Projects and Activities
 
Our Kiwanis club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Additionally, we have speakers at our weekly meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. Finally, we engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests.

Below are the projects and activities in which we are currently involved. Not all of them occur each year, but, they do represent the opportunities for community involvement and personal growth which we offer each member.

 

 Project / Activity  Description
Installation Dinner  Each October, the club sponsors an evening dinner for the incoming club officers and Board members. This is often in conjunction with other clubs from our New England Kiwanis division.
Student Service Leadership   Installations We host the installation of our five youth service groups each Fall.
Interclubs Interclubs with the other nine Division 16 Kiwanis clubs is a priority. We aim to annually visit each club at one of their weekly meetings to share experiences and learn about their goals.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Each Christmas season, club members ring the bell to help raise funds for the Salvation Army.
Keene Tree Lighting Ceremony Right after Thanksgiving, we light the candles surrounding the Central Square and assist with the evening's festivities.
Caroling in the Community During Christmas season, our talented members visit different locations and sing seasonal carols.
Holiday Breads & Dessert Auctions At a weekly meeting ,members bring in items to auction off to help our administrative fund.
Christmas Party This is our annual member Christmas social evening usually at a member's home.
Special Dinner meetings Club members gather for evening dinners for educational and/or social programs.
NE Division 16 club meetings Periodically, our nine Division 16 clubs gather for an evening meeting to share experiences.
Special Olympics Unified Basketball We prepare and serve food for the the participants in the Special Olympics at KSC.
Pari Mutual Poker Nights This fund-raiser is spread over ten nights at the Best Western in Keene.
Adopt-A-Highway Rt 12A We clean two miles of Rt. 9 around the Chesterfield Hill four times yearly.
Keene Bike Trail clean-up We clean the two miles of the Keene Bike Trail four times yearly.
Kiwanis Garden Planting We plant flowers and maintain the roadway island at the intersection of Winchester and Island streets in Keene.
KPTI visit to Boston We travel to Boston annually to learn about the goals of the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute.
KSC Lectures Club members occsasionally gather to attend lectures at the college.
Kool Wheels Bike and
Safety Day
This is an annual major Saturday event  where we provide free bike helmets to children and offer different bike safety activities.
KHS Project Graduation Members assist the Keene High School with their annual night for their senior class.
Membership Picnics At these, we invite potential club members to meet with us in a very informal setting.
Swamp Bats Game We assist the organizers in various activities.
Antique Car Show We hold an antique car and classic car show with entertainment and food.
Fresh Air Picnic When the summer Fresh Air hosts need assistance, we're there.
Board Summer Retreat This is a day for Board members and all club members to focus on the club's efforts and goals.