January 19, 2010 - Vol.21, No. 16


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Dan Feehily

No matter how much I pray, October 1st isn’t getting here any quicker.

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Full House
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Senior Members:
Howard Bacon, Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin, Warren Mitchell, and Ed Merski

Ben Pearson - guest and grandson of Warren Mitchell
Amanda Bridge and Vince Denaris - Key Club members
Seth and Ivy Leavitt-Carlson - Key Club Advisors

Ben Pearson
Amanda Bridge
Vince Denaris
Seth Leavitt-Carlson
Ivy Leavitt-Carlson


News from the Prez:
1. We will be posting the track schedule on the website in case there is any confusion.
2. Mid Winter Kiwanis Leadership Conference and Training on March 5-7 if anyone is interested.  Currently slated to attend are President Dick and V.P. Mike.

Track schedule:
Three Kiwanis members have agreed to sign-in at The Lodge At Belmont as follows:

January 17: Brian Winslow
January 20: Cathy and Tom Knox
January 22: Brian Winslow
January 23: Brian Winslow
January 24: Brian Winslow
January 27: Cathy and Tom Knox
January 29: Brian Winslow
January 30: Brian Winslow
January 31: Brian Winslow
February 3: Cathy and Tom Knox

In recent years this has been our major fund rasiser.
Brian, Tom and Cathy, your efforts are appreciated.


News from the Secretary (via the Treasurer):
Joe Adrignola reminds us that the next Kiwanis KARES event will be at Elm Street School on Jan. 28th starting at 10:30.  Then there will be another at Pleasant Street School on Feb. 4th starting at 11:05.  If you are interested in helping let Kathy Calvin know.

Charlie Says....
Charlie St. Clair announced that the Kiwanis Club of Laconia has been approached to possibly host an antique fair during the summer months. He thought it would be a good opportunity and will be looking in to it a little closer..

Scott Shots...


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Scott Beane and Happy Jack

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I don’t think those are even real!

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50 50:
Joe "Give Me My Money" Adrignola won $21.

Ben Pearson does the draw.

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Jim Fortier is NOT getting half of this!
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Happy Dollars:

Four Happy Dollars was collected:

$1 from Dick Metz because his friend Howard Bacon gets to vacation in Florida
$1 from from Joe Adrignola
$1 from Joe Adrignola, just for being back and getting the opportunity to win the 50/50 again.
An unhappy dollar from Don Nelson because Joe is now back winning the 50/50.

None tonight.

Guest Speaker:
Warren Mitchell introduced Bill Sawyer who discussed Free Masonry.

Bill has been married to his wife Margaret for 45 years.  He is a VP of Commercial Lending in Dover, has 3 children, 6 grandchildren and lives in Exeter.  He is a past president of Dover Kiwanis and his Mason Lodge is in Portsmouth.

Bill wanted us to know that Masons started at least 1,000 years ago in Europe as a group of craftsmen who build cathedrals and temples. Mason's often traveled with their families because it took many years to build a large cathedral.  Bill explained the current day myth that Mason's were a secret society probably started with the craftsmen keeping the secrets of their trade to themselves. Today we call those secrets geometry.  In 1170 four lodges in London formed a grand lodge and that was the start of modern day free masonry.

Today's Mason's are a tight knit group of individuals who look out for one another and their communities.  There are 7,000 Mason's in NH and 2.5 million in the US.  Currently there are about 70 Lodges in NH.  Mason's are able to contribute 2.5 million dollars a day to charities in the United States.  One of the Many charities they support include 22 Shriner Hospitals.

Bill stressed that you will never be asked to join the Mason's, you must inquire.  Other requirements are you need to be: Male, Over 18, of Good Character, Recommended by two other members and believe in a higher power.


.Bill Sawyer and Warren Mitchell demonstrate the “secret handshake."
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Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:21 p.m.

It's the simple things that make Charlie happy.
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Upcoming Schedule:



Monday, January 25th

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

Monday, February 8th
Warren Hutchins, guest of Carroll Stafford, will discuss the food industry.

Tuesday, February 16th

Monday, February 22nd
Alan MacRae, freelance photojournalist

Monday, March 1st
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money co

Monday, March 8th

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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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