Kiwanis Kronikle

February 26, 2001 | Volume 12, No. 22

Yuliya and Dave Bettoney from December last's Kids' Christmas Party at McDonald's. They married on February 24, 2001.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

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 Top of the Town, 88 Ladd Hill Rd., Belmont, N.H. Please call your President or Secretary on any Member or his family in case of illness. Email: or


Dan Fisher

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Dick Breton, Carroll Stafford

Movable Feast
Pres. Don Nelson reminds all that we meet at Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Rd., Gilford on Monday, March 5. Meal cost will be $9.75 which will be invoiced as usual. Members with suggestions for alternate meeting locations should let Steve know. We are looking for a reliable location that will provide reasonable privacy and good food affordably.

Happy Birthday, Manchester
The Puritan Back Room will be the location of the Manchester club's 80th anniversary celebration on Friday, March 2. The cost is $27.50 that includes dinner, entertainment, and a commemorative pin. With V.P. Larry Murphy and Sec.'y Kathy Calvin coming on board, we now have enough for an interclub credit.

North to Canada
Sr. Member Dick Breton is putting together a N.E. District goodwill motorcycle trip to Montreal for May 18-21.

Happy Birthday, KPTI
Pres. Don Nelson reminds all members of K.P.T.I.'s 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 3. Contact him for details.

We received a thank-you note from Circle Program Exec. Dir. Mary Joyce for our $200 donation.

Food Trailer
Pres. Don Nelson needs someone to chair the food trailer committee. Past Chair Roger Webster advised that some repairs need to be done before it is next used. If a new Chair is not forthcoming, we will not run the trailer this year.

Retail I.D.D. Donations
Sr. Member Dick Breton passed out individual donor cards for Kiwanis International's Worldwide Service Project to combat Iodine Deficiency Disorders. Members are asked to kick in a buck a week to help meet the remainder of this project's goal. Extra cards are available.

Dining Around
Fundraising Chair Phil Bonafide reports that we have taken in around $3188 from coupon book sales. Books are still available for end-of-season sale at a discounted rate.

Win a Classic!
V.P. Phil Bonafide advises that, now in the black, we're ready to move on to our next roadshow. The sign-up sheet is on the loose for the boat show at the Steeplegate Mall, March 16-18. We'll be running three shifts each day. Give Phil a call to reserve your time. The motorcycle is on vacation at Laconia Savings Bank, where the crew are pushing tickets for us. They took in $422 in the first few days. Congrats to Steve Loughlin and the rest of the gang.

Treas. Chet Cilley will be presenting the New England Foundation's next fundraising proposal to the Board next week. It involves each club buying at least 10 tickets to the Revolution pro soccer team for area youth. While Saturday, June 9 will be recognized as Kiwanis Day at Foxboro Stadium, tickets may be used any time during the Revolution's season.

July 4, 2001
Past Pres. Chet Cilley's Fourth of July committee has been meeting, sending vendor and sponsor forms out, and signing up musical groups. They are The Platters on board.

Sgt.-at-Arms Roger Landry found John Grocki and Dan Fisher pinless; and Larry Murphy tardy.

Dick Breton, $16

Happy Dollar
From Dave Bettoney for his marriage Saturday last to a "lovely young lady" named Yuliya. Pres. Don Nelson kicked in a buck for same.

Help the Kid
Raffle ticket huckster Patty Jeanne Calvin needs sponsors for a Jump Rope for Heart fundraising she will be doing on March 21. Sec.'y Kathy Calvin has the paperwork for interested donors.

Guest Speaker
This writer introduced our own David Bettoney, sales rep. for Rutter Media. His company provides creative advertising campaigns in conjunction with their partner, Metrocast Cablevision. They are able to target a local business's message to over 32,000 cable subscribers and 83,000 viewers. Depending on the cable network program, they may place 2-4 minutes worth of ad time per hour show time. In addition to local ads, they also administer inquiry ads where they get a share of revenues from the product's (think "Turby Twisty") sales during their broadcast. Dave presented a video of some of the commercials they have produced for area companies where local performers are used for identification purposes. Dave follows the process from preproduction where a script is developed and approved, through casting and shooting, editing, and selection of air dates. He insists that it's important to think of television advertising as a backbone source rather than a novelty. He cites this year's Santa Fund telethon's $20,000 increase over last year as an example of the profits effective cable advertising may produce.

In Four Weeks
The guest speaker will be Exec. Dir. Connie Morrison, Great White Mountain Chapter of the American Red Cross.

In Three Weeks

In Two Weeks
Back to Top of the Town. Dr. Andrew Garfinkle, Laconia Eye Associates, will speak on their new LASIK laser eye surgery as well as other topics. He encourages members with special areas of interest to notify this writer so that he may better tailor his presentation.

Next Week
We meet at Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Rd., Gilford, the two Boards meet; NISE

Michael Bastraw

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