October 9, 2018 - Vol. 30, No.1



News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


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Venue: Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant

Attendance: 26 in attendance: 9 members, 3 honorary members, 14 guests

Master of Ceremonies: John Walker

Invocation/Pledge/Song: Rev. Paula Gile / Steve Loughlin / Don Nelson

The group sings God Bless America.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Master of Ceremonies, John Walker, introduces the guests in attendance.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Joe Adrignola – Honorary member, past member, and past president
Vi Adrignola – wife of Joe
Russ Beane – past member
Jackie Bonafide - wife of Phil
Joe Collie – past member, past president, and past Lt. Governor
Rev. Paula Gile - wife of Bill
Zack Laurent – son of Scott
Paulette Loughlin - wife of Steve
Warren Mitchell - Honorary member, past member, and past president
Sue Nelson - Honorary member and wife of Don
Lauren Murphy – Larry’s daughter
Rosemary Murphy – wife of Larry
Arlene Torrisi – Larry’s sister

Key Club Guests:
Gabi Djuric - President
Katie Allen
Aliyah Perry

Andrew Smith

L to R: Gabi Djuric (President), Aliyah Perry, Katie Allen, and Andrew Smith
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


S M I L E S:

L to R: Warren Mitchell, Don Nelson, and Russ Beane
Vi Adrignola
Joe Adrignola
Our hostess, Hong Yan Hong, with Kara Stanley
Paulette Loughlin
Sue Nelson

L to R: Aliyah Perry, Katie Allen, Andrew Smith and Gabi Djuric

Russ Beane
Joe Collie
Zack and Scott Laurent
Rosemary Murphy
Arlene Torrisi


Key Club Report:
President Gabi reported the following: At the upcoming Pumpkinfest, on October 13th, the Key Club will be conducting children’s games from noon until 4:30 at the Belknap Mill.

The Key Club will have a team at the upcoming Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation Annual Spelling Bee, which will be held October 25th at Laconia High School starting at 6:30 pm.

NOTE: The Key Club Spelling Bee team, known as The BEEtles, include Ella Muller, Andrew Smith, Maddie Carigan and Maddy Kelly (alt.). Key Club President, Gabi Djuric will participate in the Spelling Bee with the team of the LHS Senior Class Officers. Kiwanis members are encouraged to attend the Spelling Bee to cheer on all Key Club members.




Luckily the food stayed hot for this slow moving line!
"I have all you can eat right here.""
Phil will try not to get any food in his mustache.
Someone tell Jackie... It's Kiwanis New Year - not Chinese New Year.
Look, Steve is eating tonight!

Warren's fortune read " a good friend never lets you down."

Russ Beane said "I'll be the last to let you down..."

Above photo by Jackie Bonafide
The Key Clubbers may be young - but their way of eating is old school.
Thanks to Joe Collie for most of the food captions.    


Past Lt. Governor, Joe Collie, installed Officers and Directors for the 2018- 2019 year and also recognized Legion of Honor Awards and Participation Awards.

Joe Collie with Bill Gile (at left) prior to the installation of Officers and Directors
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Joe Collie installs Kara Stanley as Treasurer
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Congratulations, Kara!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Scott Laurent is installed as Immediate Past President.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


All smiles as Bill Gile is installed as President.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Legion of Honor Awards:

Joe Collie congratulates 25 year Kiwanis member Phil Bonafide.
Phil, who joined the Club in 1993, was sponsored by Joe Adrignola.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Joe Collie congratulates 35 year Kiwanis member Larry Murphy.
Larry, who joined the Club in 1983, was sponsored by Ed Merski.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Joe Collie congratulates 40 year Kiwanis member Steve Loughlin.
Steve, who joined the Club in 1978, was sponsored by Roger Ballantyne.
Photo by Jackie Bonafide


Participation Awards:

Participation Awards (f/k/a Perfect Attendance)* were awarded as follows:
1 year: Phil Bonafide, John Walker, Meredith Michaud (not present)
3 years: Bill Gile
4 years: Betty Ballantyne (not present)
12 years: Steve Loughlin
15 years: Kathy Calvin (not present)

*John Walker explained that the Board voted to change the “perfect attendance” pins to “participation pins” for any member who serves all or part of 24 days during the Club year at meetings or fund-raisers.

From the President:
President Bill reported tonight’s’ meeting would be the only October meeting. The next meeting will be the Board of Directors Meeting, which will be held at the Fire House on November 5th. All members are invited to attend Board meetings. NOTE: Our Board meeting for November has been moved up one week to November 5th because of the Veterans Day holiday (on Monday November 12th). The next regular meeting will be Monday November 26th.

Bill invited all members to stop off at the Belknap Mill Saturday afternoon during Pumpkinfest to say hello to Key Clubbers conducting children's games and to be present for the 4:30 pm presentation to the winner of the "Duck Derby".

Bill then welcomed back the 50-50, and asked Key Club President Gabi Djurik to draw the winning ticket, worth $50. The winner was Lauren Murphy, daughter of Larry and Rosemary.

Lauren Murphy wins the 50 50 and receives $50 from Jackie Bonafide.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin



President Bill thanks Yan, owner of Shang Hai Restaurant, for her hospitality.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m.


A Post Meeting Moment:

Honorary Member Warren Mitchell returns the flag that was borrowed for our pledge.
Alan Young would be happy!

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin






At the 2018 NH Pumpkin Festival, Steve Loughlin enjoys a moment in front of the Wall of Pumpkins.
Photo by Pumpkinfest


Long time Kiwianian, Howard Bacon, was pleased to make a generous contribution to the Kiwanis Club with the money to be used to assist the Laconia program. On October 16th, Howard sat down to do a photo op with Kiwanis member, Steve Loughlin.

Howard Bacon is pleased to present Steve Loughlin with a check to support Laconia.
Photo by Paulette Loughlin

Interesting Facts about Howard Bacon:
• Howard joined the Laconia Kiwanis Club in 1953. At that time, the president of the Club was Roger Beane. (NOTE: Roger Beane was the uncle of Kiwanis member D. Scott Beane and former member Russell Beane. Roger Beane was also the brother of Dana S. Beane, the father of D. Scott Beane, who was president of the Laconia Kiwanis Club for the 1939-40 term.)
• Howard Bacon was the President of the Laconia Kiwanis Club for the 1956-57 term.
• Howard Bacon was a 62-year veteran of the Club when he retired from the Laconia Kiwanis Club in 2015.
• Howard Bacon had been the president of the former Laconia Needle Company, which was located in the O’Shea Industrial Park.
• Howard Bacon resides at Ledgeview at The Taylor Community.

• Howard Bacon will turn 98 in April of next year.

THANK YOU, Howard Bacon, for your generous contribution!







Monday - October 22nd - NO MEETING!

Monday - November 5th Venue: Laconia Fire Department Community Room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting - all members invited to attend

Monday - November 26th Venue: Laconia Fire Department Community Room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:00 pm - Regular Meeting


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