March 14, 2011 - Vol. 22, No. 10


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Jack Batchelder

News from Sec. Kathy:
Kathy Calvin reported on Kiwanis KARES Events.  Last week Woodland Heights School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Larry Murphy, Roger Landry, Kathy Calvin and Randy Brough.  Next Tuesday, March 22nd, Kiwanis KARES will be at Elm Street School starting at 9:00am with Joe Adrignola, Larry Murphy, Kathy Calvin and Michelle Cardinal.  On April 7th we will have a KARES event at Pleasant Street School.

Kathy also reported that the Key Club volunteered to serve lunch at the Salvation Army last Saturday.  The menu included Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup and Brownies by Kathy.

While she had everyone’s attention Kathy made a pitch to sell the Lakes Region Child Care Raffle.  For $10 you are entered to win a prize every day of the month.  If you are interested please see Kathy.

Kathy Calvin promotes Lakes Region Child Care Services
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

News from the First VP:
Roger Landry informed the club that Bill Contardo of Laconia Bike Works has made the same offer, as he did last year, relative to price on the sale of two scooters for us to raffle.

50 50:
$17 to Brian Winslow

Brian shows of his $17 dollar smirk.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Happy Dollars:

$2 from Brian for winning
$5 from President Mike for his new baby girl
$1 from Phil Bonafide if Mike can figure out how old he will be when she enters college
$1 from Steve Loughlin if Mike can figure out how much college will cost
$1 from Joe Adrignola for being back from vacation
$2 from Jack Batchelder because he survived his daughters slumber party and because he had been selected as selected to represent NH and umpire at the 11/12 year old Little League Eastern Regional in Bristol CT.
$2 from Betty Ballantyne because she spent time in Wyoming with her granddaughters
$1 from Lori Dickson because her mother just turned 80
$1 from Larry Murphy because he hasn't seen his sister-in-law in two months

Free Meal:
Steve Gorse

Food Pantry:
$33 collected

Guest Speaker:
President Mike introduced Jim Nute, Executive Director of the Mayhew Program. 

Jim Nute has been working with the Mayhew Program since the summer of 1990.  He graduated from the University of Maine with a BS in English in 1991and started working fulltime as part of the outreach staff.  In 2001, after he finished his MS in counseling, he briefly left Mayhew to work as a school counselor in Rochester and Amherst.  In 2003, he rejoined the Mayhew Program.

Jim started by thanking the club for all of its support over the years.  By Jim’s calculations, the Laconia Kiwanis Club has been helping Mayhew since 1989.  Jim then described the Mayhew Program a little bit; Campers typically come from families that just can’t provide the experiences that Mayhew can.  Campers get the opportunity to have successes and failures and learn how to believe in themselves away from the every day stresses and influences of life.  “Once a Mayhew Guy you are a Mayhew Guy for life” states Jim…either as an alumni, staff, donor or volunteer.  When campers return home from their experience the Mayhew Program comes with them (Outreach staff visit campers at least once a month throughout the year).  Currently there are 13 boys from the Lakes Region in the Mayhew Program. Jim then showed a video that they have been working on that highlighted interviews of current campers and alumni.  Each individual talked about the Mayhew experience and what the program did for them.

For more information on The Mayhew Program check out their website by "clicking" here.

L to R: Pres. Mike Marsh, Jim Nute and Larry Murphy
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:36 pm.




Monday March 28th
Club Meeting - Ernie Bolduc will speak about Christmas Village

Monday April 11th
Club Meeting - Captain William Clary of the Laconia Police Department will speak about DataDots, a state of the art identification and anti-theft security system

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Kiwanis Kronikle is publication of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, P.O. Box 757, Laconia, NH 03247-0757.
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