July 28, 2003 - Vol. 14, No. 43

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Webster

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Howard Bacon, Roger Webster, Ed Merski, Roger Ballantyne, Paul Normandin, Peter Karagianis

Chair Warren Mitchell reports that the trip to Berlin scheduled for Tuesday, July 22 was canceled due to the weather. He has rescheduled for Tuesday, August 19 with a August 26 raindate.

Sec.'y Kathy Calvin notes that we received a thank-you note from the 4th of July celebration committee for our support.

Vote for Me
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin reports that we received a request from Andrew Oleksak asking for our support for becoming Governor-Elect.

Joe Adrignola/Jim Fortier, $17

Happy Dollars
The above for the above.

Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Chief Tom Oetinger, Laconia Police Dept., to the club. He has been with the department for 23 years and almost a year as Chief. He is still in the midst of technical issues surrounding the move to the new station. The new building has about twice the space as the Winston Bldg., better environmental engineering and security, and larger work areas. They also now have a Community Room that will be available to the public for meetings as needed. Bonnette, Page, and Stone is still finishing up some of their work and the landscaping remains to be finished. The Chief is planning an open house in September. Violent crimes and domestic violence calls are up from the previous year. Several community services officers have been hired to free up the regular staff's time. A victims services program has been established. He will be looking for part-time volunteers to act as clerks to act as a receptionist and answer phones. The department is expecting 900-1500 Hells Angels to be in the area this weekend for their national run. Most of their activities will be on their Filmore Ave. property where they have permits for bands and fireworks. Laconia Police's payroll includes 35 officers and 10 civilians and has a fleet of 14 vehicles with 7 on the road at any given time. For more information go to

United Way Golf Tournament
Submitted by Randy Eifert, Event Chair
The 16th Annual Lakes Region United Way Golf Tournament, sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank and Laconia Savings Bank, is set this year for September 19th at Waukewan Golf Club. It will be a 1:30 Shotgun, Scramble Format with many prizes to be given away. We are currently looking for corporate sponsors--click
here to download the Corporate Registration Form. I will post the individual golfer registration form in a future release. This year, unlike prior years, the Golf Outing is going to be held on the same day as the Kick-Off Luncheon for our Annual United Way Campaign. Hope to see many familiar faces there!!!

Monday, August 4
Boards meet, NISE


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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