January 7, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 15

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Ballantyne

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Dick Breton, Roger Ballantyne, Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis

Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits

Win a Classic!
Immediate Past Pres. Don Nelson reports that the roadshow at the Connecticut Expo Center, Hartford, weekend last, brought in $4095. That's $30 more than last year. Congratulations to the crew: Don Nelson, Jim and Arline Fortier, Dan Fisher and friend, Eva, John Grocki, and Nate Robertson and fiancee, Sherry (who made two 100 tickets for $100 sales). January 12 and 13 we will be at the Shriners' Auditorium, Wilmington, Mass. Signed-up are: Friday Set-up, Don Nelson; Saturday 10a-2p, Phil Bonafide, Joe and Vi Adrignola, Larry Murphy, Steve Loughlin, and Michael Bastraw; 2p-Close, Phil Bonafide, Joe and Vi Adrignola, and Larry Murphy; Sunday 10a-1:30p, Kathy Calvin, Nancy Williams, Nancy Parrott, Don and Sue Nelson; 1:30p-Close, Don and Sue Nelson, Kathy Calvin, Roger Landry, and Warren Mitchell. With a prime location last year, we took in $6500.

Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits takes Past Pres. Don Nelson's head-thumping point-making in good humor.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Nate Robertson, Sherry, and Dan Fisher hawking in Hartford.

Photo by John Grocki


The Gang of Three snub our bike.

Photo by John Grocki


From Division 9
The weather forced Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits to do the drive from Concord at 20 m.p.h., but he made it. He reminded everyone of Gov. Steve Hill's visit which will be held at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord, 6p on February 2. The cost of $32 includes a seafood buffet and dancing. Pres. Phil Bonafide and Sec.'y Kathy Calvin have the appropriate forms for an R.S.V.P. by January 25. Georgevits points out that this is a "great membership opportunity"--so think about inviting a prospective member.

Pres. Phil Bonafide is mesmerized by Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits' Magic Hanky trick.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Pres. Phil Bonafide would like all members to review the bylaws and suggest any changes they feel would be in the best interests of the club. The bylaws are now online
here or by clicking the links that will appear on all new Kronikle pages.

Diamond Anniversary
Treas. Chet Cilley will be meeting with Editor John Howe at The Citizen about publishing our 75th anniversary supplement.

Thanx for the Grub
Past Pres. Nancy Williams presented Jim Contigiani with gift certificates for him, Andrew, and Catherine Contigiani for taking care of us over the past year.

Past Pres. Nancy Williams knows it pays to be in good with the folks who cook your food.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sgt.@Arms Nancy Parrott found Larry Murphy, Warren Mitchell, Russ Beane, and Roger Ballantyne pinless and Randy Eifert, Joe Collie, and Larry Murphy for being late.

The late Randy Eifert and Joe Collie escort our Lt. Gov.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Nancy Williams paid a dollar for enjoying Joe Collie on the radio. Also congratulations to Sr. Member Carroll and Sandra Stafford for new grandson, Sam.

Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Laconia Director of Public Works Frank Tilton to the club. He has been on the job since 1993, was a Laconia Key Clubber in 1955 under the then-Chair Peter Karagianis, and whose grandfather was a Charter Member of our club. Rather than focus on the "housekeeping" parts of his department--sweeping, snow plowing, road maintenance, etc.--he spoke on several long-range projects. While Laconia sewerage system has been in place since 1890 and the waste treatment plant had been on line since 1952, for the past 12 years we have been part of a regional system administered by the State, made up of 9 communities. We are now also part of a 27-community co-op to handle our solid waste. Time has shown that the closing and lining of the Rte. 11B dump was a good move. Tilton points out that road repairs are "not greatly funded." This year they are shooting to budget $1 million. The best way to support projects such as these is to speak up at public hearings and budget meetings. The Elm Street Bridge project is scheduled for completion November 2003 and will feature an offset from the present intersection and a foot bridge. Also coming up is the construction of the new police department offices on New Salem St. The Lakes Business Park will be moving into Phase 2 with a connection to Gilford Ave. and 55 acres available. The Roller Coaster Rd. sewer project will also include major repairs to the road. The north end of the Perley Canal has been blocked off after it's purchase by the city. The stairwells in the municipal parking garage will be opened up for better visibility for security. 35% of the city recycles and we average 81 inches of snow each year.

Not to be outdone, Frank Tilton unsuccessfuly tries to levitate his glasses.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Monday, February 4
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, January 28

Monday, January 21
Several members of our Elementary Dental Clinic and the L.R.G.H. Dental Resource Center will speak.

Monday, January 14
Exec. Dir. Howard Chandler, Dir. of Community Affairs Kinney O'Rourke, Taylor Community will present "The Charitable Mission of the Taylor Community".

This writer vanishes the club banner.

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

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