September 13, 2010 - Vol. 21, No. 46


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Russ Beane

Guests from the Laconia Key Club:
Amanda Bridge - President
Beth Teighert - Project Coordinator
Seth Levitt-Carlson - Co-Advisor
Ivy Levitt-Carlson - Co-Advisor

Amanda Bridge
Beth Teighert
Seth Levitt-Carlson
Ivy Levitt-Carlson

Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Welcome Back Happy Jack:
The club sang a big how do you do to Peter Karagianis after returning from a brief illness.

61 years in the club has made Peter Karagianis "The Face of Laconia Kiwanis"
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Dues are Due:
Brian Winslow reminds everyone that the annual dues are due - and should be paid.
Members were billed for those. See Kathy Calvin for more information and for a bill if you need one.

Wine Tasting:
Our next meeting is September 27th. We will meet at Stone Gate Vineyard which is located at 27 David Lewis Road in Gilford.
Joe Adrignola passed around a sign up sheet. Dinner will be $18.
For directions to Stone Gate Vineyard "click" here.

Kiwanis KARES:
There will be a Kids And Reading Equals Success event at Pleasant Street School Thursday, October 7th. The event runs from 10:50am through 11:50am. A sign up sheet went around - distributed by Kathy Calvin..

The Installation will be October 4th in the big room at Pheasant Ridge Country Club at 6pm. Lt. Gov. Dan Witham of the Seacoast Club will be on hand to install the new officers and directors. Mike Marsh will be installed as the new Kiwanis President. Joe Collie will be the Master of Ceremonies.

CH&H Annual Meeting:
Brian Winslow reminds the club that the Community Health and Hospice Annual Meeting will be at Church Landing in Meredith on Tuesday, September 28th. Cocktails at 5, followed by a dinner and a presentation on NH History featuring a professor from UNH. Kiwanis members are invited to attend - and encouraged to do so given the relationship between the club and CH&H - RSVP to Brian Winslow if interested. His e-mail is

Key Club Update:
Advisor Seth Levitt-Carlson told the club that he appreciates the efforts of Chet, Jim, Kathy, and Larry in the snack shack. A new shack has been created, replacing the old one that was overtaken by a skunk. President Amanda Bridge gave an update on membership - they had more than 50 members at their first meeting.

Roger’s Ride:
Approximately 85 bikers and volunteers gathered at Irwin Motors for the second annual Roger’s Ride, held on Sunday, August 29th. Roger’s Ride, named in memory of Roger Ballantyne, who passed away on August 29, 2008 after fighting a courageous battle with kidney cancer, is a motorcycle ride used to raise funds toward a cure for kidney cancer. This year’s event raised over $4,300.

Roger Ballantyne was a member of the Laconia Kiwanis Club for over 30 years. During that time, he served as club president in 1986 and was named Kiwanian of the year in 1983. Kiwanians participating in Roger’s Ride included Warren Mitchell; his grandson, Ben Pearson; Paul Cotton; and Dick Breton. Breton, who led the motorcycle ride, was pleased to present Betty Ballantyne, Roger’s wife, with a contribution from the Kiwanis Club.

A message from Betty Ballantyne can be read by “clicking” here.

Participants in the 2nd annual Roger's Ride gather at Irwin Motors.
Photo courtesy of Matt Roy

Dick Breton presents a $100 check from the Laconia Kiwanis Club to Betty Ballantyne.
Standing in the rear are Matt Roy, Blaine Ballantyne, and Andrea Roy Cravenho.

Photo courtesy of Matt Roy


50 50:
Roger Landry and Russ Beane split $19

The 50/50 gets a little R & R - Roger and Russ.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

Roger Landry and Russ Beane gave $1 for winning.
Mike Marsh gave $1 - he's having a girl!
Joe Collie gave $1 - he's having another girl - his 3rd.
Larry Murphy gave $1 because Jim Fortier made it through his treatments
Seth and Ivy gave $1 for having a student from South Africa with them for a year.
Kathy Calvin gave $1 because her daughter is off at UNH.
Russ Beane gave $1 because Kathy and her husband now have the house alone.
Amanda Bridge gave $1 for being at Kiwanis and having 50 members at the Key Club meeting
Beth Teighert gave $1 for becoming friends with the student staying with Ivy and Seth.


Free Meal:
Roger Landry won!

Food Pantry money:
$43 was collected for the Food Pantry

Board Meeting:
Kathy Calvin read the minutes from the August 2nd board meeting.
* The Charity Fund and the General Fund were approved as read
* Steve Loughlin was reimbursed $119 for Network Solutions hosting our web site for a year
* Dick Breton was approved as an active member.

There was an additional vote on 8/23 to donate $100 to Roger's Ride in memory of Roger Ballantyne.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40pm.

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:06 pm.



Someone tell Larry Murphy that Halloween is not until next month.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

So - there's a guy from Greece and a guy from Poland - stop me if you've heard this one.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Upcoming Schedule:

Monday September 27th
We meet at Stone Gate Vineyard for dinner, tour, and wine tasting

Monday October 4th
Annual installation of new officers and directors


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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: Joe Collie or Steve Loughlin