March 12, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 23


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Warren Mitchell.... followed by a round of Happy Birthday for Pam Landry.

Birthday Girl Pam Landry watches as her age goes up, up, up...
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, and Warren Mitchell8, JunK
4KB, 300 x 300, RGB 8 bits/Pixel
Hon. Mem. Dick Breton, Sue Nelson (with Don), and Pam Landry (with Roger)

Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Win A Classic!
The Motorcycle Raffle was in Manchester this past weekend. Thanks to Paul Cotton, Warren Micthell, Joe Collie, Kathy Calvin, Patty Jean Calvin, Larry and Rosemary Murphy, and Roger and Pam Landry, for their efforts in selling tickets. A sparse crowd led to sparse results...but every little bit gets us closer to paying off the motorcycle. Coming later in March, the bike will be at the Winnipesaukee Expo Center in Lakeport for the Lakes Region Boat Show. The work schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 24th
8:30am-10am setup: Paul Cotton
10am-3pm: Jim Fortier
3pm-8pm: ______________

Sunday, March 25th
10am-3pm: ______________
3pm-5pm and breakdown: Paul Cotton

This is a local show and, with no travel required, it's a good opportunity for you to sell tickets if you haven't yet this year. Please check your availability and a sign up sheet will again be circulated at the next meeting; Monday, March 19, 2007. Thanks!

Matching colors...and tanks...
Paul Cotton reports that the bike is going to Meredith Harley this week so that the paint on the tank and the paint on the fenders could be matched up. Somehow, one ended up with Black Metal paint and the other with Black Pearl paint. All will match by the boat show in March 24th. Russ Beane announced that Harley Davidson is now marketing gas tank shaped and painted urns for bikers remains to be put in when they take the big ride. Russ indicated that Black Pearl is available, should you so desire. Clever. Actually, this writer hears that people are "dying to get 'em." Like you didn't see that one coming.

Reading is FUNdamental
The RIF program went to Woodland Heights on Monday, March 12th. Readers included Don Nelson, Kathy Calvin, Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell. Randy Brough from the Laconia Public Library was also on hand. More than 120 books were distributed to some 60 plus students. Well done! The next RIF is scheduled for April 18th at Elm Street School.

Welcome to the Family...
Mike Marsh was formally installed as the newest member of the Laconia Kiwanis Club. Roger Landry read him the Objects of Kiwanis and presented him with a pin and window decal for his car. Mike was brought into the club by Dick Metz and we are glad to have him on board. Please make him feel welcome over the coming weeks and take some time to get to know our new fellow Kiwanian. Welcome aboard, Mike!

Roger Landry welcomes future Kiwanis President Mike Marsh.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

In the news....
The front page story in The Citizen about the Key Club and their recent trip to Florida for Habitat for Humanity was outstanding. The story appeared in the paper on Monday, March 12th. To link to the story and "read all about it" click here.

It's a "working" vacation...
Dick Breton made his usual stop in search of Charlie St. Clair at the Laconia Rally and Race Week booth while he was on vacation attending Bike Week at Daytona Beach. For the second year in a row Charlie was not to be found. So, Dick left his business card with the gentleman working the booth and told him to "say hi to Charlie for us." So...where was Charlie anyway?

Where's Charlie?
Photo by Dick Breton

Hockey is my second favorite sport....
The Manchester Monarchs are having a Kiwanis Family night at their game in Manchester on Friday, April 6th. The club has the chance to purchase tickets for $10 each. Please review the poster below and let President Joe Collie know if you'd like tickets. The offer is good for family and friends, too. What's my first favorite sport? Everything else.

Education Fair
Sec'y Kathy Calvin informs the club that we will have a booth set up at the upcoming Education Fair at Laconia High School. The fair is on Thursday, March 29th. If anyone is interested in manning the booth, please let Kathy know. The fair is attended by typically 800-1000 people and it will serve as a good way to get the Kiwanis name out there and maybe get new members. The booth will highlight the Key Club, the RIF program, and other contributions that the club has made to the schools in the Laconia School District.

Hey Kiwanis...THANKS!

The club received a "thank you" letter from Jim Steiner of the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Jim visited the club in January. We made a donation of $250 to their organization and that night, Jim pulled his own ticket and won the 50/50. He added his $19 in winnings to the donation and acknowledged both in his note. Jim's "thank you" note also invites the club to be a guest at the Boy Scout Camp in Gilmanton Ironworks, even if it is to only have lunch at a dining hall meal.


Spaceshot Update (by W. Stephen Loughlin)
The writer is pleased to report sharing a delightful evening with my friend Spaceshot Roger Ballantyne last Tuesday (March 6th). Roger met me at my house where we both had a healthy dinner of sandwiches from Subway, namely an Italian BMT (salami, ham, and pepperoni with the works), chips and soda. Our minds were cleansed by watching doo-wop DVD concerts.   Roger looked great and wished to advise the club that he looks forward to returning to Kiwanis.

A spaceshot and a usurer
Photo by Paulette "Minibroad" Loughlin

Roger Ballantyne expresses his future plans as a Kiwanis member.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Fact or Fiction? Dennis Denoncourt is the twin brother of singer James Taylor.

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Sorry, it's an urban myth. Despite some speculation to the contrary, Past President Dennis Denoncourt, and singer, James Taylor, are not brothers who were separated at birth. The fact is, James Taylor celebrated his birthday today (Monday, March 12th) and Dennis celebrated his birthday last month. However, rumor has it that, like James Taylor, Dennis has a nice singing voice.

Birthday Girl Pam Landry won $17 with ticket #033.
"Only the best for my wife" -- Roger Landry

It pays to be in the Kiwanis Birthday Club.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Our 50/50 bucket doubles as an urn. How many tickets do you want?
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

President Joe Collie fined 25 cents for not wearing his nametag. DOH!

Guest Speaker:

Rolanda Sarkis, a licensed acupuncturist stuck it to the club on this night. Rolanda runs Lakes Region Acupuncture in Tilton, a division of the Chiropractic Center in Tilton. She has a Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine and his in her 2nd year of practice at her current location. She told the club that acupuncture has been around for 2300 years and is a system of needles that are inserted into the body to create a healing sensation. The needles are inserted along the body's lines, also called medians. Acupuncture is a good way to treat chronic problems, acute problems, and headaches and insomnia. She said that acupuncture does not hurt, is completely safe, and in most cases a patient returns to health after 4-6 treatments. She passed around a statue outlining some of the body's pressure points, passed around a typical acupuncture needle, and even stuck Warren Mitchell with one. He's fine. Rolanda and her husband live in Boscawen, New Hampshire.



The acupuncture female doll intrigued many members, including Larry Murphy .
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Warren shakes hands with his new friend.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


.In the weeks ahead...

March 19th
Key Club...maybe. Confirmation next week.

March 26th
Memory Project. We'll meet at One Mill Plaza

April 2nd
Boards meet. NISE collected.

April 9th
New Hampshire Catholic Charities

April 16th
Belmont Cub Scouts, Troop 65

April 23rd

April 30th
Caryn Sheehan talks about prostate cancer.

May 7th
Annual Meeting. Boards meet. NISE collected.

May 14th
Elizabeth Harding speaks about NH National Guard Youth Programs

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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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