Greetings From The Keene Kiwanians
Kiwanis is an international service organization focused primarily on helping children. We, in the Kiwanis Club of Keene, focus most of our efforts on our local youth here in Cheshire County. We fund our efforts by raising money through community events, our annual Car Show, a yearly yard sale and our annual fund raising campaign with local businesses.
We then reinvest much of these funds into local youth groups at Keene State College, MRHS, KHS, St. Joseph School and the Surry Village Charter School. Every year, we award scholarships to a member of the Circle K Club at KSC, and to a graduating senior Key Clubber from each high school. We also award grants and camperships to many youth oriented organizations in the Monadnock Region. As part of our Community Service, we give hundreds of free bicycle safety helmets to hundreds of children at our Kool Wheels bike safety event in early May. And, in collaboration with the city, we sponsor and produce the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Central Square in late November.
We work hard for the youth of this area. But we also have fun and laugh a lot. We meet every Wednesday morning at 7:30-8:30 am at the Pub Restaurant on Winchester Street. Come to a meeting as our breakfast guest, and see what we are all about. You’ll enjoy hearing our speaker, laugh at our jokes, and have a good time. And we would love to meet you.
Paul Bothwell, President
An Evening of Discussions and Planning
Our Kiwanis Club sponsors local activities and provides opportunities for you to help the children of our community, and make Keene a better place to live. Guest club speakers cover a wide variety of subjects relevant to current events and our community. And we provide an environment where individuals from varied backgrounds become acquainted, share ideas and “ have a good time" in informal settings.
On January 18th, our Fellowship Committee sponsored a club dinner at the new Flight Deck restaurant at the city airport. The setting was excellent and the food delightful. The speaker, Jack Woznak, Director of the Dillant-Hopkins airport, joined us and shared very interesting information about the airport, its future outlook, and general aviation issues. Many thanks to Kiwanians Don, Pete S, Lillian, Deb, Paula and Phyllis!
A Club Evening at the Flight Deck Restaurant in Keene
Kiwanis Kool Wheels - Coming May 6th !
Warmer weather is coming soon and that means our kids will be spending more time outside doing their favorite things like bike riding. The Kiwanis Club of Keene is a community service club that does everything it can to make life fun for kids in our community and we are especially focused on keeping kids safe and healthy. On Saturday, May 6th, we will be hosting our annual Kool Wheels Family Fun and Safety Day at the Keene Parks and Recreation Center on Washington Street from 10 am to 12 pm. There is no charge for this community event.
Kool Wheels is our Kiwanis club's annual effort to make biking safe for kids. Kids 4-12 years old will be able to choose a free bicycle helmet from a colorful selection of bike helmets while supplies last. Helmets will be properly fitted individually to each child. Many other community organizations have volunteered their time to speak with the children
Download a flyer for the day or for more information, contact Committee Chair Deb Hickey at (603) 357-3840 or email Kiwanain Deb if you have any questions.
Kiwanis Golf Tournament - August 4th !
Thinking about golf yet? The Kiwanis Club of Keene is! We are already in the planning stages of our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. It will be held Friday August 4th, at Bretwood Golf Course. Our start time has changed a little this year and we will be starting at 10:30 am instead of 11 am, with registration beginning at 9:30am. We once again are honored to have Walier Chevrolet sponsoring our hole-in-one prizes. There will also be prizes for all the winning team members and many other prizes.
So men, women and mixed groups polish up those clubs and get ready for a great time and great food with all your friends. More details and information will be available as the date approaches.
The cost to golf is $100/person although you can sign up at a discount rate of $90/person by July 4th. Teams of four can sign up together or individuals can sign up as a single and will be joined by other singles to form a foursome. Click here to download the registration form.
Take advantage of the many sponsorship opportunities to get great exposure for your business. The details and the sponsorship/golfing signup form are available here. Call Peg Bruce at 603-762-7276 or email Peg if you have any questions.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you.
Why Join Kiwanis?
There are really three reasons:
Service - Club activities provide opportunity for you to give back to the community, help the children of our community, and make Keene a better place to live.
Information - Club speakers cover a wide variety of subjects relevant to current events and our community (Speakers and topics from recent club meetings are listed in our News page.)
Social - Club membership provides an environment where individuals from varied backgrounds become acquainted. One of the meanings of "Kiwanis" is "We make noise and have a good time"
Kiwanians at the recent Kool Wheels Bike Safety Day