Serving Madison and the World for over 100 years.


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
03/26/2018 Meeting

Snapshot Wisconsin is a volunteer based monitoring effort to capture images of all types of wildlife including deer, elk, bears, fox, bobcats, whooping cranes and more to learn more about Wisconsin's...

04/02/2018 Meeting

Dr. Matthew A. Lazzara is Associate Scientist and Research Meteorologist at the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC), Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison...

04/09/2018 Meeting

The Downtown Madison Kiwanis Club's Agriculture, Conservation and Environment (ACE) Committee presents this year's award to Yahara Pride Farms.  Yahara Pride Farms is a network of over 70...

04/16/2018 Meeting

Jesi Hirsch is an RN for Madison Patient Advocates, an organization that provides assistance in achieving optimal and simplified health care.  They offer a holistic approach to patient wellness and...

04/23/2018 Meeting

Barry Orton, UW Professor Emeritus and a telecommunications expert, breaks down the changes to net neutrality brought by the FCC recently. He says the rule change will make it harder for technology startups...

04/30/2018 Meeting

Charlie Sykes, author and former Milwaukee radio personality will speaking about his latest book: How the Right Lost Its Mind.  He is an American political commentator and prominent never-Trumper....

05/05/2018 Event

Our semi-annual cleanup of Highway 19 is on Saturday November 4, starting at 9:00AM.  We will meet at the intersection of Highway 19 and River Road.  With enough people, it takes about 1 ½...

05/07/2018 Meeting

Hilde Adler was born in Nürnberg, Germany in 1928 and left Germany with her family in March 1939, just before the Nazis invaded Poland and World War 2 began. Nürnberg was the site of the Hitler...

05/14/2018 Meeting

Please join Richard Wildermuth, our own auctioneer, as he conducts the annual silent and live auctions.  From home-made pies, jams and other baked goods to hand crafted wood products and services...

05/21/2018 Meeting

Join us as we celebrate deserving local high school students as they pursue their dreams of a college education.  The 2018 Downtown Kiwanis scholarship winners are announced.  They will join...

05/28/2018 Meeting

Today is Memorial Day, please remember those who died in active military service.

06/04/2018 Meeting

Peter Skopec is the State Director with WISPIRG.  He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, Northwestern University, and is recipient of the Frontier Group Mary Leah Braun Fellowship. He is on the Steering...

06/11/2018 Meeting
06/18/2018 Meeting
06/25/2018 Meeting


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