Kiwanis Kronikle

April 23, 2001 | Volume 12, No. 30

Thomas Clairmont, Pres. of LRGHealthcare; Pres. Don Nelson; Sharon Swanson, Dir. of the LRGH Dental Resource Center; Dr. Louis Ricciardiello, Hon. Kiwanian, oral surgeon, and coordinator the Kiwanis School Dental Program; Dr. Frank Quaratiello, the newest member of the LRGH Dental Resource Center
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

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 on any Member or his family in case of illness. Email: Michael Bastraw or Steve Loughlin


Warren Mitchell

Senior Members
Howard Bacon, Richard Breton, Peter Karagianis, Bob Turner, and Roger Ballantyne

There was no 50/50 because members of the house committee were not present.


Guest Speaker
The club met at the LRGHealthcare cafeteria for an update on the Dental Resource Center. Guests included: Thomas Clairmont, President of LRGHealthcare, Sharon Swanson, Director of the LRGH Dental Resource Center, Dr. Frank Quaratiello, the newest member of the LRGH Dental Resource Center, and Dr. Louis Ricciardiello, Honorary Kiwanian, oral surgeon and coordinator the Kiwanis School Dental Program.

Sharon Swanson reported the LRGH Dental Resource Center is lacking enough dental chair units and dental staff. LRGH Dental Resource Center is attempting to increase the dental workforce availability in the Lakes Region through recruitment and retention for direct services in NH. Toward that end, LRGHealthcare is working on a Community Grant Program whereby the LRGH Dental Resource Center would collaborate with the Tufts University School of Dental Medince Externship Program. Under this program, two dental students would be assigned to the LRGH Dental Resource Center on a 16 week rotation basis under the supervision of a licensed dentist. There are presently nineteen practice facilities located in the New England states, New York, Florida and California. All of these dental facilities are under the directorship of individuals who are members of the faculty of the Tufts University School Dental Medicine. Dr. Frank Quaratiello, a teacher and veteran dentist will provide the supervision to the graduate students at the LRGH Dental Resource Center.

In efforts to increase dental chair units, Sharon Swanson asked the Kiwanis Club for financial support to help fund one of four additional dental chairs that are needed at the Dental Resouce Center. The cost of each chair unit is $37,000.

Bike Update
V.P. Phil Bonafide reported the club raised $1,531 in two days at the Winnipesaukee Expo Center held this past weekend in Lakeport. On Sunday, May 6th, the bike will travel to Keene and four or five volunteers will be needed to sell tickets for the day.

Traveling News
There will be an interclub meeting at the Division 9 Caucus on May 2nd at 6:00 at LuLu's restaurant which is located at Exit #20 (off Route 89) in West Lebanon.

Club Election
We will be voting for the following nominees at our annual meeting: President, Phil Bonafide; First Vice Pres., Larry Murphy; Second Vice Pres., John Grocki; Treasurer, Chet Cilley; Director (four to be elected), Dianne Roberts, Nancy Parrott, Jim Fortier, Randy Eifert, Dan Faenza, and Dan Fisher.

In Two Weeks
Annual Meeting, club elections, the Boards meet, NISE, Lt. Gov. Bev Fuller will attend.

Next Week
We begin meeting at Pheasant Ridge Country Club.
Key Club installation of officers. The Key Club Lt. Governor from Maine will be present for the installation.

The Editor wishes to express his appreciation for the AssEd's fine reportage.

Steve Loughlin
Associate Editor

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