January 27, 2003 - Vol. 14, No. 17

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Randy Eifert

Senior Members
Peter Karagianis, Bob Turner, Roger Ballantyne, Carroll Stafford

Dick Baker, Laconia High School Class of 1952, with Carroll Stafford

Classmates Dick Baker and Sr. Member Carroll Stafford

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Win a Classic!
Chair Paul Cotton showed off the new hand truck donated by NAPA Auto Parts to help move our roadshow gear about. Sign-up sheets went around for our next two shows. Next up is Bayside Expo Center, Boston...Saturday, February 1: 8a Set-up--Paul Cotton and Phil Bonafide; 10a-2p--Paul Cotton, Phil Bonafide, Kathy Calvin, _________, __________; 2p-6p--Paul Cotton, Phil Bonafide, Kathy Calvin, _________, __________. Sunday, February 2: 10a-1:30p--Paul Cotton, Roger and Pam Landry, Nancy Parrott, __________; 1:30p-5p--Paul Cotton, __________, ___________, ________, _________; Take-down--Paul Cotton; (Larry and, perhaps, Rosemary Murphy all day. After that we have Rockingham Racetrack...Saturday, February 8: 8a Set-up--Paul Cotton and Phil Bonafide; 10a-2p--Paul Cotton, Phil Bonafide, Kathy Calvin, and possibly Chet and Grace Cilley; 2p-6p--Paul Cotton, Phil Bonafide, Kathy Calvin, and possibly Chet and Grace Cilley. Sunday, February 9: 10a-1:30p--Paul Cotton, Roger Landry, Don Nelson, ________; 1:30p-5p--Paul Cotton, Jim and Arlene Fortier, Don Nelson, ________; Take-down--Paul Cotton.

Chair Paul Cotton shows off his new toy.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Lightbulbs Needed
Pres. Larry Murphy reports that he heard "a lot of good ideas" at Fred Bishop's seminar last weekend. He would like all members to submit suggestions for membership development to the Boards for consideration.

Sgt.@Arms Nancy Williams found Dianne Roberts, Russ Beane, Warren Mitchell, Roger Ballantyne, and Carroll Stafford pinless; Chet Cilley was tardy; and Kathy Calvin was in the paper for a non-Kiwanis event.

Jeff Cilley, $22

Jeff Cilley shows his good fortune.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Jeff Cilley came up with two dollars for the above and Paul Cotton for successfully snowmobiling 480 miles in three days with no breakdowns.

Not Freezing
We received a letter from Sr. Member Roger Webster who is enjoying Arizona where they have no snow, rain, or cold.

Guest Speaker
Past Pres. Joe Adrignola introduced Exec. Dir. Margaret Franckhauser, Community Health & Hospice to the club. She thanked the club for past support of the travel voucher and childrens' programs. She outlined the current programs that include Young Family, Pediatric Home Visits, Mother/Daughter Postpartum, Prenatal Home Visits, Shots for Tots, and Well Child Services. They serviced 820 in 2002 with a $340,000 budget--one-third of which must be raised beyond government sources and grants. For more information, go to

Exec. Dir. Margaret Franckhauser and Past Pres. Joe Adrignola

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


A Letter to the Officers and Board of Directors
[Also received by this writer, reprinted with permission]

January 27, 2003

Dear Fellow Kiwanians,

I am fully aware of the club by-laws that state no more than 30% of the total membership shall be "Senior Members", since I was the one that proposed this by-law.

My request on January 6, 2003, was for reinstatement as a senior member much the same as the club approved when I had [two Senior Members] returned after they had resigned, which also exceeded the 30% rule. {Senior Member] was voted in as a new "Senior Member" when the club was over the 30% rule.

As a "Life Member" awarded to me by the Laconia Club some 15 years ago, I must be affiliated to a club as an "Active" or "Senior Member" and my association with the "Southern Carroll County Kiwanis Club of Wolfeboro, N.H." as a senior member covers international requirements.

I respectfully request that the board, by a majority vote, accept or reject my reinstatement as a "Senior Member".

Yours in Kiwanis,

Richard V. Breton


Monday, March 3
We return to Pheasant Ridge Country Club: Boards meet; NISE.

Monday, February 24
Sharon Swanson, Dental Resource Center, will update us on the status of the program.

Tuesday, February 18
No speaker scheduled

Monday, February 10
Michael Cozort, Superintendent of the Shaker Regional School District, will provide a slide presentation of his recent travel to Japan. Highlights will include the differences in culture and educational systems. Should be very interesting....

Monday, February 3
Boards meet, NISE

Past Pres. Phil Bonafide got drugs.

Photo by Randy Eifert


Warren Mitchell and Russ Beane enjoy the pie...

Photo by Randy Eifert


...and Past Pres. Michael Bastraw, the soup.

Photo by Randy Eifert



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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