March 18, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 25

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Dick Breton, Peter Karagianis

Former member Kathy Thompson

Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide passed out sign-up sheets for our next roadshow opportunities at the Steeplegate Mall on Saturday, April 6, from 9a-4p; and the WLKZ Home Show, Winnipesaukee Expo Center, April 13/14, 9a-6p. These two venues will only be possible if we get enough names on the sign-up sheets. These are two easy gigs--short-timers, close at hand. Now's a good chance for some new players to get into the game. After this, we only have Keene and Memorial Weekend before the big push during Motorcycle Week; everyone clear your calendars for that one.

Home Alone?
Pres. Phil Bonafide spoke with V.P. Larry Murphy who is recovering at home, post-surgery. It's unknown when he will be out and about.

Diamond Anniversary
Pres. Phil Bonafide is soliciting ideas for detailing our 75th Anniversary celebration. Treas. Chet Cilley has received 15-20 ads so far for the Citizen supplement. For historical perspective, we had 97 ads in the 70th anniversary edition. We have until the end of the month to match or pass that goal. It's up to everyone to contact those sponsors we only visit once every five years and ask for their support. Also articles for the supplement should be turned in before the end of the month; the sooner the better and electronically if possible. Sr. Member Dick Breton wondered if we might want to do a silent auction at the banquet. Pres. Phil Bonafide says if any members would like to put it together outside of the main committee, let him know.

Boards Matter
Pres. Phil Bonafide reports that a special Boards meeting approved the donation of 12 bike helmets to the Woodland Heights Wellness Fair on March 30.

Bike Rodeo
Chair Chet Cilley reminds everyone that the Kiwanis Safety Day will be on Saturday, May 11, Cantin's Chevrolet/Mitsubishi. Piche's Sports has a raffle bike for him to review. The committee will meet at the end of next week's meeting.

Treas. Chet Cilley asked the City of Laconia for $10,000 towards the Opechee July 4th celebration. He is still looking for a musical headliner for the event.

Chair Joe Adrignola that our next appearance will be at Woodland Heights School on Wednesday, March 27, from 9:30a-11:00a. On board are Joe Adrignola, Chet Cilley, Joe Collie, Nancy Parrott, Joanne Hansen, Paul Normandin, Nancy Williams, Michael Bastraw, and Kathy Calvin.

Past Pres. Nancy Williams reports that she, Kathy Calvin, Nancy Parrott, and Chet Cilley visited the Meredith club, Thursday last. She filled them in on some of our current activities; they were especially interested in the RiF program.

Randy Eifert, $19

Former Member Kathy Thompson gets into the pickle jug.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Randy Eifert takes the cash with a smile.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
$2 from Randy Eifert for the above.

There Is Life After Kiwanis
Pres. Phil Bonafide greeted former member Kathy Thompson and, though she is welcome to visit anytime, there is "no commitment" to rejoin the club. He was less-than-convincing on the latter.

Sometimes they come back: Kathy Thompson

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Guest Speaker
Roger Landry introduced Commissioner to Perform the Duties of Sheriff Dan Collis, Belknap County Sheriff's Department. Originally from New Bedford, Mass., Collis attended Northeastern University, working towards a B.S. in Criminal Justice, and joined Meredith P.D. in 1981 as a co-op student/special officer. After graduation in 1984, he went full-time with Meredith P.D. and graduated 1st in his class at the N.H. Police Academy. He joined the Sheriff's Dept. in 1989 as a detective and attended polygraph school and the F.B.I. National Academy. Collis points out that the department has been in their new facility off North Main St. for four years. N.H. Sheriffs and Deputies have statewide authority by statute. Belknap County has had only 8 Sheriffs (a position elected every two years) in the 20th Century. B.C.S.O. has several internal division including criminal investigation, civil process, security transport, and special services. The department is able to support the ten towns and city in the county with specialties including financial, drug, and sexual investigation, polygraph, photography, and crime scene analysis. In 2001, their two operators performed 81 polygraph exams; and 3841 civil process vehicles were served, generating fees of $86,217.94. Court security is another responsibility including Superior and Probate Courts, jury and prisoner security, and transport of jail and state prison inmates, juveniles, and extraditions. B.C.S.O. performed 1141 transports in 2001. They also handled 168 juvenile cases last year; and served 457 warrants. This adds up to quite a workload for nine deputies. The communications center dispatches for the whole county (excluding Laconia and Gilford) and Northfield. Federal grants have allowed updating the base equipment and providing mobile digital communications units. During Motorcycle Week, they are responsible for prisoner transport to several venues throughout the state; and patrol later in the week with other neighboring Sheriff's Dept.'s. Community programs include DARE, TRIAD (for the elderly), and Restorative Justice. Any are welcome to tour the new B.C.S.O. facility. Sheriff Collis may be contact at either or

Roger Landry and Commissioner to Perform the Duties of Sheriff Dan Collis

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Bring an Extra Quarter
Catherine and Jim Contigiani advise: "Due to the rise in operating cost, Contigiani's Catering Service finds it necessary to increase service charges on April 5, 2002. On April 5, 2002, the new cost per person is $10.00 which includes the New Hampshire 8% meals tax. An increase of $.25 from the current price of $9.75."

Easy Riders
Sr. Member Dick Breton and His Gang took a trip to Daytona, March 1-10.

Past Pres. Paul Cotten, Darlene Dolloff, Warren Mitchell, Priscilla and Dick Breton

Courtesy Photo


Who knew Russ Beane was in town?

Courtesy Photo


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, April 8

Monday, April 1
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, March 25
Exec. Dir. Bruce Van Derven, Lakes Region United Way will speak.


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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