May 9, 2005 - Vol. 16, No. 32

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Warren Mitchell

Senior Members
Peter Karagianis, Carroll Stafford, Ed Merski, Howard Bacon, Paul Normandin

Class of 2009 Cashes In
by Marie Perkins, Organizer
Laconia Kiwanis comes to the rescue of the 8th grade graduation class of Memorial Middle School, with a $500 donation. The 8th graders at MMS have been struggling to raise funds for their graduation ceremonies. They have had numerous fundraisers in the last 4 months, which include many bake sales, selling Avon products, selling T-Shirts, taping staff at the school to the wall, bumper stickers for a $1.00 donation, a PACT dance, and the latest being a huge yard sale on May 28th, in which they are renting spaces, seeking donations, doing appraisals, and selling food and baked goods. The goal of all these hard
working kids (and parents) is $2,000 to $3,000. With all the help they have received from Kiwanis and the community, the class will hopefully have met their goals after the yard sale is completed.

8th-Grader Andy Perkins is presented funds from Pres. Paul Cotton to go towards their prom and graduation ceremonies.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Pres. Paul Cotton advised of the death of former member Richard Stone last week. A graveside service is scheduled for 11a, Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Chair Joe Adrignola sent around the sign-up sheet for our next appearances for Reading Is FUNdamental. Elm Street School, Wednesday, May 11, 1:45p-2:45p, theme: "Traditional Literature" include Joe Adrignola, Kathy Calvin, Larry Murphy, Randy Brough, Roger Webster, Dianne Zawacki, and Marie Ross. Woodland Heights School, Wednesday, May 25, 9:15a-11p, theme: "Read a Good Tale" include Joe Adrignola, John Stow, Jane Thibault, Warren Mitchell, _________, _________, _________, _________. Pleasant Street School, Friday, May 27, 2p-3p, theme: "Aloha to Reading" includes Joe Adrignola, Warren Mitchell, _________, _________, _________, _________, _________, _________.

Foundation Meets
The Kiwanis International Foundation will meet Saturday, June 4, Westboro, Massachusetts. Members interested in attending should contact Sec.'y Kathy Calvin.

Boards Meet
Pres. Paul Cotton called a special meetings of the Boards after the regular meeting.

Kiwanis Safety Day
Treas. Chet Cilley will have a sign-up sheet next week for the Bike Rodeo, Saturday, May 21, 10a-1:30p, in the former Brooks parking lot next the High School.

Roger Landry fined Joe Adrignola and Charlie St. Clair for being late.

Kathy Calvin, $22

Doug Wentworth has the bucks for Sec.'y Kathy Calvin. Past Pres. Phil Bonafide contains his enthusiasm.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Kathy Calvin had $3 for returning from Europe "safe and sound;" Paul Cotton for his son-in-law who was in the Gulf being safe and his daughter having his 5th grandchild; and Roger Landry $5 for his son graduating Northeastern University.

Guest Speakers
This writer introduced Lt. Michael Shastany and Firefighter Chuck Campbell, Laconia Fire Dept., to the club. They were on hand to present the portable defibrillator the Emergency Medical Technicians use as well as the AED--Automated External Defibrillator. The AED is set up to be used effectively by a layman with simple instructions and voice prompts to allow analysis and treatment of a victim. EMT Chuck Campbell pointed out that 250,000 die each year from heart attacks. If the AED was used in each case, $50,000 could survive. For more information go to

Lt. Mike Shastany is hooked up with sensor leads and EMT Chuck Campbell shows the paddles that deliver the electric shock.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Chuck Campbell pulls the print-out results from the machine.

Photo by W.S. Loughlinv


Here are the disposable components for the AED.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Win a Classic!
Pres. Paul Cotton passed around a sign-up sheet for our appearance at Concord Kiwanis Spring Festival, Everett Arena, Concord, Sunday, May 15. Set-up: Paul Cotton. 11a-4p: Michael Bastraw, ___________. 4p-6: Paul Cotton.

Monday, June 13
RIF Appreciation Night

Monday, June 6
Boards meet, NISE

Tuesday, May 31

Monday, May 23
We meet at the Teen Center, Sacred Heart Church, where we will receive a tour of the new facility.

Monday, May 16

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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