June 18, 2001 - Vol. 12, No. 38

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Don Nelson

Pres. Don Nelson, stick-up victim?

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Senior Members
Bob Turner, Dick Breton, Ed Chertok, Howard Bacon, Paul Normandin, Dennis Denoncourt

Come to the Cape
The 83rd Annual District Convention will be held in Hyannis, Mass. August 23-26. Pres. Don Nelson, Sec.'y Kathy Calvin, Sr. Member Dick Breton, and Treas. Chet Cilley have R.S.V.P.'d. All others are encouraged to attend. We still have room for one more delegate.

Happy Dollar
Dennis Denoncourt for his daughter graduating high school and getting ready for the University of New Hampshire.

Win a Classic!
Pres. Don Nelson reports that it took him 20 minutes to empty the physical evidence of our labors over the past nine months into a large plastic garbage bag. More important than these some 17,000 ticket stubs was the $56,606.90 we took in to generate a profit of $34,386.10. After our Charity Fund, the next big winner was first-out-of-the barrel Manchester resident, Dennis Brochu, aged 35. When contacted at work by Chair Phil Bonafide, he could hardly believe his good fortune in winning the Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic that we'd been holding for him. The bike has been brought to Meredith Harley for final prep work and will be presented to Mr. Brochu on Thursday providing a good photo opportunity. Second prize winner was Pearl Ives of Windham, Connecticut. She has been sent a letter offering her the option of $200 in lieu of the Fisher-Price electric motorcycle. The winners were drawn by Off. Sharon Matson, Laconia Police Dept. from a drum borrowed from the Laconia Elks Club. The first-prize ticket was purchased as part of a $20 sale on Saturday circa 4:30p from an "elderly" member there with his wife (well, that narrows it somewhat). V.P. Bonafide "hope[s] that we do it [the raffle]again." This is quite an endorsement from someone who withstood Saturday's sweltering Boardwalk for over 14 hours and understating that it got "a little old." He did develop a new appreciation for the shade from the planter/trash cover and train when in the station--'tho' he could have done without the engine's clanging bell. Pres. Don Nelson pointed out how vital Senior Members' participation covering the day shifts is. V.P. Larry Murphy suggested, if we do the raffle again, that we might consider setting up on the other (shady) side of Lakeside Ave. V.P. Phil Bonafide pointed out the importance of maintaining our Boardwalk presence to keep our cost-free status in place.

Chair Phil Bonafide and Pres. Don Nelson review the numbers. Shouldn't they be smiling?

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Win a Classic Next Year?
Pres. Don Nelson called for a motion from the floor of the general membership to get the discussion ball rolling on whether to raffle another motorcycle next year. Immediate Past Lt. Gov. Chet Cilley made a motion that this year's Board be authorized to expend up to $21,000 in purchasing another Harley-Davidson to be raffled in 2001-2002. After being seconded, and with brief discussion, Pres. Don Nelson asked for a show of hands on the motion. It passed unanimously. Past Pres. Nancy Williams suggested they we try to find a motorcycle as similar as possible to our first Harley as "it works" as an attractive prize. To that end, while delivering the bike to Meredith Harley, V.P. Phil Bonafide made a request for another two-tone Heritage Softtail Classic. Pres. Don Nelson hopes that the membership will support this new fundraiser with an even greater effort and pledges that he and Sue will be on board 110% again.

Now, there's the smile...and sunburn.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Buy This Trailer
Pres. Don Nelson suggests, in light of the decision to do another motorcycle raffle that we should exercise our option to purchase the box trailer we've been renting. We have paid $800 for it's use which may be applied to the $2800 purchase price. He notes that we could also use it for other club functions including a down-sized food operation. Monies will also have to be voted by the Board for new chocks and restraints to replace the ones on loan from Sr. Member Dick Breton. The Board then voted to make the purchase. The seller will repair some known paint damage and personalized graphics will be applied.

Scenes from a Boardwalk
Asst. Editor Steve Loughlin turned in over 120 pictures from Friday and Saturday's shifts to this writer. I narrowed it down to 40ish picks-of-the-litter. Here's the first installment.

Our spot from the tower. That's Past Pres. Nancy Williams and Randy Eifert waiting for the next sale.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Ironmen: Pres. Don Nelson and V.P. Phil Bonafide

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sec.'y Kathy Calvin--this doesn't look like the soft-sell to me.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


A too-warm moment with Jackie and Chair Phil Bonafide

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Past Pres. Nancy Williams and Warren Mitchell look the other way while Pres. Don Nelson makes a quick pit-check.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Past Pres. Jim Fortier holds down the Harley.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Charlie St. Clair and Laconia City Manager Eileen Cabanel take a photo break.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Vi Adrignola and the open road in her mind.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Arlene Fortier needs a bigger fan.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The first sign of heat stroke: inappropriate dancing by Sue and Pres. Don Nelson.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Dan Fisher, $17

V.P. Larry Murphy reaches in.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Russ Beane chokes up with joy as Dan Fisher takes the cash.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


In Three Weeks
The guest speaker will be Rick Doran, People First Consultants.

In Two Weeks
The Boards meet, NISE

Next Week
Rescheduled from last week, Dir. David Poisson, C.A.P.'s Mr. Fixit Program, 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 on any Member or his family in case of illness. Email: Michael Bastraw or Steve Loughlin

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