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Kiwanis One Day Cleanup
4/12/2014
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Each year, Kiwanis clubs around the world join in a day of service. In 2014,...

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Caroline Hollister & The Park Theatre
4/2/2014
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Caroline Hollister returned to visit with us and provide an overview of the...

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Healthy Monadnock 2020 - Working/Playing Together
3/19/2014
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   If you walk into The Insurance Source on Court Street in Keene...

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The Mayhew Program for Boys
3/19/2014
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Todd Warden, President of the Mayhew Program, and Matt Hogan, Community Outreach...

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Kiwanian Don Hayes - "A Man Who Cooks!"
3/15/2014
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If there is a community event in Keene, you will find Don there.

Don Hayes wears...

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Greetings From The Keene Kiwanians

Kiwanis is an international service organization focused primarily on children. We accomplish our mission by raising money at a variety of community events including the Pumpkin Fest, and our Antique Auto Show and reinvesting this money back into the community in the form of scholarships and grants. We also provide financial and leadership guidance to local youth groups at Keene State College, MRHS, KHS, St Joseph School and the Keene Recreation Center. Recently we donated $3,500 to the Recreation Center to set up a game room for teens. Our keynote community service projects are our “Kool Wheels” bike safety program where we hand out nearly 300 free helmets, and the annual city Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the city’s Central Square.  

Of course we do much more than the few items described above, but to learn more about what we do and how we operate, you’ll need to come to one of our meetings to learn firsthand.  We meet every Wednesday at 7:30 am at the Pub Restaurant on Winchester Street. Please come as our guest and learn more about the great work our Kiwanis club does in our community.
 
Sincerely,
Beth Healy, President
 


Kiwanis Kool Wheels Event  -  May 3rd
Family Fun & Safety Day  

The Keene Kiwanis Club will host its annual Kool Wheels Family Fun and Safety Day on Saturday, May 3rd from 10 AM to Noon at the Keene Parks and Recreation Center on Washington Street. There is no charge for this community event.

Children from the ages of four to 12 may choose a bicycle helmet from a colorful selection which will be properly fitted to each child and given out free of charge, while supplies last.  In addition, they may bring their bikes to the event and participate in a bike safety course.  Each participant receives a Certificate of Achievement upon completion.  The event will also feature bicycle safety inspections by members of the Monadnock Cycling Club.  At the end of the Kool Wheels program a brand new bicycle will be raffled off.

Many organizations have volunteered their time to speak with the children and pass out safety tips and literature including the Keene Police Department, Keene Fire Department, and Cheshire Smiles.  Attendees are invited to bring a teddy bear or doll for a casting by the Orthopedic staff of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene.  Parents of young children may choose to have a staff member of the CMC/DHK Children’s Learning Center do a safety check of the child’s car seat. Keene State College Dietetic Interns will be hosting the preparation and serving of healthy snacks and provide dietary information about healthy eating. To round out the enjoyable day, face painting and arts and crafts will be offered and Ribby from the Swamp Bats will be on hand to greet the children.

Kool Wheels co-sponsors are Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, City of Keene Parks and Recreation and C&S Wholesale Grocers.

The City of Keene Honors The Club

In November, the Club's Board of Directors voted to maintain the 1.8 mile bike trail from the Rts. 9/10/12 overpass bridge to Whitcombs Mill Road. This was suggested by the Service Leadership committee and the Satellite group will take the lead in maintaining it.

At the Keene City Council meeting on November 19th, the City recognized the Keene Kiwanis Club for adopting the bike trail in the city's Adopt a Trail Program.  Present at the meeting were Kiwanians Don Hayes and Art Walker. They received a verbal thanks from Mayor Kendall Lane after Parks and Recreation Director Andy Bohanon made the presentation.  This was nice city recognition for our club and the guys look nice!

In the photo, left to right: former Kiwanian, Andy Bohannon, Art Walker, and Past President Don Hayes.

Keene Kiwanis Meetings
 
If you are interested in joining or are a visiting Kiwanian, please join us at our weekly meetings. They are held on Wednesdays at 7:30 AM at The Pub in Keene. If you would like information about speaking at our meetings, please contact our speaker coordinator, Joan Hoose
 
Morning Meeting at The Pub, corner of Ralston & Winchester Street, Keene, NH

Keene Kiwanis Sponsored Youth Service Clubs
The Keene Kiwanians focuses on teaching young children about the responsibilities of good citizenship, community service and building future leaders. Accordingly, we sponsor five local youth groups.
 
Club Committee Meeting Information
Our Kiwanis club maintains a number of active club committees. A summary of the committees, their chairs, and meeting times etc. is available for you.
 
Further Club Information
For further information on the Keene Kiwanis Club, you may contact any of our club members via email:
Beth Healy, President
Sue Farrell, Treasurer
Mike Ward, Secretary
Jim Faux, Webmaster

 
Meeting Times: Every Wednesday at 7:30 AM at The Pub
131 Winchester St., Keene
Mailing Address:
63 Emerald Street, PMB 451, Keene, NH 03431