April 19, 2004 - Vol. 15, No. 29

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Peter Karagianis, Howard Bacon, Carroll Stafford

Amy Lovisek, Laconia Parks and Recreation Dept., with Joe Adrignola; Randy Brough, Laconia Public Library; Asst. Supt. Marie Ross, Laconia School District; Jackie Bonafide, Community Health & Hospice

Amy Lovisek, Laconia Parks and Recreation Dept., and Past Pres. Joe Adrignola

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Welcome Back
The club let loose with a round of "How Do Ya Do?" on the occasion of Sr. Member Howard Bacon's return from Florida.

Almost everyone is happy to see Sr. Member Howard Bacon's return.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The Partners Speak
Membership Chair Joe Adrignola introduced representatives from some of the organizations we support. Randy Brough, Laconia Public Library, reports that they have raised $500,000 of the $800,000 needed for the planned renovations. He pointed out that our initial $50,000 donation helped encourage other groups to chip in. Asst. Supt. Marie Ross praised the club for our Reading Is FUNdamental programs in the schools and the importance, down the road, of a good reading foundation for students. Jackie Bonafide enumerated the various Community Health & Hospice Young Families programs that we support.

Laconia Public Library's Randy Brough

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Asst. Supt. Marie Ross, Laconia School District, and Jackie Bonafide, Community Health & Hospice

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Chair Nancy Williams reminded everyone of our upcoming visit to the Southern Carroll County club, Skylight Dining, Kingswood Regional High School, Thursday, April 22, 6p. Cost is $15 per person (this is also a fundraiser for their club). On board so far are: Warren Mitchell, Kathy Calvin, Paul Cotton, Larry Murphy, and Don Nelson. Those wishing to caravan should meet at Napa Auto Parts, 5p.

Win a Classic!
Chair Paul Cotton thanked those who worked the roadshow to Psycho-Mania, Portland Expo Building, Portland, Maine, last weekend: Don and Sue Nelson, Dianne Roberts, Roger Ballantyne, Paul and Deb Cotton, Warren Mitchell, Chet Cilley, Roger and Pam Landry, Jane Thibault, and Michael Bastraw. Next up is the Keene Swap Meet, Keene Fairgrounds, Sunday, May 2--8a Set-up: Paul Cotton; 9a-1p: Paul Cotton, Phil Bonafide, and Michael Bastraw; 1p-5p: Paul Cotton, ____________, ____________.

Being a motorcycle fan explained his presence at Psycho-Mania--but Dianne couldn't figure out why Jay Leno was wearing a Patriots' uniform.

Photo by Chet Cilley


Kiwanis Safety Day
Pres. Warren Mitchell advises that the Bike Rodeo will be held in the former Brooks Pharmacy parking lot next to the High School with a rain location at the Community Center on Saturday, May 15. Piche's, Klaus', and Lakes Region Cyclery are on board for inspections and adjustments. Sec.'y Kathy Calvin pointed out that "Turtlehead" brochures for bike helmets are circulating through the schools with our name attached.

Meet You in St. Louis
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin advises that the deadline to get into the New England District hotel for the International Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, June 26-29, is June 16.

Russ Beane, $18

Past Pres. Joe Adrignola does not win.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Linus Pauling
Immediate Past Pres. Larry Murphy says the Key Club is looking for team sponsors for a trivia contest they will be putting on May 4. The cost is $140 for each four-person team. Proceeds from the event will go towards St. Jude's.

Happy Dollars
Russ Beane came up with two bucks for winning the 50/50.

Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Exec. Dir. Greg Goddard, Gunstock Recreation Area, to the club. He presented a slide show of the construction of the new detachable Quad lift and the moving of the old lift to the Pistol slope last year. The $3.8 million project, which included area lighting, snow-making, and dam upgrades, is just Phase 1 of a $13 million improvement plan. This summer they will be adding a miniature golf course and horseback riding. For more information, go to

Exec. Dir. Greg Goddard, Gunstock Recreation Area, and Pres. Warren Mitchell

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Get Your Propaganda
The new club brochure is now available on-line. Click
here or at the Club Brochure link that will be at the bottom of future editions of the Kiwanis Kronikle. After the PDF file downloads, it may be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader, and copies printed out as needed. Comments to this writer are encouraged.

Everything you wanted to know about Laconia Kiwanis but were afraid to ask

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Club Elections
Nominating Committee Chair Phil Bonafide reports the contenders for the club elections at our Annual Meeting, Monday, May 10. President: Paul Cotton; First Vice President: Joe Collie; Second Vice President: Jane Thibault; Directors: Joe Adrignola, Jim Fortier, Steve Loughlin, Don Nelson, and Jeff Stone. Nominations from the floor will be entertained on Monday, May 3.

Monday, May 17
Chief Ken Erikson, Laconia, Fire Dept., will speak.

Monday, May 10
Our guest speakers will be Dr. Dick Stewart and Kinney O'Rourke, Laconia Trails with Rails Exploratory Committee.

Monday, May 3
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, April 26
Major Jeanne B. Jones, Inspector General, N.H. Army National Guard, will be our guest speaker.

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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