April 21, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 30


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Don Nelson

Senior Members:
Carroll Stafford, Peter Karagianis, Ed Merski, Howard Bacon, Roger Webster, Paul Normandin

A smile, A grin, A sleep.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

How Do You Do, Howard Bacon?
Howard Bacon returned from Florida.

The cherry in Howard's drink matches his sweater.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Warren Hutchins with Carroll Stafford
Kathleen Yale with Jim Fortier
Jim Morash with Joe Collie

D..............Warren Hutchins.........................................................Kathleen Yale

Private Collector’s Night…
Dick Metz informed the club that the Private Collector’s Night to benefit the Belknap Mill will be held at the Expo Center. Dick promises a good time and the club has 6 tickets. Ed Merski and Larry Murphy took 2 tickets each and 2 remain. It is sold out and has been for 6 weeks. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Four More Years!
Please be advised that on May 5th, we will have our annual election. The nominating committee consists of Joe Collie, Phil Bonafide, and Don Nelson. And the nominees are:

President: Brian Winslow
Vice President: Dick Metz
Treasurer: Joe Adrignola
Board of Directors: Mike Marsh, Denise Dow, Ed Merski, and Steve Loughlin

Note: Joe Collie will be Lt. Governor for Division 6 next year.

The ballot must be approved by general membership next week and additional nominations will be taken from the floor, if there are any. A FINAL VOTE WILL BE CAST AT OUR ANNUAL MEETING ON MONDAY, MAY 5TH. PLEASE BE IN ATTENDANCE!


Fund Raising Update:
Joe Collie spoke with HK Powersports and gave us an update on the equipment. The smaller version is in and the trailer is in. The adult machine is waiting to come in. Joe Collie informed the club that we couldn’t do the Hopkinton Fair because they do not allow raffles. A potential fair schedule could include:
Cheshire Fair, Lancaster Fair, Rochester Fair, Deerfield Fair, and the Sandwich Fair.
Tickets will also be sold possibly at the Car Show in May at Gunstock and at Bike Week. Next week, more information will be provided in writing. This will include possible dates and rates.



Bike Rodeo Update:
Kathleen Yale from the Laconia Police Department came to speak about the Bike Rodeo.
Kathleen reported that the S.A.D.D. group at LHS was working on getting prizes. She also said that the group will be going into the school system the week before and alerting the 5 elementary schools to the event to increase awareness. Also in the works: bike shops to give bikes and gear as prizes…and bike shops to provide the safety inspections. Kathy Calvin confirms that we do have enough helmets for the kids. The event is set for May 10th at Opechee Park. If there is anyone interested in going with Kathleen and SADD into the schools, please let her know. The helmets will be given in exchange for a five dollar donation again this year.



Kathy Calvin informs the club that the next RIF reading will be at Elm Street School on Wednesday, MAY 7TH AT Elm Street School from 1:30-2:30. A sign up sheet will be circulated next week. Please check your schedules and help us out if you have the time. Thanks!

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

Dianne Roberts won $22.

As pointed out last week: Dianne has "Presidential Luck."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

Dianne Roberts gave $1 for winning the 50/50 again.
Dick Metz gave $5 for Howard Bacon having his first great grandchild.
Howard Bacon also gave a dollar for his great grandchild.
Kathy Calvin gave $2 for her trip to Florida and Patty Jean getting her license.
Jim Morash gave a happy dollar for not being thrown out since he is a Rotarian.
Ed Merski gave a happy dollar for being gainfully employed as the assistant pro at LakeView Golf Club. He also gave a happy dollar for Roger Landry paying his fine for being pinless.

Ed Merski's new job is a "hole in one!"
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Guest Speaker:

Jim Morash from M/S Mount Washington Cruises spoke to the club. Jim is now in his 29th season on board the Mount. He’s a minority owner and captain of the Winnipesaukee Flagship and head of operations for the company. Morash started as a deckhand in 1979 and has been there ever since. In 1982, the boat was cut in half and extended. Jim took over as director of marketing in the early 90s and became a Mount Captain when a position opened up. In 2000, became General Manager and in 2007 he purchased a few shares of the company. Jim is getting married for the first time this June. Jim said that his true love, after his love for his fiancee, is the Sophie C, a mail boat that brought mail to the islands beginning in 1969. It is, to this day, the oldest floating post office in the United States. Sophie runs between June 15th and the second Saturday in September at 11am and at 2pm. This year will be the 136th season that the Mount Washington will cruise the Big Lake. The shakedown cruise will be held on May 5th and the season starts officially on Mother’s Day with the Champagne Brunch Cruise. For more, log on to their website www.cruisenh.com.

The Captain and Tenille.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Peter ponders the next 91 years.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


President Dianne Roberts made the front page of The Citizen.

For details on this story, click here.


Upcoming Schedule:


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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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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