May 10, 2004 - Vol. 15, No. 32

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Larry Murphy

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Peter Karagianis, Roger Webster, Paul Normandin, Carroll Stafford, Ed Merski

Welcome Back
The club gave Sr. Member Roger Webster a round of "How Do Ya Do?" on his return to Laconia. He reports that Past Pres. Leo Sasseville sends his regards from Arizona.

Sr. Member Roger Webster returns with all his fingers and toes.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Win a Classic!
Chair Paul Cotton passed around the sign-up sheet again for the motorcycle swap meet, American Legion Post #4, Haverhill, Mass., Sunday, May 16. 9a-1p: Paul Cotton, ____________, ____________; 1p-5p: Paul Cotton, ____________, ____________. Paul could certainly use some help. Next week he will be looking for help with our upcoming appearance at the Meadowbrook's hot rod show.

Chair Joe Adrignola passed around a sign-up sheet for our next Reading Is FUNdamental appearances.

We're Invited
Past Pres. Joe Adrignola advises that Community Health & Hospice's annual meeting will be held on June 24, 5:30p, at the Belknap Mill.

Joe Collie, Nancy Williams, Howard Bacon, Carroll Stafford, Paul Cotton, and Warren Mitchell joined the Concord club at their noon meeting this date. Paul Cotton reports that we were able to sell raffle tickets to their membership. The guest speaker was the principal of Concord High School. They will be running Thursday's parade which will kick off their annual fair at Everett Arena. Sr. Member Carroll Stafford and his crew were unsuccessful in their bell-napping attempt.

Let's Party
Russ Beane announce that he and Carol will be hosting a beach party at Southdown, Monday, June 21, 6p. Plus-ones are also invited.

Charlie St. Clair, $21

Everyone's happy when Charlie St. Clair wins.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Roger Landry had a buck for his son graduating the architectural engineering course at Northeastern Univ. and getting the assistant project manager position for a Harvard Univ. project; Charlie St. Clair for the city finally filling in some troubling potholes; Dick Stuart for his daughter passing her dissertation Wednesday last; and Roger Webster who said, "it's nice to be appreciated."

Club Elections
After the ballots were tallied by Chair Phil Bonafide and this writer, our new slate of officers are--President: Paul Cotton; First Vice President: Joe Collie; Second Vice President: Jane Thibault; Treasurer: Chet Cilley; Directors: Joe Adrignola, Steve Loughlin, Don Nelson, and Jeff Stone.

Guest Speaker
Past Pres. Joe Adrignola introduced Dr. Richard Stuart, Lakes Region Trails with Rails Exploratory Committee, to the club. The organization's mission is to promote, design, build, and maintain a multi-use recreation trail through the city of Laconia, along side the active railroad bed, connecting the Laconia communities of Weirs Beach and Lakeport with Downtown, via a safe and convenient passageway, while providing outstanding scenic and recreation opportunities. The 10-mile Laconia segment is expected to eventually be joined with trails into the adjacent communities of Belmont and Meredith and beyond. Dick Stuart also offered the remaining 50 tickets to their Sweepstakes Ball, Saturday, May 22, Winnipesaukee Expo Center, that will be used as a fundraiser. For more information, go to

Dr. Richard Stuart, Laconia Trails with Rails Exploratory Committee, and Pres. Warren Mitchell

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The proposed Winnipesaukee, Opechee, and Winnisquam trail.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Kiwanis Safety Day
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. Signed-up are: Chet Cilley, Warren Mitchell, Michael Bastraw, Larry Murphy, Steve Loughlin, Paul Normandin, Kathy Calvin, Nancy Williams, Roger Webster, and Paul Cotton.

Monday, June 1
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, May 24

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