March 15, 2010 - Vol.21, No. 24


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Prior to the commencement of the meeting, Mike Marsh and Joe Adrignola tally the take from this weekend's ticket sales.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Warren Mitchell


Senior Member(s):
Warren Mitchell


This electrician got a shock as he was called on to run the meeting.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Fundraising Update:
V.P. Mike Marsh reported that, after counting money from this weekend's ticket sales at the World of Wheels show in Boston, it looks like we may have grossed about $1,000. That brings the total sales from the last two weekends to approx. $2,640.
That means the bikes are paid for, the vending fees are paid for and the raffle is now in the black by about $200. Maximum number of tickets for sale are 3,000 and it is estimated we have presently sold about 450.

In addition to selling tickets on the boardwalk during Bike Week, future marketing efforts may include giving tickets to club members to sell and possibly selling tickets at the race track at an event that is being held on May 22nd, or other New Hampshire venue.

Mike Marsh reports "We're in the black."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Key Club News:
Larry Murphy reported he went to a recent Key Club meeting and noted the following:

Camp Mahew Cleanup
: Help is needed for the annual summer clean-up at Camp Mahew on Saturday, June 5th. Any Kiwanian that can help with the clean up would be appreciated especially someone with a car to help drive some of the Key Club members. Please let Larry Murphy know if you can help.

Spaulding Youth Center
: Larry noted the members of the Key Club who were present to hear the presentation at last weeks meeting have expressed interest in getting the opportunity to visit the campus of the Saulding Youth Center. Steve noted that President Dick would like to take Mark Lavalle up on his offer to hold a Kiwanis meeting at the Spaulding Youth Center at its campus in Northfield. Steve reported he is waiting to hear from Mark on arranging a date in the future. VP Mike Marsh thought way may want to consider the invitation but schedule a date far enough into the future that would accommodate everyone's schedule.

Kiwanis KARES:
On behalf of Secretary Kathy, Joe Adrignola reported a Kiwanis KARES reading at Elm Street School is scheduled for Thursday March 25th.  A sign-up sheet was passed around.

50 50:
None this week.

Happy Dollars:

Joe Adrignola reported that, Kathy Calvin sent in a happy dollar because her daughter, Patti Jean, was accepted at UNH.

Joe presents the first of many dollars to be expended by Kathy Calvin on UNH.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

None tonight.

Guest Speaker:
Steve Loughlin introduced Olie Anderson, a former member of the Laconia Kiwanis Club (from the late 1970's to the mid 1980's), who spoke on being a referee of high school basketball. Olie has been a member of the IAABO (International Association of Approved Basketball Officials) for about 10 years.

Olie noted that when he refs a game, people in the crowd often yell at him when he makes a call because they don’t usually understand some of the rules. He said there are several reasons for that. One being they haven’t read the rules and another being because there are actually four major sets of basketball rules: NBA rules, NCAA men’s rules, NCAA women’s rules, and High School Federated rules

The rules penalize violations and fouls. A foul is when contact occurs that results in an unfair advantage being gained. The key words are “unfair advantage.” Not all contact results in a foul however all common fouls (non technical) involve contact. Common fouls include: Player Control; Blocking; Pushing; Illegal use of hands; Handchecking; and Holding.

During his presentation, Olie handed out 25 case studies from the rule book and reviewed them with the members. After reading each (two or three sentence) case, he looked for the Kiwanis members to make the correct call. Mike Marsh and Larry Murphy were exceptional in demonstrating their knowledge of the game. However, in many cases no one knew the correct answer.

If you missed the meeting and would like to test your knowledge of the rules of high school basketball or if you would like to again review the questions (along with the answers), "click" here.

Olie Anderson discusses the rules of the game of basketball with the membership.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Foul on Warren who is caught dribbling.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

At the conclusion of his presentation, Olie was asked why someone would want to be a basketball referee. Olie responded jokingly: "Where else can you go (to) get your exercise, get paid for it and always be right?"

Olie Anderson demonstates the basketball rule of hand checking with Steve Loughlin.
Photo by Phil Bonafide


Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:59 p.m.



Upcoming Schedule:


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

Monday, March 29th
State Fire Marshall John Southwell with his fire dog- guest of Roger Landry

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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