Serving the Children of the World
Suncook family physician wins national award
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Story about Hooksett Kiwanis member Dr. Gerard Heverrn who was selected as the...

Racing for time, and Kiwanis Kids Kloset
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Two articles about Kiwanis activities: Annual 5K, and Kid's Kloset Open...

Hooksett Kiwanis Club receives seval awards at District Convention
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Two photos, one about awards received and other highlighting Kiwanis Kids Run.

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Judy Barrett receives Outstanding Lt. Governor Award
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At the recent New England and Bermuda Kiwanis District convention, Judy Barrett...

Kiwanis members prep trail for 5K
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Kiwanis Members prep trail for Trail race

Hooksett Kiwanis members were busy...


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






Community Leaders Awards for 2016  We had another great Community Leaders Event at Southern NH University on April 18, 2017.  Approximately 180 attendees were greeted by the event by our Sue Willey and Dagny Cogan. Todd Rainier welcomed everyone to the event, and introduced a few VIPs in attendance, including Town Council Chair Jim Sullivan. Sullivan offered some very meaningful compliments about the event and recipients, especially Adyson Lavallee. Todd then recognized the event committee and introduced Doris Labbe as our emcee. Doris called each award winner to the podium for remarks along with the nominator. See more information on the Community Leaders tab at left.

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  

Hooksett Kiwanis takes pride in providing leadership opportunities to middle and high school children. To help accomplish this, wWe 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.
We also sponsor a Hooksett Community Food Pantry and Kid's Kloset where families can receive food and clothing at no cost.  Please see tabs at left for additional information about these programs.

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  the function room at New England's Tap House restaurant.  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 fredwbishop@comcast.net   

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.

IRS Filings: 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. Our 2015-2016 filing may be viewed by clicking on the following link: 990EZ 2015-2016. The 2014-2015 filing may be viewed by clicking on the following link: 990EZ for 2014-2015 and for 2013-2014 click on this link: 990EZ 2013-2014.  If any interested party needs additional information, please request this from Secretary Fred Bishop at 603-625-1555 or by email at fredwbishop@comcast.net  

Date Type Title
11/01/2017 Meeting

Tour of NH Liquor Commission warehouse in Bow followed by club meeting at Robie's store

11/06/2017 Event

Receive and distribute children's clothing

11/06/2017 Event

Receive and distribute children's clothing

11/15/2017 Meeting

Regular Club meeting. Speaker will be Peter ramsay from the Palace Theatre.

11/27/2017 Committee

Monthly board meeting

12/06/2017 Meeting

Regular Club Meeting. Speaker is Katie McKenna. She is a Writer and Motivational Speaker www.netgalley.com/catalog,book/89546


12/18/2017 Committee

Monthly board meeting

12/20/2017 Meeting

Annual Holiday Party and Live Auction

01/03/2018 Meeting

Regular Club Meeting

01/17/2018 Meeting

Regular Club Meeting, speaker will be Mark Blasco from Chuckster's.

01/22/2018 Committee

Monthly board meeting

02/07/2018 Meeting

Regular Club meeting, speaker TBA

02/21/2018 Meeting

Regular Club meeting, speaker TBA

02/26/2018 Committee

Monthly board meeting

03/07/2018 Meeting

Regular Club meeting, speaker TBA