March 13, 2006 - Vol. 17, No. 24

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families

Reported by Pres. Joe Collie


Kathy "I've got Girl Scout cookies" Calvin

Senior Members
Paul Normandin, Warren Mitchell, Peter Karagianis, Ed Merski, Carroll Stafford

Honorary Members
Dick Breton

Win a Classic!
The Motorcycle Road Show made a stop in Manchester last weekend at the Home Show. Working the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday were...Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell, Larry Murphy, Don and Sue Nelson, Patty Jean and Kathy Calvin, John Stow and Phil Bonafide, Esq. Combined with the amount raised at the show and the money Steve Loughlin says we have in waiting at Laconia Savings, the bike is paid for! The next stop will be the WLNH Boat Show at Steeplegate Mall in Concord. Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26th. On board for ticket sales are: Friday, 3/24 9am-1pm Paul Cotton and Larry Murphy. 1pm-5pm Larry Murphy; 5pm-9pm ____________. Saturday, 3/25 9am-1pm Phil Bonafide, Esq. and ____________; 1pm-5pm Michael Bastraw, ____________; 5pm-9pm Kathy Calvin. Sunday, 3/26 10am-2pm Jim and Arlene Fortier 2pm-6pm Paul Cotton. The sign up sheet will be around again next week.

Reading is FUNdamental
Kathy Calvin informed the club that the RIF group was out at Woodland Heights Elementary this past Wednesday, March 8th. Readers included Joe Adrignola, Jane Thibault, Don Nelson, Kathy Calvin, and Randy Brough from the Laconia Library. The next RIF reading is Tuesday, March 14th (before this publication) at Elm Street School from 1pm-2pm. A new RIF reading has been scheduled for Pleasant Street School...Tuesday, March 21st from 2pm-3pm. Larry Murphy is on the list and the sign up sheet will be going around next week.

Financial Report
John Stow was absent this time around and a very disappointed board did not have to stick around to approve the financial report. The financial report for January and February will be discussed at the next regularly scheduled board meeting...April 3rd.

Hey Kiwanis...THANKS!
We received a thank-you note from the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation in recognition of our $1000 donation to their recent 50th anniversary dinner. Several members of the club were at the event in February and all reported it was a wonderful evening.

While on Leave...
Hon. Member Dick Breton reports coming across Charlie St. Clair in Daytona. He said Charlie didn't appear to be working. Charlie insisted Dick visit him a few days later at the Ocean Center. When Dick went Charlie. Dianne and Dan Zawacki ran across Charlie four days later and snapped a picture of Charlie hard at work...and holding Dick Breton's business card.

Proof of life

Photo by Dan Zawacki

More on Charlie
Sr. Member Carroll Stafford noted that Charlie will be working on March 23rd, making a presentation about MC Week at the Gilford Church's "Guys Night Out" Event. Along with green beer, dinner will cost $10. Please attend if interested.

Ed Merski and Pater Karagianis at the Kiddie Table. Joe Adrignola immediately left the meeting after the drawing (although he says it was a pre-scheduled exit), $18.00

Senior Members carry the day.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Happy Dollars
Bad enough they had to split $18, Ed and Peter each gave a Happy Dollar, too!

Guest Speaker
Kristina Toth, from the Family Connections Center (though radio boy here hated the fact that she used the acronym FCC) spoke about their program, which is in it's 8th year of existence and was created through the UNH Cooperative Extension. The FCC office is at the Lakes Region Facility of the NH Dept. of Corrections. Kristina presented a PowerPoint presentation on a program that reaches out to incarcerated parents and helps them develop and maintain relationships with their children on the outside. Some facts from her presentation:
--- 65% of women in prison and 55% of men have children under the age of 18.
--- At least 1400 NH children have at least one parent incarcerated.
--- Children of inmates are 6 times as likely to go to prison themselves someday
--- It costs the state of NH $28,000 a year to house each inmate in the system
Fostering relationships with their children has helped many offenders stay out of jail once they are released. Inmates' relationships with their parents are monitored through Program Visits, in which an inmate has one to one interaction with the child. Also...Parenting Education Classes are provided and Family Reentry Programs are provided to help parents get back into their child's everyday life upon release.

Kristina Toth and Pres. Joe Collie

Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Monday, April 3
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, March 27

Monday, March 20
DARE Off. Don Kimtis, Laconia Police Department, will speak.

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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