October 27, 2008 - Vol.20, No. 4


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Brian Winslow

Senior Members:
Carroll Stafford, Ed Chertok, Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Jim Fortier, Roger Webster, Howard Bacon, and Paul Normandin

Detective Jeff Stiegler, Laconia Police Department


Hey Kiwanis…THANKS!
We received a thank you note from Hillary Hartford from Child and Family Services thanking the club for letting her speak to us a few weeks ago.

Roger’s Change:

Paul Normandin spoke for a minute and recalled Roger Ballantyne, longtime Kiwanian who passed away in August from cancer. Paul spoke of how Roger would let his change build up and then he would donate it to the Kiwanis Club when his change jug filled up. Paul did the same thing and donated $226.50 to the Kiwanis Club tonight and he suggested that other members let their change do the same thing. He pointed out that it would be a good way to remember Roger and that you won’t miss it anyway as it would be just sitting in a jar otherwise. It adds up! Thanks, Paul!

Usually it costs us money when a lawyer speaks...tonight it made us money!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Hey Kiwanis…THANKS part 2:
Kathy Calvin thanked the club for their support of the annual spelling bee to benefit the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. Joe Collie served as the host of the event at the last minute and the program was supported by many members’ business’ donations. These include Dick Metz’ Oh Boy Toys, Roger Landry and NAPA, Laconia Savings Bank, Normandin, Cheney, and O’Neil. Also Denoncourt and Lynch, Wachovia Securities, Martin, Lord, and Osman, and Wilkinson Beane just to name a few. The event is their only fundraiser and Kathy says the organization could not have done it without the support of the club and it’s members.

It's agreed: Joe Collie agreed to a last minute request by Kathy Calvin to emcee the LRSF Spelling Bee.
In return, Kathy Calvin agreed to serve as Kiwanis President before Joe Collie meets his maker.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Fund Raising Discussion:
Dick Metz spoke about the fund raising meeting on Saturday and passed out literature based on discussion for a bike raffle and a chair raffle. The Bike Raffle is projected to profit the club $15,000 and start in January at the Boston Car Show. In addition to that, the committee proposes a raffle of a Red Sox recliner and a Patriots recliner along with some sports memorabilia. The committee projects a cost of $2500 and a profit of that same amount. In addition to the two proposals, there will also be the time we spend at The Lodge in Belmont. Paul Cotton presented a breakdown of the past Bike Raffle, including number of shows and shifts that the club must commit to be run a successful Bike Raffle. A motion was made to table the discussion until next week, when we will discuss the options presented and make a plan for the next fund raising campaign. Please be in attendance next week if possible.

The discussion of the CHAIR was TABLED because we had too much on our PLATE. Be there for DINNER next week to discuss.
Photo by Ronnie Penn


Kiwanis KARES:
There will be a KARES reading and distribution at Pleasant Street School on Thursday, November 6th from 1pm-2pm. The theme will be “history or mystery” in honor of the election, which will be over by then…maybe. Please check your schedule and see if you are available to help out.


Are you ready for some football?
Jim Fortier thanked the crew that worked in the snack shack at the latest football game. The Sachems won big and secured a home playoff game. Chet Cilley, Kathy Calvin, Denise Dow, Larry Murphy, and Jim were on hand for the fun Friday. Jim reminds all that the next game will be Saturday, November 8th and they could use a hand in the snack shack if you’re available.


Ed Merski and Peter Karagianis $29

Happy Ed and Happy Jack
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:
Ed Merski and Peter Karagianis gave a happy dollar for winning the 50/50. Dick Metz had Roger Landry give a happy dollar for him because he was happy that Roger was away for the weekend and the neighborhood was quiet.


Ed Chertok was fined for his recent appearance in the paper with his Kiwanis pin.

Guest Speaker:

Jeff Stiegler from the Laconia Police Department spoke to the club. He is with the detective bureau of LPD. He came to Laconia in 1988 after a few years with the Littleton PD. He spoke about identity theft and some of the steps that you can take to prevent it.

He said that a lot of the ID thefts in the Lakes Region come in the form of stolen checks that are written for drug money. Small amounts of cash are taken from innocent people who don’t know before it’s too late and the money is used by the thieves to buy illegal prescription drugs, methadone, marijuana, etc. He said that the unit is very busy these days trying to crack down (no pun intended) on these types of crimes. He mentioned that two of the elements that have helped are the Crime Line and recent community outreach efforts that were put in place by Chief Bill Baker a few years ago and kept in place by the chiefs that have followed.


Once again, Kiwanis finds itself on both sides of the law.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin



...........................ATV Winner Story in The Sunday Citizen October 26, 2008 (check out the date in the story)

Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, November 3rd
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Monday, November 10th
Pres. Brian Winslow

Monday, November 17th
Jim Carroll (guest of Jim Fortier)

Monday, November 24th

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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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