Club Information
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
Phone:
(920) 205-9181
Home Page Stories
The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club, in partnership with Northshore Bank welcomed over 4,000 attendees to the 5th Annual Fox Cities Kidz Expo held April 15th in downtown Appleton.  This year's theme "A Day in Motion", was chosen to create a welcoming environment that provides a combination of recreation and education while promoting family bonding and togetherness. Our vision was that “A Day in Motion” would provide us the opportunity to promote other local businesses and family resources and give back to the community by offering a free, family-friendly event. 
Ryan Johnson and Taylor Kolasinski with the Menasha High School Key Club created a shoe drive fundraiser in February and their goal was to have 2,500 pairs of new or gently used shoes donated which will be sent to developing countries to help communities get out of poverty. The shoe donations help recipients earn money to get out of poverty and helps children go to school. This is beneficial for many countries who are less fortunate while also decreasing the number of shoes that end up in landfills by giving them a second life.
The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis is supporting the 31st annual “Help for the Homeless” hygiene drive which will go from February 12 – March 5 by being the sole distributor of over 360 donation boxes to area businesses, churches, and schools as the organizers prepare for the donation drive.  The goal of the "Help for the Homeless" campaign is to supply an entire years’ worth of hygiene and personal care products to agencies so that they can dedicate their limited financial resources to providing qualified personnel, safe housing, nutritious food, education, and counseling to those they serve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Garrett Singer, Special Assistant to the President
Mar 08, 2024
Lawrence University and Downtown Appleton
Sandy Drexler and Lisa Hintz
Mar 15, 2024
Tri-county Dental Clinic
Pam Schubert
Mar 22, 2024
Journey Together Service Dog
Round Table - Easter
Mar 29, 2024
Meet us for coffee at Copper Rock Coffee Company in Downtown Appleton
Leah Thibodeau
Apr 05, 2024
CASA of the Fox Cities
Harriet-Patti-Kidz Expo Committee
Apr 12, 2024
KIDZ EXPO 2024
Paula Van De Leygraaf
Apr 19, 2024
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Inspiration Breakfast
Apr 26, 2024
Inspiration Breakfast
Kelsey Larson, Outagamie Co. Nutrition Program
May 03, 2024
Feeding Seniors in Our Community
Debbie Hoogesteger and Committee
May 10, 2024
Butterfly Festival 2024
Rhonda Chandler, Founder/CEO
May 17, 2024
Lovin' the Skin I'm In - Winner of Patricia Tate Award
TBD
May 31, 2024