January 24, 2011 - Vol. 22, No. 7


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Jack Batchelder

Vi Adrignola - Guest of Joe
Greg Goddard- Guest Speaker

Vi Adrignola
Greg Goddard

News from the Prez:
President Mike alerted the club that there will be a New England District training Seminar coming up in Framingham, MA.  He also announced that the Belknap County 4H fair is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested please let President Mike know.

News from the Treasurer:
Joe Adrignola reminded the club that the February 14th meeting is going to be an interesting one. We have speakers that will discuss their visits to Haiti.  It is also Valentines day so bring you significant other!

"Now, if I can just win the 50/50, Vi's birthday dinner will be paid for."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

News from the Immediate Past Prez.:
Brian Winslow let the club know that this week the Kiwanis Club of Laconia is the beneficiary charity at the Lodge at Belmont.  No estimate yet on how much has been raised.

50 50:
$15 to Roger Landry/John Markland/Warren Mitchell

Former Law Enforcement, Current Law Enforcement, Wanted by Law Enforcement
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Happy Dollars:

$3 from the 50/50 winners
$2 from President Mike: one because the Jets lost and another because he is almost done painting children's rooms at home)
$1 from Joe Adrignola because it is Vi’s Birthday today.

Guest Speaker:
Ed Merski introduced Greg Goddard as our guest speaker this evening.  Greg Goddard is the General Manager of Gunstock Mountain Resort.  Greg started his presentation by giving us some snowmaking facts regarding Gunstock:
Did you know:
- Gunstock has invested over $4 million in past 5 years
- Over $1 million has been invested in new snow gun technology
- Total water converted to snow this season is 158,878,500 gallons
- Total Energy used = 4.5 million KWH (the January Power Bill was $284,00)
- The cost of one snowmaking season = +/- $1 million

Greg then spoke to the club about new plans for the “Other Season” at Gunstock Mountain Resort. These plans include:
1. A new adventure ropes course called ”Aerial Treetop Adventures” complete with 2 demo levels, 5 different adult levels, 1 kids course and a total of 80+ different “games. For more information on this upcoming activity, "click" here.
2. A summit to base zip line (3 zips total).
3. A mountain roller coaster (Next to tubing hill).

For more information on Gunstock Mountain Resort, "click" here.

Ed "The Librarian" Merski (right) shakes hands with his boss, Greg Goddard.
Ed is happy to be seasonally employed but admits it interferes with his reading time.

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:39 pm.


New Arrival:

On Thursday, January, 20th, a new Collie was added to Joe's litter. Amelia Kathleen was born at 8:24 am. She weighed in at 8 lbs 10 ounces and is 19 3/4 inches long. Joe had planned to come to Kiwanis tonight but noted, if he left his wife alone, he would be in the dog house.

Meet Amelia Kathleen Collie (Her initials, A.K.C., are the same as the American Kennel Club)
Photo by Joe Collie

The Collie litter: L to R: Makena, Amelia (front), and Sophia
Photo by Jill Collie




Monday February 7th
Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 pm at One Mill Plaza
This is not a regular meeting. There will be no dinner served.

Monday February 14th
Ray and Lauretta Seabeck will discuss their work with the poor in Haiti

Monday February 28th
Club Meeting - Kiwanian Michelle Cardinal will discuss the D.A.R.E. Program


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Kiwanis Kronikle is publication of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, P.O. Box 757, Laconia, NH 03247-0757.
We meet the second and fourth Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Gilford
Please call your President or Secretary about any member or family member in case of illness. Email: Joe Collie or Steve Loughlin