June 28, 2004 - Vol. 15, No. 39

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry

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

Community Health & Hospice Holds Annual Meeting
by Jackie E. Bonafide, Dir. of Development
LACONIA, NH - Community Health & Hospice held its Annual Meeting at the Belknap Mill recently to honor staff and community leaders, and to thank
outgoing board members Marc Bussiere, Sally Kilfoyle, and Susan Shumway for their service to the agency. Dan Collis, president of the Board, congratulated CH&H Executive Director Margaret Franckhauser for "an outstanding year." He announced that Franckhauser has been selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Executive Nurse Fellows Program, an advanced leadership program whose mission is to inspire experienced nurses in executive roles to continue the journey toward achieving the highest levels of leadership in the health care system of the 21st century. Franckhauser will continue to serve as Executive Director at CH&H while participating in the fellowship training. More than fifty members of the Community Health & Hospice staff received pins for serving five years or longer. Warren Lake, Denis Hebert, and Nancy Dirubbo were elected to the Board of Directors. New officers for 2004 are: Dan Collis, President; Charlotte Leavitt, Vice President; Sarah Irwin, Secretary; and Marc Rayburn, Treasurer. The following individuals and organizations were honored as Community Leaders: The Manter Family, Sally Kilfoyle, The Citizen, Dominic Biello, WLNH 98.3 FM, Dr. Carolyn Crosby, Laconia Savings Bank, the Laconia Kiwanis Club, and Patrick's Pub. Jon Nivus, Vice President ­ Investment & Trust Services of Laconia Savings Bank was recognized as Volunteer of the Year. Community Health & Hospice serves all Lakes Region communities and provides Home Care (nursing and rehabilitation services in the home); a comprehensive, team-based Hospice program; the Young Family Program (direct health care, education and support services for children and families); and Support Services. Community Health & Hospice, Inc. is a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified provider of home care and hospice services, licensed by the State of New Hampshire and accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). The agency is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by private and corporate donations, the Lakes Region United Way, the WLNH Children's Christmas Auction, the Laconia Kiwanis Club, Laconia Savings Bank, Providian Bank, and Lakes Region communities. [N.B.: Pres. Warren and Janet Mitchell and Past Pres. Joe and Vi Adrignola were in attendance. Here is a transcript of our presentation speech: You wouldn't believe what Laconia Kiwanians do to raise money for kids. Although theirs is a very small club, they all pitch in and raise a ton of money for programs-like our Young Family Program-which are focused on children. On countless weekends from September through Father's Day during Motorcycle Week in June, you'll find them at car shows, home shows, shopping malls, motorcycle shows, and-of course-at Weirs Beach selling thousands of raffle tickets for a Harley Davidson motorcycle. They travel to Connecticut, Massachusetts, loads of places in New Hampshire, and to the boardwalk at the Weirs during the height of motorcycle week when many of us wouldn't dream of being there, giving up an astonishing amount of their free time for causes which help kids. As most of you know, our Young Family Program needs private donations in order to provide care to everyone who seeks our help. Because of the hard work of the Laconia Kiwanis Club, other generous donors, and our top notch professional staff, we are able to help real people-like those you saw in our Powerpoint presentation. As one new mom wrote to us: "My second child wasborn at 39 weeks and shortly after her birth we learned she had dysmorphic features and a heart defect. Thanks to the care and services we received through the 'Young Family Program,' my daughter is now making good progress with her developmental delays. Our visiting nurse was absolutely wonderful! She was always willing to do whatever it took to help us. She got us involved with 'Early Intervention' and with Partners in Health; she sent me information on a postpartum depression support group when I began feeling down about our situation; and she was even helpful when I had a question about my daughter's condition and the pediatrician's office was closed for lunch. She made me feel that I could call anytime and if she were not available, that any of the other nurses would be more than glad to help me." The people we help are real-with serious problems, and dreams that many of us take for granted. We couldn't do what we do without help from organizations like the Laconia Kiwanis Club. We are deeply grateful for the very generous support we receive from them and we honor them tonight as 2004 Community Leaders.] For more information go to

Gayle Green and Sarah Irwin, Community Health & Hospice Development Committee, and Pres. Warren Mitchell

Courtesy Photo


Pres. Warren Mitchell shows off our certificate.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Steve Loughlin announced the recipients of our scholarships this year. See below.

