Novembert 13 , 2006 - Vol.18, No. 7

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Larry Murphy

Senior Members:
Howard Bacon, Ed Merski, Roger Webster, Warren Mitchell and Paul Normandin

From the Keystone Club:
Colleen Gould, Program Director; Kenny Vorashith; Caitlin Stanley; Danielle Hurschman; Rebeccah Healy; Lois Dean, Exec. Committee of the Teen Center

Pres Joe presents a donation check to the Keystone Club.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Win A Classic :  
The motorcycle raffle will be on the road this weekend and next. This weekend, in Manchester at the Armory, and next weekend at the Winni Expo Center in Lakeport. Sign ups are complete for the Expo Center. This weekend in Manchester, the work schedule is :

Manchester Armory, November 18-19
Saturday 11/18
8am-10am (set-up)
Paul Cotton, Warren Mitchell

Paul Cotton, Warren Mitchell

Noon to 4pm
Jim and Arlene Fortier
Roger and Pam Landry

Sunday 11/19
Kathy Calvin, Howard Bacon

2pm-4pm and breakdown
Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell

Winni Expo, November 25-26
Saturday 11/25
8am -10am (set-up)
Paul Cotton

Roger Webster and Dick Metz

Sunday 11/26
Warren Mitchell and Jeff Stone

2pm-4pm and breakdown
Paul Cotton

Welcome a-BOARD! 
Russ Beane was nominated by the board of directors to fill the vacancy created by Nancy Williams-Hunt's resignation. The general membership approved Russ unanimously. Russ was quoted as saying he was "dying to get on the board..."

Hey Kiwanis...THANKS !  
We received 2 thank you notes this week. One was from the Mayhew program, thanking us for the donation this year and the cumulative donations we have made to their organization since 1989. The Circle Program also thanked us for the donation we made this year of $1,000 toward their efforts.

Here comes Santa Claus...Here comes Santa Claus...  
Kathy Calvin reminds the club that the Children's Christmas Party has been scheduled for December 11th. She will provide you with slips to fill out for children's gifts. If you need one, please see her at a meeting between now and December 4th.

Coming Attractions...  
Roger Landry informed the club that our social calendar is filling up fast. Jeff Kellett, Don Frost, Mark Leibl, and a trip to the new Lodge at Belmont, formally the Greyhound Park, are all scheduled in the coming months. Please check the schedule at the bottom of this publication each week for specific dates.

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Recycleman:  
Charlie St. Clair appeared in color on the cover of The Laconia Daily Sun newspaper.
(See full story at bottom of page.) He was loading recyclable materials out of the back of his van. As far as we could tell he was not displaying his Kiwanis pin, at least not on the side that made the paper anyway. Roger Landry fined Charlie a buck. He paid with a $2 bill. Slow news day.

Charlie has planned for life after Bike Week.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Snack Shack memories...  
Jim Fortier thanked his team of Chet Cilley, Larry Murphy, himself, and Kathy Calvin for their work in the snack shack at home football games this past season. Though they worked hard, they failed to bring home the championship last weekend, and Chet nearly burned the place down. Wait till next year...

Milestones for Mahogany Row...
The President and Vice President celebrated big moments this week. Joe Collie and Jill welcomed in daughter Sophia June Collie, b. 11/8/06, 7 pounds 11 ounces, 19.5 inches long. Both mom and baby are healthy and doing great. Dianne Roberts was elevated to Assistant Director of Nursing at the Belknap County Nursing Home. As she put it...that's "A.D.O.N."

Baby Collie makes the radio home page
Photo from:


Russ Beane...again, $21

Russ Beane wins again.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:
Russ Beane had $5 for the birth of his granddaughter.
Steve Loughlin had a buck for MiniBroad and her team from Holy Trinity School for winning the LRSF Spelling Bee.
Roger Landry had $5 for being back on solid ground after a rough cruise.
In total, $11 was collected.

Russ Beane predicts Dianne Roberts will get a big head thanks to her promotion.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Larry Murphy and Charlie St. Clair were both pinless.

Guest Speaker:
Spencer Reid, Plan USA, made a presentation to the club. Spencer is a two term President of the Greater Providence, Rhode Island Kiwanis Club. He also works for Plan USA, an organization dedicated to building up communities in developing countries through child based efforts and education. Plan USA is part of Plan International and Spencer works in the national office, which is located in Warwick, Rhode Island. He informed members that clubs and individuals can "sponsor" children for $288 a month. Spencer said that Plan USA is a member of the advisory council to Kiwanis International's Young Children Priority One Program. He is spreading the word to Kiwanis Clubs throughout New England. He said that aside from sponsoring a child, clubs can get involved by donating to rebuilding communities with small, monthly donations. $20/month would sponsor immunizations for children; $25/month could sponsor anti-malaria bed netting; $75/month would sponsor small animals purchases for villages; and $20/month would sponsor supplemental feeding programs. Brochures and sponsor forms were distributed. For more information log onto the website, . Reid is in his 4th year with the organization. He started in the donor relation department.

Spencer Reid with Pres. Joe.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Monday, November 20th
Jeff Kellett will speak.

Monday, November 27th
Mark Frost will speak.

Monday, December 4th
Board meets. NISE collected.

Monday, December 11th
Children's Christmas Party.

Monday, December 18th
Yankee Swap.

Monday, December 25th Christmas Day
No meeting. Next meeting. Next meeting January 2nd at One Mill Plaza.

In the News:


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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