April 2 , 2007 - Vol.18, No. 27


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Phil Bonafide, Esq.

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, and Warren Mitchell8,

Hon. Member Dick Breton, Key Club Members: Calise Houle (Key Club President), Cherish LaBelle and Laura Brusseau (Key Club Advisor)

"What, Me Worry?"
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Birthday Night Out

Joe turned 63 today. He wonders: "will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm 64?"
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin
J 300 x 300, RGB 8 bits/Pixel

Win A Classic!
The next motorcycle road show is scheduled for April 21st and 22nd at the Winnipesaukee Expo Center for the Flower and Craft Show. A sign up sheet was circulated and will be passed around again next week. Please check your schedule for availability to sell tickets at this local show. Thanks in advance for your help. A work schedule will also be published in next week’s bulletin.

Caucus Highlights
President Joe Collie attended the Division 6 Caucus this past weekend. In attendance were members of the Exeter, Franklin, Dover, Mt. Washington Valley, Seacoast, and York, Maine clubs. Where was Meredith? Good question. Anyway…the club received positive feedback from the other clubs on our average attendance (the Exeter club confessed jealousy), the bulletin (kudos from the Exeter Club, too), and the fundraiser we did with Tilly the Titan. (kudos from the Seacoast Club). Lt. Gov Bill Smith has been elected to serve another year and Ralph Jolie from the Dover Club has been penciled in for 2008-2009. A common theme was membership issues; we all got’em, and interclubs, which all clubs expressed and interest in doing more of. Lt. Gov. Bill Smith indicated that all clubs would be given a credit for an interclub for attending the caucus.

Good Exposure
Kathy Calvin and Warren Mitchell attended the recent Education Expo at Laconia High School and passed out flyers about the club. Our display highlighted RIF, scholarships, Key Club, and all other involvement we have with the school system. Kathy said the club handed out just as many flyers as Laconia Public Library in an effort to get the name out there. Nicely done, Warren and Kathy!

Kathy Calvin reports that Lou Ricciardello bloomed Tilly VII over the weekend.

We’re Invited
Larry Murphy informs the club that we have been invited to interclub in Meredith when our schedule allows. This may be difficult since Meredith meets for breakfast, but something to keep in mind. More to follow…

Back to Peter K’s youth…
Roger Landry informs the club that the Belknap Mill’s Roaring 20’s banquet is coming up on May 11th. In exchange for our sponsorship of the event, the club has 6 tickets. Anyone interested in going can let Roger know. Tickets are $100 which includes food and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Belknap Mill Society. For more, log onto www.belknapmill.org.

Bike Rodeo Update
Because of schedule conflicts, Simplicity The Clown will not be joining us as she did last year. However, she has arranged for the kids to be entertained by Mr. Phil. Also, because of the addition of car seat safety checks this year, the event has been moved to the parking lot across from Greenlaw’s, just off Main Street in downtown Laconia. The Bike Rodeo will be on Saturday, May 12th. More information coming soon.

So moved…
Permanent Secretary, Kathy Calvin read the minutes from the board of director’s meeting of March 5th. Some of the highlights were:

* The charity and general funds were approved as read. Nice job, Adrignola.
* Mike Marsh was approved for membership.
* We accepted, with regret, the resignation of John Stow.
* We paid dues for Roger Ballantyne. He also paid dues later.
* $250 was donated to Laconia High School’s Band Boosters for Comedy Night
* Steve Loughlin was reimbursed for internet expenses.
* $500 was donated to the Belknap Mill for their Roaring 20’s event.
* $50 was approved for Joe Collie to attend the Division 6 Caucus.
* $64 was approved to cover various dental bills that had been submitted.



Katherine Contagiani, $17

17 reasons to smile.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Roger Landry was pinless.
Warren Mitchell was late.
Laura Brusseau was late.
75 cents was collected.

Happy Dollars:
Dianne Zawacki gave $1 for receiving a letter from the Boys and Girls Club of America President, announcing that the Teen Center of the Lakes Region had officially become the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region.

Let me give you my "new" card.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Calise Houle of the Key Club gave $1 for having a great time in Florida during the Alternate Spring Break and $1 for Connor McGuire winning Mr. LHS.

Calise Houle gives two happy dollars.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Dick Metz had $1 for him mother in law not making it to Florida and he had $1 because he started drinking again. He later gave a third happy dollar for winning the free meal.

Larry Murphy gave a happy dollar because his sister in law has not been in New Hampshire for a month.

Joe Collie gave $1 for each for the 2 awards he won at the New Hampshire Associated Press Banquet last week and Steve Loughlin matched that, plus gave another 3 for Joe correctly reading, three times fast, a sentence Steve created from words Joe has had problems saying on the air.

President Joe has 2 awards to go along with his 2 chins.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Dianne Roberts gave a happy dollar for her father doing just fine now after a trip to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. In all, $15 were collected from this happy group.

Key Club
We saw a brief slide show on the Key Club’s recent trip to Florida for Alternate Spring Break. During the week of February Vacation, the Club had 11 students and 5 chaperones in Florida helping Habitat for Humanity. They worked on 4 homes and worked with the people receiving the homes, which they credit as the most eye-opening part of the experience. Calise Houle, Cherish LaBelle, and Laura Brusseau were on hand for the presentation.

Someone please wake up Ed Merski.....
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Future Key Club activities include a Cystic Fibrosis walk
coming up on May 20th. They will also be manning the snack shack at the high school for upcoming lacrosse games on April 13th and April 20th.

.In the weeks ahead...

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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