September 10, 2001 - Vol. 12, No. 50

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Nancy Williams

Senior Members
Bob Turner, Carroll Stafford, Ed Merski, Roger Webster, Paul Normandin, Peter Karagianis, Howard Bacon, Ed Chertok

Key Club Advisor Dave O'Reardon, Key Clubbers V.P. Meghan Daigneau and Treas. Alyson Tankard

Opening Ceremony
The Civil Air Patrol Hawk Cadet Squadron's color guard presented the flags to start our meeting. With little maneuvering room, they performed their precision drill without a hitch.

Very Close Quarters Drill

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Capt. Kaszynski introduces the troops.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin



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Chow time with the Hawk Squadron

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Key Club
New Key Club Advisor Dave O'Reardon apologized for his Rotary affiliation and promised a good year for the club. Chair Jim Fortier needs members to help at the Food Shack, Friday next for the homecoming game.

Key Club Chair Jim Fortier and Advisor Dave O'Readon

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Key Club Treas. Alyson Tankard and V.P. Meghan Daigneau

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Key Club Advisor Dave O'Reardon's William Shatner impression gets mixed reviews.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Steve Loughlin read a thank-you note from scholarship recipient Amanda O'Reardon (daughter of our new Key Club Advisor). She will be a Senior at Syracuse University in Special Education.

Installation 2001
Pres.-Elect Phil Bonafide needs everyone to sign-up for our installation dinner on Monday, September 24, at Pheasant Ridge Country Club which will begin with cocktails at 6:00p. A buffet dinner follows at 6:45p. Cost is $22 per person. It will be a guest night with incoming Lt. Gov. Ken Georgevits. RSVP's needed by next meeting.

Welcome Back
Dave Bettoney returns from his leave of absence none the worse for wear and with a Happy Dollar.

Golf Classic
Past Pres. Nancy Williams assures everyone that our Annual Laconia Kiwanis Fall Classic Golf Tournament, Monday, October 1, at Pheasant Ridge Country Club is "definitely happening." Registration is from 11a to 12n with a Shot Gun Start at 12n. The driving range opens at 7a. The event is rain or shine. Members should be sure to sign-up for the shifts the day of the event and to be on the lookout for teams (the new entry fee is $400 per team of four). Media ads will start running in a week. There will also be a direct mailing to 400 addresses. We also need members to come up with door prizes for the players--$25 minimum value.

Dan Fisher, John Grocki, Nancy Williams, and Randy Eifert pretend to play golf.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Dining Around
Pres.-Elect Phil Bonafide needs members to take over the coupon book fundraisers. Last year we only realized $2700 but we have done twice that amount in the past.

Pres.-Elect Phil Bonafide has a bag for someone else to hold.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Keeping It Clean
V.P. Phil Bonafide reports that the Youth Services Bureau will be doing a face lift on the service club sign boards entering the city.

Charlie St. Clair, $25

Nancy Parrott and The Lucky Winner

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollar
Charlie St. Clair chipped in for having survived his new talk show on Channel 25 where he presents and hour on "common sense" issues.

Our own Survivor

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Guest Speakers
Randy Eifert introduced Dennis P. Kaszynski, Captain, Civil Air Patrol Commander, Hawk Cadet Squadron, Laconia, N.H. Born and raised in the lakes region of New Hampshire, Dennis studied at the University of New Hampshire for a degree in mathematics. He joined Air Force ROTC at the Durham campus and after graduating, entered the Air Force as an officer. After receiving his navigator wings and electronic warfare rating at Mather Air Force Base in California, he went on to become an Electronic Warfare Officer on B-52s at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. There he flew over 1100 hours in B-52s and later served as a tactics instructor for B-52 training crews. After leaving the Air Force, Dennis started his own small computer consulting company and does computer work for local businesses. His Civil Air Patrol experience dates back to 1986 where Dennis was a member of a North Dakota senior-member flying squadron. Currently, Dennis is the commander of the Laconia Hawk Cadet Squadron where he continues the Civil Air Patrol mission for cadets which is to provide young adults with aerospace oriented programs and curricula that enhance the leadership and life skills of all cadet members and develop responsible citizens for the U.S. Air Force and the nation. Capt. Kaszynski pointed out that Sr. Member Bob Turner was involved in the early days of the CAP. The Patrol is comprised of Senior Members (aged 18 and older) and Cadets (aged 12-21) who are involved in 85% of all search and rescue operations. This volunteer organization has over 61,000 members and the largest fleet of single-engine aircraft in the world. Started in World War II under the Civil Defense, CAP is now under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force who provide some resources. Cadets are in line for preferred scholarships and higher entrance ratings should they join the service. Members are required to attend monthly briefings in addition to any training sessions or missions. Col. Carl Smith, Cadet Commander, in CAP for 4-1/2 years, confirms that it is a great opportunity for education, valuable experience, and future advancement. CAP actively seeks donations to help fund glider flights, uniform purchases, and other operating expenses. For more information go to

Col. Carl Smith, Cadet Commander

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Randy Eifert, Cadets Patrick Kimball, Eric Perron, Peter Kaszynski, Casey Lasell, and Captain Dennis Kaszynski

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


In Three Weeks
The Boards meet, NISE

In Two Weeks
Installation Dinner at Pheasant Ridge Country Club

Next Week
Exec. Dir. Margaret Franckhauser and Kristen Awrich, Community Health & Hospice will speak.


HOBY's Hugh O'Brien and Sec.'y Kathy Calvin at the District Convention

Photo by Lt. Gov.-Elect Ken Georgevits, Div. 9


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 on any Member or his family in case of illness. Email: Michael Bastraw or Steve Loughlin

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