January 04, 2010 - Vol.21, No. 14

News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Immediate Past President, Brian Winslow


Senior Members:
Howard Bacon, Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin, and Ed Merski

Honorary Member Dick Breton, Nate LaBelle, and Vince Denaris

Dick Breton
Nate LaBelle
Vince Denaris
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin


Taking Command:
First Vice President Mike Marsh pinch-hit for President Dick.

Nice to meet you, I am Vice President Mike Marsh.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

News Briefs:
Charlie St. Clair’s mother passed away December 24th. For more information "click" here.
Our guest speaker scheduled for January 25th will be rescheduled.
Due to Martin Luther King Junior Day, the club will be meeting TUESDAY, January 19th
Due to Presidents Day, the club will be meeting TUESDAY, February 16th
Next Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S. will be Thursday, January 28th at Elm Street School from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Double Your Money:
Thanks to the efforts of Kathy Calvin, Joe and Vi Adrignola, the $500 we donated to the food pantry was matched by All Brite Cleaners to make it $1,000 worth of food!

Joe shows us how big the pile of groceries was.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Thank You, Again!
Cathy Knox donated an additional $80 to the Club from her Yoga sessions. That brings her fiscal year-to-date contributions to $160.00

Newest member Cathy Knox makes her latest Yoga proceeds donation.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Change To ByLaws:
Brian Winslow m
ade a motion to change BYLAWS, Article VII Section 1 to read “The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers and 5 elected directors.” It was seconded by Joe Adrignola and passed unanimously by the 15 Active and Senior Members in attendance.

Snowflakes make him smile.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


A trivial matter:
Steve Loughlin announced the winner of the photo trivia contest. For details, scroll half way down the page or simply "click" here.

50 50:
Don Nelson won $15.


Merry Christmas Joe Adrignola!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

Six Happy Dollars were collected:

$1 from Don Nelson for winning
$1 from Mike Marsh wishing us all a prosperous New Year
$1 from Vince Denaris for turning 17 today
$1 from Steve Loughlin to celebrate the passing of the BYLAW amendment so we can now hold a board meeting
$1 Larry Murphy because he is taking a trip to Florida
$1 Joe Adrignola because he didn't win the 50/50 (he was afraid the club would mug him in the parking lot)

Free Meal:
Tom Knox

Food Pantry:
$37 collected

$0.25 from Phil Bonafide for being late and from Howard Bacon, Peter K and Roger Landry for all being pinless.

Board Meeting Minutes:
Kathy Calvin read the minutes of the last Board of Directors meeting which was held on November 16, 2009. The following are the highlights:

The minutes from the previous month's meeting were approved.

The club approved the general fund and the charity fund as read pending explanation of a $150 credit.

A motion was made to approve a new member named Shawn (no last name) who is the COO of Melcher and Prescott and Dana Richey.

The Board approved to budget $1,000 for a Christmas raffle of a 42 inch LCD television.

The Board approved a donation of $200 to Lou Athanis to sponsor a basketball team subject to the team being named the Laconia Kiwanis Club (as opposed to it being called just the Kiwanis Club).

The Board approved a donation of $150 to become a Laconia Motorcycle Week rally patron.

The Board meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.


Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 6:58 p.m.


Results of the Kiwanis Trivia Contest:
Five people participated in the contest including a former Kiwanian who was in that 1982 picture. That individual is Alan MacRae, who got nine out of 10 correctly. No one knew the name of the non-Kiwanian. That person, who was first from the right in the picture, is Dick Breton’s son, Rick. Since Alan MacRae will be a guest speaker in February, and, at that time, will receive a complementary meal, the free meal goes to the second place contestant. The winner of the free meal is Dennis Denoncourt. Dennis successfully named five of the ten individuals in the picture. Dennis also knew the occupations of two others (although he couldn't’t remember their names). A big thumbs up to others who also participated in the contest: Brian Winslow and Phil Bonafide (each had four correct) and Joe Adrignola (had three correct). Nice job by all who participated.


Details of the individuals in the picture are posted below.

