January 13, 2003 - Vol. 14, No. 15

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Dan Fisher

Senior Members
Peter Karagianis, Bob Turner, Paul Normandin

Happy Birthday
Don Nelson led the singing for birthday boy, Paul Normandin.

Sr. Member Paul Normandin gets birthdayed.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Minus Two
Dan Fisher and Nate Robertson have turned in their resignations effective immediately. Dan is moving to Connecticut and Nate to Philadelphia. Both have accepted new positions. Only Joe Collie will be left at the kiddy table now. We not only are losing two good guys, but two board members, our 2nd VP, and Membership Chair.

Farewell and adieu.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Joe Adrignola, again, $16.50

A familiar sight.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Dan Fisher since there is only 1 foot of snow in CT. Nate for his new job. Joe for winning again. Steve for not having to take minutes since I showed up.

Win a Classic!
Paul Cotton reports that he and Warren Mitchell met this AM at Warren's heated garage and cleaned/organized the trailer. Past weekend at the Shriner's Auditorium went well, even though not as good as prior year due to a different location. Phil B's team of Larry & Rosemary Murphy and Chet & Gracie Cilley garnered $1,975 for the first day. Don's team of Sue, Warren, Nancy Williams took home $2,746 on Sunday, for a weekend total of $4,721. Thanks to all for helping out. Total take to date is $12,582...about half way to break even!! Next dates are Bayside Expo on Feb 1 and 2; Rockingham Park on Feb 8 and 9.

Paul Cotton, our Motorcycle Raffle guru.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Guest Speaker
David Stamps, President of the Board of Directors, Lakes Region Day Care Center (
www.lrdaycare.org). A powerpoint presentation showed some interesting graphs on the development of children. It was noted that a child's brain develops 90% by age 4 but only 10% of education funding goes towards this same age group. 90% of funding is for higher education. Point being that we need to focus more on early education for the greatest impact. LRDC provides day care starting with children ages 8 weeks. There is also pre-school and kindergarten programs, before and after school programs, and summer programs. About 300 meals are also served daily. The weekly cost is well over $200 per child but there is a sliding scale payment arrangement based upon need. No one pays the full cost, which is why fundraising is so important for the Center. David will be contacting us later this year for our assistance with their summer program. He thanked us for the good work we do for the children of the Lakes Region.

David Stamps, Lakes Region Daycare, and Past Pres. Joe Adrignola

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Monday, February 10
Michael Cozort will provide a slide presentation of his travels.

Monday, February 3
Boards meet, NISE

Monday, January 27
Exec. Dir. Margaret Franckhauser, Community Health & Hospice, will talk about their childrens' programs.

Monday, January 20

Reported by Randy Eifert

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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