March 30, 2009 - Vol.20, No. 26

News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families





Taking Charge:
First VP Dick Metz pinch-hit for Pres. Brian.

Senior Members:
Warren Mitchell, Paul Normandin, Roger Webster, and Ed Merski

Honorary Member Dick Breton, Randy and Sue Bullerwell

Dick Breton

Bike Rodeo Update:
VP Mike Marsh reported that the Bike Rodeo, which is scheduled for May 9th, will not be held at Opechee Park this year because there is a schedule conflict at that location. He noted that he has checked with Phil Rowley, Director of Parks & Rec., and is leaning at holding the Bike Rodeo at Leavitt Park in Lakeport. During the discussion, some members suggested holding this year's event at: Laconia City Hall parking lot, Cantin Chevrolet, and Laconia High School. The consensus of those in attendance was to let Mike Marsh make the decision on the location.

Mike Marsh reports on the upcomng Bike Rodeo.
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. Stephen Loughlin


Ossipee Road Trip:
Secretary Kathy Calvin was pleased to note that the Laconia Kiwanis Club had a good attendance on hand for last Wednesday’s interclub to Osipee with the Mount Washington Valley and the Dover Club. In addition to Kathy, other members included Warren Mitchell, Joe Collie and Denise Dow. Kathy noted there were about 20 to 30 people present and she is looking forward to doing it again.

Paul Normandin won $16.00.

Paul Normandin is the lucky winner.
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. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:
Paul Normandin put his $16 in winnings behind his back with $1 in one hand and $15.00 in the other. He offered to donate the proceeds of one hand to the club. Roger Landry picked the “right” hand and the club received $15 in happy dollars. Thanks, Paul!

Paul Normandin demonstrates his 50 50 Money Back Guaranty.
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. Stephen Loughlin

Ed Merski gave a buck on becoming an economic statistic as he is now back on the unemployment line.
Phil Bonafide contributed a buck because he was pleased to note he picked up his ’66 GTO today. For a musical tribute to Phil’s car “click” here and wait about 15 seconds.

in fines were collected.
Phil Bonafide was fined a buck for being late.
Russell Beane and Roger Landry were each fined a buck for being pinless.

Guest Speaker:
Roger Landry introduced Randy Bullerwell, who, along with is wife, Sue, are the owners of All My Life Jewelers and String ‘Em Up Bead Shop, located on Main Street in Laconia. Randy is one of the founders of the Belknap Independent Business Alliance also known as BIBA. Randy noted that BIBA was founded in July of 2008 and currently has 75 members.

BIBA is a non-profit coalition whose goal is to:

* Promote locally-owned, independent businesses in the Central New Hampshire area.

* Inform citizens of the values provided by community-based businesses and their importance to the local economy.

* Prevent the displacement of community-based businesses by national and transnational chains.

BIBA seeks to educate consumers about the benefits of locally owned, independent businesses and to inspire shoppers to support them.

Randy noted that BIBA is sponsoring a free lecture by Stacy Mitchell on Tuesday, March 31st at Laconia High School at 7:00 pm. Stacy is the author of the book “Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Business.” You can read several pages of excerpts from her book by “clicking” here.

BIBA is looking to grow its membership beyond Laconia and within Belknap County. For more information on BIBA and its members check out their website by “clicking” here.

L to R: VP Metz, Sue Bullerwell, Randy Bullerwell, and Roger Landry
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. Stephen Loughlin


Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, April 6th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

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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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