January 28, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 18


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



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Roger Landry with a moment of silence for Denise Dow's husband

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin, and Warren Mitchell

Sue Nelson with Don

With Sadness...
A card was circulated and signed by all present for Denise Dow, who lost her husband, James, over the weekend. He was 47 years old. Our thoughts and prayers are with Denise and her family during this difficult time. Visiting hours at Simoneau-Paquette Memorial Home (on Church Street in Laconia) will be held on Wednesday from 3pm to 6 pm.
Kiwanians will meet at 5 pm at the funeral home to extend condolences to Denise and her family.


Reading is FUNdamental
There was a RIF book distribution this week at Elm Street School in Laconia. On hand were Joe Collie, Joe Adrignola, Larry Murphy, Don Nelson, and Kathy Calvin. We received giant thank you posters from the classes of Ms. Champlin, Mrs. Besegai, and Mrs. Chase for the books. Kathy displayed the posters at our meeting. Kathy also noted that the kids all remembered the books they were read last time and what books they selected for their own.

Kathy Calvin: Kiwanis Poster Child.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Hey Kiwanis...THANKS!
We received a couple of thank you notes this week. The Mayhew Program and the Circle Program said thanks for our continued support and generosity. We say "you're welcome!"

Laconia Kiwanis KARES
The new name of RIF will be The Laconia Kiwanis KARES Program, which will mean Kids And Reading Equals Success. The group liked this one better than the AARP option. Credit Joe Collie with the new name.

Greetings from the Sunshine State...
This e-mail was sent to Joe Collie by Arlene Fortier last week. Seems they are having a good time. Jim has managed to get some of this neighbors to come out of their shell, so to speak. Read on and you will get that comment:

We are enjoying our 4 month stay here in Barefoot Bay-the largest manufactured home park in Florida with over 5,000 homes. Very easy to get lost on the hundreds of streets.

Jim went to the Kiwanis meeting here in December, they only meet once a month, and because they have such a small, very inactive group they will be losing their charter in June. The only fund raiser they have is Bingo on Friday nights in one of the Community rooms but that will end also.

Jim walks down the street every morning to the pond to feed bread to about 20 or more turtles. People wait for him so they can take pictures. In the afternoon, he goes across the highway to the Barefoot Bay Pier to chat with the fishermen and usually sees many dolphins,manatees, pelicans and other birds that swoop down trying to catch fish.

Next Tuesday our daughters Lisa and Suzy and granddaughters Myranda and Jordyn are coming down to visit for a week. They can't wait to get out of the cold. Then, from Feb. 19th-26th, our grandchildren, Sean-16 and Laryssa 14 from Alstead, are coming down. We are very anxious to show them all around the area.

We have had cooler weather the past few days-only in the high 60's-low 70's but next week it looks like it will be back in the 80's like it was the whole month of Dec. and beginning of Jan. We don't miss the cold and snow at all.

I'm sure Jim will be anxious to get back to the Kiwanis meetings at home in April.

Tell everyone we said hello. Have a good weekend.



Conference, Anyone?
President Dianne announced that the mid-winter Kiwanis Conference will be held in Worcester, Massachusetts the weekend of March 7, 8, and 9. If anyone is interested in attending, she has all the information.

We gotta make money...
The fundraising committee, minus Dick Metz, and the general membership met after the business meeting to discuss what we can do in place of the motorcycle raffle. The most popular ideas included a raffle to win a trip to Bike Week at either Sturgis or Myrtle Beach. Further discussion leaned toward a cash raffle or a 50/50 that would be done during Bike Week in Laconia, therefore preserving our spot on the boardwalk. More details and further discussion to follow. Time is of the essence. Stay Tuned!

Dianne Roberts won $19.00

Being President has its privileges.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars
Dianne gave 2. Her son, Chris, was the only music student at Plymouth State selected to the intercollegiate band. He is a percussionist and plays up to 20 instruments. Dianne's other dollar came for her promotion at work. She has been elevated to the Director of Nursing position officially at Belknap County Nursing Home. She had been the assistant and most recently the interim director. Congratulations, Dianne! Past President Joe Collie gave $2 for his being selected to the Union Leader's "40 Under Forty." His profile was featured in the special section that was printed in the Union Leader on Monday.

Dianne shows off the raise she got with her promotion at work.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Joe is one of 40 under 40 in New Hampshire. He is one of 2 under 40 in Kiwanis.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin





Joe Collie makes the New Hampshire Union Leader "40 UNDER 40" List.


This article appeared in the Business section of Monday's New Hampshire Union Leader (January 28, 2008).

The 40 people in this section are teachers, lawyers, social workers, business people and others holding responsible positions in industry, government and social services. The Union Leader noted "they are volunteering for worthy causes and raising families. They are involved in their community."

The seventh class of "40 Under Forty" will be recognized at a reception next month. T






Joe Collie
: Top row, second from right.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin



Upcoming Schedule:

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


Monday, February 4th
Boards meet, Food Pantry money collected

Monday, February 11th

Monday, February 18th

Monday, February 25th
Eric Johnson, Principal Elm Street School

Monday, March 3rd
We're back at Pheasant Ridge.

Boards meet, Food Pantry money collected

Monday, March 10th
Jim Cande will speak on a possible opportunity of a fund raiser between Laconia Nationals and Kiwanis Club

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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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