April 27, 2009 - Vol.20, No. 30

News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families





Dick Metz

Senior Members:
Warren Mitchell, Ed Merski, Paul Normandin, Peter Karagianis, Jim Fortier, Roger Webster, Howard Bacon, and Paul Cotton

...............from the Community Emergency Response Team...

David Stamps
Dick Christopher

Birthday Boy:
Club members sang "happy birthday" to Howard Bacon who celebrated his birthday on April 26th.

Howard Bacon lookin' great at 88!
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin

Bike Rodeo...
Mike Marsh reminded the club that the Bike Rodeo is coming up on Saturday, May 9th. The event will be at Leavitt Park on Elm Street in Laconia. Signed up so far: Brian Winslow, Joe Collie, Kathy Calvin, Phil Bonafide, Joe Adrignola, Dianne Roberts, Steve Loughlin, Warren Mitchell, Ron Penn, Mike Marsh, Jim Fortier, Roger & Pam Landry, Roger Webster, Paul Normandin, Carroll Stafford, Larry Murphy and Howard Bacon.


From the Nominating Committee...
Joe Adrignola advised the members of the proposed candidates up for election for positions in the next fiscal year. They include:
For Directors: Laurie Dickson, Jim Fortier, Peter Karagianis, and Dianne Roberts
For President: Dick Metz
For First Vice President: Mike Marsh
For Second Vice President: Open

The Nominating Committee will now evolve into the Election Committee and they will be responsible for overseeing the elections of officers and directors which will be held at the Annual Meeting on May 11th.


50 50...
$21 to the winner.


Pres. Brian grins as he proudly shows his winnings.
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin


Happy Dollars:
Brian Winslow $1 for winning
Roger Landry $1 because Roger Webster kept it under 15 minutes
Ed Merski $1 has again entered the world of employment (at the Lakeview Country Club)
Roger Webster $1 because he finally finished washing his windows (which took him two weeks)


Fined for being pinless were: Dianne Roberts, Howard Bacon, Russ Beane, and Dick Metz


Joe Adrignola introduced our guest speaker, David Stamps, a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

In the Lakes Region (Belknap County plus a few outlying areas), the agency that manages the program is the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health. The Lakes Region Community Response Team started a few years ago with as few as 10 volunteers, they now have about 25 and expect a few more shortly.

CERT members are required to complete specific training. During the free eight week course, participants learn how to care for themselves, their families, neighbors and colleagues before immediate help arrives in emergency situations. Class topics include disaster preparedness, first aid, CPR, team organization, light search and rescue, fire safety, disaster psychology and safety strategies with terror attacks. Guest instructors include local responders and experts from the field. The LRCERT hosts 4 free courses a year.

The purpose of the CERT is to help with emergencies when first responders are short of manpower. They might help direct traffic, they might help with a search and rescue or they might even provide support to firemen. If you are interested in joining the Lakes Region CERT or if you just want more information you can visit their website by "clicking" here. To contact David Stamps, call him at 527-3424 or send him an email at: dbstamps@dbstamps.com


L to R: Joe Adrignola, David Stamps, Pres. Brian Winslow
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin


Boys of Summer...

The Dynamic Duo with hogs and helmets.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, May 4th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Saturday, May 9th
Bike Rodeo at Leavitt Park in Lakeport
Time: 10:00 am to 1 pm

Monday, May 11th
Annual Meeting - Election of next year's officers and directors

Steve Gorse from Home Energy Products speaks on windmills - guest of Roger Landry

Monday, May 18th
Rev. Michael Graham speaks on the Youth Center at the Gilford Community Church - guest of Carroll Stafford

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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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