December 4 , 2006 - Vol.18, No. 10

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry with a moment of silence for Polly Chertok

Senior Members:
Ed Chertok, Roger Webster, Ed Merski, Paul Normandin, Peter Karagianis, Howard Bacon

She'll be missed...

Following last week's update: Polly Chertok passed away over the weekend. Ed Chertok advised the club that there will be a celebration of her life at the Belknap Mill this Sunday, December 10th at 11am. All are welcome. Steve Loughlin gestured $20 in memory of Polly. By the time the club was done, 101 dollars were collected. The club will match that and a donation of $200 will be made in Polly's name to the LRGH Auxillary. Ed and Polly recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on November 19th. She was 88 years old. Details on Polly's life can be found at:




Hey Kiwanis...Thanks!
We received a couple thank you letters and cards. Nancy Williams-Hunt sent a thank you for the club making her an honorary member. She promised not to be a stranger and attend a meeting with Bob soon. Also, we received a thank you from all the residents at The Knolls II retirement community in Gilford. This thank you was aimed at Warren Mitchell, Paul Cotton, and Larry Murphy for delivering dinners to them with the Citizen Santa Fund.

Happy Holidays...  
We received a colorful Happy Holidays card from our friend Simplicity T. Clown. President Joe Collie recently ran into Simplicity without the make up or big shoes and did not recognize her. She was a big part of the success of last year's Bike Rodeo.Visit her today online at


Smiles all around: they're obviously NOT looking at the catering bill.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The mark of a good grandfather: pulling quarters from behind your ear.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

We're invited... an open house at the new Lakes Region Child Care Center. The open house is scheduled for next Tuesday, December 12th from 5pm-7pm. President Joe Collie will attend. Others indicated they were interested. Warren Mitchell and Kathy Calvin both noted what a fabulous facility it is. The club pledged $45,000 towards it's completion, and so far has given $15,000. Another presentation is planned for that evening.

Ding Dong...  
Warren Mitchell Warren Mitchell advises that the club is scheduled to ring the Salvation Army bell on Saturday, December 23rd. We do have at least one person scheduled per hour, but if you are interested, please feel free to double up. The schedule so far is as follows:
9am-10am Paul Cotton
10am-11am Don Nelson
11am-noon Charlie St. Clair
Noon-1pm Larry Murphy
1pm-2pm Paul Normandin
2pm-3pm Chet Cilley
3pm-4pm Joe and Makena Collie
4pm-5pm Jeff Stone and Warren Mitchell
Again...while all shifts are covered, please double up, if possible. Thanks!

Every Vote Counts! 
Eat at or visit any Common Man restaurant in New Hampshire and vote for your favorite charity and that organization could win a $3,500 grant. Dianne Zawacki points out that the Teen Center is one of the charities you can vote for. Good luck Dianne and the Teen Center!

Anything but bored (board)..  
The board meeting minutes from the meeting in November were read by Secretary Calvin and approved. Highlights included:

A leave of absence for John Stow for 3 months was approved
$100 to Kiwanis International was approved.
The September financial report was approved.
The October financial report was approved.
Dr. Downing bills totaling $59 were paid.
Dr. Eckel's bills totaling $102 were paid.
$160 was approved for Joe Adrignola to purchase Quick Books.
$439 was approved to reimburse the City of Laconia for the Lakeport fire house water bill accumulated during the Tilly Fundraiser.
$1,000 was approved for the Mayhew Program.
$1,000 was approved for the Circle Program.
A line item was adjusted in the budget, changing the NISE amount from $250 to $500.
$200 was approved to support a Lou Athanis Basketball Team.
$3,000 was approved to the Teen Center of the Lakes Region Scholarship Fund.
$150 was approved to be a Rally Patron for Motorcycle Week 2007.
Russ Beane was nominated to be on the board, replacing Nancy Williams-Hunt.
It's Unanimous...
Russ Beane was elected to the board in a unanimous vote of the general membership at the meeting on November 13th.


Howard Bacon, $22

Free Meal
Phil Bonafide, as selected by Roger Webster

"Polly" Dollars
Steve Loughlin gave $20 in happy dollars in memory of Polly Chertok. In a heartwarming display, others followed to to bring the total to the tune of 101 "Polly" Dollars. As mentioned above, the money will be matched by the club and donated to the LRGH Auxillary, as indicated in the obituary. Ed Chertok advised the club of a memorial Sunday at the Belknap Mill, as noted above.

$23 collected.

Fines :
Chet Cilley was fined 25 cents, but this writer has no idea why.

Update on Roger Ballantyne
The following report on Roger's treatment was submitted by Betty Ballantyne on 12/2/06:

"Just a quick update. Roger had his one and final Cyberknife Treatment today. The treatment went very well for Roger. They had allowed me to enter the room before the treatment began. The equipment looked futuristic and was quite large. It is set up in a large open room with piped in music. Unfortunately, they didn't have Elvis Presley or Doo Wop music to his choosing. Roger had to be on the table for 90 minutes keeping completely still. They had formed a webbed mask which firmily fit over his face and locked onto the table in keeping his head and body completely still. It had been stressful week for Rog with the anticipation of the treatment and it had put Roger out of sorts. Now that this phase is over I hope this time will allow him to gain some strength for his next plan of attack with the interleukin2 treatment. His next appointment is January 8th which will than lead into his next group of testing in preparation of his next hospital stay at Beth Israel Hospital. The staff has been so attentative and professional in Roger's care. We are so fortunate to have the expertise in Boston."

Monday, December 11th
Children's Christmas Party (in large function room).

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.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Monday, January 15, 2007
We meet at The Lodge in Belmont.

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