February 13, 2006 - Vol. 17, No. 20

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Peter Karagianis

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

Key Club
Jen Reinholz, Cara Clemens, Kayne Kreitzer

Kayne Kreitzer, Cara Clemens, and Jen Reinholz from the Key Club

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Pres. Joe Collie reports we received a Valentine card from Community Health & Hospice.

We Are Invited
The sign-up sheet went around for our table for eight at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, Thursday, February 16, Winnipesaukee Expo Center, 6p cocktails.

Show Up Here
Pres. Joe Collie noted again that we will meet in the Busiel Community Room at One Mill Plaza, Tuesday, February 21. Our guest speaker will be aerial photographer William Hemmel.

Get 'Em Here
Roger Landry distributed club shirts to those who ordered them.

Coming Up Orchids
Pres. Joe Collie is putting together a committee to explore fundraising options for Hon. Member Ricciardiello's orchid. On board so far are Past Pres. Joe Adrignola and Nancy Williams-Hunt, Hon. Member Dick Breton, and Roger Landry.

Key Club Biz
Kayne Kreitzer reports that the Key Club is still working on their fundraising pageant and plan on sending members to the District Convention in Springfield, March 31.

Thanx, Part 2
Pres. Joe Collie reports we received a thank-you note from the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center for our donation.

Win a Classic!
Immediate Past Pres. Paul Cotton passed around the sign-up sheet for the N.H. Home Show, The Center of N.H., Manchester. Friday, March 10--11a-3p: Paul Cotton, Warren Mitchell; 3p-8p: ______________, ______________. Saturday, March 11--10a-3p: Don Nelson, Sue Nelson; 3p-8p: Kathy Calvin, ______________. Sunday, March 12--10a-3p: ______________, ______________; 3p-4p Take-Down: Paul Cotton, Warren Mitchell.

Teen Center Fun
Dianne Zawacki had invitations to Family, Friends, and Fun Night, Friday, February 24, 6:30p-9:30p, at the Teen Center.

Jim Fortier, $17

Past Pres. Jim Fortier and his winnings

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Found pinless were Kathy Calvin, Chet Cilley, and Paul Cotton.

Happy Dollars
Jim Fortier had one for winning the 50/50.

Guest Speakers
This writer introduced Program Dir. Paula Rais, Museum to You, to the club. She will be managing the Children's Museum of Portsmouth's traveling museum at the Belknap Mill, February 15-March 25. Hands-on displays and special programs will be featured free of charge. Exec. Dir. Denny Doleac, who founded the museum in 1983, pointed out that they are looking for volunteers to help staff Museum to You while it is in town. Pres. Joe Collie presented a $250 donation. For more information go to

Pres. Joe Collie with Exec. Dir. Denny Doleac and Program Dir. Paul Rais, Museum to you.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


International Convention Up North
by Sr. Member Ed Chertok
Polly and I have had the pleasure of attending several International Conventions. Our first in Houston, then Salt Lake City in 1996, Denver in 1999, also Montreal & Nashville, Tennessee. The 91st will be in Montreal--June 28-July 2. I urge every Kiwanian who can do so to attend:
1. Montreal is close enough for easy drive which eliminates the expense of round trip air fares.
2. Attending gives one a conception and understanding of what Kiwanis accomplishes worldwide.
3. There are all kinds of ideas on fundraising as well as new kinds of projects that one can bring back to their home community.
4. Socializing with other Kiwanians is a great experience.
5. If Kathy Calvin doesn't already have Kiwanis Convention Materials, she can get it for as many members who would like to look over the program.
6. I believe the club has some funds budgeted to help those who attend. I urge every member to attend. Montreal is a great city to visit.

Monday, February 27
Guest speaker will be Dick Metz, Old Boys Toys.

Tuesday, February 21
We will meet in the Busiel Community Room at One Mill Plaza. Aerial photographer William Hemmel will show some of his work. There will be a special Boards meeting.

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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In Memory of Max Chertok, Charter Member - Normandin, Cheney, & O'Neil - Byse Agency - Baron's Major Brands - Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home - Decorative Interiors - Laconia Savings Bank - Meredith Village Savings Bank - Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. - The Village Bank - Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant - Quik Laundry & Cleaners - Stafford Oil Company, Inc. - The Home Beautiful - Cantin Chevrolet/Mitsubishi


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