September 24, 2001 - Vol. 12, No. 52

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Senior Members
Peter Karagianis, Ed Chertok, Dick Breton, Carroll Stafford, Dennis Denoncourt, Howard Bacon

Honorary Member
John Bancroft

Past Member
Al Dolloff

Lt. Gov.-Elect Ken Georgevits, Vi Adrignola, Becky Beane, Jackie Bonafide, Grace Cilley, Julie Eifert, Arlene Fortier, Pam Landry, Paulette Loughlin, Rosemary Murphy, Sue Nelson, Sheri Hicks, Rick Wyman, Darlene Dolloff, Shirley Bacon, Priscilla Breton, Polly Chertok, Susan Denoncourt, Joanne Merski, Sandy Stafford, Michael Maguire

Mistress of Ceremony
Nancy Williams

M.C. Nancy Williams takes charge of the festivities.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Michael Bastraw

Objects of Kiwanis
Joe Adrignola

Past Pres. Joe Adrignola reminds us why we're in this durned club.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Digital Photographer Extraordinaire Steve Loughlin presented a slide show from hundreds of pictures he's taken over the past year. No one was left unscathed.

Installation 2001
Pres. Don Nelson called the meeting to order in the Big Room at Pheasant Ridge Country Club at 7:00p after the cocktail hour. A buffet dinner followed with Catherine and Jim Contigiani presiding--grilled chicken and prime rib were featured.

Getting the Word Out
Lt. Gov.-Elect Ken Georgevits presented this writer with a ribbon indicating we have received the Governor's Public Relations Award for 2000-2001. Special thanx to Assoc. Editors Randy Eifert and Steve Loughlin for their ongoing issuance of press releases to let everyone in the community know what we're up to.

Does this go with basic black?

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Supporting the Future
Past Pres. Jim Fortier received a HOBY patch from Lt. Gov.-Elect Ken Georgevits for contributions to last year's CLEW program for high school leadership.

Isn't Hugh supposed to do this?

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Division 9, Etc.
Lt. Gov.-Elect Ken Georgevits (Concord club) discussed what we as Kiwanians may expect for our "Return on Investment" as members. He observed that we are not using the resources available through International to further our goals. Any member may attend training sessions at various conventions on a variety of topics. Publicity aids such as video and audio tapes are on hand for public service announcements. He challenges all clubs to the very-modest membership goal of being up one member over the course of the coming year. In case he is called up from reserve status as a naval Lt. Commander, he has asked Past Lt. Gov. Chet Cilley to act as his deputy.

Lt. Gov.-Elect Ken Georgevits makes his points.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


You're Fired
Immediate Past Lt. Gov. Chet Cilley recognized and discharged the current officers and directors with the thanx of the club for their service over the past year.

Pres. Don Nelson gets pink-slipped.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


You're Hired
Lt. Gov.-Elect Ken Georgevits installed the new slate of officers and directors for the coming year, explaining their duties and responsibilities. On board are: Pres. Phil Bonafide; 1st V.P. Larry Murphy; 2nd V.P. John Grocki; Sec.'y Kathy Calvin; Treas. Chet Cilley; Asst. Sec.'y/Treas. Dick Breton; Immediate Past Pres. Don Nelson; Directors Steve Loughlin, Nancy Williams, Joe Adrignola, Randy Eifert, Dan Fisher, Jim Fortier, Dianne Roberts, and Nancy Parrott.

Pres.-Elect Phil Bonafide, installation required

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


You're Here
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin awarded tabs for perfect attendance over the last year. Details next week.

Sec.'y Kathy Calvin tabs Past Pres. Jim Fortier.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


New Member Sponsor
Membership Chair Nancy Williams recognized Dan Fisher (absent due to work demands) for sponsoring our only new member from last year, Nathan Robertson.

Future Kiwanis spouse Sheri Hicks and new guy Nathan Robertson

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Ned Roberts Award
The current Kiwanian of the Year, Past Pres. Nancy Williams, passed the award on to this writer. This award is named after Charter Member/Past President Ned Roberts who had 35 years perfect attendance.

Past Pres. Nancy Williams makes Past Pres. Michael Bastraw a two-timer.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Thanx for the Year
Pres.-Elect Phil Bonafide showed the club's appreciation for Pres. Don Nelson's stewardship by presenting him with a bill for his president's plaque which he will receive as soon as he pays it. Now that the awesome mantle of leadership has been lifted from his unbowed shoulders, he can also enjoy the bottle of booze he received. Pres. Don Nelson echoed others' observations of the high points of our past year, crowned by the raising $35,000 with Win a Classic! This sum was raised, through no small effort, with the tremendous drive of the Nelsons and Phil Bonafide. M.C. Nancy Williams made Pres. Don Nelson's dream come true when she presented him with his very own custom-engraved Past President's pin. He then gave Pres.-Elect Phil Bonafide our club's charter to hold for the next year.

The plaque is in the mail.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Expresident gets off the wagon.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Great Expectations
Acting Pres. Phil Bonafide plans on having the club focus in the coming year on fundraising, membership and publicity. Though the motorcycle raffle will be our major revenue generator for the year, he urges the committee to come up with new projects even if they only break even. We still derive the benefit of exposure. He "want(s) to make money and spend money." He would also like us to make as much public relations hay as possible with our upcoming 75th Anniversary--our club being chartered May 9, 1927.

Outlining future history

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Goodnight, Irene
M.C. Nancy Williams presented We Pray for the Children and played a Barry Manilow medley of patriotic songs in recognition of fellow citizens, living and past, affected by the events of September 11.

The Party Continues
Our digital workhorse, W.S. Loughlin, turned in 90 photos from Installation 2001. If your mug didn't make it on the page yet, stay tuned. More pix will be coming out in the next few issues. And now that Randy Eifert has his very own digital camera, we will get to see some pictures of Steve.

Committees, Etc.
Pres. Phil Bonafide has finalized committee assignments which roughly follow last year's. This, along with other membership info, will be added to the
online membership page shortly.

Don't Show Up
Pres. Phil Bonafide advises that due to the Columbus Day holiday, our regular meeting for Monday, October 8 will be held on Tuesday, October 9.

In Three Weeks
Margaret Frankhauser and Kristen Awrich, Community Health & Hospice will be guest speakers.

In Two Weeks and One Day

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

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