February 11, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 20

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Warren Mitchell

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Carroll Stafford, Dennis Denoncourt

Don't Show Up
As Monday next is Presidents' Day, we will meet on Tuesday, February 19. Sgt. Robert Bryant, N.H. Fish & Game will provide a special Powerpoint presentation.

Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide reports that we took in $4895 at the Rockingham Park roadshow--$2460 on Saturday and $2435 on Sunday. That puts us in the $3000 net area. Thanx to Dick Breton, Warren Mitchell, Phil Bonafide, Kathy Calvin, Jim and Arline Fortier, Ed Merski, Steve Loughlin, Michael Bastraw, Roger and Pam Landry, Nancy Williams, Don and Sue Nelson, and Joe Collie for keeping up the side. The next roadshow will be in March at the Steeplegate Mall, Concord, for the Boat Show. This is a 3-day weekend so we'll need all hands pitching in...especially on Friday.

Kathy Calvin, Dick Breton and grandaughter Meghan, Michael Bastraw, Arlene and Jim Fortier, Warren Mitchell, Ed Merski, and Phil Bonafide give new meaning to over-staffing.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


WZLX-FM Boston News Dir. Lauren Verge and kids get into that whole Harley experience.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sec.'y Kathy Calvin seeks what refuge she can against an irrate attendee Pres. Phil Bonafide is having trouble talking down.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Meghan with her pepere, Sr. Member Dick Breton

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Skippi avoids making eye contact with aviophile Jim Fortier.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sr. Member Ed Merski takes money from strangers. (And none stranger than pop star Billy Joel's unacknowledged brother, Lowell.)

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Arlene Fortier follows the money.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sue Nelson shows Joe Collie, our newest hawker, how to push the paper.

Photo by Don Nelson



Photo by Don Nelson


Kathy Calvin, Don and Sue Nelson, Nancy Williams and Parrott at Bayside Expo.

Photo by Courtesy Vendor


Diamond Anniversary
V.P. Larry Murphy has a list of potential advertisers for The Citizen supplement.

Special Board Meeting
Pres. Phil Bonafide reports the Board voted $1150 to purchase the imprinted Crest toothpaste kits for the elementary schools of Laconia, Gilford, and Belmont. They should arrive before the end of February, National Childrens' Dental Month, and will be passed out by the hygienists through the rest of this school year and into the next.

Meet the Externs
The Dental Resource Center invites us to meet the new group of Tufts students on Tuesday, February 26.

Sec.'y Kathy Calvin reports that the books for the Reading Is FUNdamental program have arrived at one of the schools. We will be distributing books to students at Elm St. and Pleasant St. Schools on March 6 and at Woodland Heights on March 27. Volunteers will be needed.

Sgt.@Arms Nancy Parrott found Russ and Scott Beane tardy.

John Grocki, Dan Fisher, and Nate Robertson, $22

David Stamps draws from the Pickle Jar of Destiny.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


V.P. John Grocki ignores a solicitation request.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Guest Speaker
Steve Loughlin introduced David Stamps, Main Street Initiative, to the club. A Laconia native, Stamps has served on local planning boards and is the owner of dbstamps consulting services. His visual presentation reviewed Laconia's downtown history and points out possible directions to propel the city into the company of other Main Street Programs. The State of New Hampshire program grant winners will number three out of the five applicants. To put our best foot forward towards qualifying, it's important that everyone submit a letter of commitment of time and/or money to the Main St. Initiative, c/o Belknap Mill, Mill Plaza, Laconia, NH 03246. In addition to the 70 people already actively working on the grant application, additional volunteers will be needed as well as monetary donations.

David Stamps, Main Street Initiative of Laconia, Inc. and Steve Loughlin.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Well, we look like a thoughtfully serious group.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Pres. Phil Bonafide would like all members to review the bylaws and suggest any changes they feel would be in the best interests of the club. The bylaws are now online
here or by clicking the links that will appear on all new Kronikle pages.

Monday, March 4
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, February 25
Easter Seals will speak; presenters and topic T.B.A.

Tuesday, February 19
Sgt. Robert Bryant, N.H. Fish & Game will provide a special Powerpoint presentation.


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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