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The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison is a service club with a membership of around 80 men and women. It was founded in 1917 as one of the first Kiwanis Clubs in the State of Wisconsin. We are one of approximately 8,000 Kiwanis Clubs worldwide.

Our Mission
The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison is a diverse group of men and women who dedicate themselves to personal involvement and financial support focused on community needs and to club activities that foster personal growth and build camaraderie.

The club usually meets at the Madison Club at 5 E. Wilson St. on Mondays at 12:10 following a buffet lunch, although there are exceptions for a handful of days each year. In addition to the weekly luncheon meetings, are a number of projects and activities available throughout the year.

Coming Projects and Activities

Date Type Title
03/27/2017 Meeting

Katherine Cramer is Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service and a Professor in the Department of Political Science at UW.  She is also an affiliate faculty member in the School of Journalism...

04/03/2017 Meeting

The mission of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is to support and empower everyone touched by mental illness by committing to eliminate stigma and nurture recovery through education, support, advocacy...

04/10/2017 Meeting
The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (also known as Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome and DiGeorge ) affects 1 in 1000 students, yet most educators and physicians remain unaware of the unique learning needs of these...
04/11/2017 Event

Need several volunteers to run bingo and help residents play. Contact Tom Brodd for more info.

04/17/2017 Meeting

Professor Jon Pevehouse is a UW professor in the Political Science Department whose research interests lie in international relations, international political economy, American foreign policy, international...

04/20/2017 Event

You can come for all or part of the day. We need volunteers, particularly in the morning, to help with registration and directing students to appropriate rooms in the WID and Union South. You are welcome...

04/24/2017 Meeting

Since 1986, the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin has put more than 100 million meals on the tables of the 1 in 8 who are facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. They work together with hundreds...

04/25/2017 Event

This blood drive is one in a series that are held on a rotating basis in the Old Sauk Trails Business Park.  This one is for the John Deere Financial, 8402 Excelsior Drive, Madison.

This blood...

04/25/2017 Event

Our club has helped with this annual event for over 25 years! Help serve pizza, host presenters in classrooms or help with registration. Along with pizza this year, we will have a giant birthday cake celebrating...

04/29/2017 Event

Our semi-annual cleanup of Highway 19 is on Saturday, April 29, starting at 9:00AM.  We will meet at the intersection of Highway 19 and River Road.  With enough people, it takes about 1 ½...

04/29/2017 Event

On the 4th Saturday of the month, we make and serve a meal for the neighborhood who need or want it and clean up afterward. 6-10 volunteers are needed. Contact Dick Hammerstrom for more info.

05/01/2017 Meeting

Enjoy a great lunch at the Madison Club and attend the Annual Downtown Kiwanis Auction, which is our primary fundraiser of the year, providing funds directly to the Foundation that finanances our various...

05/03/2017 Event

UW students in this service-learning class work as ARMS volunteers leading science for children in local elementary schools and community centers every week for the entire school year. Hear their “1-minute...

05/08/2017 Meeting

In December 2016, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dave Ross was appointed as the next secretary of the Department of Transportation replacing Mark Gottlieb.  He...

05/15/2017 Meeting

Professor Jonathan Martin is a professor in the UW Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.  Professor Martin has received numerous accolades for his teaching, including the Underkofler Excellence...


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