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
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.
While millions of sports enthusiasts watched the 55th annual ‘big game’ on television to mark the end of the football season, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis club held a new fundraiser to add some soup to the tailgating spread.  Like many clubs, our fundraisers in 2020 were either cancelled, delayed or scaled down putting in jeopardy the financial support we provide our Kiwanis programs.  While the Green Bay Packers did not make it to the Super Bowl this year, our club brought the Soup-er Bowl to Wisconsin. 
We believe this is the responsible action to take in an effort to keep everyone safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, and community remains our top priority.  We are extremely grateful for our Presenting Sponsor - North Shore Bank, to our Stage Sponsor - Octoberfest, and to our Silver Sponsors - Capital Credit Union and Michel’s Corp, and all of our supporters and participants during this challenging time and we look forward to seeing you all in 2022. 
 
Until then, please take care of yourself and each other.
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
Mary Swifka
Jan 21, 2022
Events at the Nature Center, Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Jamie Kriewaldt
Jan 28, 2022
How We Work with Kids in the Appleton School District, Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Jubilee Lauterborn
Feb 04, 2022
Key Club’s Goals, St. Mary’s High School, Menasha
Elizabeth Neuman
Feb 11, 2022
What We Offer to Senior Citizens, Thompson Center on Lourdes
Mike Rohrkaste
Feb 18, 2022
Serving People with Dementia, Fox Valley Memory Project
Megan Zimmerman
Feb 25, 2022
Support for Mental Illness, NAMI Fox Valley