Novembert 27 , 2006 - Vol.18, No. 9

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Warren Mitchell with thoughts of Polly Chertok

Senior Members:
Roger Webster, Ed Merski, Warren Mitchell, Peter Karagianis, Howard Bacon, Dennis Denoncourt, Carroll Stafford

Don and Mary Frost
Lt. Gov. Bill Smith

Key Clubbers:
Jackie Montembeault
Cherish Labelle
Calise Houle
Kayne Kreitser

Thinking of the Chertoks  
The club paused to think of Polly Chertok, Ed's wife. Polly was hospitalized over the Thanksgiving weekend. Ed's family has asked that Kiwanians refrain from calling the Chertoks. Please keep Polly and Ed in your thoughts. Thanks.

Win a Classic!  
The Motorcycle Raffle was out this weekend, in Lakeport at the Expo Center for the Holiday Craft show. Dick Metz, Roger Webster, Warren Mitchell, and Jeff Stone worked the weekend and took in $680 for their efforts. This Saturday; December 2nd, Paul Cotton will have the Raffle in Nashua. He'll update the club Monday, December 4th.

Great Press!  
Paul Cotton cited articles in The Citizen covering the Key Club and an interview with Warren Mitchell about the club's efforts. The article was in relation to the weekend Craft Fair at the Expo Center in Lakeport. The club attended and sold raffle tickets, as mentioned above.

Ding Dong...  
Warren Mitchell advises that the club us scheduled to ring the bell for the Salvation Army in downtown Laconia on Saturday, December 23rd. Rotary will be doing it the day after. Shifts can be covered by 1 person. Warren says a sign up sheet will be circulated beginning next week, so please check your schedules and availability.

Hey Kiwanis...THANKS!  
We received a thank you note from the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation thanking us for the contribution we made to their recent Spelling Bee fundraiser. The event raised more than $7,000 for the organization. We also received a thank you from Community Health and Hospice for our support their Young Families Program. The note also extended best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

"Keys" to Success...  
Kayne Kreitser updated the club on Key Club happenings...highlights included:
 *"Sleep Out" held last Thursday during Hunger and Homeless Week.
*They donated 100 cans and 20 turkeys to St. Vincent DePaul for Thanksgiving.
*They donated $500 o UNICEF.
*The Key Club is ringing the Salvation Army Bell this weekend; Saturday, December 2nd.
*They're gearing up for a Cystic Fibrosis Walk, scheduled for May 20th.

GREAT EFFORTS all around by the Key Club !

Mug Shot...  
Kayne Kreitser told the club that Old Man of the Mountain travel mugs could be purchased for $10 each, all to help support the Business Dynamics class.

Kayne Kreitser shows off the Old Man travel mugs.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Santa's Helpers...  
Paul Cotton, Warren Mitchell, and Larry Murphy delivered dinners for the Citizen Santa Fund last week. They stopped at senior centers in Laconia, Belmont, and Gilford, and delivered 346 hams! Well done, Gents!

Lt. Governor Bill Smith  
Division 6 Lt. Gov. Bill Smith, from the Exeter Club, made a visit to the club. Bill introduced himself as a 20 year Kiwanian. He's been married for 30 years and has 3 children. His daughter is in London, his son is in Boston, and his "baby" is at college. His club was responsible for the Circle K program at UNH; a building club, and a Christmas club. He said his club meets for breakfast normally, but on the first Thursday of every month, they meet for a Chinese Dinner at Schezuan Taste in Exeter. He said it could be a good opportunity for an inter club. He also said at the last convention, in North Conway, there was useful information passed along about the Kiwanis International Foundation and it's purpose, also good publicity training, and an introduction to a program offered to many Key Clubs in which they collect soda can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Bill said he'd be back next quarter.


Lt Gov. Bill Smith is happy to be with the Laconia Kiwanis Club.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Dennis "show up and win" Denoncourt. $24

It's all smiles with Dennis Denoncourt winning the 50 50.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:
Dennis Denoncourt had $1 for winning and then bought a mug from Kayne Kreitser for $10.
Charlie St. Clair had $5 for his parent's 58th wedding anniversary.
Ed Merski had  $1 for being "gainfully unemployed" and reaching social security age.
In total, $7 was collected from this happy group.

Fines :
Chet Cilley was pinless.
Chet Cilley was late.
Chet Cilley paid 50 cents.

Guest Speaker
Don Frost spoke to the club about his time in the Navy in the 1950s and the time he spent in Antarctica on an ice-breaker boat. Don was in the Navy for 20 years and now lives in Gilford with his wife, Mary, who also attended our meeting on Monday.
Highlights from the talk included:
*** The boat's name was the USS Atka
*** Left Greenland in 1954 and returned to Boston.
*** Left Boston and went to Panama Canal on the way to Wellington, New Zealand.
*** After 11 days in Wellington in January, 1955; the crew was off to Antarctica
*** Found the glacier had lost 12 miles upon arrival due to global warming and ice melting.
*** Conducted weather experiments with balloons, and studied oceanography and water temperature
*** Was fascinated by the penguins, particularly the 3 feet tall "emperor penguins"




Guest speaker Don Frost with his wife Mary, Dick Metz and Pres Joe.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

About town and in the news...

Russ Beane proudly shows off his new granddaughter, Katheryn Elizabeth, who shares the same birthday (11/8/06) as President Joe's new baby, Sophia June.

Russ Beane and granddaughter Katheryn Elizabeth.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The NHAB award that keeps on giving...more publicity.
President Joe continues to make the news. This week he was in the Weirs Times.

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 January 2nd at One Mill Plaza.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Boards meet. NISE Collected. We will meet at One Mill Plaza.

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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In Memory of Max Chertok, Charter Member - Normandin, Cheney, & O'Neil - Byse Agency - Baron's Major Brands - Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home - Decorative Interiors - Laconia Savings Bank - Meredith Village Savings Bank - Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. - Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant - Quik Laundry & Cleaners - Stafford Oil Company, Inc. - The Home Beautiful - Cantin Chevrolet/Cadillac