September 8, 2003 - Vol. 14, No. 49

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Ed Merski

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

Pres. Larry Murphy reports we received a thank-you letter from the Laconia Public Library for our recent donation.

Food Shack
Pres. Larry Murphy advises that he, Kathy and Patty Jeanne Calvin, Chet Cilley, and Jim Fortier were on hand to help at the Key Club Food Shack Friday last during the Laconia High Football team's 55-13 victory.

Installation 2003
V.P. Warren Mitchell passed around a sign-up sheet again for the Installation Dinner which will be held on Monday, September 29, at Pheasant Ridge Country Club. Division 6 Lt. Gov.-Elect Dan Witham will be in attendance for the ceremonies. The Boards has approved member reimbursement for the cost of the event if a guest joins the club. Past Pres. Joe Adrignola also advises that some of our service partners will be in attendance.

Thanx, Part 2
Past Pres. Joe Adrignola reports we received a thank-you sticker for our donation to Children of Peace. A patch for our banner will follow.

Past Pres. Joe Adrignola shows off our new sticker.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


We're Invited
Sr. Member Roger Webster will cover the $15 cost of any member who wants to attend the installation dinner of his winter club in Mesa, Arizona, on October 13

Win a Classic!
Chair Paul Cotton reports that our first raffle roadshow will be the Grass Drags, Laconia Airport, October 25/26. The paperwork is also in to the City of Laconia for our vendor's permit.

Early Prevention
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin reports that, with the help of Hon. Member Lew Ricciardello, a Lakes Region Housing youngster has a dental appointment that will allow him to start school. Perhaps this sort of situation may be addressed by the club in the future.

Warren Mitchell/Russ Beane, $20

Russ Beane and V.P. Warren Mitchell show us the cash.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
$1 from the above

Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Exec. Dir. Michael Coughlin, Genesis Behavioral Health, to the club. After the Community Mental Health Act was passed in 1963, starting the release of many mentally impaired, Genesis was established in 1966 to assist those entering our community. Since then, much has been learned about many mental health problems--including the fact that most have a physiological basis which may be treated with medication. Genesis employs over 100 with 5 psychiatrists on staff and serve 2000 per year. One of their goals is to identify and prevent the first psychotic break while the victim is still young. For more information, go to

Pres. Larry Murphy and Exec. Dir. Michael Coughlin, Genesis Behavioral Health

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


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. Click here for the Player Registration Form. 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!!! For more information, click here for the Official Cover Letter.

Monday, September 29
Installation Dinner 2003

Monday, September 22

Monday, September 15


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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