May 15, 2006 - Vol.17, No. 33

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Dianne Roberts

Senior Members
Ed Merski, Peter Karaigianis

Bike Rodeo:
Paul Cotton reminded the club that the Bike Rodeo was fast approaching. It is scheduled for this weekend; Saturday, May 20, 2006 from 10-1 at the former Brooks parking lot on the high school side of Union Ave. Do not go to the current Brooks parking lot…they will kick you out! The schedule is as follows:

Friday 5/19: load helmets into trailer
Warren Mitchell Roger Landry Paul Cotton

Saturday, 5/20 9am: load tables and chairs from Senior Center to Rodeo area, set up work Stations, barricades, and obstacle courses:
Larry "riding in circles" Murphy Steve Loughlin Chet Cilley Paul Cotton

10am to 1pm Sign in Table
Larry Murphy

3 people for helmet distribution and fitting
John Stow Dianne Roberts Warren Mitchell

Awards Table:
Joe Collie and his sidekick, Makena Collie

Hot dogs and Drinks
Need workers

People to return drinks and chairs:
Warren Mitchell Paul Cotton Chet Cilley

Kathy Calvin will also be on hand as a "floater". All other members encouraged to attend.

Bike Rodeo Flyers:
Secretary Kathy Calvin informed the club that flyers have been distributed to the middle schools and the elementary schools.  Of the 1500 that were printed, about 300 remain. Club members were asked to take some flyers and help distribute over the course of the week. Kudos to Kathy and Steve on the flyers.

No Clownin' Around
It was noted that Simplicity The Clown would be at the Bike Rodeo. It was also suggested that Simplicity the Clown be the next president of the Laconia Kiwanis Club. Stay tuned…

Simplicity The Clown 4 Collie 
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

We have been given a foursome in the upcoming Community Health and Hospice Golf Tournament on June 5. On board for the Kiwanis team are: Chet Cilley, Jeff Stone, maybe Howard Bacon and we will need a forth player. More to follow. If anyone is interested in joining the foursome, please let Joe Collie know as soon as possible and we’ll get you in!

Lunch Anyone?
The Salvation Army luncheon is Thursday, May 18 at the Winni Expo Center in Laconia. Last year, several members of the club were in attendance. All are welcome again this year and we will also have an ad in their event flyer. Costs for the event are: $25, $10 of which is tax deductible.

Secretary Kathy Calvin re-capped last week’s RIF reading. The club’s last distribution of the year was at Elm Street. On hand were Joe Adrignola, Larry Murphy, Warren Mitchell, and Kathy. Good teamwork! A separate, but related note: The Club was invited to Woodland Height’s upcoming event: a Community Read In. You can read to the school kids if you’d like. The date is Friday, May 26 th at 2pm.

Win A Classic!
Paul Cotton and Phil “father-in-law” Bonafide will be selling tickets at the Kiwanis Bike Show in Concord on Sunday, May 21st .

Great Press!
Roger Landry noted the nice article about the arrival of the boat in the Kiwanis Children’s Room at the Laconia Public Library. The article prominently named the club and mentioned the new boat play structure at the library, which was made and donated by the Weirs Yacht Club.

Campaign 2006
A reminder that we do need to fill the spot for President in 2006-2007. While many have suggested President Joe Collie remain in the hot seat, Joe reminds you that his wife is expecting in November and the new addition will certainly take some time away from his efforts as club president. Therefore, please think of someone to nominate, or think of leading the club yourself. A personal note from Joe: thank you for the vote of confidence, but…

Once there was a banker and a lawyer. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…
Steve Loughlin (said banker) and Phil Bonafide (said lawyer) split $13.00.

Joe Adrignola draws the winner.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Phil and Steve split the take.
Photo by Roger Landry

Happy Dollars
Steve and Phil each gave half a buck for their winnings, totaling one full happy dollar. Phil kicked in another five because his son got married over the weekend. Phil noted that neither he nor his son knew why such a pretty girl was marrying him. Let the record show Phil’s total contribution was $5.50.

Charlie St. Clair, late
Russ Beane, pinless
Paul Cotton, pinless (and hairless)
.75 cents was collected

Russ Beane is accused of "pin-napping."
Photo by Roger Landry

Monday, June 19
Motorcyle Raffle Wrap Up with Paul Cotton

Monday, June 12
Motorcycle Week!  See you on the boardwalk....

Monday, June 5
Boards meet, NISE

Monday, May 29
No meeting. Memorial Day. We WILL meet on Tuesday, May 30th. Open so far...

Monday, May 22
Open so far...

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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