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.
Registration: 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.
Sponsorships: 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 Kiwanian Peg Bruce at 603-762-7276 or email Peg if you have any questions.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you.
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.
Kiwanis Kool Wheels - 2017: A Winner for Kids, Parents, and the Community
The weather was quite cool and threatening on Saturday, May 6th, when we held our annual Bike Safety day at the Keene Rec Center. The club fitted and gave out over 250 free bike helmets while providing a wide assortment of activities for the bikers and their families. Kool Wheels is our Kiwanis club’s annual effort to make biking safe for kids. Kids 4-12 years old were able to choose a free bicycle helmet from a colorful selection of helmets and Kiwanians properly fitted the helmets for each child. The Keene High School Kiwanis Key Club set up a bike safety riding range Many other community organizations volunteered their time to speak with the children and pass out safety tips and literature. Attendees brought their teddy bear or doll that might have a “broken arm or paw”, and the orthopedic staff of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene applied a colorful cast to the damaged limb. Keene State College dietetic interns prepared and served delicious healthy snacks and provided dietary information about healthy eating. Face painting was provided by the Monadnock Regional HS Key Club members and arts and crafts tables were available with Ribby from the Swamp Bats and Fergus from the Childrens' Museum greeting all the children through the morning.And finally, we held a drawing where two brand new bicycles, donated by Walmart, were given to happy bikers. Many thanks to Keene Kiwanian Deb Hickey for chairing this year's event and for all the club members who participated Saturday. And we thank our numerous local business and personal supporters whose generousity helped make this happen.
For photos of this year's event, just click here. We hope to see you next May!
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!
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"