April 10, 2006 - Vol. 17, No. 28

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry with colors presented by Steve Loughlin

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

Still cheaper than filling your tank...
Contigiani's advises the club that effective May 1st, meals will be $12.00 a week, an increase of $1 over the current price. The club will be billed for a 20 person minimum each week. Our resident restaurateur, Jeff Stone, says $12.00 a week is a good deal.

Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting will be next month. Next week, a nominating committee will be formed. It is suggested that the past few Presidents serve. Paul, Warren, Larry, and Phil. Thanks for your assistance.

Win a Classic!
Paul Cotton thanked Larry Murphy, Ed Merski, Chet Cilley, and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Landry for their efforts at the Craft and Flower show this past weekend. The next motorcycle road show is Memorial Day Weekend to the Hot Rod Show at Gunstock. A sign up sheet coming soon to a meeting near you.

How do you do Roger Webster?
The man, the myth, the legend returns. Roger Webster was greeted heartily by the masses upon his return from Arizona. His winter was marked by the quintuple homicide at a house very near his. He was awakened that morning by 6 helicopters above the scene. Roger informed the club that he sold his Arizona property and will not be returning for winters due to the growth and increasing crime rate in the area. He also said the Arizona desert air "stuffs him up." Glad to have ya back, Roger.

Roger explains loss of thumbs.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Sergeant First Class Roger Webster shakes hands with Col. Carroll Stafford.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Buses - 2 for the price of 1
Dianne Zawacki showed the club pictures of the two mini buses that the Teen Center has purchased, one of which was funded in part by a donation from Kiwanis. BOTH buses adorned the Kiwanis logo. A good deal for the club...great exposure! Congratulations to the Teen Center on completion of the buses. Ready to Roll....

Speaking of Buses...
Roger Landry informed the club that he was asked by a man at the show over the weekend if any Kiwanians would be interested in volunteering to drive disabled veterans from our area to the VA in Manchester. Paul Cotton also spoke with this man a few months ago. His name is Peter Mason. If interested, call 1-800-892-8384 ext 6419 and ask for Debra Krinsky.

Hey Kiwanis....THANKS!
We received a copy of the 2006 brochure for Camp Spalding. Also included, a letter thanking the club for our many years of support.

We're Invited!
The club received an invite from Laconia Main Street to their upcoming Awards and Annual Meeting. The Keynote Speaker will be newly appointed George Bald, the NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner. The event is Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00pm at the Belknap Mill. Dessert and Coffee will be served. RSVP by April 12th (tomorrow) at 524-1308 or e-mail info@LaconiaMainStreet.org.

50/50 winner
$12 WOW! Paul Cotton and Chet Cilley. They split it 50/50. That made it a 25/25 raffle.

Chet and Paul win 50/50.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Jim Fortier was pinless. So was Chet Cilley. 50 cents was collected.

Happy Dollars
Chet Cilley and Paul Cotton gave $1 each for winning the 50/50. Dianna Zawacki gave a dollar for the Teen Center buses being completed and for her husband, Dan, buying her a new Harley Davidson last weekend. An 883 Sportster for those of you scoring at home.

Guest Speaker
Carroll Stafford spoke to the club about Laconia Savings Bank's upcoming 175th anniversary. Carroll said he is a native of Laconia, having graduated Laconia High School and then attending Norwich Academy, where he graduated in 1957. He spent 6 months in the National Guard and was Battery Commander of Battery C in Laconia. He totaled 13 years reserve duty. He said he got his first banking job because his name was Carroll and the bank president thought he was hiring a woman. From teller, he moved through the ranks to head teller, asst. cashier, and cashier. In 1977, one year BEFORE this writer was born, he became President of Laconia Savings Bank. He is a 37-year member of the Laconia Kiwanis Club. As for the bank, it was started on July 2, 1831 and is one of only 3 business to be in town for more than 100 years that are still in existence today. The other 2 are Wilkinson Beane; 165 years, and LRGH; 113 years. Laconia Savings is a mutual bank, with no stockholders. The charter was signed by Franklin Pierce, who went on to become the only US President from NH. In 1971, the bank moved to it's current location on Pleasant Street and expanded to the 2nd and 3rd floors in 1987. Stafford credited Steve Loughlin with 20 years plus as a bank employee and Paul Normandin for 16 years as Chairman of the Board of Directors. For more, visit www.lsbdirect.com.

Carrol Stafford explains the history of Laconia Savings Bank.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

(left) Carrol Stafford and Joe Colley. (right) Joe Colley and money.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Monday, May 8
Guest speaker will be Laura Brusseau.

Monday, May 1
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, April 24
Chief Tom Oetinger will speak during National Crime Victims Rights week.

Monday, April 17
Guest speaker will be Exec. Dir. Charlie St. Clair, Laconia Motorcycle Rally & Race Week.

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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In Memory of Max Chertok, Charter Member - Normandin, Cheney, & O'Neil - Byse Agency - Baron's Major Brands - Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home - Decorative Interiors - Laconia Savings Bank - Meredith Village Savings Bank - Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. - The Village Bank - Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant - Quik Laundry & Cleaners - Stafford Oil Company, Inc. - The Home Beautiful - Cantin Chevrolet/Mitsubishi