August 12, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 46

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry

We get the Big Room.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Senior Members
Dick Breton, Bob Turner, Ed Chertok, Howard Bacon, Roger Webster, Dennis Denoncourt, Roger Ballantyne

Past Lt. Gov. Leo Sasseville, Sr. Members Ed Chertok, Bob Turner, and Howard Bacon

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Honorary Member
Past Lt. Gov. Tex Holland

Past Paul Cotton, Sr. Member Dick Breton, Hon. Member Tex and Betty Holland, Priscilla Breton, Kathy Sasseville

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Betty Ballantyne with Roger Ballantyne; Norm Colburn with Warren Mitchell; Polly Chertok with Ed Chertok; Pat Webster with Roger Webster; Leo, Claire, and Kathy Sasseville with Dick Breton; Betty Holland with Tex Holland; and from the Berlin Club, Past Lt. Gov. Paul Pinette, Sec.'y Dick Lapointe, V.P. Bob Morrisette, Dir. Ed Bryant, Pres.-Elect Paul Fortier, and Gordon Dale

Sr. Member Ed and Polly Chertok, Russ Beane, Warren Mitchell, Norm Colburn, Sr. Member Dennis Denoncourt

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Warren Mitchell reports that the interclub to the York Club, York Harbor Inn, has been moved back to Thursday, August 22. The crew will leave from A.G. Edwards at 4:30p to make the 7:00p meeting. We will need a head count Monday next. Pres. Phil Bonafide is taking his car if anyone needs a ride.

Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide reports that Paul Cotton will chair next year's motorcycle raffle.

Key Club
Chair Jim Fortier will be meeting the new Key Club Advisor this week.

Gilford Old Home Day
Roger Landry still needs any promised donations towards our August 24 appearance at Gilford Old Home Day. Contigiani's Catering will be ordering supplies for us. He has no one signed up after 3p. Shifts available are 12n-3p, 3p-6p, and 6p-9p. If we don't have enough help then we will have to close early. We also need large coolers for the event. If you have one we may borrow, call Roger Landry at 528-6500 (w) or 524-8586 (h).

Chair Nancy Williams has called a special board meeting to consider two new members. Sounds good to me.

Installation '02
The Installation Dinner Committee will meet Tuesday, noon, at the Gilford Branch of Meredith Village Savings Bank. Interested members are encouraged to attend. [At the meeting it was decided to have the dinner at the Belknap Mill, Friday, October 4, catered by Contigiani's. Save the date and get the word out.]

Larry Murphy, $36

"That's very nice...but give me the money."

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Happy Dollars
Larry Murphy threw in $10 for winning the above; Kathy Calvin had a buck for her daughter/chaperone being away at summer camp permitting an upturn in connubial activity; Don Nelson for Kathy Calvin's recent good fortune; Roger Landry for hooking up with his old college buddy, V.P. Bob Morrisette from the Berlin Club; and Roger Webster for his daughter's knee surgery being successful.

Sec.'y Kathy Calvin collected $.25 from Dennis Denoncourt for being pinless.

Berlin Sec.'y Dick Lapointe reports that things are as "dry, hot, sticky, and miserable" up in their neck of the woods as here. We are invited to their 75th Anniversary celebration September 28, at the Town and Country Motor Inn.

Berlin travels in style.

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The Berlin Clubbers came up with a Happy Dollar in honor of Leo Sasseville's visit. Steve Loughlin presented Leo with a photo of a simulacrum. Norm Colburn pointed out that Leo was a pioneer in fire science and technology training and is pleased to have taken his job with the Laconia Fire Dept.

Steve Loughlin makes him look.

Photo by Randy Eifert


Separated at birth?

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We Have an Election
Sr. Member Dick Breton reports that two women will be running for Governor of the New England District. At this time we have no delegates attending the District Convention to vote the matter.

"I Don't Trust You"
Berlin V.P. Bob Morrisette auctioned off an anniversary coffee mug for our Charities Fund. The winner with an $8 bid was Leo Sasseville which was as it should be considering it was his mug.

Leo Sasseville gets mugged by Berlin V.P. Bob Morrisette.

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Guest Speaker
Sr. Member Dick Breton introduced Past Lt. Gov./Past Pres. Leo Sasseville to the club. 15 years ago he left Laconia Fire Department and the area and now resides in Sun City, Arizona. There he is a member of the local Kiwanis club, 25 years in existence with 76 members. Their fundraisers include rummage sales and pancake breakfasts. They also sponsor a Reading Is FUNdamental program. Leo then regaled us with "groaners" from his book of collected humor.

And that's how you hold a kid by the ankles.

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Sr. Member Dick Breton and Past Pres. Leo Sasseville

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Yet Another Groaner
Submitted by Randy Eifert

Two little kids are in a hospital, lying on stretchers next to each other, outside the operating room. The first kid leans over and asks, "What are you in here for?" The second kid says, "I'm in here to get my tonsils out and I'm a little nervous." The first kid says, "You've got nothing to worry about. I had that done when I was four. They put you to sleep, and when you wake up they give you lots of jelly and ice cream. It's a breeze." The second kid then asks, "What are you here for?" The first kid says, "A Circumcision." And the second kid says, "Whoa, Good luck buddy, I had that done when I was born. Couldn't walk for a year."

Mountain Music
Submitted by Randy Eifert

Lakes Region United Way Public Service Release:
Castle in the Clouds hosts bluegrass festival
Up to the Mountain to benefit local charities
Castle in the Clouds (Moultonboro, NH) will host Up to the Mountain, a daylong bluegrass festival benefiting local charities. From 10am until 9pm on August 24th, the Castle's mountain meadow will be filled with family entertainment, the sounds and song of New England's top bluegrass performers. Joining Grammy Award winning national recording artists Phillips, Grier & Flinner, will be the New England Bluegrass Band, Harvey Reid and Joyce Anderson, and Gopher Broke. Special guests, the Wildwood Valley Boys will be arriving on the big bus all the way from Kentucky. Each group will play twice during the festival. Well known for family fun, Castle in the Clouds offers horseback riding, hiking trails and tours of the historic mansion. Add to these attractions a festival of bluegrass music, a benefit horseshoe tournament, raffles, parking lot pickin and free overnight camping and it's sure to be a day to remember. The grills will be hot serving up great food all day. The meadow will hold several thousand spectators, with event promoters hoping for a full field for the eleven-hour event. Reservations for the festival can be made by calling Castle in the Clouds, 603-476-2352, and tickets will be sold at the festival. Adults are $30, teens half price, and children 12 and under are free. Visitors interested in both the festival and regular attractions should request information on combined admission packages. Proceeds benefit people served by Lakes Region United Way. Sponsors for Up to the Mountain include the Common Man Family of Restaurants, Castle Springs, The Shipyard Brewing Company, Apple & Eve Fruit Juices and Mr. Sippy Productions. Additional sponsors and vendors should contact the United Way at 603-524-6864. For more information about this charity event, contact Bruce Van Derven, LRUW, 603-524-6864. Thank you!!!

Tuesday, September 3
Boards meet, NISE

Monday, August 26
We will discuss and vote on the proposed changes to our bylaws.

Monday, August 19
John Sununu, Jr. will be the guest speaker.


Past Pres. Jim Fortier, Leo Sasseville, Betty Ballantyne, Claire Sasseville, and Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne

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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