September 27, 2004 - Vol. 15, No. 52

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families

Reported by Past Pres. Phil Bonafide


Kiwanians assemble!

Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Pres. Warren and Janet Mitchell, Deb and Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton, Lt. Gov. Dan Witham, Betty and M.C. Roger Ballantyne hold down the head table.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Soup's on.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin



Joe Collie

The Boss of Division 6
Lt. Gov. Dan Witham presented opening remarks and gave Pres. Warren Mitchell a banner patch for our support of Camp Sunshine.

Pres. Warren Mitchell accepts a new banner patch from Lt. Gov. Dan Witham.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Thanx and You're Fired
Pres. Warren Mitchell recognized the contributions of outgoing club officers and directors. Lt. Dan Witham then discharged them from their duties.

Good-bye, Mr. President
Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton then presented retiring Pres. Warren Mitchell with a roll of highway tokens of appreciation for his service over the past year. Pres. Warren Mitchell proceeded to thank Sec.'y Kathy Calvin and Treas. Chet Cilley for their respective services to the club; Russ and Carol Anne Beane for hosting their parties for the club; Past Pres. Michael Bastraw for his work on the bulletin; Roger Landry for his assistance over the past year; and his wife Janet for her support. He remarked that he enjoyed his tenure and that the time went quickly.

They Were There, A Lot
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin awarded tabs for attendance to Bob Turner (33 years), Jim Fortier (20), Nancy Williams (11), Michael Bastraw (9), Warren Mitchell (9), Phil Bonafide (8), Larry Murphy (8), and Kathy Calvin (7). She would like members to turn in their old tabs for recycling.

Sr. Member Bob Turner: here for a good time and a long time.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


That Old Gang of Mine
Framed pictures were given to the Senior Members who were in the photo Steve Loughlin had taken at last year's installation.

The Seniorest
Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton presented Sr. Member Peter Karagianis with a Tablet of Honor for his 55 years of membership and contributions to the club and community. He noted that Peter was his Key Club Advisor in 1957 when he was a member. Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton also had on hand copies of the special announcement for Installation 1959 which was held at the Winnisquam House and featured music by the Rythm-Airs.

Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton presents Sr. Member Peter Karagianis with his Tablet of Honor.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Chair Jim Fortier, Past Key Club Advisor Peter Karagianis and a new crop of Key Clubbers

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Ned Roberts Award
Kiwanian of the Year 2003 Joe Adrignola presented the Ned Roberts Award to Russ Beane for his contributions to the fellowship of the club by hosting the two parties this year. He announced it with a rhyme:
A message to him we want to send
He lives on a cul-de-sac--a dead end
He had kept out social skills keen
Out Kiwanian of the Year is Russ Beane

Past Pres. Joe Adrignola passes the torch to Ned Roberts winner Russ Beane.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


You're Hired
Lt. Dan Witham installed the new club officers and directors. Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton presented Pres. Warren Mitchell with a Past President's plaque and noted that he was responsible for picking our winter meeting place at the police department; his work with the motorcycle raffle; and overseeing a $56,000 charity budget.

Pres. Warren Mitchell gets his walking papers.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


And Pres.-Elect Paul Cotton gets the charter.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Take Our Money, Please
Jackie Bonafide, Community Health & Hospice, accepted a $5000 donation on their behalf.

Jackie Bonafide, Community Health & Hospice gets a really big check.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Thanx for the Help
Pres. Paul Cotton thanked Jim McBride, Peter Karagianis, and Howard Bacon for helping to get him started when he was in Key Club and they were in Kiwanis. He presented Sgt.-at-Arms Roger Landry with a super-sized gavel to help collect fines. Master of Ceremonies Roger Ballantyne thanked those who helped with the evening. After a closing prayer, Pres. Paul Cotton adjourned the meeting.

Pres. Paul Cotton gets ready for a kinder, gentler regime.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Out of the Past
by Steve Loughlin
Jim McCann former Laconia Kiwanis Club member in the 1980's extends his greetings to his friends in Laconia. Jim, the former owner and station manager of WEMJ radio, is now employed by New Hampshire Public Radio where he is the Director of Corporate support. You can contact Jim via e-mail at:

Former member Jim McCann

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Press Release
by Jackie E. Bonafide, Director of Development
SUBJECT: Laconia Kiwanis Club Donates $5000 to Young Family Program at Community Health & Hospice.
Laconia, NH - Joseph Adrignola, Past President of the Laconia Kiwanis Club and current chair of the club's "Young Children, Priority One" initiative and Margaret Franckhauser, Executive Director of Community Health & Hospice, announced today that the Laconia Kiwanis Club, through the Laconia Kiwanis Charities Fund, is donating $5000.00 to the Community Health & Hospice (CH&H) Young Family Program. This is the second major contribution from Laconia Kiwanis during this fiscal year. The CH&H Young Family Program supports and teaches families through prenatal visits, mother-baby postpartum visits, home visits by pediatric Registered Nurses, immunizations, Child Development Clinics, Partners in Health programs for children with chronic health conditions, and pediatric care management. Adrignola says, "We're proud to support CH&H's Young Family Program because we sincerely believe the work they do is an important investment in the health of children in our community. The major focus of Kiwanis Clubs throughout the world is improving the quality of life for children and families. For more than seventy-five years the Laconia Kiwanis Club has been dedicated to the needs of young children in the Lakes Region through its support for the Kiwanis Dental Program, the Laconia High School Key Club, Reading is FUNdamental in Laconia elementary schools, bicycle safety programs, Laconia Little League, the D.A.R.E. program, scholarships through the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, immunizations for young children, and much more." Kristen Awrich, RN, coordinator of CH&H's Young Family Program, and her staff are very grateful for the donation. She says, "The Laconia Kiwanis Club has always been one of our strongest supporters. The Young Family Program delivers many vital services for which there is no insurance reimbursement at all. It means a great deal to have the Laconia Kiwanis Club as a Community Partner with us. Their members are tremendously energetic and dedicated. Their commitment to children and young families is an inspiration to all of us." 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, and Lakes Region communities. CH&H services include the Young Family Program, Home Care (nursing and rehabilitation), Hospice, Support Services, and the Volunteer Program. To contact CH&H, call (603) 524-8444 or (toll free) 1-800- 244-8549. The CH&H website is The Laconia Kiwanis Club welcomes new members as well as financial support for programs which serve the children of Lakes Region communities. Over the past 75 years, the Laconia Kiwanis Club has raised and expended over a half million dollars for children in the Lakes Region. The club meets a 6:15 PM every Monday evening at Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford. For more information contact Joe Adrignola at 527-9176 or visit their website at

Here Comes the Gov.!
We have been invited to Gov. Ron Forrest's visit to be held at Makris' Lobster House, Concord, Friday, October 5. Cost is $25.

Don't Show Up
The regular meeting for Monday, October 11 will move to Tuesday, October 12.

Monday, October 18
Pres. Katherine Eneguess, N.H. Community Technical College, will speak.

Tuesday, October 12

Monday, October 4
Boards meet; NISE

Past Pres. Phil Bonafide, Pres. Paul Cotton, and Michael Bastraw at the Keene Swap Meets

Photo by Jennifer Coffey


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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