May 14, 2012 - Vol. 23, No. 14


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Warren Mitchell

Stan Brallier - guest speaker and guest of John Walker
Sandy Brallier - guest speaker and guest of John Walker
Paul Phelps- future speaker
Brian Winslow III - son of Brian Winslow
Emma Winslow - daughter of Brian Winslow
Callie - friend of Mikael Morancy

Stan Brallier   Sandy Brallier   Paul Phelps
Brian Winslow III   Emma Winslow   Callie Morancy
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin


Welcome Back, Howard and Jim!
The Club sang a How Do you Do to Howard Bacon and Jim Fortier who returned back from FLA.

Howard Bacon   Jim Fortier  
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin


Annual Meeting:

Brian Winslow reminded the group this meeting was the club’s Annual Meeting as well as the Charity Fund’s Annual Meeting.  Brian then presented the slate of officers and board members to be voted on:

PRESIDENT: Scott Laurent
VICE PRESIDENT: Jack Batchelder
TREASURER: Joe Adrignola
DIRECTORS: John Walker, Steve Loughlin, Mikael Morancy, and Betty Ballantyne

The slate was voted by the club and passed.


Bike Rodeo:

Committee Chairman Steve Gorse reminded the club that May 19th is the Bike Rodeo.   Those who have signed up please show up at 9 am.  Steve also reported, the Laconia Daily Sun will be present to do a story on the event.



The Opechee Park Clubhouse parking lot is the place to be THIS Saturday morning.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


President Roger reported the Kiwanis trailer is for sale. It was purchased for approximately $2,800 about 10 years ago and is now a little "tired." If you care to make an offer, the trailer will be available for inspection at the Kiwanis Bike Rodeo this Saturday at the Opechee Park Clubhouse parking lot. President Roger Landry will accept written offers up to our next meeting on June 11th. To make an offer you can contact Roger by "clicking" here.

WANTED: A new owner
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Kiwanis KARES
Kathy Calvin advised the membership on the final Kiwanis KARES for this school year will be as follows:
Elm Street School - Tuesday - May 29th from 9:30 to 10:30
Woodland Heights School - Thursday - June 7th from 10:25 to 11:50
Additional help is needed.


Bike Week At The Boardwalk:    
Brian Winslow reported that tonight's meeting was the last meeting before our annual Bike Week fund-raiser. He noted we were given permission from the City to sell refreshments (i.e. water and soda). A sign up sheet was passed around looking for members assistance.

If you would like to add your name to the list, please indicate the day and time preference and “click” here to send an email to our bulletin editor. Your preference will then be updated into the schedule listed below.

Friday, June 8th
00S E T - U P: 0000Brian Winslow and Larry Murphy

Saturday, June 9th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Adam Cote and Paul Singh
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Joe Adrignola and Brian Winslow

Sunday, June 10th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Joe Adrignola and Lori Dickson
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Kathy Calvin and Brian Winslow


Tuesday, June 12th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Roger Landry and Phil Bonafide
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Jim Fortier and Larry Murphy

Wednesday, June 13th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Roger Landry and Larry Murphy
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Betty Ballantyne and Larry Murphy

Thursday, June 14th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Jim Fortier and Larry Murphy
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: _________ and _______________

Friday, June 15th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Scott Laurent and Warren Mitchell
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Jim Fortier and Dennis Denoncourt

Saturday, June 16th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: __________ and ______________
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: __________ and ______________

Sunday, June 17th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Brian Winslow and Larry Murphy
000BREAKDOWN: Brian Winslow, ___________ and ___________

If you would like to add your name to the list, please indicate the day and time preference and “click” here to send an email to our bulletin editor. Your preference will then be updated into the schedule listed above.


50 50:
$41 went to Scott Laurent. That's two weeks in a row!

xxxxxxxxxx I win, again!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Free Meal:

Dennis Denoncourt

Happy Dollars:

• $4.00 from Scott Laurent for winning the 50 50
• $5.00 from Kathy Calvin because she was advised by Karmen Gifford from the Chamber of Commerce that she is one of four finalists nominated for the Jim Irwin Award.
• $3.00 from Brian Winslow – the first because his wife made is safely to San Antonio. The second two were in honor of his two children joining him for dinner at our meeting.
• $2.00 from Mikael Morancy. The first because he turned 33 last Thursday and the other because he appreciate the kind reception from the club in allowing his dog, Callie, "to hang out."
• $1.00 from Joe Adrignola because he ate lunch at T-Bones and was able to support the Got Lunch! program.
• $2.00 from John Walker in appreciation for Stan and Sandy Brallier joining him for dinner and speaking on the Got Lunch! program.
• $ 1.00 from Howard Bacon who is happy to be back in New Hampshire.
• $5.00 from President Roger “because we have such a great turnout tonight and it's nice to see we have more programs than we can accommodate.”
(Paul Phelps was on hand to make his presentation but will be rescheduled to June 11th.)
• $ 1.00 from Betty Ballantyne who took responsibility for overbooking guest speakers for the tonight's meeting.
• $ 1.00 from Warren Mitchell because he will be celebrating his birthday on May 17th.

Kathy Calvin and Phil Bonafide

Food Pantry:
$52 dollars was collected

Guest Speaker:

John Walker introduced Sandy and Stan Brallier from the program.

Stan is retired from the insurance business. He was most recently employed as Vice President from Sapers & Wallace of Newton MA. Sandy has spent a lifetime in education dealing with family mental health issues. She is presently involved on the Better Together steering committee and the advisory board.

John emphasized that is was Sandy and Stan who made the Got Lunch! program. John noted that he had the idea but when Sandy and Stan joined the program "it took off."

For information on the program “click" here.


L to R: John Walker, Sandy Brallier, and Stan Brallier
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:38 p.m.


................................. A BOY AND HIS DOG!

Meet Mikael Morancy and his dog, Callie.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Something smells here...

Joe Adrignola provided your bulletin editor with a newspaper story covering the blossoming of a stinky plant at Cornell University (in upstate NY). As many Kiwanians will remember, it was Gilford resident Dr. Lou Ricciardiello who has mastered the art of growing the rare "corpse flower." In 2006, the Laconia Kiwanis Club, together with LRGHealthcare volunteers, held a major fund-raiser by displaying the blooming of one of Dr. Ricciardiello's rare plants.

To read the full newspaper story, "click" here.
Newspaper story provided by Joe Adrignola





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

Monday May 28th
NO Club Meeting (Memorial Day) - Next regular meeting will be June 11th

Monday June 4th
Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 p.m. at One Mill Plaza - all members are invited!
This is not a regular meeting. There will be no dinner served.

Monday June 11th
Club Meeting - Paul Phelps - his topic is "Take Shape for Life" - a program to creating a healthier life

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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
Please call your President or Secretary about any member or family member in case of illness. Email: Roger Landry or Steve Loughlin