May 20, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 34

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Warren Mitchell

Senior Members
Howard Bacon, Roger Webster, Bob Turner, Dick Breton

Past members Paul Cotton and Laura Robertson

It's been awhile--Laura Robertson returns for a visit.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Vote for Me
We received a request from Case Van Cleef to be considered for Kiwanis International Vice President.

Diamond Anniversary
Past Pres. Nancy Williams reports that 88 attended our 75th anniversary dinner, Saturday last. She thanked V.P. John Grocki and M/C Joe Collie for keeping the program moving; and Roger Landry and Warren Mitchell for getting the Harley to the party. Laconia Mayor Mark Frasier read a proclamation decreeing May 18, 2002 as Laconia Kiwanis Day. It was noted that we did receive write-ups on the event in both The Citizen and The Sun. Immediate Past President Don Nelson presented an exhaustive catalog of our projects over the past five years. Thanx to the Contigiani's for providing an excellent buffet dinner including prime rib. Past Pres. Nancy Williams made special note of Sr. Member Peter Karagianis' 53 years of membership. After a little technical difficulty, Steve Loughlin was able to launch his slide show from his library of club photos. The microphone was made open to anyone who wanted to testify on what Kiwanis means to them. Many members took the opportunity to reminisce about the beginnings of the club and events of the past: Steve Loughlin on the Kiwanis track meet; Roger Webster on his foster club in Mesa, Arizona; Ed Chertok on attending meetings with his father at The Tavern; Bob Turner on the infamous mangler incident with Leo Sasseville; and Warren Mitchell on the Kiwanis Auction. It was then showtime for Elvis (assisted by Annie Paquette) who rocked from the stage and made the rounds in the audience. Many Kiwanians from other clubs made the effort to help us celebrate this milestone in our club's history, coming from as far as Brocton, Massachusetts. Over the next few issues of this publication, Steve Loughlin's photos from the event will be presented. If anyone wishes specific pictures that may or may not appear here, contact Steve and he will be willing to get them to you.

If you need a great party, call Past Pres. Nancy Williams.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Master of Ceremonies Joe Collie calls the impossible B-24.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Mitchells and Landrys and Beanes and Cottons--oh, my!

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Mayor Mark Frasier gives us our very own day.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The Franklin Club seems mostly happy about being here.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Immediate Past Pres. Don Nelson is always selling.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


"We've identified those 17 herbs and spices. You have the right to remain silent..."

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sr. Member Roger Webster has the amazing ability to orate in his sleep.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The King is back.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide sent out the sign-up sheet for our appearance on the Weirs Boardwalk for Saturday, May 25. Shifts run 9:30a-12:30p and 12:30p-3:00p. He and Don Nelson are on board for the whole day, they could use a bit of help from the rest of us. After that, it's motorcycle week, our last big push. The sheet is out there and needs to be filled. Shifts run at different times from Saturday, June 8 to Sunday, June 16. As we were willing to drop some appearances this year, it is important we make a good showing as we are behind our pace from last year. Our goal of $35,000 net is still attainable with the proper effort.

Sr. Member Dick Breton advises that there will be a trip to the Mt. Washington Valley club on Wednesday, June 19 (raindate June 26); and to Berlin on July 16 (raindate July 23).

Signed up to participate in the next Reading Is FUNdamental are Dianne Roberts, Kathy Calvin, Joe Adrignola, and Nancy Williams (Woodland Heights School, Wednesday, May 22, 9:15a). As at Pleasant St. School, the theme is Hawaiian.

Special Olympics
The sign-up sheet for staffing the softball throw at the State Special Olympics, U.N.H., the beginning of June. On board are Peggy Arend, Chet and Grace Cilley, and Michael Bastraw. This really is a fun event that all members should consider supporting.

Old Home Day
The sign-up sheet is also out there for our appearance on Saturday, August 24, at Gilford Old Home Day. Roger Landry has agreed to chair with Pam Landry, Roger Webster, Ed Merski, Howard Bacon, Roger Ballantyne, and Don Nelson included.

How Do Ya Do, Larry Murphy?
After his last visit to the hospital, V.P. Larry Murphy was back in the house.

Pres.-Elect Larry Murphy seems no worse for wear.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Steve Loughlin/Phil Bonafide, $22

A Programming Note
Charlie St. Clair encourages members to check out his show on cable channel 25 this week. It will feature a visit to Spaulding Youth Center. Our guest speaker Tuesday next will be Gail Tapply from the facility.

Don't Show Up
Pres. Phil Bonafide reminds all that we will next meet on Tuesday, May 28, due to the holiday weekend.

Happy Dollars
Reported by Steve Loughlin
Happy Dollars totaled 90 dollars. These included: Chet Cilley $1 to celebrate his trip to Las Vegas; John Grocki gave $1 because he got to meet Elvis; Jim Fortier $1 to celebrate his daughter's marriage; Warren Mitchell $1 to celebrate Past President Paul Cotton coming as his guest to the meeting; Roger Webster $1 for buying a new car; Phil Bonafide: $5 to celebrate winning the 50/50, the graduation of his son from college, $2 to celebrate appearance of two past Kiwanians--Paul Cotton and Laura Robertson. Don Nelson $1 on the return of Larry Murphy; Nancy Williams $2 in appreciation for the work Mike Bastraw and Steve Loughlin put into the 75th anniversary. Steve Loughlin gave $75 happy dollars in honor of the Club's anniversary. He noted it was his way of thanking those that assisted him during the computer difficulties that substantially delayed his Power Point pictorial presentation until moments before the conclusion of Saturday night's anniversary dinner. Steve thanked: Joe Collie, the evening's MC, (for his patience and professionalism), Don Nelson (whose lengthy speech provided the necessary time to address technical problems), Randy Eifert (for diagnosing the computer problem) and Dan Phelps, of the Franklin Kiwanis Club (for fixing the computer). Steve especially thanked God for blessing the evening and allowing the presentation to come off at the end of the meeting with no more time to spare. He noted that, when you need God, he's never early but arrives just in time.

Past Everything Paul Cotton makes with the high five.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Guest Speakers
Past Pres. Joe Adrignola introduced Dr. Mark F. Kelly and Audiologist Cheryl Dagnon, ENT Associates of N.H. to speak on infant hearing screening equipment.

Past Pres. Joe Adrignola with Audiologist Cheryl Dagnon and Dr. Mark Kelly, ENT Associates of N.H.

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, June 3
Boards meet, NISE

Tuesday, May 28
Gail Tapply, Spaulding Youth Center, will speak.


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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