April 23, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 30


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Dick Metz

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin, Warren Mitchell, and Roger Webster, 8,

How do you do, Roger Webster…
Roger Webster returned to a healthy chorus. He said the most interesting thing he saw on his long ride home from Florida was a buzzard eating a dead deer. He also noted that after relocating his winter residence from Arizona, where he lived next door to a murder scene, he ended up in Florida next to a “crack house.” Welcome back, Roger. Let the good times roll…

Roger Webster's secret hex puts Larry Murphy to sleep.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin
00 x 300, RGB 8 bits/Pixel

Win A Classic!
The Bike Raffle was at the Winni Expo Center this past weekend for the flower and craft show. Thanks to all those who sold tickets; Ed Merski and Dick Metz, Lori Dickson, Roger and Pam Landry, Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell.

To go or Not to go?
Up next: potentially a stop at Gunstock on May 26th. We do have the option if we can man the show. Please check your schedules and let us know if you can work that day. If we have enough people, we could add to the total that weekend with a productive day. Shifts would be 9-noon and noon-3 and, of course, being at Gunstock means no travel. This will be up for discussion next week, so please let us know if you are available.

Gunstock: Saturday, May 26th
9am-noon: __________ and ___________
noon to 3pm: _________ and ____________

Please e-mail paulcotton@metrocast.net or joe@laconiakiwanis.com if you can sell tickets that day.

On the Road Again…
After that, the Portsmouth Boat Show. We could use some help Saturday afternoon. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, May 31
set up to closing: Paul Cotton and Larry Murphy

Friday, June 1
set up to closing: Paul Cotton and Larry Murphy

Saturday, June 2
10am-3pm: Phil Bonafide and Lori Dickson
3pm-8pm: ___________ and ___________

Sunday, June 3
10am-4pm, breakdown, and trailer home: Don Nelson, Sue Nelson, and Mike Marsh

Bike Rodeo Update:
Past President and Senior Member and reigning Kiwanian of the Year (by now you must know who I mean) Warren Mitchell says the Bike Rodeo is set for May 12th and we are still looking for goodies to fill the giveaway bags for the kids. We are looking for roughly 60 bags and good suggestions include keychains, note pads, magnets, other trinkets, etc. Warren said it would be a good idea to have a work party to get the bags all filled prior to the day rather than filling them on location that morning. If you know of any items, or where to get some, e-mail Warren at ford56guy@yahoo.com.


Warren shows his excitement about the upcoming Bike Rodeo.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Four More Years:
The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 7th. We are looking for 3 more candidates for two year terms on the board and a second Vice President, to be president in 2009-2010 after Jeff Stone. The nominating committee will take nominations from the floor on Monday, April 30th and the election will be held on Monday, May 7th. The nominating committee will meet for a quick 5 minutes after the April 30th meeting.

From the Lt. Gov:
I received this e-mail from Lt. Gov. Bill Smith on Tuesday, April 24th:
If anyone wants to attend the Leadership Training he proposes on May 19th, please let us know. Joe Adrignola will write the check!

Hello one and all,

First I want to thank all of you that attended last month's Div. 6 Caucus. It was wonderful. Some people have asked if I was disappointed that I did not get what I wanted? I did get what I wanted. I wanted more than three Clubs to show up (7 out of 8 is outstanding!). I wanted a discussion to be held about what we will do in the future about Lt. Govs. I believe that a good discussion was held and it has caused us all to think about the future. Finally, I wanted you all to see what I've seen; that no matter the Club's size, strength, location, or financial status, we are all doing the same thing - helping our youth and our communities. We also have the same needs; more members, more public relations, and more ideas. I got what I wanted. I am a happy Lt. Gov. Please extend my thanks to your members that attended, they made a difference. We could not have done it without them.

Second, if you have not already done so, please hold your Club Election of Officers for 2007-2008 AND complete the form and mail it in. I would like to know early who the new officers will be.

Third, there is a Club Leadership Education (CLE) being held on Saturday, May 19 in Worcester, MA at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. I am asking each Club to send at least one member to this invaluable training session. Even if every member of your Club has been before (and I doubt it) someone needs to attend this year to get the latest information and literature. I STRONGLY recommend that the Club President for next year attend, as well as the Vice President or Secretary. At the Caucus, some people commented about the lack of, or need for, training; well here it is. This is a very good training program being given by experienced trainers! I believe that Club Secretaries have received information about this.

I will start my third round of visitations soon and look forward to seeing you all again.

Keep up the good work,

Bill Smith
Lt. Gov., Division 6
New England District
Kiwanis International

Reading is FUNdamental:
There was a RIF distribution and reading last week; at Elm Street School on April 18th. On hand were Kathy Calvin, Warren Mitchell, Randy Brough, and Joe Adrignola. 62 kids received 2 books each and new book marks for each one. There will be RIF sessions soon at Woodland Heights and Pleasant Street School. The dates and times TBA. Stay Tuned!

Looking for Representation…
The club has sponsored 2 big events coming up and we need bodies at our table. Preferably live ones, Russ! On Friday, May 11th; we have a table for 6 at the Belknap Mill’s Roaring 20s Celebration. The event is at the Laconia Ice Arena and will feature hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a cash bar with dancing till 1pm. If interested, see Joe Collie for tickets. On Saturday, June 30th, the Boys and Girls Club Gala Celebration will be held at Sacred Heart Hall in Laconia from 5p-9p. The club sponsored that event and has a table for 5 reserved. Again, let Joe Collie know if you’d like to go. The club is looking for representation at both these events. Thanks in advance for your time!

Russ Beane won $19.

A few more of these and Russ will have to file a 1099.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars: 1
Russ gave $4 for winning the other 15.
Larry Murphy gave $1 for something.

Dianne Roberts and Paul Cotton were pinless.

Guest Speaker:
Jim Nute, The Executive Director of the Mayhew Program spoke to the club about the program, its history and its future. The Mayhew Program is a summer camp for boys on Mayhew Island in Bristol and was founded in 1969. It handles about 190 boys a year on average and since its inception, it has seen 1,609 boys go through the program. The boys come from single parent homes that often offer little in the way of support, financial resources, and in some cases, comfort. The program lasts a full month and there are monthly follow ups in school over the course of the year. Boys could attend the camp for 2 years and that has been extended to 6 years, through a link up program for kids more than 12 years old. Jim showed 2 pieces on Mayhew produced by WMUR. The first was a piece for the Champions In Action series, sponsored by Citizen’s Bank, and the second was a segment on NH Chronicle that featured the camp and highlighted its accomplishments. Our club is invited to take part in a Mayhew clean-up on Saturday, May 19th. Last year, Larry Murphy, Paul Cotton, and Carroll Stafford helped out. For more information on The Mayhew Program, log on to the website, www.mayhew.org.


Larry Murphy enjoys Jim Nute's air violin performance.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Jim Nute was introduced by PP Larry Murphy.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Homeward Bound:

You put your left leg in, you put your right leg out...
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


April 30th
Caryn Sheehan talks about prostate cancer.

May 7th
Annual Meeting. Boards meet. NISE collected.

May 14th
Open. Speaker re-scheduled.

May 21nd
Speaker from Awakenings Cafe (Guest of Warren Mitchell)

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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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