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Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
Appleton Fox Cities

Welcome to the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis!

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:15 AM
First United Methodist Church - Appleton
Address: 325 E Franklin St.
Appleton, WI 54911
United States of America
(920) 205-9181
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Establishing a positive and beneficial impact on the community has been at the forefront for members of the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club who recently celebrated their 50th year of existence, having been chartered September 26, 1972.  For 50 years, the local Kiwanis members have spent countless hours offering support and raising funds for charitable causes, both local and non-local to fulfill the mission of Kiwanis of “changing the world, one child and one community at a time.”  
The annual Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet held on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Pierce Park, is a car lover’s dream.  Car collectors and enthusiasts at the 44th annual event, the largest free car show in the Midwest, viewed an estimated 1,000+ cars dating back to the early 1900s. There were families passing on a bit of nostalgia to their children and grandchildren, and still others just gawking at the sheer coolness of the vehicles.
The Fox Cities Kidz Expo returned to the Fox Cities Exhibition Center in downtown Appleton on April 9th after a two-year COVID pause and by all the smiles and laughs from attendees, this year’s event delivered.   The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis estimates that 4,000 attendees visited the Exhibition Center for a day of Fun, Education, and Adventure-the focus of the event. 
UWO College of Business names Anthony Snyder Outstanding Alumni Award winner
by News Bureau | May 9, 2022 | Alumni News, Business, Headlines
Anthony Edward Snyder, the chief executive officer for the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, was recently honored with the 2022 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Business Outstanding Alumni Award.
Light Up Appleton is a family festival in the city of Appleton coinciding with the unofficial start of the winter holiday shopping season. Many retailers in downtown Appleton remained open late, and street vendors and other concessionaires sold food, hot beverages, treats and promotional items. The downtown was decorated with Christmas lights, angels over the intersection, trees, among other holiday decorations.
Ready to retire and spend time with family, friends and his fellow Kiwanians, Appleton's health departments Kurt Eggebrecht was all set to sit back and put his feet up. Then, a global pandemic hit, and retirement plans were put on hold as it became clear that navigating COVID-19 would be a heavy burden to bear for the city. Eggebrecht, a member of the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club since 2002 has been a past president, committee member, advisor, mentor and friend, so to choose serving the community vs. retirement was not a surprise to our club members.
On May 18th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club and Appleton 3-2-1 Kiwanis held a Kiwanis n’ Cops n’ Kids reading at the Long Cheng Market in Appleton and dedicated our latest little library.  During the dedication, Polly Olson, the newly-appointed Assistant Chief of the Appleton Police Department, read 'Camp K-9' while Maiyoua Thao, District 7 Alderperson for the City of Appleton and owner of Long Cheng Market, read 'Astrid and Apollo,' a story about a brother and sister at a Hmong New Year celebration, in honor of Asian American Heritage Month.
When COVID-19 changed the face of community service in 2020, the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club began looking for new projects that would fulfill the Kiwanis mission while providing social distancing and/or a virtual component. District Governor Jean Long Manteufel’s Kiwanis ‘n Cops ‘n Kids Governor’s project affords clubs the opportunity to perform pandemic-proof service.
Submitted by Jean Long Manteufel, 2020-2021 WI-UM Kiwanis District Governor 

As incoming governor of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Kiwanis District, I was looking for a different kind of Governor’s Project, one that we could do with all of our Kiwanis clubs. It needed to tick several boxes:
  • Something clubs can do when money is tight;
  • Something impactful in each Kiwanis community;
  • Something which serves children (of course);
  • Something which affords clubs the opportunity to do service safely, while social distancing; and
  • Something that is fun!
Here’s a riddle: What program, conceived and inaugurated in 2009, turned 40 this year? The answer: Old Glory Honor Flight. That’s right, this program, which offers WWII, Korean War and Viet Nam veterans a memorable, safe and rewarding tour of our nation’s capital and the monuments erected in their honor, flew its 40th mission on June 7, and arrived back at the Appleton International Airport to a tumultuous welcome home!
Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance.
February 2023
Upcoming Events
Ashley Gustafson - SOAR Fox Cities
Feb 03, 2023
Disability Awareness - What Kids Want You to Know
Foundation Check Presentation / Membership Growth
Feb 10, 2023
Renee Waterman & Sarah Long Radloff / Membership Committee
Jake's Network of Hope
Feb 17, 2023
Kaci and Jenn
Let It Bee, Inc - Greenville
Feb 24, 2023
Craig and Michelle Spindler
Kim Patterson
Mar 03, 2023
Alzheimer's and Dementia
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
Mar 10, 2023
Tracey Koenig
Mar 17, 2023
Patti Habeck
Mar 24, 2023
Feeding America
Fox Cities Kidz Expo Committee
Mar 31, 2023
5th Annual Fox Cities Kidz Expo
Round Table - Easter
Apr 07, 2023
Tom Suttner
Apr 14, 2023
The Secure Act