To make the group picture larger simply “click” on it. To make the larger picture even larger, put your cursor over the picture and "click" again.

Oldies But Goodies from 1982 are (left to right): Leo Sasseville, Dick Stone, Ed Schofield, David Thurston, Gary Howard, Boyce O'Hara, Alan MacRae, Dick Breton, Bob Gilbert, and Rick Breton
Photo submitted by Dick Breton

Dick Breton was kind enough to provide the Kiwanis Club with the picture. It was taken behind the Sacred Heart Church on Union Avenue in Laconia adjacent to the gym building looking south into the residential neighborhood.

2010: This is the approximate site of where the 1982 picture was taken. For a better perspective "click" here.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

All of the bikers in the picture, except Rick Breton, were members of the Laconia Kiwanis Club. The following are details of each of them:

Leo Sasseville was president of the Laconia Kiwanis club in 1979-80 and he now resides in Sun City, Arizona. He was formerly Laconia’s Assistant Fire Chief and subsequently worked at Laconia Electric, Inc. heading up their Laconia Fire Products division. Leo and his wife, Claire, visited the Laconia Kiwanis Club in 2002. Several pictures of Leo and Claire can be seen when they visited the club by “clicking” here.

Dick Breton and Leo Sasseville in 2002
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Dick Stone is the father of recent Kiwanis member, Jeff Stone. Dick passed away May 5, 2005. For more information on Dick, “click” here.

Ed Schofield owned Aetna Pump, a commercial pump business in Alton, and was also a partner in MMSTV Associates, a partnership which owns commercial real estate in Belmont and Keene. In the early 1980’s, he was a Director of Belknap Bank (which was located next to the Belknap Mall and is now the location of Northway Bank). Ed passed away on January 18, 1994.

David Thurston is a former owner of Thurston's Marine (along with his brothers, Mark, Jeff, Bruce, and Don). David was a member of the Laconia Kiwanis Club for a short period of time as was his twin brother, Mark. After leaving the family business in 1988, David became a sales rep for Waste Management. He subsequently left that business and the state of New Hampshire. He purchased an ocean yacht and sailed into the sunset. David presently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he is employed as the captain of a private yacht. His wife, Cathie, serves as the first mate.

Gary Howard was the former General Manager of WEMJ radio in the 1970’s to about 1983. While with WEMJ, Gary assisted the Laconia Kiwanis Club with public service announcements and often opened the “air waves” through Kiwanis Radio Day, an annual adverting event that had been a major fundraiser of the club. When the radio station was sold in 1983, Gary left WEMJ and subsequently became a sales executive for New Hampshire Public Radio. Gary may now be residing in Florida.

Boyce O’Hara was a chiropractor in the Lakes Region. His current whereabouts is not known.

Alan MacRae is a freelance photojournalist residing in Belmont. His photography can be seen daily in many newspapers throughout New Hampshire including the Laconia Daily Sun and The Citizen. Alan will be our guest speaker on February 22nd. For more information on Alan, “click” here.

Alan is usually seen behind his camera.
However, sometimes he lets his guard down.
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Bob Gilbert was president of the Laconia Kiwanis Club from 1982 to 1983. While a Kiwanian, Bob was employed at the Belknap County Sheriff’s Department. He served as Sheriff from 1985 to 1990. He subsequently served as New Hampshire’s U.S. District Marshall from 1990 to 1994. Bob now resides in Florida.

Rick Breton is the son of Honorary Member, Dick Breton. Rick is a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. For professional information on Rick, “click” here.

Rick Breton in 1982
Rick Breton in 2009
1982 photo submitted by Dick Breton
photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Anyone with old pictures of Kiwanians are invited to lend their pictures for future publication in this newsletter.

Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, January 11th
State Fire Marshall John Southwell with his fire dog

Tuesday, January 19th
Bill Sawyer will speak on the Free Masons

Monday, January 25th

Monday, February 1st
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Monday, February 8th

Tuesday, February 16th

Monday, February 22nd
Alan MacRae, freelance photojournalist

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Joe Collie

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: Joe Collie or Steve Loughlin




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