April 24, 2006 - Vol.17, No. 30

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Roger Landry

Senior Members
Howard Bacon, Paul Normandin, Warren Mitchell, Peter Karagianis, Ed Merski, Roger Webster

Ben Pearson with Warren Mitchell

Ben Pearson with grandpa, Warren Mitchell.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Leadership Training...
Joe Collie alerted the club that the next session of Club Leadership Education is coming in June and will be held in South Portland, Maine. The course will be offered on June 3rd. This is for incoming presidents and vice presidents...or people named Jane Thibault or Dianne Roberts. All others interested, please see Joe for details. He has the information.

Note: There will likely be only one more leadership-training course after the June 3rd session before the Kiwanis year changes on October 1st.

Looking to the future...
The nominating committee has put together the following so far for the upcoming club elections, which will be held on May 8th:

President, '06-'07: Jane Thibault
VP, '06-'07: Dianne Roberts
2nd VP, '06-'07 Jeff Stone
Treasurer: John Stow
Secretary: to be appointed by next president

Board of Directors with term expiring September 30, 2008:

Steve Loughlin**
Joe Adrignola**
Don Nelson**
Dianne Zawacki

** up for re-election. If you don't want to be on the ballot, please let the nominating committee know. If you'd like to be placed on the ballot, please let the nominating committee know. We will take nominations from the floor for a final ballot on May 1st and then vote on May 8th. The nominating committee is made up of Joe Collie, Phil Bonafide, Larry Murphy, Roger Webster, and Warren Mitchell.

Well Wishes, Doug...
Doug Wentworth has requested a leave of absence. Membership Chair Paul Cotton circulated a card. The club signed it, wishing Doug well. Look for his return over the summer.

Charlie St. Clair won $22. The police chief pulled his ticket.

Charlie attempts to bribe Chief Oetinger to loosen his grip.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Happy Dollars
Charlie had a dollar for winning the other 21. Paul Cotton gave $3.00 for his upcoming wedding anniversary. 30 years with Debbie next week. Joe Collie gave $5.00; $1 for his wife's pregnancy going well so far; the other 4 for being made aware he has 4 awards coming his way at the upcoming New Hampshire Associated Press Awards, to be held Friday.

Next week: details on what the awards are for...if anyone is interested.

Despite his apparent connection to the police as the 50/50 proved, Charlie was not protected from being fined 25 cents for being late.

Next week
NISE and free meal, Boards meet.

Guest Speaker
Chief Tom Oetinger, Laconia Police Department, spoke to the club about National Crime Victims Rights Week. The Chief reported that the Belknap County Citizen's Council recently received a grant to raise awareness of the needs of crime victims. The Chief said while many people get caught up in suspect in the case of crimes it's important not to forget about the victim. The Chief said there are 6 things that every victim of a crime needs:

1. Safety - 30-40 percent of crime victims are victimized again
2. Access - victims of crime need to access to the justice system
3. Information - victims need information to be aware of circumstances as their case proceeds
4. Support - victims needs to feel that the system, community, and government, are working for them as they overcome trauma suffered through the crime.
5. Continuity - victims need to know and be ware of developments throughout the case, from the first investigation to the detective's work to the advocates and agencies that may get involved through the prosecution and court proceedings.
6. Voice - victims need to know that there story is going to be told The Chief also said that there are 3 things that the community can offer the victims of crime, even if they are not victims themselves. Those three things are direct support, political advocacy, and take up volunteer opportunities to help victims and police.

Oetinger has been with the Laconia Police Department for 26 years. Visit their website at www.laconiapd.org.

Couple of mug shots: Pres. Joe Collie and Chief Tom Oetinger.
Photo by W.S. Loughlin

Monday, May 15
The election results announced. Board for '06-'07 will elect new secretary.

Monday, May 8
Guest speaker will be Laura Brusseau. Club will also cast elections in our Annual Meeting.

Monday, May 1
Boards meet; NISE; nominations from the floor.

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