December 15, 2008 - Vol.20, No. 12


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry


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

Shirley Bacon, Robin Penn, Pam Landry and Pat Webster

Shirley Bacon
Robin Penn
Pam Landry
Pat Webster


Happy Anniversary:
A big congratulations to Howard and Shirley Bacon on their upcoming 65th anniversary…they will celebrate on Thursday, December 18th. For those of you scoring at home…that is 23,275 days…actually more if you include the leap years! Well done Howard and Shirley, especially Shirley!

The Bacons: 65 years of wedded bliss
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army:
We will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on Tuesday, December 23rd in downtown Laconia. The following is the work schedule:

9am- 10am: Charlie St. Clair and Don Nelson
610am- 11am: Dick Metz and Howard Bacon
..11am- noon: Carroll Stafford and Paul Normandin
6 noon- 1pm: .Ed Merski and Larry Murphy
...1 pm- 2pm: Scott Beane and Steve Loughlin
...2 pm- 3pm: Phil Bonafide and Roger Landry
...3 pm- 4pm: Dianne Roberts and Brian Winslow
4 pm- 5pm: Joe and Makena Collie and Tom Knox

There will be a KARES distribution Tuesday, December 16th at Woodland Heights Elementary starting at 9:45. There are six people signed up. Please remember that school clocks are six minutes fast, so be there early. Kathy Calvin also reminds the club that on January 5th, at our next meeting, Joe Adringola will have a sign up sheet for the next Kiwanis KARES, which will be at Elm Street School on Monday, January 12th. Please check your schedule and sign up if you are available.

Stop in and visit Ed Chertok, who is back from Florida and not in good health. Ed is back at Woodside at the Taylor Community and is inviting guests between 10am and 2pm. Visits are preferred over phone calls, as Ed may not be able to hear you so well on the phone. We certainly will keep our eldest member in our thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery

What's your name?...

Steve Loughlin advised the membership that he will soon be printing up a new batch of name tags. Anyone needing name tags for themselves, spouces, or significant others should email Steve Loughlin with the name(s) you would like printed. Deadline for your request is December 29, 2008.


Hello from Florida…
Joe Collie received an e-mail from Senior Member Jim Fortier’s wife, Arlene. The Fortiers are settled in Florida for the winter. Here is what they had to say:

Please give all the Kiwanians our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Hope everyone is doing o.k. with the terrible weather we've been hearing about. We've had some cool days-60's and nights in the low 40's but also some nice warm days in the 70's and low 80's. This week should be in the high 70's so will be very pleasant. We are keeping busy exploring places we hadn't been to before and Jim has been putting in some shrubs and flowers, feeding turtles in one of the ponds and also feeding peanuts to the squirrels in one of the parks here in Barefoot Bay.

We will be flying home on Jan. 21st. to see our new grandchild due on Jan. 12th to our daughter Lisa. We are hoping the weather won't be too bad while we are there for the week. Jim will be able to attend the Kiwanis meeting on Jan. 26th. The Kiwanis Club here in the Bay was disbanded for lack of membership.

Happy Holidays to All! Enjoy the Christmas party tonight.

Jim and Arlene

Want to see who ended up with Big Mouth Billy Bass at this year’s Yankee Swap? Check next week’s edition, for our special Yankee Swap edition on December 22nd..

The seasonal gift that keeps on giving.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


One more item…...
The club presented Catherine and Jim Contagiani with some gifts of appreciation for putting up with us throughout the year and keeping us all fed and happy. Thanks to the Contigiani’s…we really do appreciate it

Deer in the headlights?
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

See you next year…..
Brian Winslow reminds the club that our next meeting is Monday, January 5th at One Mill Plaza. Have a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we will see you all in 2009.

Charlie's Tree…..

Now we know what Charlie St. Clair does with all those cans.
Photo found b
y Joe Collie

Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, December 22nd
No meeting schedule

Tuesday December 23nd
Ring bell for Salvation Army

Monday, December 29th
No meeting scheduled


NOTE: During January and February, we meet at One Mill Plaza.

Monday, January 5th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected


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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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