January 16, 2024 - Vol. 35, No 4



News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families

Date of Meeting: January 16, 2024

Venue: Laconia Police Department – Community Room

Attendance: 6 in attendance: 4 members and 2 guests
NOTE: Attendance was low due to snowy weather.


Kiwanis Members:
Zach Dea
Bill Gile
John Intorcio
Steve Loughlin

Joe Collie - former Kiwanian - arrived as a guest and left as a new member
Bryan Moynihan - Laconia Police Department D.A.R.E. Officer


Joe Collie was inducted into the Club by Immediate Past President, Bill Gile.

Steve Loughlin, Joe’s sponsor, provided the Club with some very interesting background information on our "new" member.

To hear Steve Loughlin's introduction of Joe Collie, “click” here.

To view a special message to Joe Collie, "click" here.


Steve Loughlin (center) congratulates Joe Collie on rejoining the Kiwanis Club as Bill Gile looks on.
Above photos by Zach Dea

December 3, 2001: At 23 years of age, Joe Collie joined the Laconia Kiwanis Club.
Joe Collie with his sponsor, Chet Cilley
Above photo by Randy Eifert

EDITORS’ NOTE: Regarding the above picture - For many decades, new Kiwanis members received an apron at the time of their induction which they were required to wear for the next three meetings. It was then incumbent upon existing Kiwanis members to personally welcome the new member into the club and then sign their name on the apron. That way, a new member would have the opportunity to meet all club members. After three meetings, the signatures on the apron would be audited. Any member that had failed to sign the apron would then be fined.


Bill Gile introduced our guest speaker, Bryan Moynihan. Moynihan is a native of Massachusetts who moved to New Hampshire to start a career in law enforcement in September 2013 with the Laconia Police Department. In 2017, Officer Moynihan became a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer. He also serves as the School Resource officer at the Laconia Middle School.

During his presentation, Bryan explained the D.A.R.E. program he is administering the 5th grade.

Immediate Past President, Bill Gile thanks Bryan Moynihan for his presentation.
Above photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.



Congratulations to LHS Key Club member Macy Swormstedt on her outstanding athletic accomplishment.

Some Kiwanis members may remember that Macy assisted the Kiwanis Club last year at the Hoop Shoot with other Laconia High School Key Club members at the Concession Stand. However, most Kiwanians may not know that Macy is an outstanding member of the LHS Sachems basketball team. Macy earned her way into the Laconia High School record books by recently scoring her 1,000th career point as a Sachem. To read the details about Macy’s accomplishment, which appeared in The Laconia Daily Sun on 1/26/24, “click” here.


Accolades to Brad Geltz & his wife, Luann Mussari and John & Shawn Intorcio for their community service on Election Day. All participated as Poll Workers on January 23rd during the NH Presidential Primaries. Brad & Luann were spotted working the polls in Ward 3 at the Laconia Middle School. John & Shawn worked in Ward 6 at the Leavitt Park Club House on Elm Street. Although John wasn’t caught on camera, Shawn was seen on national television on MSNBC.
Luann Mussari and Brad Geltz
Shawn Intorcio is busy in the background
Above photo by W. Stephen Loughlin
Above screen shot captured by Jacob Intorcio
NEXT KIWANIS CLUB MEETING: Our next regular monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20th at Cactus Jack's Grill & Watering Hole located at 1182 Union Ave., Laconia. Cactus Jack's is located on the lower level of T-Bones Restaurant. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Joanne Haight, Director of Membership & Community Engagement of the Lakes Region Chamber.
When heading north on Union Ave. make a left into the T-Bones parking lot at 1182 Union Ave.
If possible, try to find a parking space in the back of the building.
At the back of the building, is the rear entrance to Cactus Jack's.
(If by chance you enter the front entrance of T-Bones, take the stairs to the left and it will take you to Cactus Jack's located on the lower level.)
Upon entering Cactus Jack's from the parking lot at the rear of the building, make a sharp right and you will see our meeting room on the right.
LOOKING IN to the meeting room
LOOKING OUT from the rear of the meeting room toward the lounge area
Bring proof that you are a veteran and receive a 25% discount on your purchase.
Above photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Many thanks to Joe Adrignola, Betty Ballantyne, Phil Bonafide, Zach Dea, Bill Gile, and John Intorcio for their assistance with this bulletin.




Tuesday - February 6th : Venue: ZOOM MEETING
6:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday - February 13th : Venue: Elm Street School
9:00 am - Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S - Volunteers needed

Tuesday - February 20th : Venue: Pleasant Street School
9:45 am - Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S - Volunteers needed

Tuesday - February 20th : Venue: Cactus Jack's Grill & Watering Hole - 1182 Union Ave., Laconia
6:00 pm - Regular Monthly Meeting: - Program: Joanne Haight Director of Membership & Community Engagement of the Lakes Region Chamber

Saturday - March 16th : Venue: TBA
Time: TBA - 2nd Annual Kiwanis Hoop Shot

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