June 18, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 38


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Steve Loughlin

Senior Members:
Paul Normandin, Howard Bacon, Peter Karagianis, Ed Merski, and Ed Chertok

Sue Nelson with "The Donald"
Hon. Mem. Dick Breton.

Win A Classic!
We are still trying to find the winner of the motorcycle: Dwight Jewett of Weymouth, Ma. The winning ticket was picked Sunday afternoon by Laconia Police Chief Tom Oetinger. The ticket had a Weymouth address and a Moultonboro, NH phone number. Three messages have been left in Moultonboro with no response yet. A certified letter has been sent to the Massachusetts address. At press time, we have not heard from the winner, so we sit and wait. Stay tuned....
Incidentially, the low ticket number of 330 could have been purchased early in the raffle, perhaps even at the Sandwich Fair, last Columbus Day weekend!

Financial Breakdown
Initial estimates by Treasurer Joe Adrignola indicate that the raffle netted about $19,000, which is about $5,000 down from last year, though last year we benefited by the winner taking the cash option and the bike selling later for more than the $15,000 cash prize. We were UP in Bike Week sales by about $1,000. Job well done for all involved.

Cotton...The Fabric of Our Club!
Phil Bonafide made special mention to Paul Cotton, who has chaired the raffle for the last 5 years. Under his direction, the raffle has generated nearly $100,000 for our charities. Paul handles registration at the shows, purchasing the bike, printing the tickets, setting up of most of the displays, and he works usually 2 shifts, at least, at each of the shows and about 30 shifts during Bike Week. His enthusiasm and dedication to the raffle is unmatched and the club is truly grateful for his efforts. Paul received a standing ovation at the meeting Monday night. Well done, Paul!

Our hero.

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Not so fast...
Paul was quick to spread the thanks. He also thanked Warren Mitchell for his care of the trailer and his assistance with the raffle. He also thanked the club members that sold tickets, and most notably the spouses that give up their time and help us out throughout the year. Paul noted Sue Nelson, Arlene Fortier, Vi Adrignola, Pam Landry, Dan Zawacki, and Jackie Bonafide. Our success would not be possible without them.

The BIG Event!
The Boys and Girls Club "BIG EVENT" is scheduled for Saturday, June 30th. The club is invited to attend as the Teen Center officially becomes the Boys and Girls Club. Congratulations to Executive Director, and Kiwanian, Dianne Zawacki. On the list so far: Larry and Mrs. Murphy, Jim and Mrs. Fortier, Ed and Mrs. Merski, and Joe Collie. The dinner/tour/celebration runs from 5p-9p Saturday, June 30th at the Sacred Heart Hall in Laconia. Please attend and represent Kiwanis if you can.

Happy Birthday America!
The 4th of July is coming up fast! Chet Cilley reminds the club that we need walkers in the parade, which starts at 1pm on Garfield Street in Laconia. Also..any member who could help with parade organization that day...we could use you, too! The parade leaves Wyatt Park and works it's way up Main Street to Opechee Park. Chet says "it never rains on my parade.."

For SHE'S a jolly good fellow....
The club gave Dianne Roberts a round of applause on her being President next year. The official announcement came last week, but Dianne was on the boardwalk selling tickets. After the applause, the club promised to support Dianne next year.

Schedule reminder:
There will be a meeting next week; Monday, June 25th. There will be NO meeting the week after because of the 4th of July holiday. We will reconvene Monday, July 9th. Boards will meet and NISE money will be collected.

There was a banker and a lawyer...stop me of you've heard this one!
Loughlin and Bonafide...$17.

Steve gets the tickets and Phil keeps the money.
Photo by Joe Collie

Happy Dollars:
Steve and Phil gave $2 for winning the other 15.
Ed Chertok gave 1 for being happy.
Dianne Roberts gave 1 for her son graduating.
Dick Breton gave 1 for the motorcycle parade at Taylor Home and Ed Chertok's participation in it.
Paul Cotton gave 1 for Larry Murphy working so many shifts Bike Week.
Dick Metz gave 5 for working with Lori, Larry, Howard, and Lori during Bike Week and for being at Bike Week for the first time in 30 years.
In all, $11 was collected from this happy group. The General Fund thanks you.

Dick Metz had five reasons to be happy.
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Fines: 1



Where's Waldo?

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Where's Phil?
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

When life gives you lemons...
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Hey Phil...how many tickets have you sold?
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The Donald saves his voice.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

A different kind of two wheeler....
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The reason President Joe did not get towed this year.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Chief Oetinger does his "pre-ticket pulling" exercises.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Chief Oetinger is ready for an honest draw.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The BIG Moment.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

And the winner is...
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

More Bike Week Pictures Next Week.



Dick Metz:

Upcoming Schedule:

June 25th
Ginny Witkin from LRGH speaking on mammography

July 2nd
No meeting this week...4th of July Holiday

July 9th
Boards meet. NISE collected.

July 16th
Elizabeth Harding, NH National Guard Youth Programs

July 23rd
Maria Street, Executive Director of Ozanam Places


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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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