July 14, 2003 - Vol. 14, No. 41

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Paul Cotton

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Ed Merski, Ed Chertok, Peter Karagianis, Roger Webster, Roger Ballantyne

Terry (who works at Melcher & Prescott) and David McComb with Randy Eifert; Jim Depoian with Roger Ballantyne

David and Terry McComb with co-worker Randy Eifert

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Jim Depoian and Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Steve Loughlin acknowledged receipt of thank-you notes from two of our scholarship recipients: Past Key Club Pres. Marty O'Riordan who's attending Stonehill College and Past Key Club V.P. Sara Yerkes at Clemson University.

Win a Classic!
Motorcycle raffle Chair Paul Cotton advises that we will not be attending the August event at Rochester Fair. So our first roadshow will be the Grass Drags in October.

Chair Warren Mitchell took the final head-count for our interclub to Berlin scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, with a July 29 raindate.

Guest Speaker
Reported by Immediate Past Pres. Phil Bonafide
After our regular meeting we reconvened with Lt. Ed Darling at Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid/Communications Division who provided a PowerPoint presentation and tour of the dispatch facility. Lt. Ed Darling advises that the dispatch was established in 1951 with a central communications center in the basement of the Belknap County Courthouse in 1971. In 1999 they moved to their new facility and share it with 911 Bureau of Communications. The potential exists to run 911 from Concord north from there. The dispatch serves 37 departments, 33 fire companies, and 4 Emergency Medical Services companies. They cover 35 communities (all of Belknap County plus 1400 sq. miles). 2002 saw them handle 18,447 incidents with an average of 50.5 calls per day. Their workload has had an average annual increase of 5-7% since 1972. The busiest stretch they had was the ice storm of 1998 with 700 calls in four days. The operation is funded through property taxes and is administered by a Board of Directors of 35 fire chiefs. For more information go to

In the classroom at Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Lt. Ed Darling explains it all.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


And the computers help things along

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The Suggestion Box
by Past Pres. Michael Bastraw
This space available.

Monday, August 4
Boards meet, NISE

Monday, July 28
Chief Tom Oetinger, Laconia Police Department, will speak.

Monday, July 21
Our speakers will be from the Laconia Public Library: Chair Robert Selig, Board of Trustees and Dir. Randy Brough.


Now it's time for the old banner to resurface

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


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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