May 6, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 32

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Kathy Calvin

The Kiwanis Pledge
Submitted by Sr. Member Roger Webster
As our country's flag signifies
Purity, valor, and justice,
May we as true Kiwanians,
Exemplify these virtues,
As we build.

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Dick Breton, Howard Bacon, Ed Merski, Roger Webster, Paul Normandin

Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits; V.P. Sara Yerkes, Sec.'y Rachel Moria, and Tori O'Hara from the Laconia Key Club

Key Club
V.P. Sara Yerkes reports that the Key Club will doing a fundraiser with Hershey chocolate kisses.

From the Laconia Key Club: Sec.'y Rachel Moria, V.P. Sara Yerkes, and Tori O'Hara

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Division 9
(Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits pointed out that anyone of his rank, past or present, may be counted to fulfill the minimum for an interclub. So the Key Club gets their props.) He was proud to announce that at the April Key Club Convention in Springfield, his son, Andrew Georgevits, was elected Lt. Gov. of Div. 9 & 10. So they will have overlapping terms until October. A one-day Membership Summit will be held on June 15. Each club may send three delegates, RSVP by May 16. We should take advantage of this event as this is a service made possible by our dues money. Lt. Gov. Ken will not be able to attend our Diamond Anniversary as he will be performing military duty. He plans on attending our Boards meetings for his yearly evaluation of our club. We are reminded that the next District Convention will be in Danvers, Mass., August next.

You're in good hands...with Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Welcome Aboard, Peggy Arend
Membership Chair Nancy Williams called on Sponsor Randy Eifert to introduce our newest member, Peggy Arend. Owner and Pres. of Granite State Home Improvement, Peggy and husband, Larry, have two children, aged 4 and 6.

Peggy Arend gets aproned while sponsor Randy Eifert is concerned that Membership Chair Nancy Williams' Podium Deluxe might not be up to the task.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Field Trip
We will meet at Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Monday next at the usual time before traveling to the Belknap County House of Correction for our tour.

Bike Rodeo
Treas. Chet Cilley advises members should plan on arriving at Cantin Chevrolet between 9:00a and 9:30a, Saturday next. On board are Chet Cilley, Roger Ballantyne, Jim Depoian, Roger and Pam Landry, Dianne Roberts and her boys, Nancy Williams, Roger Webster, Joe Collie, Steve Loughlin, Kathy Calvin, Michael Bastraw, Warren Mitchell, and some Key Clubbers to be named later.

Diamond Anniversary
Treas. Chet Cilley reports that he has taken in over $3000-worth of ads for the anniversary supplement which should appear in The Citizen shortly after the banquet. Sr. Member Dick Breton will be inviting Div. 6 Lt. Gov.-Elect Ruth Drake-Benedict to attend. Past Pres. Nancy Williams will be meeting with Steve Loughlin, Michael Bastraw, Joe Adrignola, and Dick Breton at the Gilford branch of Meredith Village Savings Bank, 9a, Thursday next, to plan the event. A sign-up sheet made the rounds.

Treas. Chet Cilley thanked the members who attended his brother's calling hours.

Get Well Sooner
Pres.-Elect Larry Murphy will be at Lakes Region General Hospital for another week because of the blood clot in his leg. He won't be able to attend another meeting for a month.

Thanx, Again
Past Pres. Nancy Williams attended the Salvation Army luncheon last week and received a certificate for our participation staffing the donation kettle.

Club Elections
As part of our Annual Meeting, the club voted on our officers for the 2002-2003 year. Directors elected were Joe Collie, Don Nelson, Steve Loughlin, and Randy Eifert; Treasurer--Chet Cilley; 2nd Vice President--Nate Robertson; 1st Vice President--John Grocki; and President--Larry Murphy. Congratulations to all and good luck. Dir. Joe Adrignola (unaware that his term expires this year) would like to be considered for a Directorship should the need arise before the next Annual Meeting. And shame on the nominating committee for not detecting his retirement.

Pop Goes the Concert
Randy Eifert is trying to get some info on a block discount for the July 5th "Pops" concert at Meadowbrook. We would need to get a count next Monday night.

Start the Revolution
Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits advises that it will be Kiwanis Night, June 29, CMGI Field, for the New England Revolution game. Tickets are $15 or less. Revolution players are also available to attend future club functions.

Paul Normandin, $25

Sr. Member Paul Normandin makes certain Nancy Parrott doesn't get away with the cash so easily.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Paul Normandin kicked in $2 for winning the above; Randy Eifert for Nancy Williams touting our club so well at the Stand Up and Shout rally; Dick Breton for Steve Loughlin's work in the bulletin on his granddaughter's behalf; Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits for Gunstock being in the general area; and Steve Loughlin for a successful Little League opening day with Carroll Stafford cutting the ribbon, Chet Cilley getting a plaque for Rudolph Electric, and our name mounted on the new building.

Past Pres. Nancy Williams brings a smile to the audience at Stand Up and Shout.

Photo by Randy Eifert


"...and it's a sunny day here at Opechee Park."

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sr. Member Carroll Stafford prepares to cross the police line with the assistance of A.V.P./Prestige Plus Mgr. Valerie Drouin.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Treas. Chet Cilley with his door prize

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


1964--A former member congratulates the first Laconia Little League All-Star team to win the state championship.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


John Sununu, Jr. lucks into a photo-op with Steve Loughlin.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sgt.@Arms Nancy Parrott found Howard Bacon, Charlie St. Clair, and Scott Beane pinless; Chet Cilley for being late; and Charlie St. Clair for referring to Sr. Member Paul as Mr. Normandin.

Free Meal
Scott Beane


Boards Matters
Last month the Boards voted $400 for guest speaker pens; $100 to the Children's Foundation of St. Vincent dePaul; $100 to a Senior Babe Ruth team; and Peggy Arend was approved for membership.

Signed up to participate in the next Reading Is FUNdamental are Joe Adrignola, Joe Collie, Charlie St. Clair, Kathy Calvin, and Roger Webster (Elm St. School, Friday, May 17, 9:15a); Don Nelson, Chet Cilley, Michael Bastraw, Kathy Calvin, and Peggy Arend (Pleasant St. School, Friday, May 17, 2:00p); and Dianne Roberts, Kathy Calvin, Joe Adrignola, Nancy Williams, and Pat Webster (Woodland Heights School, Wednesday, May 22, 9:15a.

Happy Birthday
May babies include Warren Mitchell and Joe Collie.

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 20
Dr. Mark Kelley, ENT Assoc., will give a Powerpoint presentation on infant hearing screening.

Monday, May 13
We will tour the Belknap County House of Corrections courtesy of Supt. Joe Panarello after meeting at Pheasant Ridge Country Club at the usual time.


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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