Hooksett Kiwanis is a volunteer organization of women and men dedicated to improving the lives of children in the community and around the world.

February 21st 2018 Meeting

Hooksett Kiwanis takes pride in providing leadership opportunities to middle and high school children. To help accomplish this, we are very proud to sponsor...

  • Kiwanis Builders Club of 75 members at Cawley Middle School,
  • Kiwanis Builders Club at Hillside Middle School in Manchester with 50 members, 
  • Kiwanis Key Club of 125 members at Manchester Central High School.

Hooksett Kiwanis also sponsors 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 maintaining walking and biking trails at Head's Pond in Hooksett, including 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

News & Press

Guest speaker Kris Frank Talks about Organ Donation - 05/17/2018
news image

Thanks to our guest speaker and fellow Kiwanian, Kris Frank, Senior Donation Coordinator for New England Donor Services, we were treated to a moving and eye-opening account of her role in organ donor services. The stories of the lives that are saved by the generosity of organ donors was very touching, giving us all pause to seriously consider becoming an organ donor.

She indicated that we can join the donor registry by visiting, or if you’re an iPhone user, you can register right from the native Health App.

Two Community members address Kiwanis Club - 05/17/2018
news image

Article in Hooksett Banner about two recent speakers at Kiwanis Club meetings: Amanda Grappone Osmer, CEO of Grappone Group and Will Stewart, Executive Director of Stay, Work and Play.

Hooksett Kiwanis Honored with Distinguished Club Award - 05/06/2018
news image

Kiwanis International  has awarded the Hooksett Kiwanis the Distinguished Club Award for 2016-2017. Due to the rigorous criteria for a club's eligibility for this award, only 11 clubs (7.5%) in New England & Bermuda achieved this distinguished status last year. Congratulations are in order to the immediate Past President, Todd Rainier, and to the entire club for receiving this award!

Hooksett community leaders honored by Kiwanis - 05/03/2018
news image

On April 3, nearly 200 gathered in the Conference Dining Center at Southern NH University to honor several Hooksett Community Leaders. The event was sponsored and organized by the Hooksett Kiwanis Foundation. Doris Labbe served as emcee. Recipients and presenters were as follows:

  • Tammy Hooker, Adult Volunteer of the Year, presented by Mary Farwell and Mac Broderick.
  • Katelyn Howe, Youth Volunteer of the Year, presented by Fred Bishop.
  • Shannon Baldoumas, Elementary Educator of the Year by Principal Ben Loi
  • Bernadette Olsen, Middle School Educator of the Year by Principal Matt Benson
  • Donna Fitzpatrick, Municipal Employee of the Year, presented by Heather Rainier
  • Merchants Automotive Group, Large...

Kid's Kloset Cleanup - 04/19/2018
news image

Front page article in Hooksett Banner about Boy Scout Troop 292 performing cleanup of the Hooksett Kiwanis Kids Kloset.

Amanda Grappone Osmer, fourth generation CEO of the Grappone Auto Group, spoke to a capacity crowd Hooksett Kiwanis meeting! - 04/18/2018
news image

Amanda Grappone Osmer, fourth generation CEO of the Grappone Auto Group, spoke to a capacity crowd at the Hooksett Kiwanis meeting on April 18 at New England’s Tap House Grille. She is a down-to-earth young woman leading a multi-million-dollar organization with 340 employees, whom she refers to as “Team Members”. She provided a brief history of her family’s involvement in the auto business, starting with the gas station opened by her great grandparents, Rocco and Emmanuelle Grappone in 1924. The business has grown to five new-car dealerships in Bow NH. With the unfortunate passing of her brother, she refers to herself as the “last man standing” in her...

Details for 2018 Kiwanis Community Leaders Awards - 03/28/2018
news image

Ninth Annual Kiwanis Community Leader Awards - Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Southern New Hampshire University  [View/Print Map]
2500 North River Road 
Manchester, NH Dining Center (Upstairs)

6:00 PM Social Hour    
7:00 Dinner    
8:15 Awards

Men-suit/sports jacket/tie (no jeans/no sneakers); Women: Dress/pants suit/skirt (no jeans/no sneakers)

Park in Lot 26-C behind the Dining Center.  If you would like to take a shuttle, there will be a van with “Above And Beyond Daycare” on it at the bus stop near this parking lot.  You can also walk between the Library and the Dining Hall to the front...

Georgette Peltak welcomed back to Hooksett Kiwanis Family!! - 03/21/2018
news image

At our March 21st dinner meeting Georgette Peltak was warmly welcomed back into the Hooksett Kiwanis Family by Barry Cogan, our current President, after having taken a hiatus from the Club due to family commitments. She was the 100th member of the Manchester Kiwanis Club back in the 90s when she made Manchester her home and was inducted by our very own Fred Bishop. She is currently serving as co-advisor to the nascient Key Club at Pinkerton Academy and is looking forward to being part of Hooksett Kiwanis once again.

Will Stewart from Stay Work Play NH--Guest Speaker at Dinner Meeting - 03/21/2018
news image

We were joined by guest speaker Will Stewart the Executive Director of Stay Work Play NH during our March 21st dinner meeting. With his skills as a published author and extensive background in journalism and community services, Will is a natural exponent of the Stay Work Play NH mission which focuses on working "collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the State as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities."

Will indicated that the Stay, Work and Play NH organization was established...

Community Impact Award 2018 - Girl Scouts Troop 10085 - 03/18/2018
news image

Big CONGRATS and BEST WISHES to The Girl Scouts of Troop 10085 who are to receive Hooksett's Community Impact 2018 Award on April 3rd at the Hooksett Kiwanis annual Community Leaders Banquet.

The Girl Scouts of Troop 10085 are High School Juniors who have been together since Kindergarten. In addition to working hard in High School, participating in activities such as band, sports, and working part-time jobs, they have provided outstanding service to our community.

Examples of its community service include landscaping and building a sign for the Cawley Middle School Outdoor Classroom, landscaping and painting a sign at Underhill School, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, planting a...

See more news...

Upcoming Events/Meetings

Regular meeting

New England's Tap House Grille -
1292 Hooksett Rd
Hooksett, NH, 03106
United States
Wednesday - April 18, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00