March 20, 2006 - Vol. 17, No. 25

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families

Reported by Pres. Joe Collie


Joe Adrignola (who prayed he win the 50/50)

Special Note
For those that were there, that was one awful song. For those who missed it, you're lucky. Next week, we sing Copa Cabana. We really missed Don Nelson.

Senior Members
Ed Merski, Warren Mitchell, Peter Karagianis

Off. Don Kimtis puts the grab on Sr. Member Peter Karagianis.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Win A Classic!
The Motorcycle Road Show stops at the Steeplegate Mall in Concord this weekend for the WLNH Boat Show. The three day event will be covered as followed: Friday 9-1 Larry Murphy and Paul Cotton; 1-5 Larry Murphy; 5-9 Dan and Dianne Zawacki. Saturday 9-1 Steve Loughlin and Phil Bonafide; 1-5 Mike Bastraw; 5-9 Kathy Calvin; Sunday 10-2 Jim and Arlene Fortier; 2-6 Paul Cotton.

Reading is FUNdamental
Kathy Calvin reports that the RIF reading at Elm Street School on March 14th was attended by Jane Thibault, John Stow, Laconia Public Librarian Randy Brough, and Kathy herself. The next RIF reading will be March 21st (before this edition) at the Pleasant Street School from 2-3pm. Larry Murphy, Randy Brough, Joe Adrignola, and Kathy Calvin were on the list at press time. We'll have a recap in next week's Kronikle.

Danger, Will Robinson!
The club was warned by Jim Fortier that Roger Webster will be back in town on or about April 10th. Roger recently sold his Mesa home and no doubt will have fascinating stories (and flashbacks) to share with us upon his return. His winter in Arizona was highlighted by a quintuple homicide right down the street from his house.

Senior Moments
Last Saturday, Ed Merski ran into Larry Murphy while out running errands. Larry said to Ed, "I'm off to the Steeplegate Mall..." Later...Ed's wife went to Concord. Ed, knowing there was no raffle tickets or boat show last weekend, figured he would tag along and see if he could find Larry. Apparently, Larry got his act together before heading south and Ed was at the mall for 3 hours waiting with his wife. Ooops.

So...once there was a banker and a lawyer. Stop me if you've heard this one... Phil Bonafide and Steve Loughlin split $16.

Roger Landry pays off Steve Loughlin and Past Pres. Phil Bonafide.

Photo by Treas. John Stow

Happy Dollars
$1 from each from the banker and the lawyer. Roger Landry was happy to still have a dollar after a recent Vegas trip and Dianne Zawacki was happy that her bike had made it back safely from Daytona.

Paul Cotton was late. Paul Cotton was pinless. Russ Beane pointed out Paul Cotton was also hairless. 50 cents was collected.

Guest Speaker
The club was shown a PowerPoint presentation by Laconia Police DARE officer Don Kimtis. Don teaches the DARE program in all five Laconia elementary schools including Woodland Heights, Elm Street, Pleasant Street, Laconia Christian, and Holy Trinity. This is his 4th year as a DARE officer in Laconia. DARE is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and introduces students to the dangers of the "gateway drugs" alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. DARE officers are also outreach sources for students that have abusive parents or other issues at home that are not drug related. The DARE officer's work with students provides a positive connection with the police department. DARE was formulated by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1983. At that time, the program had ten instructors and 3,000 students enrolled. Now, DARE is a nationwide system of 49,000 officers and more than 100,000,000 students. Another positive aspect of the DARE program is the decision model that it preaches to students and familles. Also an acronym, the model consists of Define, Assess, Respond, and Evaluate when it comes to dealing with issues at school and at home. For more information, visit the Laconia PD website at

Off. Don Kimtis with the 411 on DARE

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Pres. Joe Collie and DARE Officer Don Kimtis

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Monday, April 8
Guest speaker will be Laura Brusseau.

Monday, May 1
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, April 24
Chief Tom Oetinger will speak during National Crime Victims Rights week.

Monday, April 17

Monday, April 10

Monday, April 3
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, March 27
Commissioner (and Past Pres.) Buddy Daignealt will discuss the Belknap County Home situation.

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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