October 1, 2007 - Vol.19, No. 1


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families





Emcee Suzanne Roantree and her pearly whites...happy to host our meeting.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Warren Mitchell

Senior Members:
Dennis Denoncourt, Warren Mitchell, Ed Chertok, Ed Merski, Howard Bacon, Carroll Stafford, Roger Webster, and Paul Normandin

Several Spouses and...
Hon. Member Dick Breton
Cherish LaBelle from Key Club
Andy Perkins from Key Club
Past President Mark Liebl
Emcee Suzanne Roantree
Richard and Gladys Renoe (Dianne Roberts' parents)
Dan Roberts (Dianne's son)


Reunited (and it feels so good): Peaches and Herb (1979)

Former WLNH morning team: Suzanne Roantree and Joe Collie
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Pledge of Allegiance
Howard Bacon (1953) led the club.

God Bless America
Don Nelson

One Nation, Under God....
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Meet the Head Table...
At the head table for our Installation Banquet:
Past Lt. Gov. Chet Cilley
President Joe Collie
Emcee Suzanne Roantree
Janet Mitchell
Kiwanian of the Year, Warren Mitchell
President Elect Dianne Roberts
Dan Roberts, son of Dianne

Sitting with that crowd drove Chet to drink.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Outgoing Officers
Past Lt. Gov. Chet Cilley acknowledged the work of the outgoing board members and thanked them for their time on the board. He then formally discharged them from office. They were: Jim Fortier, Peter Karagianis, Warren Mitchell, and Russ Beane.

Joe Collie thanked the outgoing board members and Treasurer Joe Adrignola and Secretary Kathy Calvin for their work during the past year. Also, the board members that are going into their second year were thanked. They are: Phil Bonafide, Dianne Zawacki, Don Nelson, and Paul Cotton.

Thanks, Paul!
While there was no President's Plaque for Joe Collie, Joe did have a plaque for Paul Cotton. Paul was given recognition for his years as head of the motorcycle raffle and the numerous efforts the club put forth with the money the raffle raised. A donation was made in Paul's name and he was inducted into the Kiwanis Leadership Foundation. A piano wood plaque indicating this was presented to Paul by Joe Collie.

Pres. Joe celebrates induction of Paul Cotton into the Kiwanis Leadership Foundation.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Attendance Tabs:
Attendance tabs were given to the following Kiwanians for perfect attendance:
Jim Fortier for an amazing 23 years
Warren Mitchell
Joe Collie
Phil Bonafide
Kathy Calvin
Steve Loughlin


Legion of Honor:
There were 4 Legion of Honor Recipients this year. Ed Merski was honored for 30 years in the club. Jim Fortier, Russ Beane, and Scott Beane were all recognized for 25 years. Well done!

Ed Merski...Thirty years of service.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Scott Beane has 25 years service. He DOES NOT have perfect attendance.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Welcome to the family...
Special recognition was given to the new members that have joined us this year. Dick Metz was brought in by Roger Landry. Dick then brought in both Lori Dickson and Mike Marsh. Brian Winslow was brought on board by Joe Adrignola.

New Board....
The new board members, whose term will run from today through September 30, 2009, were installed by Past. Lt. Governor Chet Cilley. Jim Fortier and Peter Karagianis are back on the board. New members include Dick Metz and Lori Dickson. Thanks for this service to our club!

Mr. Money Bags
Joe Adrignola was installed as Treasurer for 2007-2008. Cha Ching!

Look into the future...
Jeff Stone was installed as President Elect for the coming year. He'll take the gavel from Dianne in 2008.

"President Elect Jeff Stone"...reality sinks in.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Kiwanian of The Year
Last year's Ned Roberts' winner, Warren Mitchell, received his nameplate. The plate has been on the trophy for the last year, as Warren won in 2006. Warren then past the trophy on to this year's recipient: Chet Cilley! Chet does a great many things for the club, including the 4th of July celebration and the bike rodeo. In his own time, he is a referee of high school sports. Chet is also a Past Lt. Gov. Thanks for your hard work, Chet. Congratulations.

Warren Mitchell congratulates Kiwanian of the Year, Chet Cilley.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Out with the old...
Joe Collie made his farewell remarks, ending his two-year term as President. Joe said the work of club members on committees and in officer and director positions made it so that he really was nothing more than the emcee of the meeting each week. He said the work of the club made being President easy to the point where all he had to do was show up and host the meeting and run through the agenda each week. This was especially appreciated since Joe works an out of town job and has two very young children. Joe said that when the history of the club is written however, people will see the library payment, the day care center payment, and the club's 80th anniversary were all on his watch. Quote: "Timing is everything!"

In with the new...
Dianne Roberts was installed as club president. She said that the timing is right with one boy off to college and one at home now. She thanked the club for 10 years of friendship and she said she looks forward to the challenge ahead, now that we have decided not to do a motorcycle raffle this year. Dianne said she is confident that the club will find the right opportunities to make money and continue to serve the community the way we always have. She also said it was ironic that she become President the same day she was made Acting Director of Nursing at the Belknap County Nursing Home. Quoting Steve Loughlin: "Now you are watching 2 groups of old people."

Joe Collie applauds because he is now officially Past President.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Getting Hold of Her...
Now that she's the President, Dianne is accessible by e-mail at her very own address: dianne@laconiakiwanis.com You can also enter diane@laconiakiwanis.com, presidentroberts@laconiakiwanis.com of whateverelseyouwanttoputhere@laconiakiwanis.com and it will find it's way to Dianne.

Extra Extra Read All About it...
Steve Loughlin presented Dianne with the Newsweek cover announcing her recent victory in the Presidential Election.

Dianne Roberts and family celebrate her Newsweek cover shot.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Schedule Reminder:


Dianne reminded the club that we will be meeting next Tuesday because of Columbus Day...we will not be meeting Monday. The boards will meet and NISE money will be collected.




Janet Mitchell prays now that Dianne is President.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin




Membership Update:
A list of the current Laconia Kiwanis Club members including pertinent personal information has been updated on our website. Please "click" here and make sure the information we have on you is correct. Please email Steve Loughlin and advise him of any corrections or additions that may be needed. Thank you.

Upcoming Schedule:


October 9th
Tuesday NOT Monday! Boards meet, NISE collected.

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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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