March 27, 2006 - Vol. 17, No. 26

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families

Reported by Pres. Joe Collie


Roger Landry

Special Note
We decided ahead of time to sing "God Bless America." This time...we nailed it...though Kate Smith was cued up and ready to go. Nice job!

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

Honorary Member
Dick Breton

Warren Hutchins with Carroll Stafford

Neighbor Warren Hutchins and Sr. Member Carroll Stafford

Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Win a Classic!
Paul Cotton thanked Larry Murphy, Dan and Dianne Zawacki, Phil Bonafide, Steve Loughlin, Mike Bastraw, Kathy Calvin, Jim and Arlene Fortier, and Warren Mitchell for their assistance in selling tickets at the Steeplegate Mall Boat Show. Next stop: the one day Craft and Flower Show at the Winnipesaukee Expo Center. A sign up sheet went around and was filled out completely. We're good to go!

Steeplegate Mall, 9:00 a.m.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Past Pres. Phil Bonafide under extreme scrutiny

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Two heads are better than one.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Buy these tickets!

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Former Laconia Police Officer Doug Jamerson shows off his pony tail.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Steeplegate Mall, 1:00 p.m.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Paul Cotton recognized Key Club Advisor Laura Brusseau and The Citizen for the great job they did with coverage of the Mr. LHS competition. Russ Beane was a business sponsor. Next year, the club hopes to take a more active role in the event. By the way: there is NO truth to the rumor that Paul was selected "Mr. LHS Alumni."

We Knew Him When
Paul Cotton commented, with further comment from Ed Merski, about former Key Clubber Paul Rotorman(sp?), who was highlighted in an article in The Citizen and appears to be doing very well on the West Coast. He was a Key Clubber in the 1990's. Ed Merski remembers knowing David Bowie's son's name and beating the Key Clubbers in a trivia match. For the record, it's Zowie Bowie...not Dave, Jr.

Nice Pin!
President Joe Collie recognized Dianne Zawacki for appearing on front page of The Citizen. The article acknowledged the Teen Center's elevation to a Boys and Girls' Club. Dianne was proudly wearing her Kiwanis pin.

Happy First!
That's right...first. Chet Cilley informs the club that the annual 4th of July celebration and parade will be on Saturday, July 1st since the actual 4th falls on a Tuesday. The parade will work it's way up Main Street to Opechee Park for music and fireworks. A rain date has been scheduled for Sunday, July 2nd.

Bike Rodeo Update
Chet Cilley informed the club to mark it's calendars for May 20th. The Bike Rodeo will be at the old Brook's parking lot on Union Ave., as it was last year. A sign up sheet will be passed around at the meeting next week, April 3rd.

Can You Lend a Hand?
Larry Murphy advised the club that the annual clean-up day for Camp Mayhew in Bristol is taking place on Saturday, May 6th. Larry said there are 4 or 5 Boys and Girls' Club kids helping out and that any club member interested could come along. He said it takes about 4 hours. Larry also said that the clean up crew could use a driver. If interested, see Larry at any club meeting between now and then. Despite his best efforts to convince the club otherwise, May 6th is NOT the Saturday before Easter. As a matter of fact, it's the THIRD Saturday AFTER Easter. Nice try, Murphy!

Always nice to see someone wins who desperately needs the money. Carroll Stafford took home $18. Ask him about the new Laconia Savings Bank branch in Alaska.

Roger Landry gives the loot to Sr. Member Carroll Stafford.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Chet Cilley was pinless and fined a quarter.

Happy Dollars
Dianne Roberts gave a dollar for her son being accepted to the National Honor Society and Carroll Stafford gave 2 dollars for winning the other 16 in the 50/50.

Guest Speaker
Buddy "don't call me Philip" Daigneault, Belknap County Commissioner and former Laconia Kiwanian, spoke to the club about the recently publicized problems at the Belknap County Nursing Home. Bud said it was 15 years since he was a member of the club. President Joe was quick to remind him that we were hiring. Daigneault gave a brief timeline of the recent events at the County Nursing Home. February 21st: A survey team arrives at the home for a state inspection. March 3rd: After 9 days, the survey team issues a letter to the home. The letter says that as of March 1st, the home was in "immediate jeopardy" for serious violations of state regulations. While in "immediate jeopardy", the home could have lost it's state license, it could not take new residents, and it could not hire new staff. The state cited the home for medication errors and failure to check for bed sores. March 10th: A plan of correction was filed with the state. A second inspection failed and the deadline to correct the violations was pushed back to March 24th. March 21st: A third inspection showed the home was now back on track and it was cleared of violations three days in advance of the deadline. Daigneault also mentioned that the nursing home hired a new Director of Nursing, Nancy Weston. She started March 14th. Also a new home Administrator, Bud Grey, was hired in September. At this time, the 94 bed facility is operating at 97 percent occupancy. Joe Adrignola acknowledged the tough job Daigneault has serving as a spokesman for the tough situation. The club agreed and applauded his efforts.

Notable Quotes
"These clams are fabulous." --An anonymous club member in reference to the oysters served for dinner by Contigiani's
"Good point...someone may not recognize you, you've only been in the club 60 years..."--Joe Collie to Peter Karagianis after Peter said he should be wearing his name tag.
"I've been reading your name in the paper a lot.."--Phil, Warren, Paul, Roger, Jim, and Joe all in separate comments to the guest speaker. All unrehearsed, too!
"It's May 6th...the Saturday before Easter."--Larry Murphy
"We never lose them....we know where they all go"--Russ Beane responding to Bud Daigneault's claim that the nursing home had "lost a few residents"

From Sr. Member Roger Webster
Hello fellow Kiwanians: Thank you, Jim F. for forewarning the troops of my return to Laconia. Please be advised that I shall be available to sell motorcycle raffle tickets upon my return to the City by the Lakes. I have met so many fellow K's here in AZ, that I would like to go to the International Convention if know one else is going.

Who Are You?
Steve Loughlin would like any member who needs a name badge to contact him sooner than later.

Monday, May 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

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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