March 28, 2016 - Vol. 27, No.10


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Laconia High School - Huot Technical Center Cafeteria

Key Club President Dominic Cutter-Cannuli

...One Nation Under God...
hoto by W. Stephen Loughlin

9 Kiwanis Club members, 3 guests, several Key Club members and some parents

xPhoto by W. Stephen Loughlin


Guests and Parents included:
Dave Warrender – guest speaker
Paula Gile – spouse of Bill
Karen Abraham – Key Club Co-Advisor
Nikki Cutter – mother of Key Club members: Dominic and Isabelle Cutter-Cannuli
Erika Bertocchi – mother of Key Club member Chloe Bertocchi

Dave Warrender
Paula Gile
Karen Abraham
Nikki Cutter
Erika Bertocchi


From The President:
President John reminded the Club that April meetings will be held at the 405 Pub & Grill on Union Ave.

The 405 Pub & Grill is the place to be for our April meetings: April 11th and April 25th

hoto by W. Stephen Loughlin

John also appealed to the Club to please support the May 21 Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Day by signing up to assist.
John also invited the Key Club to participate.

John additionally announced a Central NH VNA/Hospice free screening of the documentary NINE TO NINETY to be held April 20th at the Beane Conference Center at 5 PM. All members are encouraged to participate. For more details and to register, "click" on the icon below.


From The Members:
Bill Gile briefed two upcoming Key Club events: the senior-senior prom with area seniors, May 17th to be held at the Laconia Community Center, and a project at Tardif Park in coordination with Laconia's Parks and Recreation department. This project will be a Service Project combining the efforts of our Club and the Key Club. All members are encouraged to participate. There will be further details at our next meeting.

Meredith Michaud gave a few details regarding the Bicycle Rodeo and will have volunteer sign-up sheets at the April meetings.


50/50: None this evening


Happy Dollars:

$3 from Steve Loughlin: $1 for the Key Club hosting us this evening, $1 for Betty Ballantyne being back with us while recovering from shoulder surgery, and $1 for Jeff Beane being at tonight’s meeting
$1 from Jeff Beane for he and fiancée winning an egg-tossing contest on Easter
$5 from Bill Gile: $1 for his wife (Paula) being with us, $2 for the Key Club hosting us, $1 for David Warrender (our guest speaker and his boss at the Huot Center), and $1 for his new car, purchased just this weekend
$1 from Muff Walker for successfully weathering the storm in Denver and getting safely back home last week
$1 from our guest speaker, David Warrender, for being invited to speak this evening
$2 from Betty Ballantyne: $1 for seeing Josh Chandler (a Key Club member she has known since he was a baby), and $1 for Steve Loughlin giving her a ride to tonight's meeting
$3 from President John for the LHS Key Club hosting us and being an acknowledged Club concerned about their community and being involved in their community

Desert Anyone?
hoto by W. Stephen Loughlin


Guest Speaker:
Bill Gile introduced our guest speaker, Dave Warrender.

David is in his third year as Director of Career & Technical Education at the Huot Technical Center and in his fifteenth year working in career and technical education.

Prior to starting at the Huot Technical Center, David was an instructor at the Strafford Technical Center in Rutland, Vermont where he also coordinated the school’s summer and after-school program. He earned his Master’s degree from Castleton State College (Castleton, VT) where he is also an adjunct instructor. Before working in education, David was a photographer, video editor and manager of a small television station.

During his presentation, David gave a thorough overview of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) offered by the Huot Technical Center. He described the transition from the 1970's to now as being a shift from "who" took the courses, to "what" was being taught, to the current "how" the subject matter is being taught. David described the courses as applied leaning and stated that over 30% of juniors in our region attend the Huot Center with about 50% being non-Laconia students.

For more information on the Huot Technical Center, “click” here.



L to R: John Walker, David Warrender, Bill Gile
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Monday - April 11th - Venue: Pub 405 - 405 Union Ave., Laconia
Club Meeting -

Monday - April 25th - Venue: Pub 405 - 405 Union Ave., Laconia
Club Meeting -

Monday - May 9th - Venue: TBA
Club Meeting -

Saturday - May 21st - Venue: Opechee Park Parking Lot
Bike Rodeo


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Kiwanis Chronicle 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
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