March 4, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 23


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



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Ed Merski

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

How Do You Do?
The club sang a not so resounding rendition of "How Do You Do?" to Paul Cotton, back from his winter away. Paul said he is doing fine, or at least doing better than our singing! Welcome back, Paul!

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, PP Paul Cotton says "Kiss me, I'm Irish..."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Reading in FUNdamental:
Kathy Calvin reminded the club of the next two RIF readings:

Friday, March 7th
Woodland Heights

Kathy Calvin
Joe Adrignola
Larry Murphy
Don Nelson
Sue Nelson



Wednesday, March 12th
Pleasant Street School

Kathy Calvin
Joe Adrignola
Don Nelson

Please check your schedule and see if you are available to join the fun. Sign up sheets will be circulated next week.

Education Fair:
Kathy Calvin informs the club that we will have a booth at the Education Fair coming up on Tuesday, March 18th at Laconia High School. The booth will provide attendees with information about Kiwanis and focus more specifically on how Kiwanis works with the school system and students.

Win A Prize!
Warren Mitchell presented the club with raffle calendars he is selling for Lakes Region Day Care Center. The prizes range from gift certificates to Red Sox tickets and they will be drawing a winner every day in April. Get your calendars now from Warren. They only cost $10 and all the proceeds go to the Lakes Region Day Care Center.

Pretty in Pink.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Board Minutes from February:

The board met last on February 4, 2008. Some of the highlights:
***The minutes from the previous month, the general fund, and charity fund were all approved as read.
***A purchase of a package to Myrtle Beach to be raffled off during Bike Week was approved. The purchase should not exceed $5,000.00
***A table at the Belknap Mill event in May was sponsored for $550.
***A donation to the Humane Society was made in the name of James Dow
***$200 was approved for gifts of appreciation for Catherine and Jim Contigiani.
***Meeting adjourned at 7:40pm.




Larry Murphy won $16.

Larry hasn't been this lucky since his sister in law moved out.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Warren looks for a hand out.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Free Meal:
Warren Mitchell.


Happy Dollars:
Larry Murphy gave $5 for finally finding light bulbs that would fit his bedroom closet and getting -- quote -- Rosemary out of his hair!
Kathy Calvin gave $1 for her daughter beginning driver's ed training. Get off the sidewalks!

Kathy Calvin raises money.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Is it Spring yet?

The Kiwanis Trailer is in a SNOW parking zone.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Upcoming Schedule:

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

Monday, March 17th
Laura Brousseau with the Faith, Hope, and Love Foundation

Monday, March 24th
Karen Dennis, March of Dimes

Monday, March 31st
Courtney Marshall of the Belknap County Nursing Home

Monday, April 7th
Boards Meet

Monday, April 14th
Key Club Advisors on Habitat for Humanity Trip

Monday, April 21st
Jim Morash of Mount Washington Cruises


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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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