August 23, 2004 - Vol. 15, No. 47

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Howard Bacon, Peter Karagianis, Roger Webster, and Dennis Denoncourt

Janet Mitchell with Pres. Warren Mitchell

Good News from Springfield
Pres. Warren Mitchell reports that we received an award for Public Relations and special recognition for the bulletin at the District Convention last weekend.

NISE Revealed
Past Pres. Joe Adrignola reviewed for the club how our NISE donations are used by St. Vincent de Paul. Their Childrens' Foundation provides education, school and health supplies, and trips for those who cannot otherwise afford them.

Let's Do Some Shots
Past Pres. Nancy Williams advises that Lakes Region General Hospital's THRIVE program can provide flu shots on site for any group of at least 20 at under $20 per vaccination.

Win a Classic!
Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton passed out the preliminary schedule for the motorcycle raffle roadshows. In an effort to get our income up, we will be going from 13 shows last year up to 18 this year. Click
here or the link at the bottom of each bulletin for the list. A sign-up sheet went around for our appearance at the Killington Classic, Killington, Vermont. Friday, September 10--9a-2p: Paul Cotton, ___________; 2p-7p: ___________, ___________. Saturday, September 11--9a-2p: ___________, ___________; 2p-7p: Chet Cilley, ___________. Sunday, September 12--9a-12n: Paul Cotton, ___________.

Roger Landry found Dianne Roberts pinless and Phil Bonafide, Dennis Denoncourt, and Chet Cilley tardy.

Nancy Williams, $17

John Stow pays off Past Pres. Nancy Williams.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Warren Mitchell had a buck for taking first place for his vintage car at an auto show; Roger Landry for Warren Mitchell being so excited about winning that he was able to charge him double at NAPA; Nancy Williams for the bills in her 50/50 winnings all going in the same direction; and Chet Cilley for "waumping"[sic] his son in golf in North Carolina.

Guest Speaker
Pres. Warren Mitchell introduced Exec. Dir. Elizabeth Beeson, the Circle Program, to the club. Started in 1993, the program is for at-risk girls, aged 9-12, who are given the opportunity to attend a 2-year program which includes a 12-day summer camp, regular get-togethers throughout the year, and graduate service projects. Up to 36 participants are accepted every year, mostly from the Laconia area but with attention to other municipalities in the area. Right now they are running a capital fund to build their own summer camp so that they may run more than one session. They have raised $1.3 million and have $150,000 to go to set up their facility on Spectacle Pond in Groton. We are invited (as with the Mayhew Project) to help them open their camp next year. The ongoing cost of the program runs around $3000 per girl per year. For more information go to

Janet Mitchell, Exec. Dir. Elizabeth Beeson, Circle Program, and Pres. Warren Mitchell

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Don't Show Up
Pres. Warren Mitchell advises everyone that there will be no meeting on Monday, September 6, because of the holiday weekend.

Pres. Warren Mitchell pointed out that our only opening in the program schedule until October is August 30.

Pres. Warren Mitchell reminds everyone of our trip to the Berlin club, Tuesday, August 24 with a August 31 raindate. Everyone should meet at 3p at the Gilford branch of the Meredith Village Savings Bank.

Food Shack
Chair Jim Fortier advises that anyone wishing to help out at the Key Club Food Shack for the first Laconia High School football game should show up at 6p, Friday, September 10.

Installation 2005
The installation dinner will be Monday, September 27th at Pheasant Ridge Country Club. Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne will be the Master of Ceremonies. It would please me to see as many Senior and Honorary members as possible. A special presentation is going to be made which the long time members will enjoy.

Monday, September 27
Installation 2005, Pheasant Ridge Country Club

Monday, September 20
Lisa Garcia, Meredith Village Savings Bank, talk about new checking procedures.

Monday, September 13
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, September 6
No meeting

Monday, August 30

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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