Rotary Club of Keene
 
Welcome To Our Club!

Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges.

Keene

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Keene Country Club
755 West Hill Road
Keene, NH  03431
United States
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2016 Nicaragua Trip
 
Our Club In Action
 
Each year the Keene Rotary Club provides thousands of dollars in interest-free loans to college students from the Keene area. The club will again offer loans to full-time college juniors and seniors entering the fall semester of 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
The Success by Six Committee of the Keene and Elm City Rotary Clubs has mini-grants available to organizations which have programs working with young children to help them start school ready to learn.
 
 

The Jane's Kids committee is getting started and receiving calls.  The Jane's Kids program is our volunteer effort that provides school clothes to impoverished children in the Monadnock Region.

 
 
 
The Four-Way Test is the guiding philosophy of Rotarians world-wide.

First ~ Is it the Truth?

Second ~ Is it Fair to all concerned?

Third ~ Will it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

Fourth ~ Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

 

 
 
 
 
 
Rotary News
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
 
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Club Executives & Directors
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2015-2018
Board appointed 2016-2017
2014-2017
2015-2018
2015-2017
2016-2019
2016-2019
Board appointed 2016-2017
Immediate Past President