November 18, 2002 - Vol. 14, No. 7

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Phil Bonafide

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

Win a Classic!
Chair Paul Cotton sent the sign-up sheet around for our next roadshow at Bayside Expo, Boston. On board for Saturday, November 23: 10a-3p, Paul Cotton and Don Nelson; 3p-8p, Paul Cotton and Kathy Calvin. Sunday, November 24: 10a-1p, Paul Cotton, Phil Bonafide, and Larry Murphy; 1p-4p, Paul Cotton and Phil Bonafide.

Santa Fund Telethon
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin advises that Ed Darling has asked that we cover phones for the Santa Fund Telethon, Laconia Country Club, Tuesday, December 10. Signed-up are: 7:00a-8:30a, Chet Cilley, Ed Merski, Phil Bonafide, Joe Adrignola, and Kathy Calvin; 8:30a-10:00a, Chet Cilley, Randy Eifert, Joe Adrignola, Don Nelson, and Kathy Calvin; 10:00a-12:00n, Chet Cilley, Don Nelson, Michael Bastraw, Roger Ballantyne, and Kathy Calvin; 12:00n-2:00p, Nancy Williams, Larry Murphy, Scott Beane, and Jeff and Kellie Cilley. V.P. Joe Collie says that the Santa Fund needs a new director and is looking for a downtown location for the clothes drive...perhaps the form C.W.T.

Childrens' Party
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin has the forms for the young guests at the Childrens' Christmas Party, Monday, December 16. These should be filled out at the earliest so Santa knows what to bring.

Pres. Larry Murphy advised that we received a thank-you note from the Laconia High School Sachems for our recent donation.

Sec.'y Kathy Calvin reminds us that the Dental Resource Center would like us to collaborate on a float for the holiday parade, Sunday, December 1.

Charlie St. Clair, $22

Charlie St. Clair wins...again.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Ed Merski came up with a buck for officially becoming "gainfully unemployed," and Charlie St. Clair for winning the above.

Guest Speaker
This writer introduced the Hon. Mark S. Fraser to the club. He is owner of Fraser Insurance Services, Concord; spent 4 years on the City Planning Board; 3 terms as Ward 1 Councilman; and has been Major of Laconia since January. Fraser spoke on issues ranging from taxes, assessments, educational funding, and a new master plan for the Laconia Airport. He also noted that Motorcycle Week "is not going anywhere," and "it will be nine days," and the event "should not cost the taxpayers one penny." He also is looking for a donation from someone of $1500 for a 20-foot boat for the Fire Department. For info go to

Pres. Larry Murphy and Laconia Mayor Mark S. Fraser

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


News from the South
Fri, 15 Nov 2002: Kiwanis Kronikle was listed in my e-mail today-it came thru good. Roger wrote that he left in a snowstorm. We left Chelmsford, Mass. that same morning in a cold rainstorm which finally went away when we got to Connecticut although the weather stayed overcast and very cold. We were delayed that first morning because of an accident a few miles ahead of us, By early afternoon we were tired, quitting at 2:45 in Wilkes Barrie, Pa. only 320 miles for the day (usually it is closer to 500). Thought that we would have to spend four nights on the road which would have been O.K. but got an early start on Thursday going south on I-81 over 450 miles through PA, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, finally turning due south on I-77 arriving in Charlotte, N.C. after 575 miles where we spent the night. Next day, Friday, it was still cold, the sweaters stayed on as I watched the temp gauge. It stayed in the low forties through N.C. into S.C. & Georgia & suddenly, as we crossed the border into Florida, it climbed up into the 60's then as we stopped outside of St. Augustine for lunch, getting out of the car the heat hit me. I peeled off the sweater & long sleeve shirt putting on a light golf shirt. The temp then was 75. We arrived here that evening at 6:10 another 585 miles. The next two days it was so hot, 88-90, that we went to the pool and soon left as it was uncomfortable. Since then it has become more livable. Visited the local Kiwanis Club on Tuesday and it is discouraging to see how that club has fallen on hard times because a dedicated secretary/treasurer who is sick did not train anyone to replace him. All the club records are at his home. A volunteer is going to see him to try to get the records. There is a couple of prospective new members but they don't have any applications and don't know where to get them. So it goes. Another Kiwanis Club in an adjoining community now has around 100 members & meets for breakfast. I am tempted to visit it but feel guilty as though I am deserting a sinking ship that needs my help. Neither club requires membership attendance at meeting but does require attendance working on club raiding projects. Polly joins me in sending our jovial wishes for a good holiday season to you. Ed Chertok

Monday, January 13
David Stamps will speak on the Lakes Region Daycare Center

Monday, January 6
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, December 30
No meeting

Monday, December 23
Yankee Swap

Monday, December 16
Annual Childrens' Party

Monday, December 9
Laura Robertson, Audiology Specialists, LLC, will speak.

Monday, December 2
The Boards meet; NISE

Monday, November 25
Cadet Bo Rudzynzkyz, West Point Military Academy, 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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