Keene’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament - a Smash Hit!
The Kiwanis Club of Keene hosted its second annual golf tournament fundraiser on Friday, August 4th, and what a success it was! We had 22 foursomes play in the tournament which is an increase of 45% from last year’s 15 foursomes. Walier Chevrolet again came on board to sponsor a new 2017 Sonic LT RS for a hole-in-one on a par-3 hole as well as three other hole-in-one prizes. We had dinner and lunch sponsors and 30 hole sponsors along with 2 golf cart sponsors. We would like to express our appreciation to all of our sponsors for their support which made this tournament possible.
We awarded prizes for the gross score winners in a men’s flight, a women’s flight and a mixed team flight with additional prizes for men and women’s longest drive and closest to the pin. Players paid $90 to $100 to golf depending on when they signed up. That included the 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch and dinner, a gift bag with lots of nice golf related items, and free water on the links. Registration went very smoothly this year due to the willingness of the Chesterfield Lion’s Club and the Brattleboro Kiwanis Club to allow one of our co-chairs to help at their events and get some great tips on how to set up more efficiently and also improve the system to manage the winners of raffle prizes. Once the golfers started returning about 3pm for dinner, we had the 50/50 raffle and the Silent Auction items were awarded to the highest bidders. Although there are quite a few golf tournaments around Keene, our 2nd Annual event proved to be well received and enjoyed by the players.
We are planning our third annual tournament to be held once again on the first Friday of August in 2018. Make your plans now to come to the most amazing golf tournament in the region next August 3rd!
Kiwanis Car Show - Sept. 16th!
On Saturday, September 16th, from 10am to 2pm, the Kiwanis Club of Keene will host its 6th Annual Car Show at the Gordon Bissell American Legion on upper Court Street in Keene. The 2017 show will feature classic & antique cars and trucks that will evoke memories of the "good old days". There will be lots of fun for both young and old alike. This family friendly event will have great food, a DJ, a 50/50 raffle, and a children's area.
The entry fee for show cars will be $10 and registration opens at 8:30am. The cost to the public will $5 per person or $10 a carload and children 10 and under are free. The show flyer may be downloaded here. All proceeds from the Car Show will benefit the children of the Monadnock Region.
Call Kiwanian Pam Hall at 603-313-2011 if you have any questions.
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
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