October 24, 2011 - Vol. 23, No. 2


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




Warren Mitchell

Pledge of Allegiance:
Howard Bacon, our most senior member (58 year member) led the club.

God Bless America:
Don Nelson

Objects of Kiwanis:
Past President, Past Lt. Governor, Honorary Member, and Lifetime Member Dick Breton presented the club with The Objects of Kiwanis.

Veteran Kiwanian Dick Breton delivers The Objects of Kiwanis.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Our hosts for the evening:
Phil Bonafide introduced and thanked our host for the evening, Kiwanis member Russ Beane, owner of Wilkinson Beane Funeral Home and the Beane Conference Center. Phil noted "this is proudly the one time the honored guests are honored to be in one of your facilities."

Humorist Phil Bonafide was kind enough to be our emcee for the evening.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Meet the Head Table:
Governor-Elect: Frank Dennett and his wife, Molly.
Lt. Governor New England District - Division 6 - Dan Witham
Pres.: Mike Marsh
Pres. Elect: Roger Landry and his wife, Pam
Second Vice President Elect: Jack Batchelder and his wife, Shelley

L to R: Frank Dennett, Molly Dennett, Dan Witham, and Mike Marsh
L to R: Roger Landry, Pam Landry, Jack Batchelder and Shelly Batchelder
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Scott Laurent First VP:
The membership was pleasantly surprised to hear that Scott Laurent has offered to take on the responsibility of the vacant position of First Vice President. Thanks, Scott.

Meet next year's first couple: Trish and Scott Laurent
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Past Presidents:
The following past presidents of the club were present and or acknowledged:
Warren Mitchell, Dick Breton, Larry Murphy, Don Nelson, Phil Bonafide, Dennis Denoncourt, Brian Winslow, Howard Bacon Roger Webster, Jim Fortier, Paul Cotton and Joe Adrignola.

Guests from the Dover Kiwanis Club:
Grover Tasher, Past President
Kim Raimer, President-Elect
Gail Dauchelin, Secretary
Shirley Manley
George Manley
, Vice President

L to R: Grover Tasher, Kim Raimer, and Gail Dauchelin
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin
Shirley Manley and George Manley
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Guests from the Laconia Key Club:
Steve Tucker, Key Club Advisor
Andrew Kerns, Treasurer
Beth Teichert, President
Shannon Bownes
Abby Teichert, Vice President
Hanna Cimon
Maddy Philpot
Katherine Mitchell

L to R: Andrew Kerns, Beth Teichert, Shannon Bownes and Abby Teichert
L to R: Hanna Cimon, Maddy Philpot, Steve Tucker, Rebecca Mitchell, Katherine Mitchell

Meet the family of President Elect Roger Landry:
Lina Schaefer (Roger's mom), Nick Landry (Roger's son), David Delucca with Angie Delucca (Roger's step-daughter) were on hand to see Roger installed as President.

Lina Schaefer and Nick Landry
David and Angie Delucca

Honorary Members Present:
John Bancroft and his wife, Carolyn and Lou Ricciardiello and his new bride, Diane

John and Carolyn Bancroft
Diane and Lou Ricciardiello

Installation and Recognitions from the Lt. Governor:

Dan Witham addresses the crowd
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Lt. Gov. Dan Witham noted, in August, at the New England annual convention held in Rhode Island the Laconia Kiwanis Club was recognized for two different club ribbons for the years 2010-2011. The first was for the club bulletin award and the second was for public relations. Steve Loughlin accepted both awards on behalf of the club.

L to R: Dan Witham and Steve Loughlin
Photo by Paulette Loughlin


Dan recognized the following outgoing board members. Their term expired on September 30th of this year and they have served two years on the board successfully. They are: Peter Karagianis and Jim Fortier. Well done!

Continuing to serve on the Board through September 2012 are: Steve Loughlin and Steve Gorse.

Dan also recognized Joe Adrignola for serving as club Treasurer and Kathy Calvin for serving as Secretary.

