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Kiwanis seeks nominations for community awards
01/12/2017
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Two news stories in Hoooksett Banner about seeking nominatioins for Community...

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Kiwanis race has record turnout
11/10/2016
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On Saturday September 17 Hooksett Kiwanis hosted its 6th annual 5K Trail Run...

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Hooksett Kiwanis installs board for 2016-2017
10/26/2016
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On October 5 Hooksett Kiwanis installed its officers and directors for the 2016-17...

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Kooksett Kiwanis Club names Member of the Year
10/20/2016
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Susan Willey has been recognized as Hooksett Kiwanis “2015-2016 Member...

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Kiwanis 5K planned
08/03/2016
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Hooksett, NH – Registration is now open for the 6th annual Hooksett Kiwanis...

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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.

Upcoming event  Nominations are now being accepted for our 8th annual Hooksett Community Leaders Awards program.  The program recognizes businesses and individuals who have made a positive difference in the Hooksett community during the 2016 calendar year.  The program contains seven categories.  One business or individual will be honored from each category at the Hooksett Community Leaders Awards event at the SNHU Dining Center on April 18, 2017. Please click on the Community Leaders tab on the left for information. Below is a group photo of last year's recipients.

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.


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 dfdickson@comcast.net.
 

Date Type Title
01/18/2017 Meeting
01/31/2017 Committee

A conference call to discuss other businesses to send the sponsorship letters to.  A list will be provided by Sue prior to the meeting.

We will also get udpates from everyone on letters that were...

02/01/2017 Meeting
02/06/2017 Event

Receive and distribute children's clothing

02/06/2017 Event

Receive and distribute children's clothing

02/15/2017 Meeting
03/01/2017 Meeting
03/15/2017 Meeting
04/18/2017 Event

Sixth annual recognition event for community leaders. Categories include Hooksett Business of the Year, Adult volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Municipal Employee of the Year and Educators...

04/19/2017 Meeting
05/03/2017 Meeting
05/17/2017 Meeting
06/07/2017 Meeting
06/21/2017 Meeting
07/14/2017 Event

21st annual Kiwanis Open Golf Tournament