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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
02/19/2018 Meeting

Dr. Angela Janis is the Co-Director of Mental Health Services and the Director of Psychiatric Services for the UW Health Services.  In addition to practicing general psychiatry, Dr. Janis specializes...

02/26/2018 Meeting

The Food For Thought Initiative is a local non profit working with staff and students to improve food access for East High School students (and their families) who are experiencing homelessness, financial...

02/27/2018 Event

This blood drive is one in a series that are held on a rotating basis in the Old Sauk Trails Business Park. This one is for the Wisconsin Trade Center, 8401 Greenway Boulevard.   This blood drive...

03/05/2018 Meeting

Bill Whitford, a UW Law professor emeritus, is lead plaintiff in Whitford v. Gill, formerly Whitford v. Nichol.  His group accuses state GOP leaders of using a political tactic known as gerrymandering...

03/12/2018 Meeting

The ACE (Agriculture, Conservation and Environment) Committee of the Downtown Kiwanis Club hosts the local Dane County high school FFA chapters and honors area clubs and their advisers.  Join us as...

03/19/2018 Meeting

Michael W. Wagner is an associate professor and Louis A. Maier Faculty Development Fellow in the University of Wisconsin Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  His research,...

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
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....

05/07/2018 Meeting
05/14/2018 Meeting
05/21/2018 Meeting


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