Kiwanis Kronikle

April 16, 2001 | Volume 12, No. 29

The Dons: Pres. Nelson and Dr. Carey, world traveler.
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


Phil Bonafide

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

End of an Era?
Pres. Don Nelson, having no one volunteer to chair the food trailer, was saddened to report that we will probably not reserve our usual space for Gilford Old Home Day. And by extension, it appears we may not be at the Fourth of July celebration.

Happy Birthday, Mt. Washington Valley
The Mt. Washington Valley club will be celebrating it's 25th anniversary in Conway on May 5. We are invited with R.S.V.P. needed now. The cost is $30 per person.

Win a Classic!
V.P. Phil Bonafide is pleased to report that the crew at Laconia Savings Bank has sold another $755-worth of raffle tickets. That brings the total to $1740 for the month. Congratulations to all our Shadow Salespeople. Signed up for the roadshow at the Winnipesaukee Expo Center are--Friday Set-Up: Don Nelson and Phil Bonafide; Saturday, 9a-11a: Kathy Calvin, Joe Adrignola, Bob Turner, Dianne Roberts; 11a-2p: Ed Merski, Paul Normandin, Don and Sue Nelson; 2p-5p: Jim and Arlene Fortier, Don and Sue Nelson, Chet Cilley; Sunday, 11a-1p: Roger and Pam Landry, Phil Bonafide, Michael Bastraw; 1p-3p: Nancy Williams, Phil Bonafide, Steve Loughlin; 3p-5p: Kathy Calvin, Phil Bonafide, Don and Sue Nelson; Pick-Up: Don and Sue Nelson, Phil Bonafide.

Matters Dental
When we meet at Lakes Region General Hospital next week, the Dental Resource Center will be the main item on the agenda. Representatives will present information on several issues including acquiring new workstations at $25,000-$30,000 a pop, as well as how the area children will be able to receive the required care in a timely manner.

Happy Dollars
Steve Loughlin came up with $3 for closing the sale of his house, renting from Wilkinson-Beane, and the fact that it's not a coffin; $1 from Russ Beane for now having a tenant who pays his bills.

Warren Mitchell/Russ Beane/Roger Landry, $20

Sgt.-at-Arms Roger Landry found Dan Faenza and Nancy Parrott pinless.

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. All are invited as they will now meet on a weekly basis; same Bat Time, same Bat Channel.

Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Dr. Don Carey to the club. Practicing pediatrics off and on over 30 years in the Lakes Region, at the age of 60, he and his wife took a 6-month Retirement Ramble through Africa after there most recent 5-year stint for the Peace Corps. His mission was research in the area and maintaining the health of Corps volunteers in many different villages. Carey's slide presentation (all were interesting and some breathtaking) first took us to their climb up Mt. Kenya. At the 17,000 foot summit he discovered that he had a serious respiratory problem which made the decent painful and possibly life-threatening. But that didn't stop them from continuing their vacation with a bicycle tour of Zimbabwe and a 150 mile hike through Nepal in 24 days. Now this was no walk in the park; it was mostly uphill and downhill all the way reaching altitudes of 18,000 feet.

Club Election
We will be voting for the following nominees at our 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.

In Three Weeks
Annual Meeting, club elections, the Boards meet, NISE, Lt. Gov. Bev Fuller will attend.

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

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

Michael Bastraw

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