April 14, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 29


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




Paul Cotton

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Carroll Stafford, and Warren Mitchell

Hon. Member Dick Breton
Sue Nelson with Don Nelson

Dick Breton is all smiles as he visits Kiwanis.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


The Kiwanis version of Ozzie and Harriet....meet "The Nelsons"!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Catherine is happy to show us her tray balancing trick.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tickets! Get Your Tickets Here…
President Dianne Roberts said that the club has a table at the Private Collections show coming up on May 2nd at the Expo Center. The event has a 60s theme and is a fundraiser for the Belknap Mill. If anyone is interested in attending, please let Dianne know. She has tickets. Also…the club has tickets to the Salvation Army Luncheon coming up on Thursday, May 15th at noon. This will also be at the Expo Center. Again, please let Dianne know if you plan on attending. So far, Joe Collie, Joe Adrignola, and Kathy Calvin are on the list.

Bike Rodeo
President Dianne Roberts indicated that Past Lt. Gov. Chet Cilley has asked for a leave of absence and will be returning just before the 4th of July. This means he will be missing the Bike Rodeo. Chet is the chair of this event and we need someone to fill in for him. Jim Fortier, Roger Landry, and Kathy Calvin offered assistance. The event has been confirmed for Saturday, May 10th and will take place at Opechee Park, in the parking lot of the Opechee Park Clubhouse. Kathy Calvin said we do have helmets and the flier will be going to the schools the week after next. Steve Loughlin will be helping to adjust last year's flier on the computer template. Any other assistance any other member can lend would be greatly appreciated and please plan on being at the Bike Rodeo that day, Saturday, May 10th. Thanks!

No Luck So Far…
Warren Mitchell read the names of the daily winners so far in the Lakes Region Child Care Services Calendar fundraiser. Not only did Paul Cotton NOT win the Red Sox tickets, no Kiwanian has won anything so far. Kathy Calvin did sell two of the winning tickets thus far, however. Stay Tuned…

And now the Amazing Warren reads without looking at the paper.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

A Good Time Had By All…
Kathy Calvin reports that Comedy Night was well-attended last Friday night and everyone had fun despite the somber mood at the high school after a student died in a fatal car crash. The comedians were professional and tailored their acts to the situation and Kathy says – quote – it was a great success and a good time was had by all.

vote was taken and the trip was cut. The ATV raffle was accepted

Dianne Roberts won $21.

With luck like that, she may as well just be President next year, too!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

Dianne Roberts gave 1 for winning the other 20.

Joe Collie was late and without a nametag. Never a good combination.
Paul Cotton paid the late fine of 25 cents. Joe paid a buck for the nametag.


Guest Speaker:

Steve Loughlin introduced Lou Guevin. Lou spoke about his trip to Sturgis and showed a power point presentation with great pictures taken at some of the country's most famous spots. Some of the highlights from his presentation:
*** Riding to Sturgis on motorcycle; Lou stopped in Rochester, NY, Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, and finally Spearfish.
*** He was on the I-70 bridge in Minneapolis the day it collapsed!
*** Total trip to Sturgis: 2,120.
*** Total round trip: 5,008 miles
*** Stopped at Niagara Falls for a half day on the way
*** Saw Mount Rushmore
*** Saw the beginning of the mountain carving of Crazy Horse
*** Navigated the famous Iron Mountain Road
*** Walked around the base of Devil's Tower with his wife: 1.3 miles
*** Great pictures were shown of Needle Eye Formation and Badlands National Park.

This year, Lou is headed to Italy, but is leaning toward another motorcycle adventure next year. He shared with the club that his 25 minute presentation, during which we saw about 300 photos, was pared down from a much longer show, featuring nearly 1,000 pictures from the excursion. In his "real life" Lou heads up the Commercial Banking Department at Laconia Savings Bank. A relatively new biker, he obtained his motorcycle license when he was in his mid 50's and made the trip last year on his first bike, which he still rides and owns. To quote Don Nelson" What is this? Wild Hogs 2?"

Close call!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


"Click" on thumbnail pictures to open larger pictures.
Downtown Sturgis
South Dakota
Downtown Sturgis
South Dakota
Mt. Rushmore
National Memorial
South Dakota

Easy Rider
Devils Tower
National Monument


Pres. Dianne with Lou Guevin


Lou rode his...not sure about Charlie.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin



Immediate Past President Joe Collie, Station Manager of WASR Radio, walked away with three first place awards last Friday Night at annual NH Associated Press Broadcasters Association competion. For details click here.

Joe Collie walks away with an armful of awards.
Photo by Paul LeBlanc of WTSN

Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, April 21st
Jim Morash of Mount Washington Cruises

Monday, April 28th
The Key Club speaks about their Louisiana trip for Habitat for Humanity.

Monday, May 5th
Board of Directors meet. Food Pantry money collected.

Monday, May 12th

Monday, May 12th
Larry Guild speaks on fire department antiques.

Monday, May 26th
Thomas Oetinger, former Laconia Police Chief


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Pictures contained in this newsletter have been modified to assure a fast download. Therefore, if you try to print them, they will not be of the best quality. If you should desire a picture better suited for printing, feel free to request a copy by emailing W. Stephen Loughlin at steve@theloughlins.com



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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