January 7, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 15


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



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Denise Dow

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin, and Dennis Denoncourt

Hey Kiwanis...THANKS!
We received a thank you note from the Salvation Army for our bell ringing efforts the Saturday before Christmas, December 22nd. In our 8 hours on the corner, our kettle was filled to the tune of nearly $600! Thanks again to all who helped out that day. Well done!
We also received a thank you note from the St. Vincent DePaul Society thanking us for our continued support. They received a check just before New Year's for the total NISE money we collected in 2006 and 2007 and we grateful for our contribution.

CClick here to read letter from
The Salvation Army
Click here to read letter from
The St. Vincent DePaul Society


Happy Holidays!
We received a holiday card from Community Health and Hospice, wishing us the best for the season and the upcoming year.

Don't Show Up!
Do not come to One Mill Plaza next week. If you do, you will be eating alone! We will be having our meeting at The Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region. We will also see a program on the recent happenings at the club and get an update on how things are progressing with the organization. Our meeting will also be attended by Lt. Gov. Bill Smith, who will give us an update on Kiwanis at the District Level. This should be a fun an informative meeting all around, so please try and attend.

The Boys & Girls Club is located at the corner of Union Ave. and Gilford Ave. in Laconia behind Sacred Heart Church. See the pictures below for details:

File photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

After that....
The following week, January 22nd, we will meet back at One Mill Plaza and we will meet on Tuesday because of the Martin Luther King, Jr, Holiday. Make plans to join us as the guest speakers will be the current Key Club advisers at Laconia High School, Seth and Ivy Leavitt-Carlson. The couple spent a tour in South Africa working for the Peace Corps. Remember, that's a Tuesday night, January 22nd.

Thanks, Dick!
Though he was absent and not at the meeting this week, President Dianne Roberts extended a public thank you to Dick Metz for hosting the club Christmas Party at his house back on December 17th. All who attended found his place and his collection of memorabilia to be both fascinating and entertaining. Thanks for the hospitality, Dick!


Reading is Fundamental
There is a RIF reading and book distribution scheduled for Elm Street School on Wednesday, January 23rd from 1:30-2:30 in the afternoon. Please check your schedule and join us if possible. On the list so far: Joe Adrignola and Collie, Don Nelson, and Kathy Calvin.


For The Dogs!
We have a few more charity nights scheduled at the Lodge in Belmont coming up and there are still some shifts that need covering. Hats off to Larry Murphy, Ed Merski and our other Kiwanis volunteers for their work on this. To date, it has yielded the club nearly $4,000 and we still have a few nights to go! Here's the schedule:

Wednesday, January 9th
4 pm-8pm: Larry Murphy or Ed Merski
8pm-12am: Larry Murphy or Ed Merski

Friday, January 11th
4 pm-8pm: Larry Murphy or Ed Merski
8pm-12am: Larry Murphy or Ed Merski

Saturday, January 12th
2 pm-7pm: OPEN
7pm-12am: OPEN

Sunday, January 13th
12 pm-5pm: Dianne Roberts
5pm-10pm: OPEN

Larry Murphy summed up our first time at The Lodge with these words of wisdom:

"Now that we know it's brainless, everyone should participate..."

Steve Loughlin also wanted this quote included:

"Immediate Past President Joe Collie should let his hair grow back."


Mike Marsh, $19

Mike Marsh wins the 50 50.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:
Mike Marsh gave 1 for winning the other 18. He gave another for the Patriots and their anticipated win in the playoffs this weekend. Dianne Roberts gave 4 happy dollars to celebrate her oldest son's 4.0 GPA on his recent college report card. He's majoring in Music Education.

President Dianne is VERY happy.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Chet Cilley was late. Charlie St. Clair, Dennis Denoncourt, and Lori Dickson were all pinless.

Board Minutes from November (The December board meeting was snowed out!):

Kathy Calvin read the minutes from the November 5th Board Meeting. The following actions were taken by the board:
***The minutes of the October meeting were approved
***The general and charity funds were approved as read
***$1,000 was pledged to the Mayhew Program
***$1,000 was pledge to the Boys and Girls Club for scholarships
*** Ron Penn was approved as a new member
*** Jim Fortier was given a leave of absence
***D & O Insurance was paid in the amount of $625
*** Dick Metz was approved as the club's second VP, behind Jeff Stone.
Meeting adjourned at 7:27pm.


Peter Karagianis appeared in the paper several times as he rang in the New Year.

The Citizen
January 2, 2008

  The Laconia Daily Sun
January 2, 2008
C"Click" on the respective picture to read the newspaper story.

Editorial in
The Citizen

January 5, 2008


Upcoming Schedule:

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


Monday, January 14th
Ron Garnett, VP with Dianne Zawacki, Ex. Director of The Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region.

Tuesday, January 22nd
Ivy and Seth Leavitt-Carlson - Key Club Advisors

Monday, January 28th
Lou Guevin speaks on his motorcycle trip to Sturgis, SD

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Pictures contained in this newsletter have been modified to assure a fast download. Therefore, if you try to print them, they will not be of the best quality. If you should desire a picture better suited for printing, feel free to request a copy by emailing W. Stephen Loughlin at steve@theloughlins.com



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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