Downtown Madison
Serving the Children of the World
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Highway 19 Cleanup
5/2/2014
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Over a dozen club members picked up litter on Highway 19 betwen River Rd. and...

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Downtown Madison Donation to save over 12000 mothers and babies
5/2/2014
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The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison President Ed Young, Jr. (left) presents...

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Selling Raffle Tickets for Handcrafted Kayak
3/8/2013
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Every other year a team of Kiwanians build a cedar canoe or kayak from raw materials...

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UW Madison Circle K Shines at Annual Convention
2/22/2013
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The Circle K Club at UW Madison, sponsored by Downtown Madison Kiwanis, received... more
Downtown Kiwanis Partners with the Celebrate Children Foundation
2/12/2013
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The Celebrate Children Foundation in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Downtown...
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The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison is a service club with a membership of around 90 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 Coliseum Banquet Hall, 232 East Olin Avenue 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
10/25/2014 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 Joe von Elbe for more info.

10/27/2014 Meeting

Jen Roman is one of the roughly 13% women serving in the Madison Fire Department.  She has taken an interesting path to the top beginning as a dispatcher in Shorewood Hills and finally to the top of a major city department.  Jen will discuss the roll of women in an environment which traditionally is male dominated.

11/3/2014 Meeting
11/10/2014 Meeting

Dr. Uli Schamiloglu, the Chairman of the U-W Middle East Department returns to continue his frank snapshot of that part of the world.  The daily headlines provide many images of a Middle East that is torn with dissent, both internally and externally.  Since Dr. Schamiloglu last visited Downtown Kiwanis in July, new developments have punctuated the importance of the Middle East in the world. 

11/17/2014 Meeting
11/19/2014 Event

Bloodmobile volunteering

11/24/2014 Meeting
11/24/2014 Committee

Review investment portfolio, income and expenses and other foundation business

12/1/2014 Meeting
12/8/2014 Meeting

Todd Berry is the President of Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, A nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research organization.  With state elections just passed, the campaigns for governor were focused job creation and the success of Wisconsin's effort to attract new business while supporting existing commerce.  Mr. Berry will provide some insight into this very contentious issue.

12/15/2014 Meeting

Celebrated photographer, Michael Kienitz, whose photos have appeared in publications such as Time, Life and Newsweek will discuss his work over the past 40-years in which he has traveled world-wide.  Of late, Michael has become involved in the technical details of photography and video with the use of drones, and will present an interesting program on this topic.

12/22/2014 Meeting
9/14/2015 Event

Times to be set closer to date of event.

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