January 9, 2017 - Vol. 28, No.4



News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Pre- Meeting Venue: Colonial Theatre, downtown Laconia

Venue: 405 Pub & Grill

Prior to our regular meeting, Justin Slattery, Chairman of the Belknap EDC met the Club at the Colonial Theatre and gave an update on the renovation and restoration project.  Justin's remarks lasted about 40 minutes after which the Club members assembled for dinner and meeting at the 405 Pub & Grill. FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THE COLONIAL THEATRE PROJECT AS WELL AS PICTURES OF OUR VISIT, SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE.

Invocation: Dennis Denoncourt

Attendance: 11 members and 3 guests

Rosemarie Murphy - wife of Larry
Maggie Sullivan - LHS Key Club member
Ashley Burgos - LHS Key Club member

Maggie Sullivan
Ashley Burgos


From the President: 
President Meredith recapped the Christmas tree sales program by Freedom Firs and offered the idea to consider not to participate next year due to the limited availability of members to assist at the lot.  Bill Gile stated that he was told this years sales should net the Club about $1,000 and we may want to reconsider once December approaches. 

President Meredith also announced she has two volunteers to handle the gaming requirements this March: Phil Bonafide and Kathy Calvin. 

Finally, Meredith reported on how good the day was when she accompanied several Key Club members to the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute (KPTI) at Tufts Floating Hospital last month.  The Key Clubbers in attendance were on the trip and came away very impressed.

From the Members:
Kathy Calvin briefed the Club on the success with the Salvation Army kettle in downtown Laconia. She reported that the Laconia Kiwanis Club collected the highest amount of money with donations exceeding $4,000.  Traditionally, the Rotary Club, who ring the bell on December 24th, havethe highest day for that kettle. However inclement weather and the Patriots game that afternoon kept the traffic down which helped our cause.  There were 11 100-dollar bills in our kettle, all anonymously given. TWO VIEW PICTURES OF SOME OF THOSE WHO RANG THE BELL, SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE. 

Bill Gile announced that the Key Club will not be doing a Habitat trip in April after all, but several members are going to attend the District Convention to attend Leadership training.

Food Pantry: $50 was collected

Happy Dollars:

$1 from Bill Gile for having bragging rights with his Rotarian wife over our winning high kettle
$1 from Meredith Michaud for accompanying the Key Club on its Boston trip in December
$1 from Phil Bonafide for seeing his grandchildren this past weekend
$1 from Kathy Calvin for having her daughter home for Christmas
$1 from Dennis Denoncourt just for the heck of it 
$1 from Larry Murphy due to the $100 donation he received at the kettle
$1 from Rosemary Murphy for seeing their 12-year old grandson over the holidays
$2 from Betty Ballantyne for her upcoming trip to Florida with her mom to visit family


Meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.


January 9, 2017
Note: "Click" on the pictures below to open a larger picture.
A bright future for the Colonial Theatre
Belknap Economic Development Council Executive Director Justin Slattery welcomes Kiwanis members and their guests
Can you find the stilettos in this picture?
The club members and guests peruse the theatre
A view of a bonafide Italian piece of work
The roots of a landmark
Kathy Calvin energizes the stage
Photo by Jackie Bonafide
Betty Ballantyne, Justin Slattery, and Meredith Michaud
Meredith Michaud thanks Justin Slattery for his presentation
Brian Winslow enjoys the cold weather
Unless otherwise noted, Colonial Theatre photos by W. Stephen Loughlin
A report on the the current status of the Colonial Theatre appeared in The Laconia Daily Sun on January 10, 2017.


January 4, 2017
The Laconia Kiwanis Club recently contributed $400 toward the purchase price of new team jerseys for the Laconia and Winnisquam High School Hockey Team. To show their appreciation, members of the Kiwanis club were invited to the Merrill Fay Arena, home of the team, for a photo shoot with the players.
Kiwanis members enjoy a moment with the leadership of the Laconia Winnisquam Wolf Pack hockey team
L to R: Muff Kruse, Bill Gile, Noah Smith (Assistant Captain), Nick Luther (Assistant Captain),
Josh Shevlin (Captain), Devin Miles (Assistant Captain), and Betty Ballantyne
Can you find Muff Kruse, Bill Gile, and Betty Ballantyne in this picture?
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin
To read the stories that appeared in The Laconia Daily Sun, "click" on the dates below:




December 31, 2016
Roger Webster takes a moment on New Years Eve to wish his Kiwanis friends a Happy New Year
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin



December 23, 2016
President Meredith Michaud
Larry Murphy and Don Nelson
Kara Stanley
Betty Ballantyne
Betty Ballantyne shakes down Larry Frates
Steve Loughlin and Phil Bonafide enjoy drinks compliments of Brian Winslow
Chelsey Beane and Scott Beane
Scott Beane and Steve Loughlin
Brian Winslow and Bill Gile ring for a donation
Salvation Army photos by Chelsey Beane, Betty Ballantyne, Meredith Michaud, and W. Stephen Loughlin








Monday - February 13th Venue: 405 Pub & Grill - 405 Union Ave., Laconia
5:30 pm - Board of Directors Meeting - all members welcome to attend
6:15 pm - Club Meeting

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