As it says...

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Goodbye, Bill
Pres. Warren Mitchell reports that Ed Merski, Ed Chertok, Howard Bacon, Bob Turner, Roger Webster, and Carroll and Sandy Stafford were in attendance to pay their respects to Sr. Member Bill Patterson at the Congregational Church, Friday, June 25.

Happy Birthday, Peter
Sr. Member Peter Karagianis was honored on the occasion of his 88th birthday by the Belknap Mill Society which he has served since it's inception.

Sr. Member Peter Karagianis has his cake.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


July 4, 2004
Treas. Chet Cilley advises that the 4th of July parade will start at 1p at Wyatt Park. This writer is working on putting together a band for the event and we will have are trailer in attendance.

Past Pres. Joe Adrignola had a pile of thank-you's from our last Reading Is FUNdamental appearance at Pleasant Street School.

Win a Classic!
Chair Paul Cotton reports that this year's motorcycle raffle winner, William Morgan, took possession of his bike at Meredith Harley at 2:30p, Sunday, June 27. The timing is good as he is recently retired and will be doing a lot of traveling in his new RV and there is room in his trailer for the Harley.

Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton congratulates Bill and Alice Morgan on winning our 2004 raffle Harley.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Joe Adrignola, $26

Past Pres. Joe Adrignola may have won the cash but is now shunned by the club.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Guest Speakers
This writer introduced Exec. Dir. Charlie St. Clair and Jennifer Anderson, Laconia Motorcycle Rally and Race Week, to the club. They reported that attendance this year was very good early on and through the whole event due to the good weather. The downtown vintage motorcycle race was very well attended by mostly local fans. Right now a repeat of the event is planned for next year. Jennifer pointed out that the gypsy tours went to the seacoast, Mt. Washington Auto Road, and a tour of covered bridges up north. The prevailing opinion is that the closing of Roller Coaster Road turned out not to be such a great idea. This year the city turned a $2500 profit. For more information go to

Jennifer Anderson and Charlies St. Clair, Laconia Motorcycle Rally and Race Week

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Pres. Warren Mitchell advises that we will be visiting the Berlin club next month.

Happy Dollars
Joe Adrignola had a buck for winning the 50/50.

Lakes Region United Way Outing
by Dir. Randy Eifert, Lakes Region United Way
All Golfers interested in supporting the Lakes Region United Way...We'd love to
have you join us for our 17th annual golf outing, to be held on August 6th. Click
here to save the invitation and registration form in PDF format which will open using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are not a golfer, but know someone who is, please forward this information on to them. It is a fun event and all proceeds support over 40 central NH non-profit caregiving agencies. Thanks for listening!

Monday, August 9

Monday, August 2
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, July 26
Club vote on purchase of a motorcycle for next year's raffle.

Monday, July 19

Motorcycle Week, Part 2
Here are some more scenes courtesy of digital photographer Steve Loughlin.

Customer gets take-off instructions from Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Separated at birth: Charlie St. Clair's doughnut-loving brother

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Our little corner of the Weirs

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


For high-altitude shots

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Tricyclin' into town

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Jim Fortier pushes the sales.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Necklace fever has struck.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Belknap County Sheriff Dan Collis gets written-up.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


"We could've gone to Disney World!"

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


It's official: snakes like Motorcycle Week.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Past Pres. Paul Cotton keeps the tally.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


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

Back Issues - Membership - Bylaws - Club Brochure



In Memory of Max Chertok, Charter Member - Normandin, Cheney, & O'Neil - Byse Agency - Baron's Major Brands - Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home - Decorative Interiors - Laconia Savings Bank - Meredith Village Savings Bank - Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. - The Village Bank - Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant - Quik Laundry & Cleaners - Stafford Oil Company, Inc. - The Home Beautiful - Cantin Chevrolet/Mitsubishi


Contact Webmaster at Mac'N Mike