February 8, 2010 - Vol.21, No. 19


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Phil Bonafide


Senior Members:
Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin, Carroll Stafford, and Dennis Denoncourt

Warren Hutchins - guest of Carroll Stafford
Key Club Members - Jazmine Jackson, Simone Henderson, Samantha Seymour, Brandon Hamel, Jocelyn Morin


Warren Hutchins
Jazmine Jackson
Simone Henderson
Samantha Seymour
Brandon Hamel
Jocelyn Morin

News from Pres. Dick:
President Dick read a thank you from Al Cantor, Trustee of The Mayhew Program.

News from Sec. Kathy:
Secretary Kathy updated us on the most recent Kiwanis KARES event at Pleasant Street School. Those that attended were Chet Cilley, Joe Adrignola, Don & Sue Nelson, Dick Metz and Kathy Calvin. The next Kiwanis KARES event will be at Woodland Heights in March celebrating Dr. Suess’s birthday. Kathy also let us know that Kiwanis KARES will be hosting a booth at the Education Fair at the Laconia Middle School on March 16th. Volunteers are welcome.

News from the Key Club:
Key Club Co-President Jocelyn Morin reported that, during February vacation, 12 students from Key Club will go to Dickinson, Texas to work for Habitant for Humanity. The Club has done fund raising and has enough money in the account but will do more fund raising after the trip. Right now they are not sure where they will be staying because they have had difficulties getting in touch with Dickinson Kiwanis. However, they have secured a church basement as a last option but there are no showers.

50 50:
$16.00 in the pot and the winner is...
.....................................................Steve Gorse.

Being a new member of the Laconia Kiwanis Club
is paying off for Steve Gorse.

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Joe Adrignola loses three weeks in a row.

With tears in his eyes, Joe insists he will win next week.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Happy Dollars:

$1 from Steve Gorse for winning the 50 50.

None tonight.

Don't Forget...

Next week, we will be meet on Tuesday, February 16th and not on the 15th because of the Presidents Day holiday. Please make note of the schedule change.




Guest Speaker:
Carroll Stafford gave an introduction of nearly three minutes on his guest, Warren Hutchins, who gave a presentation about the food industry. Warren spent 38 years in the food industry, 22 of them as Senior Vice President for Product Development, Purchasing and Distribution for the Ground Round Restaurants. Warren has a degree in Economics from Nassau College and an MBA from University of Maine. He currently sits on the Laconia Planning Board and the Lakes Region Planning Commission.

Warren let us know that there are two sides to the food industry…food you eat at home and food you eat other places (like restaurants). He worked on the restaurant side of the food industry. Warren enjoyed his time in the industry and found that each supply line for products was very different. He told us that the beef industry was entirely different from the fishing industry which was entirely different from the produce industry. Warren purchased food from all over the country and primarily worked through Maine distributors out of Binghamton, NY. He was able to control his pricing by contracting with suppliers through his distributors.

Warren pointed out that he was always developing new products and, in fact, the company he worked for required that he eat out many nights a week just for research purposes. There are three things to consider when deciding on a new product: 1. Does it taste good? 2. Can the Cooks replicate it?... and 3. Does it make money? Warren let us know that the way you price menu items is by figuring out what someone might pay for it. He did a lot of market research to determine this, and kept his eye on the competitor's pricing. All in all Warren really enjoyed working in the food industry and would recommend it as a career choice for anyone.

L to R: Warren Hutchins and Carroll Stafford
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.


Upcoming Schedule:


Tuesday, February 16th
State Fire Marshall John Southwell with his fire dog- guest of Roger Landry

Monday, February 22nd
Alan MacRae, freelance photojournalist
- guest of Steve Loughlin


Monday, March 1st
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money co

Monday, March 8th
Mark Lavalle from the Spaulding Youth Center - guest of Steve Loughlin

Monday, March 15th
Olie Anderson - You Make The Call (high school basketball refereeing) - guest of Steve Loughlin

Monday, March 22nd
Noah Crane, owner and General Manager of the Laconia Muskrats
- guest of Steve Loughlin

Monday, March 29th

Monday, April 5th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Monday, April 12th
Lisa Foley from The Mahew Program
- guest of Brian Winslow

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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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