April 9, 2012 - Vol. 23, No. 12


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Adam Cote

Guest Speaker:
Shannon Kelly

Shannon Kelly
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

News Briefs:
President Roger appoints Nominating Committee for the next term of officers and directors: The Committee includes: Brian Winslow (Chair), Mike Marsh, Joe Adrignola, Lori Dickson, and John Walker.

Steve Gorse updated the club on Bike Rodeo which is scheduled to be held on Saturday May 12th at Opechee Park. Steve noted, we are currently working on getting: cones, tables, chairs barricades and certificate of insurance.

Roger Webster wanted the club to know he was not related to the individual who shot a police officer in Manchester.

Kathy Calvin reports on Kiwanis KARES upcoming events:
April 11 @ Pleasant Street School
May 8th @ Elm Street School

Lori Dickson reported that Ed Merski is out of the hospital and recovering.

50 50:    
$37 went to Russ Beane

Russ wins all the beanes.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Free Meal:

Brian Winslow

Food Pantry:
$51 was collected

Happy Dollars:

$2 from Russ Beane for winning 50/50
$1 from Mike Marsh for being here
$1 Betty Ballantyne for Ladies in Wheels at Irwin's
$1 Betty Ballantyne for Drive one for your school $20 of every test drive will go to LHS Drama club
$1 John Walker for our guest speaker Shannon Kelly
$1 Brian Winslow for winning free meal
$1 Lori Dickson because her niece made the Patriots Cheer leading squad again
$1 Brian Winslow because Lori's niece made the Patriots Cheer leading squad again

Phil Bonafide for being late.

Guest Speaker:

Betty Ballantyne Introduced our Guest Speaker Shannon Kelly.

Shannon Kelly is the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS).  Recently LRCS was given the opportunity to receive the forestry building on North Main Street in Laconia through a competitive application process.  With the opportunity came the cost of many renovations.  LRCS will be funding the renovations by selling almost a million dollars in tax credits.  If successful, LRCS will receive 80% of the sales.  LRCS will be renting to the lakes region Boys and Girls Club at these new facilities.

Shannon showed the club two short movie clips describing some of the services that LRCS offers.    In addition Shannon made a presentation that explained what the Tax Credits were, how they worked, and how they could be beneficial to a business.  Shannon estimated that with the tax credit and the charitable gift deduction the cost of a donation is only about 11% to most businesses.

For more information on Lakes Region Community Services, check out their website by “clicking” here.


L to R: Betty Ballantyne, Shannon Kelly and Roger Landry
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.





Monday April 23rd
Club Meeting - Andrea Huertas, Hospice Director from Central NH V&A (f/k/a Community Health and Hospice) will speak on "National Health Decisions Day"

Saturday May 19th
Bike Rodeo - Opechee Park, Laconia - 9:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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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
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