October 22, 2001 - Vol. 13, No. 4

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Michael Bastraw

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

Better Late...
Pres. Phil Bonafide presented (somewhat belatedly) Immediate Past Pres. Don Nelson with a plaque commemorating his stewardship of our club. Thanx for the year.

Something for the den

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide reports that we grossed $1675 at the Grass Drags, Laconia Airport last weekend. Thanx to Don Nelson, Phil and Jackie Bonafide, Michael Bastraw, Chet Cilley, Joe Adrignola, Kathy Calvin, and Nancy Williams. The next roadshow is another local venue: Tilton Walmart, November 17. This is a great chance for some a new sales force to give Phil and Don a break--we don't want them to burn out before they make the club gobs of money. Pres. Phil Bonafide has tickets available for all members to sell on their own over the next few months. If you carry 'em, you can sell 'em.

Charting the Year
Pres. Phil Bonafide next week will pass out a meeting calendar for the coming year, including all holiday changes.

Diamond Celebration
V.P. Larry Murphy will be contacting The Citizen about running a supplement for our 75th Anniversary Celebration.

Getting Bookish
We have been invited to meet the new director of the Laconia Public Library, Randy Brough, there from 3p-6p on Tuesday, October 30.

Annual Trauma Day
The Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center will be holding it's annual open house on Saturday, December 1 in Boston. Sec.'y Kathy Calvin has forms for any member who wants to see where we send all that money.

Pigskin Auction
Sr. Member Ed Chertok has donated two season tickets for each of the last two University of N.H. home football games to be auctioned next week. This is a combined $48 value, not to mention the use of a special parking pass and pre-game refreshments. Bring your cash.

This writer finds nothing quite as exciting as University of N.H. football.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sgt.@Arms Pro Tem Carroll Stafford fined Sgt.@Arms Pro Tem Paul Normandin $1 for not being in attendance last week to perform his duties and Larry Murphy for being pinless.

Ed Chertok, $14

Sr. Member Carroll Stafford is not prepared when Sr. Member Ed Chertok's win causes the room to suddenly lurch.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Sr. Member Ed Chertok for winning the above and hitting the road again to make Polly happy.

Pres. Phil Bonafide snaps out of his trance long enough to take the cash.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Guest Speaker
This writer introduced Capt. Mark Gallagher, N.H. Marine Control to the club. Formerly with Meredith and Gilford police departments, he has been on the waterways for the last 20 years and full-time since 1986. The patrol, part of the Division of Safety Services, has five full-time officers, four mechanics, two clerics, and have just added three full-timers to cover the N.H. seacoast since the events of 091101. Gallagher urges all boaters to keep a close eye on the condition of their craft and equipment to insure continued safety. The #1 violation they run into is violation of safe passage where boaters maintain higher than headway speed within 150 feet of another object. The Patrol covered 120 boating accidents last season which is actually down from previous totals even though there are now almost 120,000 registered boats in the state. With thousands of bodies of water in the state, over 300 are regularly patrolled. Capt. Gallagher acknowledges the need for "more enforcement presence" but maintains that if they get enough calls come in from a certain area, there will be a response. He has trouble recruiting finding qualified candidates as most of the positions are seasonal, there is a training program that spans 10 weekends, and no one gets rich. But for students on vacation who may want to have something good for their resume, this is a great opportunity. The season starts with ice-out in April and continues through till the water locks up. During the beginning and end of the season, there is much maintenance of spars and buoys. On January 1, 2002 it will be necessary to complete a 6-hour course to operate a powerboat. As time goes on, this age limit will rise.

Past Pres. Nancy Williams and Capt. Mark Gallagher, Marine Control

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


And the Party Continues
Here's some more from Steve Loughlin's camera at Installation 2001.

Randy and Julie Eifert, Dennis and Susan Denoncourt

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Michael Bastraw, Scott and Becky Beane

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Pres. Phil Bonafide tries to determine whether the glass is half-full.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Steve and Paulette Loughlin, Sherry Hicks, and Nate Robertson

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


...and the rest

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Either I.Past Pres. Don Nelson is trying to levitate the bell or hypnotize everyone with his Bela Lugosi impression.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Monday, November 19
From Camp Mayhew, Exec. Dir. Roger Larochelle and a former participant in the program will speak.

Tuesday, November 13
The guest speaker will be Erika Thorsell, Watershed Advisors Committee, Laconia Planning Board.

Monday, November 5
The Boards meet; NISE

Monday, October 29
Jennifer Anderson will speak on Americorp and VISTA.

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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