Kiwanis Kronikle

April 9, 2001 | Volume 12, No. 28

"You're killin' me here! ... OK, I'll give you three tickets for what's in your bag and your friend's jacket."
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: Michael Bastraw or Steve Loughlin


Roger Landry

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin

Key Club
Pres.-Elect Marty O'Riordan, Sec.'y-Designate Chelsea Graham

Key Club Pres.-Elect Marty O'Riordan thanked the our club for our donation towards sending their representatives to the Springfield convention last week. Chair Jim Fortier reports that everyone returned from the event with renewed enthusiasm. The Key Club is going through a bit of reorganization, putting together an agenda for next year.

Moving On
Pres. Don Nelson reminds all that we have decided to make Pheasant Ridge Country Club our new regular meeting location. He advised our Top of the Town host, Joe Holiday, of this last week. Joe was "completely understanding and there were no hard feelings." He will also continue to support our Dining Around coupon books.

Annual Meeting
Pres. Don Nelson will be presiding over our annual meeting on Monday, May 7. On tap will be the election of officers with Lt. Gov. Bev Fuller joining us for the festivities.

Recent Expenditures
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin reports that the Board voted $644 towards the dental program, $400 to send Key Clubbers to the Springfield convention, $1000 towards the Fourth of July fireworks fund, and money to purchase K-pins for our honorary members.

Bike Rodeo
Chair Chet Cilley says that former member Ed Cantin is looking forward to sponsoring our annual Safety Day at his dealership on Saturday, May 12, 10a-2p. The raffle bike has been ordered as well as helmets. We will have bicycle mechanics on hand for the whole event to check out the kids' bikes. A sign-up will be coming around for the event.

Foundation News
Imm. Past Pres. Chet Cilley reports that he and Sr. Member Dick Breton attended a Kiwanis Foundation meeting at the Springfield convention last week. After raising $3 million for the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute, they will now focus on raising money for other area hospital programs.

Chair Chet Cilley will be meeting at Parks & Recreation Tuesday next at 11:00a to continue planning of the Fourth of July festivities at Opechee Park. "The Platters" have been signed up for musical entertainment. Donations and vendors are coming in with Metrocast Cablevision signing up as a major sponsor. As always, volunteers are needed to help things run smoothly.

Win a Classic!
V.P. Phil Bonafide sent a sign-up sheet around to staff the roadshow at the Winnipesaukee Expo Center, Laconia, April 21/22. Shifts will be only 2 hours long as it is a short drive for most members. This would be a good chance for some new supersellers to join the fun. He also was happy to note that the Laconia Savings Bank crew has taken in another $450 while the bike is in their custody.

Bob Turner/Roger Landry, $16

Happy Dollars
The above winners chipped in a buck each; Chet Cilley for having a "wonderful time" in Key West and Cozumel; Paul Normandin, $2 for Joe Adrignola and Kathy Calvin's participation in the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation's First Annual Adult Spelling Bee which raised $8000.

Club Election
Nominating Committee Chair Joe Adrignola announced the candidates who we will be voting on at the annual meeting: President, Phil Bonafide; First Vice Pres., Larry Murphy; Second Vice President, John Grocki; Treasurer, Chet Cilley; Director (four to be elected), Dianne Roberts, Nancy Parrott, Jim Fortier, Randy Eifert, Dan Faenza, and Dan Fisher.


Guest Speaker
Past Pres. Joe Adrignola introduced Project Leader Sheila Weeks, Belknap Juvenile Justice Initiative. In 1998, Special Justice Willard Martin audited the model program for BBJI that had been running in Oregon. The importance of implementing such a program is demonstrated by some chilling statistics. In New Hampshire, over 50% of property crimes and 25% of violent crimes are committed by juveniles. This is higher than the national average. Laconia is #2 behind Manchester for the most juvenile cases per capita. For more information. While some grants have committed to the program, ongoing fundraising will be necessary to keep the ball rolling. For more information, click
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In Four Weeks
Annual Meeting, club elections, the Boards meet, NISE, Lt. Gov. Bev Fuller will attend.

In Three Weeks
We begin meeting at Pheasant Ridge Country Club. The Key Club will hold their Installation ceremony.

In Two Weeks
We meet at the Lakes Region General Hospital cafeteria. Dr. Troy Schrupp and Sharon Swanson will speak on the state of the dental program.

Next Week
We meet at Top of the Town for the last time. Dr. Donald E. Carey will give a slide presentation on his "Retirement Ramble", which includes bicycling in Zimbabwe, climbing Mt. Kenya, and a 21-day walking tour of Nepal, after his tour of duty in Africa.

Michael Bastraw

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Byse Agency - Baron's Major Brands - Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home - Rudolph Electrical Co., Inc. - Decorative Interiors - Laconia Savings Bank - Vacman & Bobbin, LLC - Meredith Village Savings Bank - Mike's Quick Lube & Quality Car Care - A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. - In Memory of Max Chertok, Charter Member - Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. - The Village Bank - Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant - Quik Laundry & Cleaners - Stafford Oil Company, Inc. - The Home Beautiful - Cantin Chevrolet/Mitsubishi