Dan described Joe as "calculating, precise, fact oriented, cautious, stable, targeting, worthy, analytical and most of all honest in looking out for the best interest of your club."Dan described Kathy thoughtful, understanding, unsung, detailed, cooperative, consistent, approachable, open and most of all receptive in the best interest of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia."

Mike Marsh makes his closing address as President:
Outgoing President Mike Marsh made his final address by noting the success of the number of new members that joined the Club. He then accepted his past President plaque.

Mike Marsh gives his final presidential address.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

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All present and accounted for:

Secretary Kathy Calvin acknowledged those with perfect attendance.

Perfect attendance pins were given as follows:
Mike Marsh - one year
Steve Loughlin - five years
Roger Landry - eight years
Phil Bonafide- thirteen years

Kathy then passed out Legion of Honor Awards to those hitting milestones as members of the Laconia Kiwanis Club. This year's recipients were:
Don Nelson - 30 years
Warren Mitchell - 35 years

Kathy Calvin presents Warren Mitchell with his pin and plaque for 35 years of membership
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Kiwanian of The Year:
In the absence of Larry Murphy (last year's winner), former Kiwanian Of The Year (2008-2009) Roger Landry was pleased to announce that the winner of the Ned Roberts Award (a/k/a the Kiwanian Of The Year) is Joe Adrignola.


Roger Landry congratulates Kiwanian of the Year, Joe Adrignola
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

To hear Joe Adrignola's Kiwanian of the Year speech, please "click" here.
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Installation of New Officers and Directors:
Lt. Gov. Dan Witham installed the following new Directors: Immediate Past President Mike Marsh, Adam Cote and Lori Dickson. Next Lt. Gov. Dan installed the following officers: Joe Adrignola, Treasurer; Jack Batchelder, Second Vice President; Scott Vachon, First Vice President; and Roger Landry, President.

Lt. Gov. Dan Witham welcomes Roger Landry as the new Laconia Kiwanis Club President.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

To hear Roger Landry's presidential address, please "click" here.
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Right of Passage:
As has become a tradition in recent years for the incoming president of the club, Steve Loughlin present Roger with his own easy to remember email address.

Steve Loughlin emails Roger Landry
Photo by Paulette Loughlin

Evening Entertainment:
Thanks to the generosity of Russ Beane and the Beane Conference Center, the club was entertained by the Fred Marple of Frost Heaves, NH.

Russ Beane welcomes Frost Heaves entertainer, Fred Marple
Photo by Steve Loughlin

Fred provided the club with Yankee humor, music, and assorted nonsense.

Fred Marple sings one of his nonsensical songs.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The group participates in Yankee Yoga.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Fred involved the club with many of his routines. This included individual assistance by Brian Winslow, Paul Cotton and Steve & Paulette Loughlin.

Brian Winslow introduces a series of Elmer Fudd songs.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin
Paul Cotton barks like a dog.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin
Mike shy, Steve Loughlin and Paulette Loughlin participate in a Fred Marple skit.
Photo by Gayle Beane

Closing Prayer
Senior Member, Warren Mitchell, read a special prayer, which in recent years, has become an annual tradition at the closing of installation night.

Warren Mitchell reads the closing prayer.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 8:54 pm.


Meet the Laconia Kiwanis Club First Family:

Nick Landry, First Lady Pam Landry, Linda Schaefer and Pres Roger Landry.
Photo by Steve Loughlin

Kiwanis of Laconia honors Kiwanian of the Year
To read the story, dated 10/29/11, in The Citizen of Laconia "click" here.

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Monday November 14th
Club Meeting - Guest Speakers: Jack Batchelder and Rick Lahey will talk about Baseball.

Saturday November 19th
Support Kathy Calvin and the Laconia Key Club at the annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge. This year, it's at Opechee Park on North Main Street, Laconia.

Monday November 28th
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker: Scott Meyers, the new Laconia City Manager - We meet at ONE MILL PLAZA (next to Laconia City Hall).

Monday December 12th
Club Meeting - Adult Christmas Party


Monday January 9th
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker to be announced

Monday January 23rd
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker to discuss the PSNH Northern Pass Transmission Project

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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: Roger Landry or Steve Loughlin