December 17, 2001 - Vol. 13, No. 12

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Ballantyne

Senior Members
Ed Merski, Bob Turner, Dick Breton, Howard Bacon, Roger Ballantyne, Carroll Stafford

Staff Photographer Steve Loughlin and Sr. Member Bob Turner still think it's baseball season.

Photo by Kathy Calvin


Priscilla Breton with Sr. Member Dick Breton; Jim Depoian with Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne

Sr. Member Dick and Priscilla Breton

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


We Must Be a Good Customer
We received a Christmas card from Meredith Harley-Davidson with signatures from their whole crew.

Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide thanked Dick Breton, Nancy Williams, Bob Turner, Don and Sue Nelson, Larry Murphy, and himself for working the roadshow at the Steeplegate Mall, Concord, Saturday, December 15. We more than doubled our take from last year to the tune of $2530. Now it's time to get some new blood on board for the next roadshow: outside the Lakes Region Factory Outlet Mall near the Chocolate Place, Tilton, Saturday, December 22. Signed-up (per usual) are 9:30a Set-up: Don Nelson and Phil Bonafide; 10a-1p: Don Nelson, Phil Bonafide, Kathy Calvin; 1p-4p: Don Nelson, Phil Bonafide, Charlie St. Clair, Michael Bastraw; 4p Close: Don Nelson and Phil Bonafide. Come on folks, this is a club fundraiser which everyone voted to do. Let's give Phil and Don a break.

Don't Show Up
We will not meet Monday next because of the holidays. We meet next at the Busiel Community Room, One Mill Plaza, courtesy of the Martin etal. law company, Wednesday, January 2, 2002...and until March when Pheasant Ride Country Club reopens.

Minding the Kettle
We will be ringing the bells for the Salvation Army on Saturday, December 22. Signed-up 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/Scott Beane; 4p--Kathy Calvin/Howard Bacon.

Pres. Phil Bonafide would like all members 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.

Joe Collie reports that the Santa Fund auction took in $87,322 this year--up from $44,000 last year. Thanx to all who helped the club handle the phone bank.

Bid early, bid often, bid high...

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sec.'y Kathy Calvin, Steve Loughlin, Randy Eifert, Marie Perkins in minature

Photo by Courtesy


V.P. John Grocki and Dan Fisher--the Metrocast Guys--behind the scenes.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Kathy Calvin, Immediate Past Pres. Don Nelson, Past Lt. Gov. Chet Cilley, and Past Pres. Michael Bastraw not quite paying attention to Ed Darling.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Key Club and funny hats: Kyle Fugate, Chair Jim Foriter, Jen Upham, and Meghan Daigneau

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
Nancy Williams paid a buck for Joe Collie giving Kiwanis a good share of publicity during the telethon; Larry Murphy for the good, but unusual, call that gave the New England Patriots a win over the Buffalo Bills Sunday last; and Nancy Williams again for Jim Depoin becoming her best friend.

Past Pres. Nancy Williams steals Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne's best/only friend, Jim Depoian.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Dianne Roberts, $26

Dianne Roberts trades tickets for cash.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Yankee Swap
Everyone picked their numbers from House Chair Nancy Williams, Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne explained the rules of the road, and the annual Yankee Swap was off and running. #1 this year was Pres. Phil Bonafide. Members worked through the batting order with the usual majority of gifts being boozish in nature. A bottle of Kaluha with scratch tickets passed from owner to owner before ending up in the hands of #1. The Women of Tamworth calendar seemed to hold the special interest of our group--pictures to follow next issue.

Explanations bring out the thousand-yard stare in Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Immediate Past Pres. Don Nelson eschews the Chambord/Scott Beane Head gift set in favor of his bird feeder.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sr. Member Ed Merski reflects on how much blue is his favorite color.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Though somewhat surprised when Randy Eifert starts crooning to his tool kit, the gang enjoys the melodic moment nonetheless.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Scott Beane gets two ideas at once.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne considers Past Pres. Jim Fortier's warning.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Joe Collie gets the

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Don Nelson is intrigued by Scott Beane doing Jack Nicholson doing The Joker® (DC Comics, All Rights Reserved).

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


The bottles only look unopened.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Randy Eifert is oblivious to Charlie St. Clair's giftless condition.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


A hug doesn't quite make up for losing her bottle.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


It's a Wonderful Life
Sr. Member Dick Breton reports that we received a $1000 anonymous donation to the Dental Clinic. God bless us--everyone.

A Programming Note
There will be a special issue of the Kronikle next week. Along with the usual club business and more pictures from the Yankee Swap, here's your chance to contribute some year end thoughts, suggestions, humor, photos, etc. to put a ribbon onto 2001. Call or email this writer with your contribution.

Monday, January 14
Exec. Dir. Howard Chandler, Dir. of Community Affairs Kinney O'Rourke, Taylor Community will present "The Charitable Mission of the Taylor Community".

Monday, January 7
Dir. Frank Tilton, Laconia Department of Public Works will speak.

Wednesday, January 2
First meeting at One Mill Plaza; Boards meet; NISE

Monday, December 24
No meeting

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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