April 28, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 31


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Roger Landry

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Roger Webster, Howard Bacon, and Warren Mitchell

Seth and Ivy Levitt-Carlson
Jocelyn Morin, Mary Cass, Ashley Landof, Robert Jenkins, and Alicia Bernard

L to R: Ivy Levitt-Carlson and Ashley Landof
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

L to R: Robert Jenkins, Seth Levitt-Carlson, and Alicia Bernard
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

L to R: Jacelyn Morin and Mary Cass
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Annual Meeting:
The Annual Meeting is set for next week, May 5th. Please be here if you can. On the ballot:

President: Brian Winslow
Vice President: Dick Metz
2nd Vice President: Mike Marsh
Treasurer: Joe Adrignola
Board of Directors: Denise Dow, Ed Merski, Ron Penn, and Steve Loughlin

This will represent the first time in a couple years that we will have a full slate of officers. Congratulations to those that are getting involved. Further congratulations to those new members on the list like Brian, Dick, Mike, Ron, and Denise. Again, please try and be in attendance for the vote on Monday, May 5th.


Bike Rodeo Update:
The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 10th starting at 9am. A sign-up sheet circulated. Please check your availability and join us for the fun. Jim Fortier reported that there was no new update for this week. As reported last week: the event will be at Opechee Park at the clubhouse and will start at 10am. Be there at 9am for setup. Hot Dogs and drinks for the kids, the bike obstacle course and prizes, plus helmets for a 5-dollar donation. Also, Kathleen Yale was to get the word to the schools this week, along with the SADD group. Local bike shops will also be on hand to provide bike safety inspections for the kids, too.


Salvation Army:
The Annual Salvation Army Civic Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 15th at the Expo Center in Lakeport. The Club has signed on as a sponsor of the event and purchased a table for 5. On the list to attend, representing Kiwanis is: Roger Landry, Howard Bacon, Joe Collie, Dick Metz, and Ed Chertok.
There will also be several other club members in attendance that day, representing other organizations and their workplace. See you there!!
ote was taken and the trip was cut. The ATV raffle was accepted

Steve Loughlin and Phil Bonafide $22.

Charlie still smiles even though he did not win. Phil and Steve did.
Photo by Joe Collie

Happy Dollars:

Steve and Phil gave 1 each.
Paul Cotton gave 1 for Joe Adrignola winning a gift certificate to The Galley.
Joe Collie gave 3 for his AP Awards (see story below) and 1 for his weekend with his daughter.
Warren Mitchell gave 1 for some club members winning.
Joe Adrignola gave 1 for winning the certificate Paul alluded to.
Roger Webster gave 1 for learning about Colorado’s traffic signals on Charlie’s local TV show.
Kathy Calvin gave 2 for her trip to Florida last week and her husband’s trip to Florida this week. In all, $11 was collected.

Kathy Calvin offers to pay Roger Webster to stop talking.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Mike Marsh, Dianne Roberts, and Roger Webster were all pinless.
Roger Landry was fined a quarter for not fining Dianne.

Those might not be Russ's real teeth.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Those are Joe's real teeth.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The youngest Kiwanian in the room with the oldest lap top in the world.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Guest Speakers:

Seth and Ivy Levitt-Carlson from Key Club came to talk about the club’s trip to Louisiana for the Habitat for Humanity over February vacation. They had 5 Key Club students with them. These students were also on the trip. Seth said they were in Cajun country and near the city of Homa. They were picked up at the airport by a Kiwanian from the area who had been to Laconia before. One of the major projects they were involved in was building a roof on a Habitat for Humanity home. In addition to the students, there was only 2 or 3 professional contractors on scene. The development was 82 houses built around a large loop. Robert, one of the students, was in charge of digging for conduit cable in the soil and existing wiring. He said the soil was like clay and really sticky. The students went into the French Quarter of New Orleans one of the nights they were there. The after effects of Katrina were still visible to the group, who said they saw people still living in tents and they saw large piles of rubble. They were assisted by the CARE-AVAN group, a group of R-Veers who go from Habitat site to Habitat site, spending their retirements building homes for Habitat families. The group attended a Kiwanis meeting in Homa. The houses are on slabs and then built on pylons on top of the slabs because the water table is so high. One student dug a hole a foot deep and it filled in with water. In all, 14 people made the trip; 10 students and 4 chaperones. Lunch and a snack was provided for the work crew. They were responsible for their own breakfast and dinner. The group said the best part of the trip was meeting the family that was going to receive the home that they had worked on.

The Key Clubbers show their newest dance!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

L to R: Seth Levitt-Carlson, Pres. Dianne, and Ivy Levitt-Carlson.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


...............................Joe Collie....




Upcoming Schedule:



Monday, May 5th
Board of Directors meet. Food Pantry money collected.
Annual election of officers and directors is scheduled.

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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