February 25, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 22

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Ed Merski

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Dick Breton, Ed Merski, Carroll Stafford, Paul Normandin

Happy Golden
Dianne Roberts has 10 signed up for the Laconia Little League's 50th Anniversary Dinner at Pheasant Ridge on June 22. Anyone else who would like to attend should RSVP ASAP.

Dianne Roberts falls victim to Joe Collie's unsuspected mind-control powers.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Back to the Ridge
Pres. Phil Bonafide reminds everyone that next Monday we return to Pheasant Ridge Country Club for our meetings. Thanx to the folks at One Mill Plaza, Inc. for allowing us to use their comfy facilities through January and February. And Contigiani's for providing their traveling feast.

Is this Immediate Past Pres. Don Nelson's politically incorrect plea for Chinese food when we return to Pheasant Ridge?

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide sent around the sign-up sheet again for our next roadshow to Steeplegate Mall, Concord, March 8-10. We still have many openings in this three-day schedule. As pointed out before (here he goes again), this is our major fundraiser for the year voted unanimously by the club. One would assume that means that not only were we all in favor of the endeavor but want to support it by giving some of our personal time to selling tickets. Many have stepped up and show up time after time. This is a relatively local show, out of the elements, with a generally non-pugilistic crowd. Why not get your feet wet on this one? Until the show the Harley is residing at Laconia Savings Bank--these folks, mostly non-Kiwanians raised around $3000 for us last year.

At the Shriners' Roadshow, Barry falters in his rendition of Melancholy Baby--even with Sec.'y Kathy Calvin's scary encouragement.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Diamond Anniversary
Treas. Chet Cilley brought in advertising information sheets for our 75th anniversary supplement for The Citizen. Rates run from $200 for a full page to $25 for a sixteenth of a page. All ad must be submitted no later than March 31 for the May publication. He also has an extensive list of potential sponsors from which to chose.

RIFing It
Chair Joe Adrignola needs members to help with our first Reading Is FUNdamental celebration, 1p-3p, Wednesday, March 6, at Elm St. School. Volunteers will help distribute books and participate it reading sessions.

Past Pres. Joe Adrignola practices for the day when competitive paper-bending is accepted as an Olympic sport.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Meet the Externs
We are invited to meet the new students from Tufts at the Dental Resource Center, Tuesday, February 26, 5p.

Pres. Phil Bonafide is momentarily distracted by his misperception of the ceiling about to muss his hair.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Home of Champions
Past Pres. Nancy Williams took advantage of Kiwanis' tour of the new home of the New England Patriots: CMGI Stadium. She was quite impressed with the $328 million facility from its heated grass to field viewing from any concession area.

Joe Adrignola secretly hopes that Past Pres. Nancy Williams choses someone else for her martial arts demonstration.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Paul Normandin, $17

Has Nancy Parrott ever thought of putting something else in the jug?

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Paul Normandin chipped in for winning the above.

Paul Normandin's ability to lift two dollar bills into the air was not as impressive as one might think.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sgt.@Arms Nancy Parrott found Larry Murphy pinless.

Bike Rodeo
Treas. Chet Cilley would like to meet with the Bike Rodeo committee after the meeting two weeks from now.

Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Events Manager Christine Hardy, Easter Seals of New Hampshire, to the club. She started with the organization as a volunteer in 1993 and took up her present duties two years ago. Hardy presented a slide show outlining the activities and accomplishments of the N.H. affiliate, the largest in the country. For information, go to New Hampshire Easter Seals site or to the Easter Seals national website.

Christine Hardy's enthusiasm extends to her hands.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Events Manager Christine Hardy, Easter Seals New Hampshire and Ed. Michael Bastraw

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.

Monday, March 11

Monday, March 4
We return to Pheasant Ridge Country Club; Boards meet; NISE


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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