December 3, 2001 - Vol. 13, No. 10

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Warren Mitchell

Senior Members
Dick Breton, Ed Merski, Bob Turner, Carroll Stafford, Howard Bacon (back from Florida for the holidays), Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin

Tori O'Hara and Melissa Morin from the Key Club

Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide passed around sign-up sheets for our next two roadshows. First is inside the Steeplegate Mall, Concord, Saturday, December 15, with an 8:30 set-up and shifts from 9a-1p and 1p-5p. Next is outside the Lakes Region Factory Outlet Mall, Tilton, Saturday, December 22. Set-up is at 9:30 and shifts are 10a-1p and 1p-4p. Here are another two that are close to home. Let's get on board with some different members from The Usual.

Welcome Aboard
Membership Chair Nancy Williams conducted our first induction since Nate Robertson. Sponsor Chet Cilley reintroduced past guest Joseph S. Collie to the club as our newest member. Collie is the Operations Manager and Program Director at WLNH/WBHG/WEMJ. Pres. Phil Bonafide informed him that he is now the Motorcycle Raffle Chair.

How many Kiwanians does it take to work an apron?

Photo by Randy Eifert


It looked a whole lot easier in the training video.

Photo by Randy Eifert


Joe Collie, good to go, and Treas. Chet Cilley

Photo by Randy Eifert


Key Club
Tori O'Hara reports that the Key Club will be elves on the Polar Express from North Conway; they will be ringing the Salvation Army bells on December 15; and staffing the phones at the Santa Fund Telethon.

Tori O'Hara and Melissa Morin

Photo by Randy Eifert


Minding the Kettle
Signed-up for Salvation Army bell-ringing on Saturday, December 22 are: 9a--Dianne Roberts/Randy Eifert; 10a--Steve Loughlin/Chet Cilley; 11a--Paul Normandin/Carroll Stafford; 12n--Bob Turner/Ed Merski; 1p--Roger Landry/Warren Mitchell; 2p--Nancy Parrott/Larry Murphy; 3p--Nancy Williams/Michael Bastraw; 4p--Kathy Calvin/Howard Bacon.

Sec.'y Kathy Calvin passed out Phone Elf guide sheets to the members who will be helping at the Santa Fund Auction for Wednesday, December 12. If you aren't coming to the Childrens' Party Monday next, you may attend the formal training session at 6:30p, 543 Main St., Laconia (near Off-Price Furniture). On board are: 5:30a-8:00a--Phil Bonafide, Kathy Calvin, and Chet Cilley; 8:00a-10:00a--Randy Eifert, Steve Loughlin, Calvin & Cilley; 10:00a-12:00n--Michael Bastraw, Don Nelson, Calvin & Cilley; 12:00n-3:00p--Nancy Williams, Joe Adrignola, Calvin & Cilley; 3:00a-6:00p--Jim Fortier, Larry Murphy, and the Key Club. Marie Perkins will be available to fill-in between 9a and 2p.

Childrens' Party
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin has 20 kids signed-up for the party Monday next. We will plan on around the same number of adults. Santa will be in attendance. Last year's electric Harley will be given away as a door prize.

Open Wide House
Sr. Member Dick Breton advised that he and Dr. Leo Sanfacon where the only people in attendance at the Dental Resource Center, Tuesday last to meet the externs who will be leaving at the end of December. He observed new construction to make way for the additional exam chairs.

Young Children--Priority One
Chair Joe Adrignola reports that we received a thank-you letter from Community Health and Hospice. Our donation for travel vouchers have enabled many to keep doctor appointments as far afield as Hitchcock Hospital. And the toys that were purchased have increased program attendance. Our support of the Reading is FUNdamental program is underway. We will be distributing books to Third Grade classes through the schools. We will also be needing adult readers later on.

Dianne Roberts received a thank-you note from Sec.'y Andrea Avery, Laconia Ice Hockey Booster Club, for our $500 donation towards the Laconia High School Ice Hockey team. She encourages everyone to "come see us play and achieve our goal!" Their home schedule at the Laconia Ice Arena is: December 12 (4p), Souhegan; December 19 (4p), Goffstown; January 9 (4p), Somersworth; January 26 (6:15p), Kennett; February 6 (4p), John Stark; February 9 (6:15p), Bow; February 13 (4p), Pembroke; and February 20 (4p), Portsmouth.

Good Turn
Past Pres. Nancy Williams reminds us that the club-sponsored Childrens' Workshop at the Belknap Mill will take place Sunday next during Laconia's Open House. Christmas stocking making is on tap.

Pres. Phil Bonafide had a clipping of a DARE fundraiser that took in $4500. He would like to see our club more directly involved.

Dental Clinic
Sr. Member Dick Breton advises that the three training kits for the hygienists and Dental Resource Center have been ordered.

Howard Bacon/Roger Landry/Bob Turner, $23

(Almost) everyone trusts Roger Landry.

Photo by Randy Eifert


Charlie St. Clair volunteered a quarter for being late.

Free Meal
Carroll Stafford


Happy Dollars
The 50/50 winners chipped in $2; Carroll Stafford for Metrocast showing up in a timely manner at his house; John Grocki for Carroll Stafford taking digital service; Bob Turner for his cable being off-line for the day; and Howard Bacon for the wonderful New Hampshire weather.

Board Matters
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin reported that the Boards on November 5 voted monies to the Busiel Mill; Dave Bettoney's resignation was accepted with regret; dental bills were paid; insurance cost for the raffle motorcycle were approved; up to $1600 for the dental training kits and books; $150 to sponsor a Lou Athanas basketball team; and $3000 towards the new Little League building.

The Boards debated changing our club's bylaws to allow for members to pay their dues every six months. Pres. Phil Bonafide would like all members to take this opportunity to review the bylaws and suggest any changes they feel would be in the best interests of the club. The bylaws are now online
here or by clicking the links that will appear on all new Kronikle pages.

Happy Birthday
December babies include Past Lt. Gov. Chet Cilley and Past Pres. Nancy Williams.
Through the efforts of Steve Loughlin, our Back Issue page may be reached by simply typing "" into your favorite web browser (probably either Microsoft Explorer or Netscape Navigator). For the time being, members will still receive email notification when a new issue of the Kronikle is online.

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, December 24
No meeting

Monday, December 17
Yankee Swap

Monday, December 10
Annual Childrens' Party

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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