November 17, 2008 - Vol.20, No. 6


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Dick Metz

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Roger Webster, Howard Bacon, and Dennis Denoncourt


Christmas List ...t’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…
Joe Adrignola reminded the club that Kathy Calvin needs to be soon as possible... of the names of kids that will be attending the Kiwanis Children's Christimas Party, which is scheduled for Monday, December 8th. Kathy needs to purchase gifts well in advance of the party. Please return forms to Kathy as soon as possible. If you don't have a form, please contact Kathly this week if you plan on having a child attend. Please call (527-9182) or email Kathy Calvin ASAP with the necessary information on the child you plan to bring. Necessary information includes the following: Full Name of the Child, Boy or Girl, Age of Child, Hobbies or areas of interest of the child.


News from the House Committee:
Roger Landry, Chairman of the House Committee advised the club he was approached to consider the Galley Restaurant as on option where the club can meet during January and February. A complete dinner including desert, and beverage would be served at a cost of $12.99 per person which includes tax and tip. (The club presently pays $12.00 per person.) President Brian suggested this option be presented for a vote at the next meeting when a larger contingent of the club is anticipated.

News from the Fund Raising Committee:
Dick Metz, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee advised the club this Saturday at 8am there will be fundraising committee meeting at his house and any member on his committee AND anyone not on the committee is invited. The purpose of the meeting is to come up with ideas to raise money for future needs of the club with as little or no cost to the club as possible. He will be serving Bloody Mary's starting at 8 am For directions to Dick's house,"click" here.


Denise Dow, $15.

Dick Metz is happy to see that at least one Dow can still bring in money.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin



Happy Birthday:
The following November birthdays were acknowledged:
*Denise Dow
*Ed Merski
*Carroll Stafford (not present)
*Roger Webster
Two rounds of Happy Birthday were sung.



Happy Dollars:
Denise gave $2 for winning.
Dick Metz gave $2 because he planned to drive Roger Landry home and scare the "bleep" out of him.
Howard Bacon gave $1 because he will be in Florida in 6 weeks.
Roger Webster gave $2 because he shares a birthday with Mickey Mouse. (They both turn 80 on Nov. 18th).

One might think Mickey Mouse looks good at 80...while Roger looks like Mickey at 80!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Guest Speaker:

Jim Carroll, Belknap County Prosecutor, spoke about the Energy Relief Fund that has been created. With the current economy the way it is, more jobs are at risk, and fuel prices that have not been stable. Jim was concerned that there might not be enough resources in the community to help keep everyone warm.

He started a collaborative effort that he is calling the Energy Relief Fund. It is intended to be a resource bank for the organizations in the community that are already providing fuel assistance. When organizations that provide fuel assistance run out of money, the Energy Relief Fund will be there to help. Through other organizations there may be an avenue to help individuals pay for previous fuel bills that are overdue.

The Energy Relief Fund made boxes that look like chimneys and then had children ask
for donations on Halloween (raised around $1000). They subsequently had a bonfire to thank the community and raised an additional $500 plus firewood that was donated. (Jim Fortier cooked the hotdogs at this event).

The Energy Relief Fund has also accepted food donations that were given to St. Vincent DePaul.

PACT: President And Carroll Together.
Note: the real PACT is an organization founded by Jim Carroll: Parents and Children Together.

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Franklin Road Trip:
Warren Mitchell, Kathy Calvin, and Paul Cotton accompanied Lt. Gov Joe Collie on his trip to the Franklin Club. The meeting was at the Franklin Soda Shoppe and there were 6 members of the Franklin Club in attendance. The club, which has 11 members, is very active in the Twin Rivers Community. They host an annual auction at the Franklin Opera House that raises about $2,000 each year. They also host a rabies clinic for people to bring their pets to and have them inoculated. This yields several hundred dollars each year. They are currently gearing up for their Santa gift distribution, which is set for the weekend of December 5th. They also provide gifts for Franklin residents that are in the area's nursing homes. Dan Phelps is the president. He has been the president in three of the last five years. The club meets the first and third Monday of the month at the Soda Shoppe, formerly Weeks and Favorites. They showed the crew from our club a good time and they have been invited to come visit us, which they promise to do.

Joe Collie and Dan Phelps, president of Franklin Kiwanis Club.
Photo by Warren Mitchell

Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, November 24th

Monday, December 1st
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Monday, December 8th

Children's Christmas Party

Monday, December 15th
Adult Christmas Part

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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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