March 26, 2018 - Vol. 29, No.9



News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Venue: Laconia Fire Department Community Room

Attendance: 5 members and 6 guests members

Invocation: Steve Loughlin

Members Present:
Bill Gile – President
Kathy Calvin
Steve Loughlin
Larry Murphy
Kara Stanley

Rosemary Murphy - wife of Larry
Schelley Rondeau – Pediatric Coordinator – Central NH VNA & Hospice
Leslie Ari - Director of Fund Development - Central NH VNA & Hospice

L to R: Schelley Rondeau and Leslie Ari
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Key Club Guests:
Alexyah Dethvongsa – 2017-2018 President Laconia Key Club
Gabi Djuric - 2018-2019 President Laconia Key Club
Aleksandar Djuric – Laconia Key Club member

L to R: Alexyah Dethvongsa, Gabi Djuric and Aleksandar Djuric
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

From the President:
Bill reminded the membership that for the time being, board meetings will continue to be held at Hector’s on the second Monday of each month and that regular meetings will be held at the Fire Department meeting room on the fourth Monday of each month.

Next month our guest speaker will be Captain Scott McNeil from the Salvation Army. In May, our guest speaker will be from the Boys and Girls Club. Since the fourth Monday in May falls on Memorial Day, a determination will be made at the next Board meeting about the date to reschedule that meeting.


From the Members:
Kara Stanley reminded the members the Bike Rodeo is scheduled for May 19th at Elm Street School.  The Elm Street School PTO will sponsor the event. Kara noted, David Levesque, the principal of Pleasant Street School has requested a flyer so he can distribute it to the students at his school.  We will also be contacting the students at Woodland Heights School.  So, it is expected we will have exposure to more than 350 elementary school kids.

Gabi Djuric, incoming Key Club President (2018-2019), briefed the Club on upcoming Key Club projects and events.

Gabi Djuric (pronounced Jur-rich)
Laconia Key Club President (2018-2019)
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Food Pantry: $15 was collected




x$11 was collected


Guest Speaker:

Bill Gile introduced our guest speaker, Schelley Rondeau, Pediatric Coordinator, of Central NH VNA & Hospice.

Schelley is an RN BSN with a specialty in Pediatrics. She has been a nurse for more than 30 years and been with Central NH VNA for 24 of them. She is married with two grown children and three granddaughters.

Early in her career, she travelled the world with her husband who was in the Army. Schelley is passionate about children and families and has dedicated her life to prevention, service and compassion.

Schelley as Pediatric Coordinator, Schelley and her staff service the pediatric program for prenatal women and all children up to 18 years of age. It is the objective of the Pediatric program to improve the health and development of children and families through by providing prenatal and mother-baby postpartum visits, pediatric home nursing care, immunization services, well-child services and pediatric care management.

For more information on the Pediatric Program as well as the other services of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, “click” here.



Schelley Rondeau shows the gift presented to her by Bill Gile for her informative presentation.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m.x


Key Club Leadership:

Incoming Laconia Key Club President, Gabi Djuric (at left), is greeted by outgoing
Key Club President, Alexyah Dethvongsa.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin









Monday - April 9th Venue: Hector's Restaurant & Lounge - 53 Beacon Street West., Laconia
6:00 pm -
Board of Directors Meeting - all members invited to attend

Monday - April 23rd Venue: Laconia Fire Department Community Room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:00 pm - Club Meeting - Captain Scott McNeil from the Salvation Army

Monday - May 14th Venue: Hector's Restaurant & Lounge - 53 Beacon Street West., Laconia
6:00 pm -
Board of Directors Meeting - all members invited to attend

Saturday - May 19th Venue: Elm Street School - 478 Elm Street , Laconia
10:00 am -
Annual Bike Rodeo-Safety Day

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