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.
Beth Healy, President
Kiwanis Annual Car Show - Coming September 6th!
The third annual Kiwanis Car Show is coming up Saturday, September 6th at the Gordon Bissel American Legion on upper Court Street from 10-2. This fun family event will showcase antique cars, trucks and motorcycles displayed by proud owners from around the area. Kiwanians will be selling grilled burgers and hot dogs and french fries and Kona Ice will be selling their icy cold treats all day also. There will be a live DJ, face painting for the kids and all kinds of door prizes for visitors and trophies for the vehicle owners. Gates open to the general public at 10 am. It’s $5.00 a person or $10.00 for an entire carload. Kids under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult.
Proud owners of antique cars, motorcycles or trucks can register to display their proud creations for only $10.00 starting at 9:00 am.
Vendors of all sorts are also welcome to register and set up a small display area with their products or services. Cost for a vendor spot is $40.00 if you register and pay before August 1st and $50.00 after that date. If you have questions or need a vendor registration form, contact Kiwanian Joan Hoose at email@example.com.
Questions about car registrations or any other area besides vendor registration can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rain date is Sunday, September 7th. Put these dates on your calendar and get your friends to join you for a walk down memory lane and some good eats to boot!
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:
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