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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 fall four different local Kiwanis clubs gather for an evening dinner for the incoming club officers and Board members. 
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.
Special Olympics Unified Basketball We organizae and serve food for the participants in the Special Olympics at KSC.
Pari Mutual Poker Nights This fund-raiser is spread over ten nights at the Keene Casino.
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.
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.
Membership Picnics At these, we invite potential club members to meet with us in a very informal setting.
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.