April 19, 2010 - Vol.21, No. 29


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




Dana Scott Beane

Post Tax Season Bliss
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Welcome Back Jim:
Don Nelson led a How-do-ya-do to Jim Fortier.

Jim is happy to be back in New Hampshire.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Senior Members:
Paul Normandin, Warren Mitchell, and Jim Fortier

Sergeant Thomas Swett - Laconia Police Department
Sergeant Kristian Kelley - Gilford Police Department

Sgt. Tom Swett
Sgt. Kris Kelley

Annual Meeting:

Next Monday, April 26th is our Annual Meeting. Your attendance is needed. 
We will be voting on the following Slate of Officers and Board Members:

President: Mike Marsh
1st Vice President: Roger Landry
2nd Vice President: Open
Treasurer: Joe Adrignola
Board of Directors: Joe Collie, Steve Gorse, Steve Loughlin


Project Updates:
Bike Rodeo: Mike Marsh had to miss tonight’s meeting because he had an appointment with Laconia Parks and Recreation Commission regarding the venue for the May 15th Bike Rodeo. It should be noted, at that meeting, Mike received approval from the Commission. So, it's official, Bike Rodeo will be held at the parking lot adjacent to the Opechee Park Clubhouse on Saturday, May 15th.

Scooter Raffle: Roger Landry updated the club on our Scooter raffle.  We have placed a scooter at both Wells Fargo Advisors and at the Laconia Antique Center.

Other News:
Scott Beane let us know that Peter Karagianis has broken his hip and is currently in a rehab facility but will be getting home soon.  Get well soon Peter!
Kiwanis KARES was last held on April 15th at Pleasant Street. Pictures and a newspaper clipping can be seen below or by "clicking" here.

Fact or Fiction?:

Steve Loughlin let the club know that the rumors are true. Past President (2007-2008) Dianne Roberts is now married!

After 17 years as a bachelorette, Dianne was married on February 27th to Glen Glines. Some of the Kiwanis members had the opportunity to meet Glen two years ago when he accompanied Dianne to our booth on the boardwalk.

Dianne and Glen: Congratuations and Happy Trails!So


This picture of Dianne Roberts and Glen Glines was taken during Laconia Bike Week 2008.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


50 50:

$10 to Joe Adrignola

Joe begins his next winning streak.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

$1 from Brian Winslow because Roger Landry has mounted what seems to be a successful campaign for 1st Vice President

$1 from Roger Landry, he is happy he is worth at least a buck to Brian

$1 from Jim Fortier who is happy to be back in the Lakes region for the summer

$1 from Joe Adrignola for winning.H

25 cents to Jim Fortier because he was pinless. Welcome back, Jim.

Guest Speaker:

Sargeant Thomas Swett from the Laconia Police Department- Child Advocacy Program - guest of Joe Adrignola.

Sargeant Thomas Swett has been with Laconia Police Department for 11 years and during that time has been active with the Child Advocacy Program.  If you are not familiar with the Child Advocacy Program, it is a program that started nationally in 1986 because of an incident in California.  Basically, a daycare was charged with abuse of children and because of the way the children were interviewed and evidence was collected, many of the charges didn’t stick.  Early in the 1990, New Hampshire started an effort with the Child Advocacy Centers in an attempt to implement what the Attorney General was calling Best Practices for interviewing children.  The purpose was to create a method of evidence collection that would stand up in court.  As a result, children involved in abuse cases are now interviewed by specially trained forensic interviewers using special techniques and non-leading questions.

Children are interviewed in a non-threatening “child friendly” room and an interview team (consisting of social workers, law enforcement, prosecutors, etc.) can watch the interview via remote audio and video links.  This group can also communicate with the interviewer via small earphones.

By perfecting this technique, law enforcement is able to collect better evidence and interview younger children…and it is defensible in court. In 2005, here in Belknap County, Child Advocacy Center started at the CAP center on Belmont Road.  With a little seed money and a limited staff they were able to start the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center.  Last year the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center interviewed 150 children with an average age of 9 years old.  In NH, in 2008, 1567 children that were involved in abuse case were interviewed.  They have a limited budget of around $110,000 a year and right now are really concerned about their longevity so they are trying to build a sustainable funding source.  It is their hope to eventually have enough money to get accredited and have access to referral and medical professionals. 

L to R: Sgt. Kris Kelley, Joe Adrignola, Sgt. Tom Swett.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:19 p.m.



Charlie St. Clair's new business held its grand opening this past weekend. On hand for the celebration was Ed and Joanne Merski.

Sporting a tie, Charlie St. Clair welcomes Ed and Joanne to his new store.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Joe Adrignola appeared in The Laconia Daily Sun on Friday April 16th as he participated in the Laconia Kiwanis KARES reading that was held at Pleasant Street School:

above photo courtesy of Liz Rosenfeld

Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S. held at Pleasant Street School on April 15th
Photos courtesy of Chet Cilley

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Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, April 26th
Annual Meeting - Election of officers and directors

Monday, May 3rd
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Monday, May 10th

Saturday, May 15th
Bike Rodeo - Opechee Park Clubhouse
- all members needed

Monday, May 17th

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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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