January 14, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 16

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Michael Bastraw

Warren Mitchell receives confirmation of the words to The Pledge of Allegiance.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Senior Members
Dick Breton, Bob Turner, Ed Merski, Roger Ballantyne, Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin, Carroll Stafford

Jim Depoian with Roger Ballantyne

Governor Visits
Pres. Phil Bonafide reminds us that Gov. Steve Hill will be visiting our division (and others), Saturday, February 2, at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord. Cocktails are at 6p followed by a buffet dinner, presentations, and dancing. Cost is $32 per person. R.S.V.P. by January 25. Past Pres. Nancy Williams and guest will be in attendance.

Win a Classic!
Pres. Don Nelson reports that the roadshow on January 12 and 13 at the Shriners' Auditorium, Wilmington, Mass. brought in $3410 on Saturday and $2811 on the stormy Sunday. The total of $6221 ("Enough to pay my son's tuition," says Phil) is not far off last year's take of $6500. Considering the snow storm, we did very well. Pushing the tickets were: Don Nelson, Phil Bonafide, Joe and Vi Adrignola, Larry Murphy, Steve Loughlin, Michael Bastraw, Nancy Williams, Nancy Parrott, Warren Mitchell, and Roger Landry. Next up is the Bayside Expo Center shop meet, February 2 and 3. After that it will be Rockingham Park on February 9 and 10. Hopefully all members will be able to free up some time for these events to give The Usual Suspects a bit of a break. (More of Steve Loughlin's pictures from Wilmington will appear in next week's addition...and maybe after that.)

Jill and Sylvia muse Pres. Phil Bonafide.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Joe and Vi Adrignola fear not the Fickle Finger of Fate.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Officer Mike Begonis from the Wilmington Police Department writes Steve Loughlin a ticket or three.

Photo by Joe Adrignola


Laconia Rotary: two bikes--no waiting.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Only Pres. Phil Bonafide can make somnambulistic sales.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


"Objects appear closer..."--Joe Adrignola keeps an eye on oncoming traffic.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The president gets the girl--Lauren Verge, News Director of 100.7 WZLX Boston's Classic Rock.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Kiwanis and 911
Sr. Member Dick Breton reports that the New England Foundation's 911 Memorial Fund has raised $12,000 to date. These tax deductible donations will be disbursed as awards to those affected by the September 11 tragedies who need scholarship help. Preference will be given to Kiwanis-connected applicants.

Open Wide
Sr. Member Dick Breton reminds all that members of the Dental Resource Center will speak next week about a proposed program co-underwritten by Crest toothpaste. This would include handing out $.69 dental kits to area schools.

We Didn't Even Get a Lousy T-Shirt
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin received a letter from Sr. Member Roger Webster, wintering in Arizona, who reports that it is sunny and 75 degrees there with no snow.

Mark Your Calendar
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin advises that the New England District Midwinter Conference will be March 1-3, Worcester, Mass.

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.

Let's RIF
Chair Joe Adrignola has been ordering books for the Reading Is FUNdamental program. We will be distributing books to students at Elm St. and Pleasant St. Schools on March 6 and at Woodland Heights on March 27. Volunteers will be needed.

Diamond Anniversary
Treas. Chet Cilley and V.P. Larry Murphy met with Editor John Howe at The Citizen about publishing our 75th anniversary supplement. They now have the figures and will put together a schedule for selling ads.

V.P. Larry Murphy forgets that eveyrone knows better than to pull it.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Treas. Chet Cilley advises that the first vendor has been signed up for the Opechee Park Fourth of July Celebration but they are still looking for a headliner.

Treas. Chet Cilley was found for being late.

Happy Dollars
Treas. Chet Cilley gave a buck for the great job V.P. John Grocki, Dan Fisher, and Joe Collie did plugging the club on their new morning radio show; John Grocki for Joe Collie's wife being in a Family Way; Carroll Stafford for his new grandson Sam Carroll Stafford; Don Nelson for Sue not being pregnant; and Roger Ballantyne for Sue Nelson not being pregnant. Joe Collie will have three dollars to contribute next week.

Treas. Chet Cilley follows the money.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne makes Dir. of Community Affairs Kinney O'Rourke sit up and take notice.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Little League
Chair Dianne Roberts alerts everyone that we are invited to participate in the Little League's 50th Anniversary Parade on opening day, May 4. There will also be a special dinner on June 22, $30 per person.

Guest Speakers
This writer introduced Dir. of Community Affairs Kinney O'Rourke and Exec. Dir. Howard Chandler from the Taylor Community. They presented "The Taylor Community's Charitable Mission" in response to area concerns about the tax status implications of the organization. Key points in the Mission handout are: historically, 25% of the Community's incoming residents have benefited from write downs of the entrance and/or monthly fees; more than 50% of the community's current residents receive assistance with the payment of their monthly fees; the Taylor Community typically provides more than $1.5 million in financial assistance to incoming and existing residents each year; 25% of the Taylor Community accommodations are reserved for those of limited means; the Taylor Community is the most affordable continuing care retirement community in the northeast; it receives no government subsidies or reimbursements. For answers to other questions, contact Kinney O'Rourke, 524-5600 for a copy of the Mission paper.

Pres. Phil Bonafide with Exec. Dir. Howard Chandler and J. Kinney O'Rourke, The Taylor Community

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Monday, February 19
Sgt. Robert Bryant, N.H. Fish & Game will provide a special Powerpoint presentation.

Monday, February 11
David Stamps will speak on the Laconia Main Street project.

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 on the proposed Crest kit program.

A potted plant can't help but crack up Immediate Past Pres. Don Nelson.

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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