April 21, 2003 - Vol. 14, No. 29

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Bob Turner

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Peter Karagianis, Howard Bacon, Roger Ballantyne, Ed Merski, Carroll Stafford, Paul Normandin

Tanned and rested, Sr. Member Howard Bacon returns from the torment of a Florida winter.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Former Massachusetts Representative Jim Depoian with Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne

Win a Classic!
Chair Paul Normandin thanked Roger and Pam Landry for reorganizing the trailer. Our next show is Sunday, May 4, 9a-5p at the Keene Swap Meet. He plans on going down and needs two others to help out for the day.

Roger Ballantyne/Jim Depoian, $26

Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne and his best/only friend, Jim Depoian, with the big win.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Phil Bonafide kicked in for his son entering Alpha Omega Alpha, the highest honor society at his medical school; a buck from Chet Cilley for his youngest granddaughter being christened; $2 from Jim Depoian for winning the raffle and his wife being away; and from Nancy Williams for the support she received while Bob deals with his open heart ordeal.

Proud Daddy Phil Bonafide

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Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Ernie Bolduc, Bolduc Farms, to the club. For the past 12 years, he and his brothers have been raising buffalo for their meat which they are allowed to sell on a retail basis. There are seven such farms in New Hampshire. Buffalo (also known as bison) migrated from Asia crossing the Barent Straits around 25,000 years ago. Between 1492 and 1830, there were 50-60 million in the United States alone. Because of the animals causing trouble with the railroads and being a major resource for the Native Americans, they were killed down to 519 by 1880. Today they number around 300,000. The males weigh in around 2300 lbs. and females circa 1300 lbs. Right now the Bolducs have a herd of 24 with 4 or 5 new births (newborn calves weigh in at 40-60 lbs.) in the Spring. The males fight for domination of the group with the loser suffering ostracism. Water and food are the only reliable means of control to keep them at home. Each animal requires a bail of hay and 40-55 gallons of water per day. Buffaloes live 40-45 years, can run up to 45 m.p.h. for a distance up to a hundred miles. There are two breeds extant: Asian Prairie Buffalo and Canadian Woods Buffalo. Bolducs butcher in October and November when the animals are 1-1/2 to 2 years old yield 650-1500 pounds of meat. And, by the way, the color red will irritate them.

Editor Michael Bastraw and Ernie Bolduc, Bolduc Farms

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Bill the Buffalo

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Sr. Member Carroll Stafford double-dog-dares Sr. Member Paul Normandin

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Past Pres. Paul Cotton doesn't need a dare.

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Someone get the tranquilizer gun.

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V.P. Joe Collie is supportive of Jim Depoian's new look.

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Ernie Bolduc with a chilling rendering of a buffalo shriek.

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Club Elections
The Nominating Committee (Chair Michael Bastraw, Steve Loughlin, Don Nelson, Jim Fortier, Roger Landry, and Dianne Roberts) met after the regular meeting and finalized the ballot for the election in two weeks at our annual meeting. Next week Pres. Larry Murphy will take nominations from the floor. On the ballot will be Dianne Roberts, Jim Fortier, Russ Beane, Carroll Stafford, Nancy Williams, and Phil Bonafide running for four Directors positions; Chet Cilley will be looking for reelection as Treasurer; and going for another term as Second Vice President is none other than overachiever Paul Cotton.

Past Pres./Motorcycle Raffle Chair/V.P. Nominee Paul Cotton looks to filling his plate further.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The Suggestion Box
by Immediate Past Pres. Phil Bonafide
With Nancy Parrott being on leave of absence, how about bringing Past Sgt.-at-Arms Bob Turner back to active duty?

Monday, May 19
Shirley Glines, Project Extra, will speak.

Monday, May 12

Monday, May 5
Annual Meeting; Club Elections; Boards meet; NISE

Monday, April 28
Archaeologist Karl Rhonke will speak on the White Mountain National Forest.


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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