June 28, 2010 - Vol.21, No. 39



News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




In Charge:
First VP Mike Marsh presided in Brian's absence.

Puppy Dog Eyes
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Joe Adrignola

Senior Members rule.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Honorary Member Dick Breton

..........Dick Breton
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Senior Members:
Howard Bacon, Roger Webster, Dennis Denoncourt, Jim Fortier, and Ed Merski

Bike Week Update:
Mike Marsh gave final report on the scooter raffle noting the club netted $3,539.89. In light of the fact that we only marketed the scooter at Bike Week and at two road shows, the net result was deemed a success.

Special thanks were given to the members who purchased tickets and to Dick Breton for allowing us to sell tickets in his place of business.

New By-Laws and Other Proposed Change:

Mike opened the floor to questions regarding proposed changes to the Bylaws. Mike noted that, with the decline in membership, in order to make the club more attractive to new members, changes have become necessary and the rules need to be more “inviting.”

Some highpoints of the proposed changes to the Policies and Procedures include the following:
• Rather than weekly, the club will meet twice a month: the second and fourth Monday.
• Members will not be required to pay for meals when they miss a meeting.
• Members will be required to attend just twelve meetings a year.

Additional ideas include getting high profile guest speakers to attract guests and prospective new members. Solicitations for a donation will no longer be made to the general membership but, rather, to the Board of Directors at their monthly meeting. To read the complete text of proposed Policies and Procedures, "click" here.


First VP Mike Marsh discusses the proposed Policies and Procedures.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Don't Forget:


Because of the Independence Day Holiday next Monday, we will meet on TUESDAY. Same time, same place, different day. See you then.



Scholarship Results:
Steve Loughlin
reported that each of the following received $500 scholarships from the Laconia Kiwanis Club which are disbursed through the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation:

• Simone Henderson will enter Plymouth State University in the fall and study Education Early Childhood
• Ashley Witham will enter University of California at Santa Clara in the fall with an undeclared major.
• Nicole Levasseur will be starting her third year at Tufts University where she is majoring in Electrical Engineering
• Brittany Perron will be starting her third year at the NH Tech Institute where she is majoring in Business Administration
• Benjamin Perkins will be starting his third year at Keene State where he is majoring in Education History.

All recipients are former members of the Laconia Key Club.

Steve Loughlin was also pleased to report that the Club has already received a thank-you note from Benjamin Perkins.

Dick Breton noted that a special scholarship was established by the family of former Kiwanian Charlie Smith. Charlie Smith, owned Smith’s Apple Orchard in Belmont and was Kiwanian of the Year in 1982 and 1988. Based on his work in agriculture, an annual scholarship of $500 is donated to a student pursuing work in agriculture. Dick Breton reported that this year’s Smith scholarship was awarded to Violette Tanner of Belmont. Violette will be a freshman at the Paul Smith School and will be studying Forestry & Environment.


50 50:

$11 was up for grabs.

Last week, Pres Brian did the draw and pulled his own number.
This week, in Brian's absence, 1st VP Mike Marsh drew the winning ticket.

What's the chance of lightning striking two weeks in a row with the drawer picking his own number?


Lightning strikes again as Mike Marsh draws his own ticket and wins the 50 50.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

$1 from Mike Marsh for winning and another buck for Joe not winning.

$1 from Roger Webster for recently celebrating his 55th wedding anniversary.

$1 from Steve Loughlin for recently celebrating his 38th wedding anniversary.

$1 from Jim Fortier because he hasn't had to shave for three days.

Jim and Joe maintain their sense of humor even though they haven't won in three weeks.
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Fines: No fines were collected tonight.

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:23 p.m.


Candid Moments...

Personal Table Service
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Ed reflects on his days in the forest.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Upcoming Schedule

Tuesday, July 6th
No meeting on Monday July 5th because of the July 4th three day holiday

Monday July 12th
General Membership will vote on proposed new Polices and Procedures

Monday July 19th

Monday July 26th

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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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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