September 9, 2002 - Vol. 13, No. 50

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Warren Mitchell

Senior Members
Howard Bacon, Peter Karagianis, Dick Breton, Paul Normandin, Roger Webster, and Bob Turner

Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits, and Incoming Lt. Governor Ruth Drake-Benedict

Div. 9 Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits and Div. 6 Lt. Gov.-Elect Ruth Drake-Benedict

Photo by W.S.Loughlin


Winner was Joe Adrignola, $25

"But I never win!"

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Pinless: Roger Webster, Dianne Roberts, and Roger Landry. Late: Chet Cilley.

Happy Dollars
Joe Collie contributed a dollar in anticipation of being a father by next week's meeting. Joe Adrignola gave a dollar for winning the 50-50. Warren Mitchell contributed a buck in celebration of his winning third place in this weekend's Classic Car show. Phil Bonafide to celebrate Ken Georgevits leaving his post as Lt. Governor. Jim Fortier celebrated his wife's 40th wedding anniversary. Lt. Governor Ken contributed two happy dollars. The first in honor of his son winning the New England Summer Ski Jump Championship and secondly, to thank the Laconia Kiwanis Club for the kindness extended to him over the year and the kindness he anticipates being extended to incoming Lt. Governor Ruth Drake-Benedict.

Downside Up with Joe Collie and Nancy Parrott

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Special Awards
Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits presented the following awards to the club:
two patches for the club sponsoring two students to the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Award. Jim Fortier, HOBY Coordinator, accepted the award. The club also received the New England District Club Bulletin Award and Public Relations Award in recognition for its Internet newsletter. Steve Loughlin accepted the award on behalf of Bulletin Editor Mike Bastraw noting that Mike "does 99% of the work."

Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits and Past Pres. Jim Fortier

Photo by W.S.Loughlin


Our Special Award

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Lt. Gov. You-Know-Who and Steve Loughlin

Photo by Joe Adrignola


Other Special Awards

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Water Reserve
Roger Landry reported there is substantial amount of bottled water left over from Gilford Old Home Day. He will bring in the water next week for a "sidewalk sale."

Special Guests
President Phil introduced Cary Gladstone, Marketing Outreach Coordinator of Micro Credit-NH. Cary reported the purpose of MicroCredit-NH is to help New Hampshire's smallest businesses grow by providing business training, loans, networking opportunities and other support. MicroCredit-NH's target market is the state's self-employed or microbusiness owners. A "microbusiness" is defined as a business with five employees or less (including the owner), and less than $500,000 in annual gross sales. Loans are made in amounts of $500 to $10,000. No collateral or credit reports are necessary. More information on the Micro Credit program is available on the Internet at

Cary Gladstone, MicroCredit-N.H.

Photo by W.S.Loughlin


Pres. Phil Bonafide and Cary Gladstone

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Installation Dinner
A sign up sheet was passed around for those wishing to sign up for the Installation Dinner that will be held on Monday, September 30th.


Reported 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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