April 26, 2004 - Vol. 15, No. 30

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Peter Karagianis, Howard Bacon, Ed Merski, Paul Normandin

Happy Birthday
Presiding V.P. Paul Cotton recognized Sr. Member Howard Bacon's 83rd birthday.

Kiwanis Safety Day
Treas. Chet Cilley reminded everyone that the Bike Rodeo will be held in the former Brooks Pharmacy parking lot next to the High School with a rain location at the Community Center on Saturday, May 15.

Club Elections
V.P. Paul Cotton reports the contenders for the club elections at our Annual Meeting, Monday, May 10. President: Paul Cotton; First Vice President: Joe Collie; Second Vice President: Jane Thibault; Directors: Joe Adrignola, Jim Fortier, Steve Loughlin, Don Nelson, and Jeff Stone. Nominations from the floor will be entertained on Monday, May 3. He also took the opportunity to support Jeff Stone's run for director.

Win a Classic!
V.P. Paul Cotton passed around the sign-up sheet again for the Keene Swap Meet, Keene Fairgrounds, Sunday, May 2--8a Set-up: Paul Cotton; 9a-1p: Paul Cotton, Phil Bonafide, and Michael Bastraw; 1p-5p: Paul Cotton, ____________, ____________. As you can see, we need a couple members for the second shift.

Sec.'y Kathy Calvin said that last Thursday's interclub to the Southern Carroll County club was "wonderful." She and her cohort, Charlie St. Clair, were able to liberate a souvenir of the visit. Also on board were: Warren Mitchell, Paul Cotton, Larry Murphy, and Don Nelson.

A trophy from across the Great Winnipesaukee

Photo by Joe Adrignola


Sec'.y Kathy Calvin wonders if it will also work as a melon hammer.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Steve Loughlin reports we received a thank-you note from former member Randy Haas for our $200 donation to the Senior Babe Ruth League.

Stinkin' Badges
Any members who need new name badges should let Steve Loughlin know soonest as he will be cranking out a new batch.

Ed Merski/Peter Karagianis, $18

It's been a long time since we had a good hand-in-the-pickle-jar shot.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sr. Members Peter Karagianis and Ed Merski pose for the obligatory money shot.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Laconia Kiwanis 101
This writer reminded all that the Kiwanis Kronikle may always be reached by typing www.laconiakiwanis.com into your web browser Club Brochure link at the bottom of each issue and printed at your convenience.

Hot off the color laser printer--this writer shows off the new club brochure.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Chet Cilley had $5 for celebrating Gracie and his 35th wedding anniversary tonight; and for his daughter's operation at Beth Israel to cure her epilepsy being a success.

Guest Speaker
V.P. Paul Cotton introduced Lt. Col. Angela E. Maxner and Major Jeanne B. Jones, Inspector General, N.H. Army National Guard, to the club. They gave a PowerPoint presentation on the current state of the Guard. With an infantry and air wing combined, they number 2700. The stated mission is to assist civil authorities during civil disturbances, domestic emergencies, and disasters by providing military forces and equipment to protect life and property, assist in disaster relief, and preserve the internet security of the state. Service used to entail duty one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer. Since the World Trade Center bombing, their missions have expanded considerably. For more information go to

Lt. Col. Angela E. Maxner, V.P. Paul Cotton, and Major Jeanne B. Jones

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Maj. Jones makes her pitch to the club.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


We were all amazed at the second successful PowerPoint presentation in a row.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Jane Thibault talks to a member of the N.H. Recruiting and Retention Command about career options.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Division Caucus
V.P. Paul Cotton reports that the Division 6 Elect Caucus is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 6p, Strafford Farms Restaurant, Dover. Lt. Gov. Dan Witham reminds everyone that nominations are still needed for his position next year. "Please let your club members know of this important event and try for an interclub from each club in Div. 6." Cost is $20 per person which includes full dinner buffet with dessert and coffee service.

Monday, May 17
Chief Ken Erikson, Laconia, Fire Dept., will speak.

Monday, May 10
Club elections; our guest speakers will be Dr. Dick Stewart and Kinney O'Rourke, Laconia Trails with Rails Exploratory Committee.

Monday, May 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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