March 10, 2014 - Vol. 25, No. 10


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Venue: We're back at Pheasant Ridge Country Club

Attendance: 22
11 members, 11 guests

Scott Laurent

Shelly Batchelder - First Lady
Bill Gile - new member - guest of John Walker
Karen Cornell - guest of Steve Loughlin
Brian Cashman - guest speaker with his wife, Madeline
Alice and Bill Contardo - guest of Joe Adrignola
Larry and Pati Litchfield - guest of Joe Adrignola
Blaise and Linda Heroux - guest of Joe Adrignola

Shelly Batchelder
Bill Gile
Karen Cornell
Brian Cashman
Madeline Cashman
Bill Contardo
Alice Contardo
Larry Litchfield
Pati Litchfield
Blaise Heroux
Linda Heroux

News From The President:
President Jack welcomed our guests and gave a mini-sketch of what we are all about. Promotional literature was available to all guests explaining the Laconia Kiwanis Club.


Induction of our newest member:
President Jack called upon Kevin Irish, Membership Chairman, to help with the induction of Bill Gile as our newest Kiwanis member. Bill was introduced by his sponsor, Kiwanian-of-the-Year, John Walker.

Bill Gile, who was born and raised in West Virginia, went to University of Virginia where he received a Bachelor’s and Doctorate degree in metallurgy. It was while he was attending UVA that he met his future wife, Paula. Because of his metallurgy doctorate, Bill was hired by IBM where he was employed for many years until he retired about a year ago. After retiring, Bill left Vermont and settled in Laconia where he has been very active in the Mentoring Together program at the Laconia Middle School.

Welcome to the club, Bill!

L to R: Bill Gile gets his K pin from his sponsor, John Walker.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

L to R: Kevin Irish, Jack Batchelder, Bill Gile, John Walker
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

News From The Members:
Kathy briefed the Club about the recently completed Kiwanis KARES event at Woodland Heights School and the upcoming KARES event at Pleasant Street School.

Meredith briefed the progress regarding Bike Rodeo/Safety Day May 10.

Roger Webster reported that our senior member Howard Bacon had good news and bad news to share. The bad news is: Roger recently broke a rib. The good news is: He did it dancing with a lady friend while in Naples, FL.

50 50:
$30 won by our guest Pati Litchfield

Pati Litchfield shows off her winnings.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Food Pantry:
$61 collected

Free Meal:
$30 won by new member, Bill Gile (fix?)

Happy Dollars:

$1 from Scott Laurent in honor of our new member, Bill Gile
$2 from Bill Gile for joining and for winning the free meal
$1 from our guest Blaise Heroux for the hospitality the guests received this evening from the Club (thanks Joe!)
$1 from our guest Alice Contardo who echoed Blaine’s comment
$1 from Steve Loughlin because Sawyers Dairy Bar will be opening very soon. (Note: The business is owned by our guests Larry and Pati Litchfield.)
$5 from John Walker (new name Roberto): $3 for our three couples from the Italian Cultural Club enjoying Joe’s wine, $1 for our guest speaker, and $1 for new member, a friend, Bill.
$1 from Kevin Irish to welcome Bill Gile as a new member

Kathy Calvin was fined $1 for not wearing her pin.

Guest Speaker:

Phil Bonafide introduced our guest speaker, Brian Cashman.

Brian has a long career in serving in law enforcement as well as security implementation and investigation. Brian has the unique distinction of having served in sworn law enforcement at the local, county, state and federal levels. For details on Brian Cashman's background, “click” here.

Brian’s presentation focused on the portion of his career when he served as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS). He then shared his involvement in the 1985 John Anthony Walker espionage case, which involved the biggest espionage leak in U.S. Navy History.

John Walker was a former United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer and communications specialist convicted of spying for the Soviet Union from 1968 to 1985.



To listen to an audio of Brian's presentation, which is separated into four parts, "click" on one of the four boxes below. The entire presentation takes 56 minutes.



L to R: Phil Bonafide congratulates Brian Cashman on his presentation.
hoto by W. Stephen Loughlin


Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m.




Monday - March 24th
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker: Tamara McGonagle - Director of Programs, and Superintendent Daniel Ward from Belknap County Departments of Corrections

Monday - April 14th
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker: Rebecca Sims, Laconia Middle School Instructor - Topic: Mentoring Together

Board of Directors Meeting will follow

Monday - April 28th
Club Meeting - OPEN

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Kiwanis Kronikle is publication of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, P.O. Box 757, Laconia, NH 03247-0757.
We meet the second and fourth Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Gilford
Please call your President or Secretary about any member or family member in case of illness. Email: Roger Landry or Steve Loughlin