April 7, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 28


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




Brian Winslow

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Carroll Stafford, Paul Normandin, Warren Mitchell, and Roger Webster

Jamie O’Connor with Dick Metz

Dick Metz, our membership chair, wines and dines another one!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

How Do You Do?
The club sang a resounding verse of this old favorite for some returning old favorites: Roger Webster and Jim Fortier are back from Florida. Roger immediately took the floor and told a story about one of his morning walks. The fire engines and the ambulances went by. It turns out a neighbor of his was scratched by her cat and after three days they could not stop the bleeding. After about five minutes, we stopped the bleeding and Roger sat down. When asked about his return, Jim Fortier said “no comment.”

Jim Fortier's review on retirement: one thumb up.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

We’re Invited!
The club has been invited to the Salvation Army Civic Luncheon at the Winnipesaukee Expo Center in Lakeport. The event is held on Thursday, May 15th at noon. If anyone in interested in attending, please let Dianne know.

Hey Kiwanis…THANKS!
We received a thank you from the New Hampshire Humane Society for the donation that we made in the name of James Dow. We also received a thank you from Camp Sunshine for our $100 donation to their campership program.

Classic Collection Night
The Classic Collection night is Friday, May 2nd at the Expo Center. The event benefits the Belknap Mill. Dick Metz and Roger Landry are involved. The event includes entertainment and the classic collector’s show. The club has purchased a table at the event. If anyone is interested, please let Dianne Roberts or Dick and Roger know.

Comedy Night:
Kathy Calvin has tickets for this Friday night’s Comedy Night to benefit the LHS Band. The event runs from 7-9 and tickets are $7. Please let Kathy know if you’re interested in going. E-mail her at kgc@mlolaw.com

Bike Rodeo Update:
Chet informs the club that the Bike Rodeo has been planned for Saturday, May 10th and Chet confirms that the location will be Opechee Park. More to follow. Stay Tuned.

Roger Ballantyne Update:
First some sad news: Roger’s friend Jim Depoian, who visited the club with Roger, passed away last weekend. As for Roger, the update is that he has good days and bad days. He enjoys listening to music and reportedly leaves the TV set on the preview channel to listen to the music and not to see what the listings are.

Jim Depoian, Rest in Peace.
File Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Fundraising Discussion:
The club was asked to vote on a fundraising direction.

1. ATV raffle
2. Trip option
3. 50/50 raffle with cash to the winner

The raffle and the trip option would be during Motorcycle Week primarily. Brian says that the trip could be in our budget and could be cancelled easily enough if we do not go in that direction.

Warren also presented a gas card promotion to be held Memorial Day Weekend at the Laconia Nationals Car Show. A motion was made and accepted to do this fundraiser.

A vote was taken and the trip was cut. The ATV raffle was accepted and will move forward. A schedule will be prepared.

Kathy Calvin, $23.

Roger...she gets half, you keep half. How hard is that?
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

Ed Merski gave 2 for being unemployed and having Roger Webster back.
Kathy Calvin gave 1 for winning the 50/50.
Roger Landry gave 3: 1 for Jim Fortier being back. 1 for Roger Webster back. 1 for Paul Cotton surviving his bicycle ride.
Dick Metz gave 1 for being back in the company of dysfunctional people.
Roger Webster gave 1 for starting volunteer work at LRGH again this week.

Ed Merski welcomes unemployment with open arms.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Food Pantry:


Board of Directors from last month…

Kathy Calvin read the minutes of last month’s board meeting, which was held on March 3, 2008. Some of the highlights were:
*** Leave of Absence for Dianne Zawacki was approved
*** $250 was approved for Laconia Little League
*** $275 was approved for Girl Scouts of Swift Water Council for their campership program
*** $100 was donated to Camp Sunshine because we are nice.

The minutes were approved as read.



Upcoming Schedule:

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.

Monday, May 5th
Board of Directors meet. Food Pantry money collected.

Monday, May 12th
Thomas Oetinger, former Laconia Police Chief.

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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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