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Kiwanis Night and Kid's Kloset
05/31/2017
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Article and ad about two events: Kid's Kloset Open House and Kiwanis night...

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Hooksett's Best
05/30/2017
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Group photo of award winners at the 2017 community Leaders Awards banquet.

Community...

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Dancer to Kiwanis Club: just keep going
04/19/2017
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Speaker at Kiwanis meeting on April 5 was Aaron Tolson. Aaron has an extensive...

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Hooksett School District receives Kiwanis award
04/12/2017
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The Hooksett Kiwanis Foundation has selected the Hooksett School District as...

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Union Leader Publisher speaks to Kiwanis Club
04/04/2017
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Brief story about the publisher of the State's largest newsspaper speaking...

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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.

Hooksett Open Golf Tournament: 2017. Our 21st annual golf tournament will be held at Pembroke Pines Country Club on July 14. Please click on the Golf Tournament tab to the left for more information.

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  

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07/10/2017 Event

Receive and distribute children's clothing

07/10/2017 Event

Receive and distribute children's clothing

07/14/2017 Event

Our 21st Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Pembroke Pines Country Club at site where it all began (formerly known as Plausawa Valley Country Club).

07/17/2017 Meeting

Summer meeting at the Hevern's lake house.

09/06/2017 Meeting
09/16/2017 Event

 

 

Annual 5 K race to support foundation fund raising goals.

09/20/2017 Meeting