August 17, 2009 - Vol.20, No. 46

News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families





Seargant-at-Arms, Roger Landry

Senior Members:

Howard Bacon, Ed Merski, Paul Normandin, Peter Karagianis, Dennis Denoncourt, Warren Mitchell, and Jim Fortier


Guest of Dick Metz:
Dan Feehily - #1 guest

..............................Dan Feehily
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Macho Men?...

Warren with a beard
Roger with peach fuzz

Thank You Kiwanis...

President Brian advised the club we received a "thank you" from the Key Club for helping to send them to South Africa. They will give us a full report on their trip at our meeting next week.

In the meantime, their "thank you" card extends an invitation to a presentation they will be doing for those that helped them.

"Click" on the postcard below to read the invitation from the Laconia Key Club

Steve Loughlin read a "thank you" from Bridget Cass for awarding her a scholarship through the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation.

Korean War Hero Update:
Ed Merski reported that Roger Webster is still recovering at Genesis but is expected to be released later this week.

New Membership:
Dick Metz reminded the members to be working on the list of prospective members for the upcoming membership roundup on September 14th.

President Brian noted if anyone has any questions, suggestions, or names of anyone you would like to invite, you are welcome to give him a call.

Once a prospective member has been approved by the Board of Directors and that prospect has agreed to be a member or the club, a Membership Information Blank needs to be completed and returned to the club Secretary prior to induction. A Membership Information Blank is available by "clicking" here.


50 50:
$18.00 went to Joe Adrignola and his silent partner, Jim Fortier.

Joe still gets excited when he wins.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Happy Dollars:

$2 from Joe Adrignola and Jimmy Fortier for winning the 50 50.
$5 from Dick Metz in memory of Roger Landry. Not sure what he was thinking.

Dick Metz takes "give me five" to a whole new level.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Roger's Ride for a Cure
In memory of Roger Ballantyne:

Steve Loughlin reminded the club of an invitation from the Ballantyne family to the friends of Roger Ballantyne. The invitation reads as follows:

Through the support of many good people, we are putting together a ride in memory of Roger Ballantyne and to raise monies towards a cure for Kidney Cancer. The Kidney Cancer Association works together with patients, family members, physicians, researchers and many other health professionals. We found them very helpful during Roger’s battle to fight Kidney Cancer.

The campaign is “Roger’s Ride for a Cure”. It will take place on Sunday, August 30, 2009. It will be a motorcycle ride starting and ending at Irwin Toyota Used Car Center in Laconia, NH. Registration will run from 9:00 am until 9:45 am and will include coffee & muffins. The ride will begin sharp at 10:00 am and will conclude no later than 1:00 P.M. A barbeque and raffles prize will conclude the ride. (The ride will take place rain or shine.) A shorter route will happen if the weather does not cooperate. We ask $25 per motorcycle as a donation…all of which will go towards the Kidney Cancer Association.

We understand not all of you ride. We encourage you to attend the gathering and for those of you who would like to contribute towards “Roger’s Ride for a Cure” you may do so by linking onto the kidney cancer site directly.

Our intent is to include family and friends and anyone who wishes to participate. If you know of anyone who will want to join us, please forward them this letter and website address. This is something we thought best to try this first time on a smaller scale through word of mouth. We anticipate anywhere from 15 to 30 bikers.

For more information or to make a pledge, click here.


Russ Beane and Joe Adrignola were pinless.

Guest Speaker:
Due to an illness, Sherri Litchfield, Health and Safety Director of American Red Cross
postponed her appearance until August 31st.


Deer in the headlights...

SAME AS LAST WEEK: Same guy, same drink, same T-shirt, same dribble on T-shirt
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Tonight's meeting adjourned at 6:59 pm.

Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, August 24th
LHS Key Club will be our guests and discuss their trip to South Africa

Monday, August 31st
Sherri Litchfield, Health and Safety Director of American Red Cross

TUESDAY, September 8th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected
Please bring a list of the names of prospective new members for Board approval.

Monday, September 14th
New membership roundup

Monday, September 21st

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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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