April 8, 2013- Vol. 24, No. 12


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Attendance: 16

Invocation: Ed Merski


News From The President:
Scott introduced Jack Batchelder right off so Jack could get to the City Council meeting to secure the ball-field for the June 2nd Home Run Derby. Jack had Erin Weller, a Contigiani employee, draw the winning Kindle Raffle ticket.

VP Jack Batchelder watches enthusiastically as Erin Weller draws the winning ticket.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The winner was Mr. Dave Herlicka, who purchased his ticket from his business associate, Kiwanian Jeff Beane.

David Herlicka
Business Photo

President Scott recapped the Board of Directors meeting special guest, School Board President Joe Cormier, who shared with our Board the School Board’s intention to maintain the status quo by allowing the Key Club to continue to operate the concession stand during home varsity football games. A series of meetings at the School Board is planned and we will be notified of the results of those meetings.


News From The Members:
Jack Batchelder reported that all but 11 of the 250 raffle tickets were sold for a club profit of $895. Roger Landry thanked Jack and wife, Shelly, for all the hard work that went into making the raffle a success.

Kathy Calvin reported a Kiwanis KARES event at Elm Street School April 30th, at 9:30 am. She also reported the Key Club Habitat for Humanity trip to New Jersey may be in jeopardy for a variety of reasons; finding a good place for the kids to sleep, and the numbers of kids going. A minimum of 10 is needed for the trip to happen.

Brian Winslow announced a planning meeting for the Home Run Derby will be held Wednesday, April 17th, at 5:30 PM at his office at 780 N. Main St.

Steve Gorse recapped the preparations for the May 18th bicycle rodeo. A bike will be purchased from MC Cycle, which has been very supportive of the rodeo in the past. Roger Landry announced that NAPA would buy the bike to support the club.

Phil Bonafide shared with the club an article in the most recent issue of our Kiwanis magazine, where clubs are encouraged to utilize the Kiwanis International online form for club bylaws. All clubs are asked to adopt the new bylaws by the end of the 2013/2014 administrative year. For more details, "click" here.

50 50:
$25 won by Kevin Irish

Kevin Irish shows his winnings.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

$.50 from John Walker for ½ of Brian Winslow being in attendance this evening.

$2 from Phil Bonafide for selling two of his classic cars.

$1 from Kathy Calvin for her daughter getting an unpaid internship to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL for the summer.

$1 from Larry Murphy for his grandson graduating from St. Anselm, and $1 for the frustration involved in dealing with college loans.

$1 from Ed Merski for receiving a 35-year service pin at the end-of-season Gunstock party. Ed claims he is working hard at getting that 35 years credited to his County retirement check.

$5 from Kevin Irish, $1 for winning the 50-50, $2 for a successful Kindle raffle, and $2 for his 13-year-old daughter’s flawless performance as Gaston in her school production of Beauty and the Beast. Kevin denied that he was the Beast.

Food Bank:
$37 was collected

Free Meal:
Kathy Calvin was the winner

Guest Speaker:
None this evening

The LHS Athletic Paver fund grew by an additional $23. Next meeting is our last chance to hit the $1,000 mark to support the school. Please seriously consider making a generous (tax deductible) donation.

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.




Monday - April 22nd
Club Meeting - OPEN

Monday - May 6th
Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 p.m. at One Mill Plaza - all members are invited!
This is
not a regular meeting. There will be no dinner served

Monday - May 13th
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Paul Charlton, Director of Marketing at the Taylor Community

Saturday - May 18th
Bike Rodeo - Opechee Park

Tuesday - May 28th
Club Meeting - OPEN

Sunday - June 2nd
Home Run Derby - Major League Ball Field - Opechee Park

Monday - June 3rd
Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 p.m. at One Mill Plaza - all members are invited!
This is
not a regular meeting. There will be no dinner served

Monday - June 10th
Club Meeting - Key Club Presentation - Habitat for NJ Hurricane Sandy

Monday - June 24th
Club Meeting - Laconia Police Department Presentation "Active Shooter Presentation for the Public"

Monday - July 1st
Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 p.m. at One Mill Plaza - all members are invited!
This is
not a regular meeting. There will be no dinner served

Monday - July 8th
Club Meeting - Laconia Police Department Presentation "Fraud & Identity Theft"

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Kiwanis Kronikle 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. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Gilford
Please call your President or Secretary about any member or family member in case of illness. Email: Roger Landry or Steve Loughlin