April 10, 2017 - Vol. 28, No.7



News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Venue: 405 Pub & Grill

Invocation: Steve Loughlin

Attendance: 7 members and 5 guests


L to R: Emily Perry, Chloe Bertocchi, Ashley Burgos, Maggie Sullivan, and Alexyah Dethvongsa
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

From the President: President Meredith updated the club on the following:
• The health of our newest member, Kara Stanley
• Annual Bike Rodeo – which will be held on Saturday, May 20th at Opechee Park from 10:00 am until 2 pm. The following have already committed to partner with our Club: LRGHealthcare, MC Cycle, and Boys & Girls Club. Other probable participants include: DARE, the Laconia Fire Dept., Child Advocacy Center, Bike Exchange, and Smoky the Bear
• Bike Week will be held June 10th to June 18th. This will be discussed in detail at our next meeting.

From the Members:
• Phil Bonafide reported that the Club grossed over $20,000 in Gaming Revenue and, after expenses, our net will exceed $16,000! Thank you Phil Bonafide and Kathy Calvin for your efforts in making this happen.
• Bill Gile reported the Kiwanis Board approved a proposal to pursue chartering a “Builder’s Club” (e.g., Key Club in the Laconia Middle School)
• Scott Laurent reported the next Kiwanis KARES is scheduled for April 19th at Pleasant Street School at 9:00 am. Please let Kathy Calvin know if you are able to volunteer.

From the Key Club:
• Each of the Key Club members present spoke about what they learned at DECON (Key Club District Conference) which was held March 31 to April 2 in Springfield, MA.
• The Key Club presented a “thank you” card to the Kiwanis Club in appreciation for their pledge to provide them with financial support in attending the DECON Convention

To read the thank you card, “click” on the picture below:

Scott Laurent then presented the Key Club with a check for $750 which will help the Club defray costs in attending the DECON Convention

Kiwanis Club Treasurer, Scott Lauren,t presents a check to Key Club President, Alexyah Dethvongsa
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Food Pantry: $13 was collected

Happy Dollars:

$2 from Betty Ballantyne: $1 because she was happy to have the Key Club in attendance and $1 to report that Irwin Motors is hosting its 6th annual Ladies & Wheels on Wednesday, April 19th from 6 to 8 pm.

For details on Ladies & Wheels, "click" here.

To read the Ladies & Wheels story, which appeared in The Laconia Daily Sun on 4/11/17, “click” here.

$3 from Bill Gile: $1 to thank Kiwanis Club for authorizing him to pursue the Builders Club, $1 for the success of the recent Spelling Bee at LHS which raised over 2,500 jars of peanut butter and jelly for the Laconia program and $1 in recognizing the Laconia Key Club for helping with the event


Meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.









Monday - May 8th Venue: 405 Pub & Grill - 405 Union Ave., Laconia
5:30 pm - Board of Directors Meeting - all members welcome to attend
6:15 pm - Club Meeting

Saturday - May 20th Venue: Opehee Park - 915 N Main Street, Laconia
10:00 - 2:00pm - Annual Bike Rodeo/Safety Day

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