February 4, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 19


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families





Slim Pickings.
Photo by Joe Collie

Dick Metz

Senior Members:
Ed Merski and Peter Karagianis

Chew on this...
Ed Merski informs the club that the gumball machines at Gunstock have been taken out of lost and found, filled with gum and candy, and placed out in the open again for the public to enjoy and help Kiwanis one quarter at a time. Joe Adrignola says he got a check from the gumball people a few months ago, but nothing recently. These developments may change that. Something might come in now that the machines are filled up again.

Reading is FUNdamental
Kathy Calvin informed the club that the next RIF distribution has been set for Wednesday, March 12th from 2-3pm at Pleasant Street School in Laconia. A sign up sheet will be circulated in the coming weeks. Please check your schedule and join the fun if you are available. Thanks in advance for your help with RIF!


Laura Brusseau Update
Joe Adrignola and Kathy Calvin ran into Laura Brusseau recently. Laura is now at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith. She used to be the Key Club advisor at Laconia High School. She is interested in coming to speak to the club and give an update on her Faith, Hope, and Love Foundation. Dates are being worked out. We will see her soon!


More discussion was had on fundraising. The committee is looking to a trip to Myrtle Beach OctoberFest Bike Week, October 1st through the 5th. President Dianne Roberts has exchanged e-mails with a Kiwanis Club down there willing to help us make it happen. The committee will look into available packages and pricing and report back to the club soon. Also, more nights could be possible at The Lodge, pending legislation. Stay tuned on both fronts. March 10th's guest speaker will be Jim Cande, who will be proposing a fund raising opportunity for our club at the upcoming Laconia Nationals Car Show. For more information, come to the March 10th meeting.

Chet Cilley won $10.00

Chet is feeling Cilley after collecting his winnings.
Photo by Joe Collie

Free Meal
Dick Metz

Happy Dollars
Dick Metz for winning the free meal

If only Dick was this lucky in Vegas.
Photo by Joe Collie


None were collected, though I admit I was pinless. (Joe Collie)

Board minutes from 1/7/08
Sec'y Kathy Calvin read the minutes from the January board meeting. Some of the highlights were:
*** The general fund and charity fund were approved as read.
*** $200 was approved for Lou Athanis Basketball.
*** $1,000 was approved for donation to The Circle Program.
Meeting adjourned at 7:27pm.


Roger Landry checks his "little black book."
Photo by Joe Collie


Roger Landry pays homage to Bob Knight on the night he retires.
Photo by Joe Collie


We look forward now that the Super Bowl is over.
Photo by Joe Collie



Upcoming Schedule:

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


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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