F A TRIBUTE TO ROGER
Roger Ballantyne was a valued member of the Laconia Kiwanis Club for over 30 years. He joined Kiwanis in 1975 and because of his efforts and hard work was voted Kiwanian of the Year in 1983. He was elected president of the Club in 1986.
Shortly after Roger Ballantyne past away on August 29, 2008, his friend and fellow Kiwanian, Steve Loughlin presented a tribute to Roger in the Kiwanis Kronicle newsletter. The following is a re-print of that tribute.
Roger Ballantyne memories...
by W. Stephen Loughlin
I met Roger Ballantyne in 1976 when I moved to Laconia and began working with him at Laconia Peoples National Bank. Two years later, Roger Ballantyne was my sponsor when I joined the Laconia Kiwanis Club.
In recent years, I have been fortunate to have taken pictures of my friend Roger Ballantyne and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of them. “Click” on the thumbnail pictures to open a larger picture.
In recent years, I have been fortunates of my friend Roger Ballantyne and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of them. “Click” on the thumbnail pictures to open a larger picture.
"Click" on the picture to see a larger picture. Clothing styles have changed a bit since I first met Roger Ballantyne.
That's how we both dressed for a full week during the country's Bicentenial celebration.
Roger and his fellow employees at
Laconia Peoples National Bank in 1976.
Two friends with eight eyes. Three oldies but goodies: Bill Milner, Roger and me. Three old LPNB buddies. Roger could be serious but... ...Roger was known for his smile. Roger was an excellent public speaker.
He frequently served as emcee for the annual
Kiwanis Installation ceremonies.
Roger excelled at servicing the Kiwanis Club.
In 1983, he was voted Kiwanian of the Year
and in 1986 he served as club President.
Roger had a great sense of humor.
He enjoyed practical jokes, whether he was
initiating them or on the receiving end.
Roger and Betty enjoyed riding together.
They both got a chuckle out of this cartoon.
One of Roger's passions was his motorcycle. Roger's musical passion was Elvis. Roger's REAL passion was Betty. Roger loved Betty and Betty loved Roger. This is not goodbye, it's just farewell. ... See you in a better place.
Roger C. Ballantyne 1943 - 2008
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