November 10, 2003 - Vol. 15, No. 6

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Dennis Denoncourt

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Carroll Stafford, Dennis Denoncourt

Chief Tom Oetinger and Commissioner Armand Maheux, Laconia Police Department

Past Pres. Jim Fortier, Comm. Armand Maheux, DARE Off. Don Kimtis, and Chief Tom Oetinger

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Welcome Back
The club welcomed Nancy Parrott back from her vacation to Greece with a round of "How Do Ya Do?".

Membership Chair Joe Adrignola has set a goal of net five new members for the year. The committee will be looking at area organizations who benefit from our efforts to contribute members to the club.

We received a thank-you note from Sandy Stafford for our donation to the Camp Mayhew program. Kiwanis International Pres. William R. Packard also sent his thanx and a banner patch for our $100 contribution to the International Foundation.

Win a Classic!
Chair Paul Cotton advises that the roadshow will next be at the Crafts Fair, Winnipesaukee Expo, Laconia. Saturday, November 22--Set-up (7:30a): Paul Cotton; 9a-1p: Paul Cotton, Bob Turner, Charlie St. Clair; 1p-5p: Jane Thibault, Don Nelson. Sunday, November 23--9a-12:30p: Phil Bonafide, Kathy Calvin; 12:30p-4p: Chet Cilley, Michael Bastraw.

Santa Fund
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin advises that the Santa Fund Telethon has asked us to supply five members to help staff the phone bank from 8a-10p, Tuesday, December 9. Joe Adrignola, Chet Cilley, Charlie St. Clair, Kathy Calvin, and Paul Cotton will take care of it. Kathy Calvin also suggested that we consider being in the November 30 holiday parade. We will have at least the motorcycle trailer to represent the club.

Don Nelson, $17.50

Jane Thibault hands over Past Pres. Don Nelson's just desserts.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollar
Don Nelson had a buck for the above.

Guest Speaker
Past Pres. Jim Fortier introduced DARE Officer Donald W. Kimtis, Jr., Laconia Police Dept. to the club. 4-1/2 years with the department and on his second year with DARE, Kimtis spends 10 weeks, Tuesday-Friday, in the 5th grades of Elm St., Woodland Heights, Pleasant Sr., Laconia Christian, and Holy Trinity Schools. DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) was founded in Los Angeles in 1983 and now serves 81% of the U.S. and 51 countries around the world. It's goal is to educate children about the dangers of gateway drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana and how to deal with unhealthy peer pressure. Off. Kimtis uses a decision-making model based on Define, Assess, Respond, and Evaluate in his lessons. The program is supported by private donations and is looking to expand into the Middle School. For more information, go to

Off. Don Kimtis shows off one of the program's workbooks...whoops...lesson plans.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Monday, January 5
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, December 29

Monday, December 22
Yankee Swap

Monday, December 15
Childrens' Party

Monday, December 8

Monday, December 1
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, November 24

Monday, November 17
Our guest speaker will be Exec. Dir. Jim Nute, Mayhew Program (tentative).


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., except for January and February when we relocate. 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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