January 31, 2005 - Vol. 16, No. 18

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Joe Adrignola

Senior Members
Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin

Chair Joe Adrignola reports that the books the Santa Fund gave us have been sorted and dispersed to the appropriate school grades. The sign-up sheet for the next round of Reading Is FUNdamental visits made the rounds. Pleasant Street School, Monday, February 14, 1:45p-2:45p: Don Nelson, Kathy Calvin, Warren Mitchell, Jane Thibault, ___________, ___________. Elm Street School, Wednesday, February 16, 1:45p-2:45p: Don Nelson, Kathy Calvin, Joe Collie, Jane Thibault, Warren Mitchell, ___________. Woodland Heights School, Wednesday, March 2, 9:15a-10:30a: Joe Adrignola, Don Nelson, Larry Murphy, John Stow, Kathy Calvin, Warren Mitchell.

For the Banner
Pres. Paul Cotton advises we received two banner patches for supporting the Revolutions tickets fundraiser and the Saddlebag Commission.

Win a Classic!
Pres. Paul Cotton noted the participation of the crew at Rockingham Race Track, Salem, last weekend: Paul Cotton, Phil Bonafide, Warren Mitchell, Don and Sue Nelson, Roger and Pam Landry, Larry and Rosemary Murphy. For various considerations, we will not be attending the bike expo at the World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts, next weekend.

Getting Better All the Time
Jane Thibault reports that Sr. Member Bob Turner is doing well and back at home at 7 Kinsman Dr., Taylor Community.

How 'Bout Those Celtics?
Past Pres. Larry Murphy says he has the opportunity to get discounted tickets to Boston Celtics games.

Sgt.@Arms Roger Landry found Dianne Roberts and Chet Cilley pinless.

Russ Beane, $17

Happy Dollars
Russ Beane had $5 for winning the above; Jim Fortier had one for his new granddaughter Jordyn.

Sgt.@Arms Roger Landry found John Stow pinless and Chet Cilley pinless and late.

Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Program Director Edward Orlowski, Child and Family Services, to the club. The organization administers Camp Spaulding overlooking the Contoocook River in Penacook and is dedicated to providing the camp experience to low and moderate income families. The costs are adjusted for each family's income. This cost is $50 minimum and $76 average which is only part of the actual $600 which musts be subsidized. Campers range in age from 8-14 with older ones becoming Counselors. Ed (a member of Concord Kiwanis) showed a 5-min. video with testimonials from some of the campers. For more information go to

Pres. Paul Cotton and Program Director Ed Orlowski, Child and Family Services

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


So You Think You Know Everything
submitted by Sr. Member Ed Chertok
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. A snail can sleep for three years. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill. Almonds are a member of the peach family. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. Butterflies taste with their feet. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. There are more chickens than people in the world. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself. ...Now you know everything.

Monday, March 14
Our speaker will be School Resource Officer Kathleen Yale, Laconia Police Dept.

Monday, March 7
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, February 28

Tuesday, February 22

Monday, February 14
Supt. Joe Panarello, Belknap County House of Corrections will speak.

Monday, February 7
Boards meet; NISE

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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