March 17, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 25


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




Happy St. Patrick's Day!





Joe Collie

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

Guest Speakers: Jessica Dutille and Laura Brusseau

Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Reading in FUNdamental:
Kathy Calvin informs the club that the next RIF is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 26th at Pleasant Street School at 1:30. Signed up so far: Kathy Calvin, Joe Adrignola, and Randy Brough. One more is needed, if possible.

Education Fair:
Kathy Calvin reminded the club that the Education Fair was scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th at Laconia High School. We will have a booth set up displaying information that shows what the club does with the schools.

Get 'em while they're hot...
Kathy Calvin reminded the club that the annual Comedy Night Fund Raiser, to benefit the high school band boosters club, is coming up on April 11th. The event will feature 3 Boston comics and take place at the LHS Auditorium. For tickets, please e-mail Kathy at Also, Warren Mitchell has 3 calendars left for the LR Day Care Center raffle, which starts April 1st. You can e-mail Warren and reserve yours at They are $10 each.

Kathy presents a scroll from the king to the subjects of Kiwanis.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Division Caucus!
Past President Joe Collie informed the club that the Division 6 caucus will be in Wolfeboro on Saturday, March 29th. Joe intends on going. If three others go with him, we will be credited for an interclub. Any interested parties should let Joe know before that day…e-mail interest to

Hey Kiwanis...THANKS!
Key Club sent a thank you for helping out with their Habitat for Humanity Trip…and a thank you for our help throughout the year in the snack shack.. A picture was sent around of a working crew with the house they were building.

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Scan by W. Stephen Loughlin

Larry Murphy won $14.

No green beer BUT plenty of other green for Lucky Larry.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Happy Dollars:
Larry Murphy gave a happy dollar for winning the 50/50.
Joe Collie gave a happy dollar for last week’s 40 Under 40 reception. See story and pictures below.


Guest Speakers:
Laura Brusseau and Jessica Dutille from the Faith, Hope, and Love Foundation spoke about their efforts with children. The foundation gives kids hope through faith and love so that they may accomplish all their dreams. The two met in 2002 on an Alternative Spring Break trip for Habitat for Humanity. They were in college at Plymouth State University. After a year, the two have obtained 501c3 status and a board of directors and 4 big fund raising events per year. The funds are used to provide youth with basic needs for survival, educational enrichment the family cannot afford (ie: summer camp, fitness programs, etc) and subsidize medial bills in certain cases, like doctor’s appointments that may not be covered by insurance. Recently, 30 girls were given gowns for the proms, along with necklaces and shows. They (the girls) also met Miss New Hampshire. The organization is getting ready to hand out their first $1,000 scholarship to an area student in June of 2008. In addition to the Gowns for Girls event, the organization has a golf tournament, Pizza Challenge, and a benefit dinner. They have partnered with the Pemi Youth Center, the Silver Cultural Arts Center at PSU, and the North Conway Chamber of Commerce, among others. Goals for the immediate future include more scholarships, more outreach into the community, expanding the board of directors, and finding office space.


A combination of Faith, Hope, and Love
l to r. Kathy Calvin, Jessica Dutille, and Laura Brusseau
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


In the news...

Joe Collie was honored Thursday night as a member of the seventh class of "40 Under Forty." To read the related article, that appeared March 14th in the Union Leader online, "click" here.

Gimme some skin...
Union Leader photo

l to r: Gov John Lynch, Joe Collie, and Danny O'Brien of Ocean Bank (sponsor of the event).
Union Leader photo

Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, March 24th
Karen Dennis, with the NH Chapter of the March of Dimes

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

Monday, April 7th
Board of Directors meet. Food Pantry money collected.

Monday, April 14th
Lou Guevin speaks about the Sturgis motorcycle gathering

Monday, April 21st
Jim Morash of Mount Washington Cruises

Monday, April 28th
The Key Club speaks about their Louisiana trip for Habitat for Humanity.


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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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