November 24, 2014 - Vol. 26, No. 4


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



15 members 13 guests

Rev. Paula Gile

Dan Andrews - Region 6 Lt. Governor and member of the Mt. Washington Valley Kiwanis Club
Janice Andrews -Vice President - Mt. Washington Valley Kiwanis Club
Liz Hughes - Director - Mt. Washington Valley Kiwanis Club
Jeff Bailey - Member - Mt. Washington Valley Kiwanis Club
Kevin Halligan - special guest and owner of the Local Eatery
Jillian Halligan - wife of Kevin

Emilie Maddocks - President of the Laconia Key Club
Vi Adrignola - wife of Joe
Paula Gile - wife of Bill
Paulette Loughlin - wife of Steve
Lynne Michaud - mother of Meredith Horton
Sue Nelson - wife of Don and Honorary Kiwanian
Muff Walker - incoming member and wife of John Walker

Dan Andrews
Janice Andrews
Liz Hughes
Jeff Bailey
Kevin Halligan
Jillian Halligan
Emilie Maddocks
Vi Adrignola
Paula Gile
Paulette Loughlin
Lynne Michaud
Sue Nelson
Muff Walker

Happy Birthday:

The Club sang happy birthday to Meredith Horton whose evening would become very special.

Happy Birthday, Meredith.
Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin

From the President:

President John took a minute before the business of the evening to propose a toast to a member in attendance who has been a Kiwanis member since 1953, Howard Bacon.

President John toasts veteran Kiwanian, Howard Bacon.
Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin


Following the toast, John introduced our Region 6 Lt. Governor Dan Andrews who conducted the installation of Directors and Officers of the Club.

Lt. Gov. Dan Andrews congratulates John Walker as the new President of the Laconia Kiwanis Club.
Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin


John followed the Installation with a new member induction, his wife Muff Kruse-Walker. Muff is member #24 for the Club and John took the opportunity to share with the Club his personal goal of adding at least one new member every quarter of his presidency.

President John welcomes Muff Walker to the Club.
Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin

President John performs (and Muff Walker successfully passes) the new member sniff test.
Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin


Betty Ballantyne awarded our first Kiwanis Community Partner Award to Kevin Halligan for his continued support of our Club in general and Roger’s Ride in particular.

Kevin Halligan (center) proudly displays his award as his wife, Jillian (left) and Betty Ballantyne look on.
Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin


President John announced the winner of the Kiwanian of the Year award was Meredith Horton.

President John presents Meredith Horton the Kiwanian of The Year award.
Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin

Honored Member
Proud Mom
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin


John reported this his past weekend he attended the quarterly Kiwanis convention in Portsmouth and noted that he learned an lot about the Club that he had not known previously. A nugget he learned about Kiwanis is that on December 6th, at Tufts University in Boston, there is a Open House of a brand new Pediatric Trauma Institute facility entirely funded by Kiwanis. Kiwanis’ work regarding Pediatric Trauma has resulted in the development of an entirely new field of specialized medicine. John said this type is info we need to get out to the community in order to attract new members. He promised to bring additional factoids like that to every meeting.


From the Members:
Kathy Calvin announced a Kiwanis KARES event at Woodland Heights Friday on December 5th. She will miss it but feels it is adequately covered.

Kathy also encouraged people to sign up to work the Salvation Army donation bucket on Main Street December 23rd.

Kathy announced that December 6 is the food shopping day for the Salvation Army that the Club and Key Club do. Joe will advise if he needs additional help.

Kathy reminded members that our first meeting in December will include a Yankee Swap to celebrate the season.

Bill Gile reminded members of the December 11th event at the LHS of Laconia’s Got Talent. Tickets sold at the door, proceeds to benefit Got Lunch! Laconia.


50 50: $29 to winner Joe Adrignola

Upon his winning number being called, the on leave of absence Kiwanian was heard saying: "Joe is back!"
Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin


Food Pantry: In the spirit of the season, $100 was collected.

