they can be purchased at the door for $20.  Or you can purchase online through the Kiwanis Club Facebook event page at: 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Bring A Buddy Day

Tuesday, November 13th is Bring A Buddy Day.  Please bring a potential member to our meeting and let's grow our club!

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!

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!

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!

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:

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

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


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

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:

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


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

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!

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:

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

See more info at

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.