Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
Kiwanis 5K planned
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Hooksett, NH – Registration is now open for the 6th annual Hooksett Kiwanis...

Kotowski named Hooksett Citizen of the Year (page 2 of 2)
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Page 2 of 2 of article about Frank Kotowski, Hooksett Citizen of Year.

Kotowski named Hooksett Citizen of the Year
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Feature Article in Hooksett Banner about Hooksett Kiwanis Charter President...

Kiwanis Foundation honors community leaders
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Feature article in Hooksett Banner about Hooksett Kiwanis Foundation honoring...

Recognition Awards, Scholarships, and Kid's Kloset
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Three articles published in Hooksett Banner on March 3 and 10, 2016 about the...


Hooksett Kiwanis is one of more than 8,000 Kiwanis Clubs located in over 90 nations, and one of very few to earn distinguished status in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Our primary focus is improving the lives of children in our community and throughout the world.

Past and upcoming events Our 20th annual golf tournament was held on July 15th at Canterbury Woods Country Club. Our next event is the 6th Annual 5K Trail Race and Kid's Fun Run on September 17. For information about both events, please click on the appropriate tab on the left side of this page.

Additional information available on our website:

By clicking on the various tabs and links on this home page you can learn much about our community service organization.  Included are a list of our current members, names of our officers, our projects, our committees, membership information, a list of upcoming meetings, and much more. We encourage you to check back often for club news and event announcements. For information about Kiwanis membership, please click on the Home tab at the left and then, in the drop-down menu, click on the tab for Information about Kiwanis Membership  

We are very proud to sponsor a Kiwanis Builders Club of 75 members at Cawley Middle School, a Builders Club at Hillside Middle School in Manchester with 50 members, and a Kiwanis Key Club of 125 members at Manchester Central High School.
On October 1, 2009 the Hooksett Community Food Pantry became a Kiwanis sponsored program. Please see tab at left for additional information about this program.

The Club's signature project is developing walking and biking trails in Hooksett. The magazine photo at the top of this page shows several Kiwanis family members on a Kiwanis constructed trail.  In December 2010 we completed a second trail project, resurfacing nearly all of the 1.5 mile Head's Pond Trail from Route 3 to the Great Pond.

The Kiwanis Club of Hooksett meets for dinner on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM at  Tucker's restaurant. In July and August, meetings are hosted by members at their homes. Guests are always welcome. If you would like to join us for a meeting, contact Fred Bishop  at 603-625-1555 or by email at 

Hooksett Community Recognition Awards Announcement

The Hooksett Kiwanis Foundation is pleased to have recognized the recepients of the 7th annual Hooksett Community Recognition Awards program.  Profiles of the recipients will be found in the tab "Community Recognition" on the left side of this home page. From this page, please click on "Award Winners 2016" to see a profile of all of the recipients. Additional photos from the event will be found on the Hooksett Kiwanis Facebook Page 

Hooksett Kiwanis Named NH's Outstanding Volunteer Group

In November 2013 Volunteer NH selected Hooksett Kiwanis as New Hampshire's Outstanding Service Group. Hooksett Kiwanis provides service in five key areas within the greater Hooksett community. It operates the Hooksett Community Food pantry, located within the Hooksett Town offices. Annually, 30 volunteers work more than 3,000 hours purchasing food, sorting, packing, distributing food to clients of the pantry. It also operates the Kiwanis Kid’s Kloset, also located at the Hooksett Town Offices. Annually, 10 volunteers work more than 600 hours receiving, washing, sorting and organizing donated children’s clothing, hosting monthly “open house” events where families visit, shop through the clothing and take at no charge all clothing their children may need.

The organization constructs and maintains community walking trails. Collectively about 20 members have built and maintained about 2.5 miles of non-motorized trails. During the past year volunteers worked about 70 hours cleaning ditches and the trail surface of limbs, debris and trash.

It supports youth leadership education by sponsoring and funding the Manchester Central High School Key Club and Hooksett Cawley and Manchester Hillside Middle School Builders Clubs. Student members learn leadership skill as they perform volunteer projects at school and in the community. Collectively 250 members completed dozens of community service projects over the past year. These organizations are completely student led with advisory support and funds provided by Hooksett Kiwanis.

Lastly, Hooksett Kiwanis annually organizes and hosts a major Community Leaders Recognition event where seven community volunteers, businesses, and municipal and business leaders are recognized for their community contribution. Award winners are profiled in the media and the annual Hooksett Municipal Town report.


Hooksett Kiwanis also has a non profit charitable foundation which received approval from the IRS on February 8, 2005 to operate as a 501c3 corporation. 2014-2015 filing may be viewed by clicking on the following link: 990EZ for 2014-2015. For 2013-2014 click on this link: 990EZ 2013-2014, and for a copy of our 2012-2013 click this link: 990EZ for 2012-2013.pdf. If any interested party needs additional information, please request this from Secretary David Dickson at 603-627-9773 or by email at

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10/29/2016 Event

Operate Concession stand to provide food and beverages for participants and spectators.

11/2/2016 Meeting

The speaker will be Judith Maloy, CEO of Polaris Direct in Hooksett. This company is one of New Hampshire’s largest and fastest growing woman-managed businesses ($25 million-plus in annual sales)....

11/7/2016 Event

Receive and distribute children's clothing

11/16/2016 Meeting

Our speaker will be Dan Bouchard, Executive Director of the Hooksett Chamber of Commerce.  He plans to discuss the mission of the Chamber and how it and Kiwanis might be able to work in conjunction...

11/25/2016 Event

Ring bells to benefit Hooksett branch of the Salvation Army at north entrance of Wal Mart in Hooksett.

11/26/2016 Event


Red Kettle Bell Ringing

12/3/2016 Event


Red Kettle Bell Ringing

12/7/2016 Meeting

Our speaker will be JoAnne Schottler from the Pease Greeters, a group of volunteers who welcome members of our armed forces who pass through Pease Airport on their way to or from areas of conflict.

12/10/2016 Event


Red Kettle Bell Ringing

12/17/2016 Event


Red Kettle Bell Ringing

12/21/2016 Meeting

Holiday meeting

12/24/2016 Event


Red Kettle Bell Ringing

1/4/2017 Meeting
1/18/2017 Meeting
2/1/2017 Meeting