Free Meal: Howard Bacon

Happy Dollars:

$7 from Joe Adrignola: $1 for Vi accompanying him to the meeting tonight, $1 for winning the 50-50, $3 for his 3-month leave of absence which he feels did him a world of good, $2 for his grandson taking part in the Key Club’s homeless awareness event Friday night.
$4 from Bill Gile: $1 for his wife Paula coming to tonight’s meeting, $1 for Key Club president Emilie being there, $1 for the Key Club’s homeless awareness event, and $1 for key Club involvement in Saturday’s turkey plunge.
$3 from Steve Loughlin: $1 for Key Club participation in the Turkey Plunge, $1 for Bill Gile braving the cold to support the Key Club, and $1 for Kevin Irish being the only Kiwanian to actually do the Turkey Plunge.
$2 from Betty Ballantyne for Kevin and Jillian Halligan attending our meeting
$1 from John Walker in thanks to the Club for having the confidence in him to unanimously elect him president following a close and hard-fought campaign

Remember When:
Steve Loughlin made a video presentation highlighting the Laconia Kiwanis Club for fiscal year 2001 -2002.

He noted the purpose of the presentation was:
• To bring back memories to some of the veteran members of the club and
• To give our newer members a perspective of the history and prior traditions of the club

2001 – 2002 was the term that Phil Bonafide was president. Just prior to Phil, Don Nelson was president. Following Phil, Larry Murphy was president.

The following were a few a the pictures featured in the video:

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Sue and Don Nelson
Phil and Jackie Bonafide
The Officers
The Board of Directors
Roger and Pam Landry
Korean War Hero
On the Road
Joe with hair
One of the most popular Yankee Swap Gifts
Scott Beane cracks a smile.
Roger Ballantyne, Betty, and the Big E
Becky Beane is serenaded.
Roger the stud muffin'
The conclusion of many long trails
Larry and Rosemary Murphy

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

On Saturday, November 22nd, the Laconia High School Key Club and Interact Club participated in the 10th Annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge held at Opechee Park on North Main Street in Laconia. Key Club Co-Advisor, Bill Gile, braved the wind and frigid temperature to support the team during the cold event. Kiwanian Kevin Irish also showed his support for the annual event and participated with the LRGHealthcare Team.

At the time of the plunge, the water temperature was 41 degrees. The air temperature was 28 degrees with a wind chill of
18 degrees.

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Front Row: L to R: Alex Cammack (Key Club) Emilie Maddocks(Key Club President), Michaela Sorrell (NHS), Chelsey Drouin (Key Club and NHS), and Becca Sirois (Key Club)

Second Row: Lily Chanthasak, (Key Club and NHS), Cody Yale (Key Club), Erin Cashman (Key Club and NHS), Sean Cashman (Key Club and NHS), Troy Harper (Key Club and NHS), Bill Gile (Key Club Co-Advisor), Mitchell Bailey (NHS), and Ryan Cashman (Key Club)


Front Row: L to R: Emilie Maddocks, Erin Cashman (Key Club and NHS), Lily Chanthasak, (Key Club and NHS), Troy Harper (Key Club and NHS), and Megan Long (NHS)

Second Row: L to R: Manchester Monarcks mascot, Sean Cashman (Key Club and NHS), Ryan Cashman (Key Club), Mitchell Bailey (NHS), Cody Yale (Key Club), Brayden Harriman (NHS), Alex Cammack (Key Club), Becca Sirois (Key Club), Chelsey Drouin (Key Club and NHS), Michaela Sorrell (NHS), and Tommy Turkey

Kiwanian Kevin Irish and Andy Patterson represented LRGHealthcare
L to R: Max the Manchester Monarch mascot; Andy Patterson, Tommy The Turkey; and our hero, Kevin Irish
The enthusiastic pair rush to the shore.
One cool dude!
Turkey Plunge photos by W. Stephen Loughlin


Kevin Halligan, recipient of our Kiwanis Community Partner Award was recognized in the two Laconia newspapers.
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L to R: Kevin Halligan and Betty Ballantyne
Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin

The Laconia Daily Sun: 11/28/04

The Citizen: 11/28/04




Saturday - November 29th
Laconia Holiday Parade

Friday - December 5th
Kiwanis KARES - Woodland Heights Elementary School

Monday - December 8th
Club Meeting - Christmas Party, Yankee Swap

Tuesday - December 23rd
Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army - Downtown Laconia


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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: John Walker or Steve Loughlin