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!

Thanksgiving In July Feeds our Community 2018-07-30 04:00:00Z 0
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 
WMUR covers sneaker deliveries Denise Thomas 2018-06-18 04:00:00Z 0
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.
6 Unsung Hero Scholarships Awarded 2018-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
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!
Sneaker Project Takes Big Steps Forward 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Much Hunger, Much Food, Much Work, Much Good! 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
2018 4-Way Test Speech Writing Contest 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellowship Honors Volunteer Efforts of Maich Gardner and Ed Tomey 2018-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
KECR TV has launched a new You Tube program describing our Move Everday Sneaker Project and the incredible impact it has on our region's 2nd graders! Check it out here!
Thank you to Phil Hueber our show's producer and director and panel participants Susan Newcomer, Ted McGreer, Denise Thomas and Rudy Fedrizzi. 
Step by Step-The Sneaker Project's BIG impact 2017-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Helping Make Kurn Hattin's Hubbard Cottage a Home Away From Home 2017-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Demar Marathon-Our 7th KECR Show 2017-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving In July 2017 2017-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Sadness with the Passing of Rotarian Joe Jacobs 2017-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

KECR recently recognized the efforts of Steve Gilbert, columnist for the Keene Sentinel newspaper with a Paul Harris Fellow Award. Rudy Fedrizzi presented Gilbert with the award citing his many contributions to the Greater Keene community. Rudy and other members commented on Steve's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a person, program or place with his unique writing style.  Keene Sentinel Executive Editor Paul Miller participated in the recognition ceremony along with Steve's wife and one of his two daughters. 
Steve Gilbert Receives Paul Harris Fellow Award PJ Farmer 2017-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
Please enjoy The KECR Show Episode 3: Polio Eradication Program.
Hosted by Kemal Atkins with guests Allen Mendelson and Dr. Bob Englund discussing Rotary's Polio Eradication efforts.
This show will be airing on Cheshire TV, Facebook and on our permanent page on this website at
KECR TV Show Episode 3: Polio Eradication Daniel W 2017-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

We are very excited to announce that the Keene Elm City Rotary Television Show has been launched. Episode 1 is a 30 minute program, “What is Rotary”. Cheryl Belair, Alan Stroshine and Cindy Rodenhauser Stewart discuss how Rotary was founded, Rotary International programs including Polio Plus and several impactful programs by our Club including the DeMar marathon, Jamaica Wheelchair and Second Grade Sneaker programs.

Imbedded in the video are drone video shots of last year’s DeMar, amazing how clear and well composed the shots are! Shows the race and our beautiful community in an entirely new light. 

We will be producing a 30 minute program each month and each will focus on a specific club project or initiative. The January program will discuss the Club’s Scholarship Program, supported by a six figure endowment. And the February program will be focussed on the Rotary International Polio Plus Program that is very close to complete eradication - only a handful of very isolated cases exist.

A big thank you to the folks at Cheshire TV and members Phil Hueber and Dan White.

The program may be viewed on Cheshire TV or via You Tube

Elm City Rotary Club Launches TV Program 2017-01-24 05:00:00Z 0