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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
07/03/2017 Meeting

Please celebrate Independence Day with your family and friends, and enjoy the various celebrations that Madison and Dane County have to offer, remembering the fundimentals of governance that our founding...

07/10/2017 Meeting

David Mickelson is Emeritus Professor of Geoscience, Geological Engineering and Water Resources Management at UW-Madison.  One area of Dave's interest is geomorphology, the study of earth surface...

07/17/2017 Meeting

With the recent installation of US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, it seems certain that there will be heightened interest and activity in the interpretation of the US Constitution.  The understanding...

07/22/2017 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.

07/24/2017 Meeting

Ducks, geese and swans are some of our country’s most familiar birds; each has its own story that traces paths from the arctic tundras to the rivers, lakes,...

07/31/2017 Meeting

Professor Jonathan Martin is a professor in the UW Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.  Professor Martin has received numerous accolades for his teaching, including the Underkofler Excellence...

08/07/2017 Meeting

Christa Fisher is chaplain with the Madison Area Jail Ministry, a nonprofit ecumenical Christian ministry that serves jail inmates of many faiths. The organization is celebrating its 50th year in 2017...

08/14/2017 Meeting

Centro Hispano's vision "Dane County will be a community where Latino families can aspire upward, to reach their personal goals and dreams because they feel engaged and strengthened with the tools...

08/21/2017 Meeting

Annually the Downtown Kiwanis ACE Committee honors a local business with an award for excellence and attention to the environment and quality.  This year's honoree is the long-time family-run...

08/28/2017 Meeting

Opioid addiction is a front-page news all over the country and is seen as an epidemic that threatens our communities at large.  Lori Edwards is Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) Forensic...

09/04/2017 Meeting

Enjoy the last traditional long weekend of summer with family and friends - no meeting.

09/11/2017 Meeting

September 11, 2001 forever changed the way Americans look at security and personal freedom.  Its impact on policy will be debated going forward, as our program reflects.  UW Political Science...

09/18/2017 Meeting

Enjoy Downtown Madison Kiwanis' annual golf outing.  There will be no weekly club meeting, as we all participate in this traditional event.  Please sign up to play or to volunteer by contacting...

09/25/2017 Meeting
10/02/2017 Meeting

Current and future climate change, land management practices, and urbanization will undoubtedly influence lake water quality in the Yahara Watershed for generations to come.  But how?  And how...


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