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
01/23/2017 Meeting

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is the first detector of its kind, designed to observe the cosmos from deep within the South Pole ice. An international group of scientists responsible for the scientific...

01/26/2017 Event

Bloodmobile volunteering to include 3 shifts of approximately 2 hours each for resgistration, and donor assist/canteen.

The Dept. of Revenue is located at 2135 Rimrock Road, just across the street...

01/28/2017 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.

01/30/2017 Meeting

Social media occupies a hot seat these days in a setting where many of "facts" from souces such as Facebook are unsubstantiated and reported as truth.  Kathleen Bartzen Culver is Assistant...

02/04/2017 Event

Centennial anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison.

Members, former members and friends are invited to join in this celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison.
02/07/2017 Event

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

02/13/2017 Meeting

VSA Wisconsin, Inc. was honored in 2016 by Downtown Kiwanis as a Heideman Award Winner.  VSA uses dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual art to celebrate the creative power and artistic...

02/20/2017 Meeting

Friends of State Street Family is a grassroots organization that supports our local homeless community. The Friends is an association of volunteers, whose goal is to "Help and Give Hope to Our Homeless...

02/27/2017 Meeting

The concept of American Players Theater germinated in 1978 in Spring Green, WI and quickly grew to its current position as a highly respected professional company.  APT has produced and performed...

02/28/2017 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 Wisconsin Trade Center, 8401 Greenway Boulivard, Middleton.


03/06/2017 Meeting

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Sewell, is a vibrant and thriving professional orchestra dedicated to advancing Wisconsin communities through the transformative power of music and...

03/13/2017 Meeting

Downtown Kiwanis supports the Madison area high school FFA chapters with a luncheon recognizing standout scholars .

03/20/2017 Meeting
03/27/2017 Meeting
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...


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Recent Events
Maintaining the Kiwanis Heritage Trail at Oakwood West
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Eight students from Edgewood High School joined Kiwanis club members Joe...

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Our thanks go to Tom Brodd, Richard Dwelle, Bob Rand, Tom Smith, Joe von Elbe,...

Kiwanis serves YWCA Annual Picnic
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Sponsored by Human and Spiritual Values Committee, it was a great success. They...

Serving the meal at the Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood Center
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Serving the neghborhood meal at Wi-Mar Neghborhood Center.

Volunteering for WPT
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On Monday, 3/14/2016, seven members of Downtown Madison Kiwanis joined other

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Serving the meal at the Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood Center
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Members of Downtown Madison Kiwanis serving the meal at the WilMar Neighborhood...