April 22, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 30

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Randy Eifert

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Dick Breton, Carroll Stafford, Paul Normandin, Howard Bacon, Peter Karagianis, Roger Ballantyne

Peggy Arend, Granite State Home Improvement, with Randy Eifert

Back from Fla.
"How do ya do, Howard Bacon, how do ya do?" He didn't say.

Tanned, rested, and ready

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


POKI Speaks
We received a letter of congratulations from Kiwanis International Pres. Brian G. Cunat on our 75 years of existence. "...The foundation that was laid by your predecessors has stood the test of time, and as a result, your club has continued to change the lives of people in need. ... You, the current members, will determine what your club will do in the next 75 years."

1 of 2
HOBY Chair C. Scott Hoar thanked us for our support of 2 delegates in this year's program. He points out that we were one of only two clubs in New Hampshire to do so.

Pres. Phil Bonafide has been in touch with former member Jeff Kellett who may show up for a meeting and is considering returning to the club. He also spoke with a Meredith native who was familiar with Kiwanis and was somewhat surprised that no one ever asked him to join. The lesson: a prospect needs to be asked the questions before you really know the answer.

Chair Joe Adrignola received a thank-you book from Pleasant St. School for our Reading Is FUNdamental sponsorship. They are looking forward to our return next month.

Illiterates--ignore this caption.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Stand Up and Shout!
Randy Eifert encourages members to attend "a celebration of the good things happening in the Lakes Region," Tuesday, April 30, 11:30a-1:30p, at the Winnipesaukee Expo Center. The program will allow attendees to utilize an open microphone format to have several minutes to share their successes with a diverse representation of the community. [The] goal is to help the community understand and appreciate the value of living in the Lakes Region. Program topics will be aligned with Leadership Lakes Region's focus on cultural, economic, political, social, and educational issues. There will be a free community luncheon. RSVP (524-6791) required for speakers and attendees. Seating limited to 200.

Club Elections
Nominating Committee Chair Michael Bastraw advised the membership that the following will appear on the ballot for club elections for 2002-2003 to be held at the Annual Meeting on Monday, May 6: for Director (four to be elected)--Joe Collie, Don Nelson, Steve Loughlin, Warren Mitchell, Randy Eifert, and Russ Beane; Treasurer--Chet Cilley; 2nd Vice President--Nate Robertson; 1st Vice President--John Grocki; President--Larry Murphy. At least one week before the Annual Meeting, nominations from the floor will be entertained.

Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide sent out the sign-up sheet for our next roadshow, Sunday, May 5, in Keene. After that, we have Memorial Day weekend and Motorcycle Week.

Diamond Anniversary
Treas. Chet Cilley would like all members who were to approach specific sponsors to have their ads in my Monday next. This writer encourages any members who may have photos or other memorabilia chronicling our club's history (the older, the better) to let me know so it may be considered for inclusion in our anniversary supplement.

Treas. Chet Cilley now has Metrocast Cablevision on board as a sponsor for the Opechee Park Fourth of July Celebration. And the committee is also on the verge of signing a Rolling Stones tribute band to headline the musical entertainment.

Bike Rodeo
Treas. Chet Cilley has much arranged for our Kiwanis Safety Day, Saturday, May 11, at Cantin's Chevrolet/Mitsubishi. Joe Collie noted that he has an active PSA at WLNH for the event.

Joe Adrignola/Jim Fortier, $23

Sr. Member Carroll Stafford uses his limited x-ray vision which can only see cash.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Chet Cilley fined himself for being late.

Happy Dollars
Chet Cilley came up with $5 for his 33rd wedding anniversary; and Bob Turner for having another successful cataract operation on his other eye.

Two bucks for two good eyes from Sr. Member Bob Turner

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Pres./CEO David H. Graham, N.H. Music Festival, to the club. Established in 1952, the Music Festival presents 130 activities each year including youth music training and orchestra and chamber concerts. The coming summer festival will be held in Silver Hall at Plymouth State College. Around 60 professionals from other orchestras and schools will perform over the 6-week season. $4 million has been raised to set up a 4-seasons facility for the festival. 60 acres of the former Red Hill Inn has been purchased for the site. As additional money for construction and endowment is raised, a 900-seat concert hall, a 200-seat chamber hall, and musician housing and training areas shall be built. Existing structures will be modified when possible with an eye to maintaining architecture appropriate to the area. The N.H.M.F.'s mandate is to "preserve and showcase the music of the classics." 60% of patrons are year 'round residents, 30% are seasonal. For more information on the organization and schedule of events, go to www.nhmf.org.

Pres./CEO David H. Graham, N.H. Music Festival

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The meadows at Red Hill Inn

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Site plan for the new home of the Music Festival

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Artist's rendering of the Garden Lobby at intermission

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Interior of the large concert hall

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Proposed musicians' housing and training area

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Arriving for the winter program for school children

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Amending the Bylaws
Pres. Phil Bonafide has added amendments to our club's bylaws solicited from our membership. When the changes have been incorporated into the existing bylaws, it will be available for review online.

Monday, May 13

Monday, May 6
Annual Meeting, Club Elections, Boards Annual Meeting, NISE, Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits visits

Monday, April 28


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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