Rockford Rotary Club

Reading Rocks ready to promote value of reading

August 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Children read with dogs at Krause Memorial Library during the Reading Rocks reading festival in Rockford. This year’s Reading Rocks in Rockford is sure to be a hit for everyone in the family. The literacy festival enters its fourth year and has matured into a blockbuster event that highlights what building blocks reading provides toward every child’s future. The event [...]

Reading Rocks receives national recognition at Library of Congress

July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Kids enjoy mascots at the Reading Rocks reading festival. The Reading Rocks in Rockford reading festival is just entering its fourth year, but this toddler has already gained many accolades for helping spread the message of how important reading is. The Rockford Rotary Club, Rockford Public Schools and the Kent District Library (KDL) have joined impressive forces to [...]

Big Daddy Duck Race to pick up pace for summer reading

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

IN GOOD COMPANY—These fine folks from Rockford Ambulance, United Bank and other Rockford businesses are proud to be part of the inaugural Big Daddy Duck Race. There is only one more duck to purchase, so don't delay to be part of this group. Rockford Rotary Club has provided scholarship funding for the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) Summer Reading Program for several [...]

Annual duck race takes on giant new twist

April 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

No holds barred in Big Daddy Duck Race by BETH ALTENA DUCK RACE GETS PERSONAL—Rodd Blakeslee isn’t taking this one sitting down. He’s challenging others in the community to step up to the Rockford Rotary Club’s newest event: the Big Daddy Duck Race with 22 giant ducks and bragging rights over some of our community’s best-known business people. There is something [...]

Rockford Rotary earns literacy Golden Apple Award

April 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Presenting the Golden Apple Award to Jim and Susan Bodenner, president of Rockford Rotary Club, is Robin Macqueen, Kent Reading Council president. The Kent Reading Council, in association with Michigan Reading Association, recently awarded the Golden Apple Award to the Rockford Rotary Club for its avid support of literacy in their community. The Rockford Rotary has [...]
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