January 22, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 17

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


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Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Ed Chertok, Peter Karagianis, and Warren Mitchell

Sue Nelson with Don
Lori Dickson with Dick Metz

Dick Metz demonstrates his recruiting technique: begging!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Chow Time:

Peter did not leave any for Ed Merski.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Peter is so hungry...he could eat his hand!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Jack.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

All that steam singed Roger Landry's hair.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Win a Classic!
Motorcycle Chair Paul Cotton reports another successful weekend for the motorcycle raffle in Springfield at the Big E. Selling tickets over the weekend were Paul and Warren, Don and Sue Nelson, Dick Metz, and Kathy Calvin. Up next: this weekend at Rockingham Park in Salem. On the schedule are:

January 27th and 28th
Rockingham Park Race Track, Salem, NH
Sat 1/27
Setup: Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell
10am-2pm: Phil Bonafide and The Zawackis
2pm-5pm: Don and Sue Nelson

Sun 1/28
10am-3pm: Roger and Pam Landry
3pm-5pm, breakdown: Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell

Wild Ride!
Warren Mitchell described Paul's wild ride to Springfield. After having to fix a fog light before leaving town, Paul's windshield was smashed in by a piece of ice that came flying off an oncoming vehicle on the way to The Big E. Paul was covered in glass and the wind was whipping into his car. He was delayed 30 minutes as the glass company came and vacuumed out the car and replaced the windshield. Paul gathered himself and got the bike to Springfield and set up for the weekend. To quote Warren Mitchell: "That is a true Kiwanian!." To quote someone else: "A true Kiwanian would have put his snowmobile helmet on, cranked the heat and drove without the windshield!..." Well done, Paul. Glad you are OK!

Warren gives account of the determination and dedication of PPP Cotton.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Patrick's to help Key Club...
Patrick's Pub in Gilford has generously agreed to do donate 100 percent of the checks Tuesday the 23rd (excluding drinks) to the Key Club for their upcoming trip to Florida to help Habitat for Humanity. Jim and Arlene Fortier and Larry and Rosemary Murphy planned on dining out Tuesday at press time and others may have made it, too. The Key Club is coming to our meeting next week and we will be sure to get an update on how much they raised and learn more about their effort. Thanks to Allan Beetle and the whole crew at Patrick's!

Check Mate...
Paul Cotton presented a check to Randy Brough at Laconia Public Library for $5,000 on Wednesday, January 17th. The presentation and donation was featured prominently in the paper the next day. See The Laconia Daily Sun front page story below. This donation brought the club closer to meeting our pledge to the Library. Another check presentation is planned in the coming months.

Reading is FUNdamental...
There are 2 RIF readings coming up: Elm Street School on Wednesday, January 24th from 1:45-2:45pm. There is also a RIF next Tuesday, January 30th at Pleasant Street School at 2pm. A sign up sheet for the Pleasant Street School session will be circulated at the next meeting on Monday, January 29th. Please check your availability. Thanks!

Kiwanis Conference Information
The Mid-Winter Conference is coming up in March. The dates are Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 4th and the event is at the Holiday Inn on Hampshire Street in Mansfield, Mass. The CLE training (Club Leadership Education) is scheduled for Sunday, March 4th from 8am-3:30pm. Anyone wishing to attend should see President Joe Collie for all the information.

From the House Committee....
Roger Landry informed the club that we have speakers scheduled through February 19th and that on February 26th we will be meeting at The Belknap Mill, located right next door to One Mill Plaza. Dick Metz advised that members of the Mill Staff will be on hand for tours and to answer questions.

Now...that's a work of art!

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Kathy Calvin, $22

The 50/50 winner: 50 for this hand and 50 for that hand.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars
Kathy Calvin gave 1 for winning the other 21. Don and Sue Nelson gave 5 each for their daughter in law not only receiving her nursing degree, but nearly acing the state test. She only got one wrong! Ed Chertok gave an additional dollar for the Nelson's good news. In all, $12 was collected from this happy group.

Happy Dollars from two proud in-laws.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Chet was on time this week; just pinless. $0.25 was collected.

Guest Speaker:

New Hampshire State Police Trooper (and former Past President of the Laconia Kiwanis Club) Mark Liebel spoke to the club about Project 54, an effort by UNH and NHSP to provide hand free, voice activated commands to the equipment in cruisers, making it safer for police officers in the line of duty. Project 54 was started in New Hampshire and has since spread all over the country. Mark informed the club that the Los Angeles Fire Department has requested the technology for all their vehicles. Beyond the safety benefits of Project 54 technology, the system allows troopers to gather information quicker. In most cases, a trooper can gather information about a stopped vehicle before even getting out of his cruiser. Project 54 also allows troopers to switch radio frequencies between agencies with ease and search databases of criminal records and driving records in all 50 states and Canada with the touch of a button and a simple voice command. Liebel joined the NHSP in 1996 and is Lieutenant of the agency's support services at Headquarters.

Project 53: The predecessor of Project 54.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Pres. Joe and Past Pres. Mark Liebel.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Monday, January 29, 2007
Key Club for 10 minutes and then Carla Scott, NH Make A Wish, speaks.

Monday, February 5, 2007
Boards meet. NISE collected.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007
Richard Wood from Community Health and Hospice will be speaking about the TeleHealth program...a program in which a patient's vital signs can be monitored at home electronically without daily nurse supervision. He will be bringing a TeleHealth machine to demonstrate.

Monday, February 26, 2007
The club meets at The Belknap Mill, adjacent to One Mill Plaza.

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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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In Memory of Max Chertok, Charter Member - Normandin, Cheney, & O'Neil - Byse Agency - Baron's Major Brands - Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home - Decorative Interiors - Laconia Savings Bank - Meredith Village Savings Bank - Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. - Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant - Quik Laundry & Cleaners - Stafford Oil Company, Inc. - The Home Beautiful - Cantin Chevrolet/Cadillac