February 23, 2009 - Vol.20, No. 21

News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families





Our newest member, Tom Knox

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Roger Webster, and Paul Normandin


Honorary Member Dick Breton minus the 60 pounds he has lost…maybe more.

The "new" Dick Breton
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin

Hey Kiwanis…THANKS!
We received a thank you note from the Belmont Gilford Hockey Club thanking us for our donation of $250. The thank you note was signed by S. Peter Karagianis. Steve Loughlin says "it's all Greek to me."


Schedule reminder:

Brian Winslow reminds us that next week's meeting will be back at Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford. Thanks to Joe Adrignola and the staff at One Mill Plaza for letting us use their building and the Community Room for the last 2 months..



Kiwanis KARES:
There will be
two Kiwanis KARES readings and distributions in March. The first will be at Pleasant Street School on March 5 in the morning. Time TBA. The second will be at Woodland Heights on March 11th from 9:45-11:15. Kathy Calvin passed around a sign up sheet and she will again next week. Please check your schedules and your availability. Signed up so far::

March 5th at Pleasant Street School
Brian Winslow
Don Nelson and Sue Nelson

March 11th at Woodland Heights
Brian Winslow
Don Nelson and Sue Nelson





16 dollars up for grabs
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin

...and the winner is...

VP # 2: Mike Marsh
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:
Kathy Calvin gave 1 because her daughter was in England and was enjoying the trip to this point. Mike Marsh gave 1 for winning and 1 for coming back from a great vacation. Dianne Roberts gave 1 because the Belknap County Nursing Home went through a successful state survey. Dick Metz gave $5 because he is due to become a grandfather. Brian Winslow gave 1 for the surveyors going to the nursing home and not to Community Health and Hospice and he gave 1 because Dianne Roberts is now on the CH&H board of directors. Roger Landry gave 1 because he took his wife to Portland for Valentine's Day and ran into Brian Winslow while he was there. He said he was happy he brought his wife and not Brian's.

Roger Landry demonstrates the long term effect of the economic stimulus program.
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin


Guest Speaker:

Our guest speaker was Maria Street, Executive Director of Ozanam Place in Laconia. The agency is in it's 10th year and was incorporated in 1999 as a 501c3 organization. They offer a number of services to single parent families in jeopardy of homelessness. They provide case management through a 2 year program that provides peer support, transitional support, and an after-care program. Peer support simply provides the needed point in the right direction to families in need and lets them know of resources that can help them with heat, electricity, etc… The transitional support program is a two year support program that provides case management, networking with other service providers, effective utilization of existing resources, and goal setting for achieving affordable housing, education, employment, health needs, counseling, and life skills. Eligibility for the program is as follows:

Single parent with children in the home

Pregnant Women

18 years of age and older

Alcohol and drug free

Homeless or at risk of homelessness

Highly motivated towards long term goals

The third program is the after care program. This two to five year program offered to Ozanam Place's families that completed the Transitional Support Program. This leads to ongoing support, resources, and referrals as needed. The agency also offers monthly workshops to their clients that help with aspects of independent living like budgeting, homemaking, childcare, cooking, etc. The office is located on Highland Street in Laconia and has a website: www.ozanamplace.org

Maria Street and her friend, Joey.
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin


Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, March 2nd
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Monday, March 9th
meet and eat at Lou Ricciardiello's greenhouse in Gilford

Monday, March 16th

Monday, March 23rd
Jane Bergeron, Organ Donor Program guest of Roger Landry

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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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Pictures contained in this newsletter have been modified to assure a fast download. Therefore, if you try to print them, they will not be of the best quality. If you should desire a picture better suited for printing, feel free to request a copy by emailing W. Stephen Loughlin at steve@theloughlins.com