May 8, 2017 - Vol. 28, No.8



News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Venue: 405 Pub & Grill

Invocation: John Walker

Attendance: 9 members, 1 honorary member, and 3 guests


Emily Perry- Laconia Key Club
Chloe Bertocchi - Laconia Key Club
Ashley Burgos - Laconia Key Club
Jim Fortier - Honorary Member

Jim Fortier is back!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin




From the President:
Meredith opened the meeting by welcoming the Key Club. She then welcomed back John Walker & Muff Kruse, and Honorary Member, Jim Fortier.

Meredith showed the membership a new Kiwanis pamphlet that will be available to all folks attending the Bicycle Rodeo. It includes a tear-off section for us to note an interested party's name and contact information.

Meredith discussed the Bike Rodeo, which will be held at Opechee Park on May 20th from 10 am to 1 pm. She requested that volunteers be there by 9 am for set-up. Bill Gile is handling the food products, Betty Ballantyne is interacting with the city for barriers & cones, and John Walker and Muff Kruse are collaborating on a press release.

From the Members:
Betty Ballantyne reported on her recent health scare involving a brain tumor pressing on the optic nerve in her eye, which affected her peripheral vision. An MRI and blood work determined the tumor likely was benign. She subsequently met with a world-renowned neurosurgeon at Mass General Hospital and, on April 25th, had surgery to remove the tumor. The tumor, which was about the size of a golf ball, was removed through her nasal passage. Betty is now on the mend and feeling great. The Club gave a warm round of applause welcoming her back to good health.

HOORAY! Happy, Healthy, Hoop!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Bill Gile recapped Key Club activities and announced they are adopting two spots for beautification in our area, the Smith Track sign at Opechee, and the flag-pole area at the Laconia Middle School baseball field. Bill also announced that he has begun discussions with the Laconia Middle School Principal, Alison Bryant, about establishing a Builder's Club at the Middle School. A Builder's Club is the Middle School equivalent of the Key Club.

John Walker asked for members to begin looking out for sodas on sale to stock up for Bike Week. He will store the sodas either in his storage unit or Scott Laurent’s trailer at his house. John asks for only 6 types of soda: Coke, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew, Sprite, Pepsi & Diet Pepsi. We are asking local retail outfits to donate water.


Important Notice:
Next month's meeting will be held on Monday June 5th in order to coordinate club activities on the Boardwalk for Motorcycle Week.  Members are requested to volunteer for one or more shifts that are open below.


Motorcycle Week Sign-Up:

Help is needed by the membership for our annual Motorcycle Week fund-raiser on the Laconia Boardwalk. This is always fun and everyone's participation is strongly encouraged. Subject to advance notice, John Walker is willing to drop off and pick up any participant by boat.

The following is a current schedule of members who have signed up to work at the Boardwalk during Bike Week. If you would like to add your name to the list, please indicate the day and time preference and “click” here to send an e-mail to our bulletin editor. Your preference will then be updated into the schedule listed below:

Friday, June 9th
00S E T - U P: 0000___________, _________ and __________

Saturday, June 10th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ___________ and ________________
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: _____________ and ___________________
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Kathy Calvin and ___________________

Sunday, June 11th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) _________ and __________________
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Kathy Calvin and __________________

Monday, June 12th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) __________ and _________________
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Pat Lincoln (from CNHVNAH)* and _________________
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Kathy Calvin and _________________

Tuesday, June 13th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ___________ and__________________
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: _______________ and __________________
02:00 pm - 6:00 pm: _______________ and __________________

Wednesday, June 14th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ___________ and__________________
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: ________________ and _________________
02:00 pm - 6:00 pm: ________________and _________________

Thursday, June 15th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ___________ and__________________
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: _______________ and __________________
02:00 pm - 6:00 pm: _______________ and __________________

Friday, June 16th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) __________ and___________________
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Mary Ann Dano (from CNHVNAH)* and ___________________
02:00 pm - 6:00 pm: ______________ and ___________________

Saturday, June 17th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) _________ and ___________________
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Phil Bonafide and ___________________
02:00 pm - 6:00 pm: ______________ and ___________________

Sunday, June 18th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) _________ and____________________
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Phil Bonafide and Kathy Calvin
000BREAKDOWN: Phil Bonafide and ____________________

* members of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice have volunteered to assist us.

Food Pantry: $48 was collected

Happy Dollars:

$1 from Phil Bonafide for Betty being back and in good health
$1 from Betty Ballantyne for being back and in good health 
$2 from Muff Kruse: $1 for Betty being back and $1 for her
grand kids 
$1 from John Walker for Betty being back and in good health
$4 from Steve Loughlin: $1 for the Key Club being in attendance tonight, $1 for Betty being back and in good health, $1 for Jim Fortier's safe return from Florida, and $1 for John and Muff being back from the West.  
$2 from Bill Gile: $1 for the Key Club attending tonight and $1 in wishing the best to Key Club members Ashley Burgos and Maggie Sullivan with their LNA exam tomorrow. 
$1 from Scott Laurent for Betty being back and in good health

Fines: $1 Muff for no Kiwanis pin

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.










Saturday - May 20th Venue: Opehee Park - 915 N Main Street, Laconia
10:00 - 1:00pm - Annual Bike Rodeo/Safety Day


Monday - June 5th 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

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