January 8, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 15

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families

20 including our guest speaker

Joe Adrignola

Senior Members:
Warren Mitchell, Ed Chertok, Dennis Denoncourt, Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis

Win a Classic!
The Motorcycle Road Show was in Hartford this weekend. Don and Sue Nelson, Joe and Vi Adrignola, Jim and Arlene Fortier, and Larry and Rosemarie Murphy handled the weekend and took home over $3,000! That figure is down from years past, but still significant toward the fundraiser. Well done. Up next: Wilmington, Massachusetts this coming weekend.

January 13th and 14th
Shriner's Auditorium, Wilmington, MA
Sat 1/13
8am setup: Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell
10am-2pm: Phil Bonafide and The Zawackis
2pm-6pm: Don and Sue Nelson

Sun 1/14
10am-3pm: Roger and Pam Landry
3pm-5pm, breakdown: Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell

January 19th, 20th, and 21st
Eastern States Exposition Center, Springfield, MA
Fri 1/19
Setup: Paul Cotton
4pm-9pm Paul Cotton

Sat 1/20
10am-4pm: Don and Sue Nelson
4pm-7pm: Paul Cotton

Sun 1/21
10am-4pm: Dick Metz and ____________
4pm to close: Paul Cotton

January 27th and 28th
Rockingham Park Race Track, Salem, NH
Sat 1/27
Setup:: Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell
10am-2pm: Phil Bonafide and The Zawackis
2pm-5pm: Don and Sue Nelson

Sun 1/28
10am-3pm: Roger and Pam Landry
3pm-5pm, breakdown: Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell

NOTE: At press time, we were really in need of someone to work the shift on 1/21 with Dick Metz. Please check your schedules. Dick said he'll drive...he even said you can drive his car...and we could also use someone with The Nelsons on Saturday 1/20 from 10am-4. Thanks in advance for pitching in.

Same time, not the same place.
We will be meeting at The Lodge in Belmont next Monday, January 15th. We will be meeting at our usual time of 6:15. Should be fun for those of us that have not seen the new operation there yet. Hope to see you.

We meet here next Monday.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Check Mate...
Paul Cotton will be making a $5,000 check presentation to the Laconia Public Library on Wednesday, January 17th at 10am. This constitutes our 3rd payment to the library and leaves a balance of approx $4,000 that we will pay off later this year. Newspaper coverage has been arranged for the presentation.

The Key Club is Coming...The Key Club is Coming...
Laura Brousseau informs that the Key Club is going to Florida over February vacation to help Habitat for Humanity build some homes for Gulf Coast hurricane victims. The club will speak to us for 10 minutes before the program on January 29th about their upcoming trip.


Guest Speaker Jim Steiner picked his own ticket and won $19. He said he would add it to the club's recent $250 to the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Jim Steiner wins the pot.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:
Larry Murphy has $2.25 in Happy Dollars, covering his fine last week and the NISE dollar he never gave. The other buck was for passing the Kiwanis Credit Check last week. Dick Metz had 4 happy quarters...1 for having lunch with Eddie from The Munsters...1 for winning the best restored vehicle in the Bay Side Expo Car show....1 for winning the best in his class at the car show, too and 1 for the show being so well attended. That's 1 happy dollar from Dick Metz. In total...2 happy dollars, 1 fine, and 1 back pay NISE dollar was collected.

Grandpa Metz and Eddie.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Larry Murphy: Last week: no money. This week: no name.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Russ Beane, Chet Cilley, Paul Cotton, Warren Mitchell, and Larry Murphy were all fined a quarter for being pinless. In total, $1.25 was collected.

Showing my age (or lack thereof)....I made a joke about Cousin It following Dick Metz' story about having lunch with Eddy from the Munsters. Cousin It, of course, is from the Addams Family and if I were older than 30, I would have known that. Once again, my youthful inexperience (I call it innocence) shines brightly. So much for trying to be funny...--Joe Collie.

Let's play "spot the comb-over."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Quotable Quotes:
"You're the apple of my eye, but I still don't want any pie..."
Steve Loughlin to Katherine Contagiani.

"I wouldn't have gone if I wasn't going to win..."
Dick Metz on the Boston Car Show....

Don Nelson: "We took home $3,050."
Roger Landry: "Yeah, but how much did you take in?"

Dick Metz: "I won first in my class..."
Roger Landry: "And how many were in your class...?

Guest Speaker:
Jim Steiner, Chairman of the Board, Swift Water District of the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America, spoke to the club and thanked us for our recent donation. Steiner said that the Swift Water District runs from Bow to Plymouth and east and West of 1-93, covering 14 towns. Steiner said that the Council has seen growth at all levels and more than 2,000 NH boys age 8-18 are involved in Scouting. Steiner gave credit to the fine quality of volunteers for this growth. He went on to say the money our club donated could be summed up in one word: opportunity. Our donation made it possible for a child to have the opportunity to experience scouting and an opportunity to learn want may not be learned elsewhere. Steiner said the 4 principles they focus on in Scouting is patriotism, character, citizenship, and duty to God. He also noted the Venturing Program, which is a co-ed scouting program for 14-20 year olds, is supported by the Teen Center. Thanks to Dianne Zawacki for that. A lawyer by trade, Steiner lives in Concord.

Scout's Honor....
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Joe Collie hires a new lawyer. Sorry, Phil.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

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

Monday, January 22, 2007
Mark Leibl, NH State Police

Monday, January 29, 2007
Key Club for 10 minutes and then Carla Scott, NH Make A Wish, speaks.


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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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