Keene Elm City Rotary Club

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Do you know about Keene Elm City Rotary and Greater Keene Rotaract Club's Thanksgiving in July project?  We have teamed up to combat food insecurity for kids in our region who during the school year get free and reduced priced breakfast and lunch at school, for example, but don't have enough to eat while school is not in session. These kids are identified by the The Community Kitchen, and boxes are loaded up and given to their families.
KECR and Keene Rotaract collected more than a half ton of food donations and over $889 so far.  The past week culminated in a terrific night at the Keene Swampbats where we collected food and contributions to give to The Community Kitchen. 
We will continue to collect funds during the year to reduce food insecurity for children and families in our region. No child should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Here is a link to make a donation on our Partners at the Table Crowdrise site.

KECR Rotarian Ted McGreer and local chef/restaurateur Luca Paris have also jumped in to lend their help with this super-fun video aimed at raising awareness and more funds to combat this terrible social issue. Check out their next installment of What's Next with Ted and Luca in support of Thanksgiving in July. Please share to bring greater support and awareness! Click here for the video!

Follow ME (Move Everyday) sneaker deliveries made the news. 
WMUR was with us on Winchester school sneaker delivery day.  Watch us talk about the importance of Moving Everyday and then fitting the Winchester 2nd graders with sneakers.   Check out the video 
Our club recently recognized the efforts of five individuals pursuing higher education by awarding them with financial support. KECR started the scholarship program based at the NH Charitable Foundation in the early 2000's.
Applications for the scholarships are accepted in early spring and each successful awardee must embody the Rotary ideal of "service above self". 
The following is an excerpt from the Scholarship Fund description and criteria.
2018 was another great year for educating 2nd graders of Cheshire County about the importance of incorporating physical activity into their daily lives.
The Follow Me (Move Everyday) and Sneaker project continues to thrive and grow. This year KECR collaborated with composer Peter Siegel and NH Dance Institute instructor Kristen Leach to develop a song, dance and music video produced by Katie Day and 710 Main Productions and demonstrated by NHDI dancers.
The video is upbeat, fun and has a lot of meaningful messages! View the video here!
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