September 19, 2005 - Vol. 16, No. 51

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry

Senior Members
Howard Bacon, Ed Chertok, Roger Webster, Ed Merski, Carroll Stafford

Honorary Members
Dick Breton

Key Club Advisor Laura Brusseau, Polly Chertok with Ed Chertok

Don't Show Up
Pres. Paul Cotton advises that we will not be meeting on Monday, September 26, as the Installation Dinner on Friday, September 30, will count as our regular meeting.

Practicing for the Installation buffet

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Win a Classic!
Pres. Paul Cotton passed around the sign-up sheets for our next two shows. First up is the Keene Swap Meet, Sunday, September 25, set-up, 8a: Paul Cotton; 10a-4p Phil Bonafide, ____________; closing, 4p-5p: Paul Cotton. New England Snowmobile Expo, Big "E", 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Mass., Friday, October 14: Paul Cotton; Saturday, October 15, 10a-4p: Don Nelson, Michael Bastraw, Larry Murphy 4p-8p: Paul Cotton; Sunday, October 16: 10a-3p: Dianne Zawacki, Dan Zawacki, ____________; 3p-4p: Paul Cotton. This is a big show for us, we need all members to step up and fill in these assignments as we agreed to do when we decided to do another raffle.

Pres. Paul Cotton reports we received a thank-you note from N.H. Sharpshooters Basketball for our recent donation.

Getting Shot
Pres.-Elect Joe Collie brought in a Kiwanis package on flu shots. Dianne Roberts reports that the hospital's flu shot program is on hold for now.

Dental Issues
Hon. Member Dick Breton advises that he, Past Pres. Joe Adrignola, and Hon. Member Lou Ricciardiello have been talking with the school nurses about our dental program and they do not feel that it is working properly. They will keep looking into the situation and advise the club.

Installation 2005
Pres.-Elect Joe Collie sent the sign-up sheet around again for the Installation Dinner where both Lt. Gov. Dan Witham and Lt. Gov.-Elect Brig Clark will be in attendance. He also is working on committee assignments.
Pres. Joe Collie reports that the date of the installation dinner has been changed to Friday, September 30, 2005.
What: Installation of 2005-2006 President and Officers, Laconia Kiwanis Club
Where: Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Gilford, NH 03249
Date: Friday, September 30, 2005
When: Cocktails at 6p, Dinner Buffet served at 7p
Menu to include: Cash Bar, Chicken Supreme, Seafood Newburg, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Light appetizers include: crackers and cheese, shrimp cocktail
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake
Price: $20 per person
RSVP: To Joe Collie, Laconia Kiwanis, phone: 455-5309, e-mail:, mail: P.O. Box 757, Laconia, NH 03247

Pres.-Elect Joe Collie showing signs of the pressure to come

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Key Club
Key Club Advisor Laura Brusseau reports the Key Club has worked for Habitat for Humanity, participated in a cancer walk, and will be putting on a haunted house for the Teen Center.

Key Club Advisor Laura Brusseau and Chair Jim Fortier

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Chet Cilley, $19

Treas.-for-another-week Chet Cilley checks the count.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sgt.@Arms Roger Landry found Jane Thibault, Dianne Roberts, and Warren Mitchell pinless and Carroll Stafford late.

Happy Dollars
Dianne Zawacki had a buck for picking up the new Teen Center bus in Pennsylvania; Ed Chertok for it being a beautiful day and winning $33 in a skins game; Joe Collie had $3 for seeing a moose, his daughter turning three, and his wife Jill being pregnant; Chet Cilley had $2 for winning the 50/50 and his son coming back safely from Iraq; and $3 from someone else for some of the above.

Dianne Zawacki with her Happy Dollar

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Guest Speakers
This writer introduced Exec. Dir. Niki Miller, N.H. Task Force on Women & Addiction, to the club. She has been with the organization since it was started three years ago. The group is a statewide grassroots effort dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, and families affected by alcohol and other drugs. Their membership includes recovering women, human service providers, educators, and concerned citizens. They are a non-profit organization and areas of focus are collaboration, education, and empowerment through advocacy. She introduced Liz Jameson who reports one of the big advantages of NHTFWA is that she retains custody of her two children as she goes through the program. For more information go to

Liz Jameson, Exec. Dir. Niki Miller, N.H. Task Force on Women & Addiction, and Pres. Paul Cotton

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Tuesday, October 11

Monday, October 3
Boards meet; NISE

Friday, September 30

Monday, September 26
No meeting


Celebrating our rrecent donation to Community Health & Hospice with Past Pres. Joe Adrignola are Exec. Dir. Barbara Franckhauser and Young Family Program Mgr. Kristen Awrich

Photo by Jackie Bonafide


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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