Event Types

Circle of Change Veterans' Dog Program

The goal of the Circle Of Change Veterans' Dog Program is to help military veterans work through their PTSD and other psychological issues by focusing on training and working with dogs who also have issues.  The vets work with a professional trainer.  The dogs are customers of the trainer and many are rescues, dealing with issues of aggression or withdrawal.  There is no charge for the veterans to participate in the program.  The program partners with the Rockford VA Clinic and the Madison VA Hospital.

Stephen has been in nonprofit leadership roles in Rockford for over 20 years. The majority of that time he was President & CEO of Careers, Etc. and just prior to the Circle of Change was with Rock River Training/Workforce Connection. He has been recognized by the Department of Illinois of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars for outstanding service to U.S. military veterans.

May 03, 2018
May 08, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 11, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
May 15, 2018
May 16, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

It's Spring: Scams are Popping Up

The Better Business Bureau was founded in 1912, focused on advancing marketplace trust, consisting of 106 independently incorporated local BBB organizations in the U.S and Canada.  

Dwayne Cushing will discuss some of the most common scams, where to find information and how the Better Business Bureau can help keep you from being a victim of a scam. 


May 17, 2018

Severson Dells Nature Center

Harry and Fannie Severson loved nature.  In 1975 to preserve their 369-acres family farm they donated the land to the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District, and the Nature Center opened shortly thereafter.  The forest preserve feature 2.5 miles of self-guided nature trails, and a 2/3 mile hard-surface tratil that is accessilbe year-around.  Ann Wasser, Director of Education and Research, will discuss how Severson Dells Nature Center, nutures the love of nature in the young and young at heart, including music and summer day camps.

May 24, 2018

Service Above Self Awards

Jun 07, 2018
Jun 07, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Order Of the Shelf

Jun 14, 2018
Jun 16, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jun 19, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

"What The Heck Is A Bagpipe: Anyway?


A brief history and demonstration by FPM Bob Gough / City of Rockford Pipe Band
(FPM: Former Pipe Major).  Bob will be doing an encore presentation of the RVC presentation on the Great Highland Bagpipe I gave a couple of years ago. Luckily, not much has changed in the bagpipe world since then.
Jun 28, 2018

No Meeting

Jul 05, 2018


Host - Wray Howard

Jul 12, 2018
Jul 17, 2018

Rotary International Convention in Toronto

Jul 19, 2018

News Literacy and Engagement

Host - Jim Nelson

Jul 26, 2018


Host- Linda Niemiec

Aug 02, 2018
Aug 07, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Rockford Roasting Company

Host - Becky Rundquist

Aug 09, 2018

Rockford Public Library

Host - Alan Gibby/Paul Logli

Aug 16, 2018
Aug 21, 2018

Medicare For All: Simple, Prudent and Proudly American

Aug 23, 2018

Rotary Academy

Aug 30, 2018

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Host - Martha Byrnes

Sep 06, 2018

Rock Valley College Update

Host - ALan Gibby

Sep 13, 2018
Sep 18, 2018

Rockford Promise

Host - Keri Nelson

Sep 20, 2018

Vocational Service

Sep 27, 2018

The Year to Come

Host - David Byrnes

Oct 04, 2018

Myths od the Civil War

Host - Mary Ann Norwood

Oct 11, 2018
Oct 16, 2018


Host - Lynn Momberger

Oct 18, 2018
Oct 24, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Oct 25, 2018

Vietnam Vet/Rotary Member

Host - 

Nov 01, 2018