January 9, 2006 - Vol. 17, No. 15

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry

Senior Members
Roger Ballantyne, Dennis Denoncourt, Peter Karagianis, Warren Mitchell, Ed Merski

The Right Honorable Jim Depoian with Roger Ballantyne; Past Pres. Bill Plante with Warren Mitchell; Bob Hunt with Nancy Williams-Hunt; Sue Nelson with Don Nelson

Past Pres. Bill Plante drops in for a visit.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Bob Hunt and Past Pres. Nancy Williams-Hunt

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Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne and his only friend, Jim Depoian

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Don't Show Up
Pres. Joe Collie advises that our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 17, because of the holiday. After the regular meeting we will be taking a field trip to Lou Ricciardiello's greenhouse at 93 Gunstock Hill Rd., Gilford. Head east on Rte. 11A (Gilford Ave.); as you head downhill towards Gilford Village, take a left onto Gunstock Hill Rd. which is opposite Hoyt Rd. Look for a green mailbox on the right to 88 Gunstock Hill Rd.; shortly after, take a right on the dirt road that leads right to the greenhouse. He recommends that everyone drive in the center of his driveway.

This writer lays down the directions to the greenhouse.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Win a Classic!
Past Pres. Don Nelson reports that he and Sue Nelson; Jim and Arline Fortier, and Larry and Rosemary Murphy worked the Connecticut motorcycle show last weekend. Sue Nelson advises that she will be sending a thank-you note and to-shirt to a 7 year old show goer who donated a penny to the club. The sign-up sheet went around for our show at the Shriners' Auditorium, Wilmington, Mass. Saturday, January 14--Set-up 8a: Paul Cotton, Warren Mitchell; 10a-2p: Roger Landry, Pam Landry, ____________; 2p-5p: Don Nelson, Sue Nelson, ____________. Sunday, January 15--10a-3p: Phil Bonafide, Kathy Calvin, ____________; Take-down 3p-5p: Paul Cotton, Warren Mitchell.

Working the Kettle
Sr. Member Warren Mitchell noted that we took in $830.45 at the Salvation Army kettle, up from $640 last year.

Events Pending
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin reminded everyone of the next District Convention, March 10-12, Worcester, Massachusetts; and the International Convention in Montreal, in June.

Peter Karagianis/Ed Merski, $21

V.P. Dianne Roberts pays off Sr. Members Ed Merski and Peter Karagianis.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Dennis Denoncourt and Roger Landry were found pinless.

Happy Dollars
Peter Karagianis had $2 for winning the 50/50; Nancy Williams-Hunt had a buck for husband Bob retiring to Meredith.

Guest Speaker
Past Pres. Nancy Williams introduced Hon. Member Lou Ricciardiello to the club. Dr. Lou had a powerpoint presentation on his rare and prized Amorphophallus Titanum, originally from Sumatra, which he grew from a seed to it's present height of 20 feet.

Dr. Lou Ricciardiello runs the show.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


A few fun facts

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Pres. Joe Collie keeps an eye on things.

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Orchid groupies converge.

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Happy Birthdays
January babies include Sr. Member Paul Normandin and Hon. Member Tex Holland.

Monday, January 25
Guest speaker will be Dick Metz, Old Boys Toys.

Tuesday, January 17
After the regular meeting we will travel to the greenhouse of Dr. Lou Ricciardiello.

Michael Bastraw

Kiwanis Kronikle is a weekly publication of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, N.H., P.O. Box 757, Laconia, N.H. 03247-0757. We meet Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Rd., Gilford, N.H. Please call your President or Secretary about any Member or family member in case of illness. Email: Michael Bastraw or Steve Loughlin

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