April 7, 2003 - Vol. 14, No. 27

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Phil Bonafide

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Peter Karagianis, Carroll Stafford, Ed Merski, Paul Normandin

Win a Classic!
Chair Paul Cotton reports we took in $3921 at the Northeast Motorcycle Expo, World Trade Center, Boston, last weekend. As Rotary took in $2400, that means Warren Clement owes Paul a cup of coffee and must come to one of our meetings. We "expected more people" which would explain the relatively low take but "we will go back next year." Thanx to the crew who worked the show: Paul Cotton, Warren Mitchell, Larry and Rosemary Murphy, Carroll and Sandy Stafford, Michael Bastraw, Kathy Calvin, Phil Bonafide and Jackie Bonafide, Don and Sue Nelson, Roger and Pam Landry, and Joe and Vi Adrignola. Paul wants to get a new, more portable "Tupperware" ticket drum. He has also been in touch with promoter Rick Sullivan who will put us in the Rochester Fair August next, and possibly a show in Portland. To date we have sold over $37,000-worth of tickets for a net of over $13,000. Our next roadshow is in our own back yard: a Home and Garden Show, Winnipesaukee Expo, April 12 and 13. Signed up are--Friday set-up: Paul Cotton and Larry Murphy; Saturday, 9a-1p: Larry Murphy and Don Nelson; 1p-5p: Bob Turner and Michael Bastraw; Sunday, 10a-1p: Roger and Pam Landry; 1p-4p: Paul Cotton and Kathy and Patty Jeanne Calvin.

Bike Rodeo
Treas. Chet Cilley has talked with Dennis Dionne of the Main Street Program and it looks like our May 10 Bike Rodeo will take place in the City Hall parking lot. The committee should plan on meeting after the regular meeting Monday next.

Division Meets
Pres. Larry Murphy reminded everyone that the Division Caucus will be at the Stafford Farms Restaurant, Tuesday, April 8, 6p. On the agenda is the election of a Lt. Governor and Lt. Governor-Designate. The club will pick up the cost for anyone who cares to attend.

Pres. Larry Murphy advises that he got a call from Laurie Rollo who is interested in coming to a meeting after she had seen the article on our donation to Community Health & Hospice.

Cash Raffle
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin received two $20 cash raffle tickets from the Keene club. Pres. Larry Murphy directed us to buy one of them.

Almost an Auction
Pres. Larry Murphy was the winning/only bidder of $5 for the lilac print tie he donated.

Free Meal
Don Nelson


Happy Dollars


Guest Speaker

Boards Matters
The Boards paid out $3778.50 to DARE; $91 for dental bills; leave of absence was given to Nancy Parrott for March 3 through June 15 and Charlie St. Clair until April 15 and Scott Beane from March 3 to May 3; $250 went to Laconia Little League; $200 to Senior Babe Ruth; $1000 towards 4th of July fireworks; thanx was given to One Mill Plaza for letting us meet there in January and February; Warren Clement was nominated for 2nd V.P. and Paul Cotton for Director; and Bob Page's letter of resignation was accepted.

Happy Birthday
April babies include Sr. Member Howard Bacon, Past Pres. Joe Adrignola, Scott Beane, Sec.'y Kathy Calvin; Charlie St. Clair, and Randy Eifert.

Alive in Florida

Wednesday, April 2, 2003: You might ask the powers that be in the club the question: Is't it time to renew our adds in the bulletin. It seems to me that it is way over a year, maybe two since I last sent in my check for the $ 100. It should be easy money for the club. Weather here has been great. March set a record for being the warmest in many years. Hope all is well with you. Ed Chertok.

For Immediate Release by Randy Eifert
Laconia Kiwanis Club donates $5,000 to Lakes Region Day Care Center - Laconia, NH
Joseph Adrignola, Past President of the Laconia Kiwanis Club and current chair of the club ís "Young Children, Priority One" initiative and Jan Skipper, Executive Director of Lakes Region Day Care Center announced today that the Laconia Kiwanis Club, through the Laconia Kiwanis Charities Fund, is donating $5,000.00 to the LRDC summer camp program. The summer camp program is a nine-week program for elementary school children and is based at the Memorial Middle School. It strives to engage children in a variety of activities that are both fun and educational. Activities include trips to the beach, arts and crafts, recreational games, swimming lessons, karate and gymnastics instruction. The funds donated by Kiwanis will enable the higher-cost activities of karate and gymnastics to continue uninterrupted. Adrignola says, "We are pleased to be able to support such a worthy non-profit such as Lakes Region Day Care. Our focus at Kiwanis has always been the children of the Lakes Region and this is just one way we can help." For seventy-five years the Laconia Kiwanis Club has been dedicated to the needs of young children through its support for the Kiwanis Dental Program, the Laconia High School Key Club, Reading Is FUNdamental, bicycle safety, Little League, DARE, scholarships, and Shots for Tots. The Laconia Kiwanis Club is accepting applications for new members as well as financial support for programs which serve the children of Lakes Region communities. Over the past 75 years, the Laconia Kiwanis Club has raised and expended over a half million dollars for children in the Lakes Region. The club meets at 6:15 PM every Monday evening at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford. For more information, contact Randy Eifert at 524-4535 or visit laconiakiwanis.com.

David Stamps, Chairman of the Board, and Jan Skipper, Executive Director of the Lakes Region Day Care Center accepts a donation from Joe Adrignola, representing the members of the Laconia Kiwanis Club.

Photo by Randy Eifert


Monday, May 5
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, April 28
Archaeologist Karl Rhonke will speak on the White Mountain National Forest.

Monday, April 21
Our guest speaker will be Ernie Bolduc who will talk about his herd of buffalo.

Monday, April 14
Pres. Bill Johnson, Ozanam Place will speak; Bike Rodeo committee will meet.

The Suggestion Box
by Past Pres. Phil Bonafide
It seems like our standing committees are in a bit of a slump. It's important to us that certain top priority committees meet, formulate plans to further our agendas, and make sure those plans get carried out. Perhaps it's because we don't know who is on which committee. If you don't know where you should be, click
here to go to the Membership page (a link is also at the bottom of every issue of the Kronikle) which lists committee chairs and all member assignments.


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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