June 9, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 37


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Jim Fortier

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Howard Bacon, Ed Chertok, Roger Webster, and Peter Karagianis

Fund Raising Update

Photo by Joe Collie, Graphics by Brian Winslow

The ATV Raffle will be at The Weirs for Bike Week starting this weekend. It would be ideal to have each shift filled with three workers. If you can work one of the open sections, please email Steve Loughlin and he will add your name to the schedule listed below.

Saturday, June 14th
9am-1pm: Denise Dow, Joe Collie, and _______
1pm-5pm: Don and Sue Nelson, and _______
5pm-9pm: Roger and Pam Landry, and _______

Sunday, June 15th
9am-1pm: Phil Bonafide, Steve Loughlin, and _______
1pm-5pm: Jim and Arlene Fortier, and _______, and
5pm-9pm: Warren Mitchell, Paul Cotton, and _______

Friday, June 20th
9am-1pm: Kathy Calvin, Ed Merski, and _______
1pm-5pm: Denise Dow, _______ and _______
5pm-9pm: Dick Metz, Ron Penn, and _______, and

Saturday, June 21st
9am-1pm: Kathy Calvin, Lori Dickson, and _______
1pm-5pm: Brian Winslow, Steve Loughlin, and _______
5pm-9pm: Dick Metz, Ron Penn, and _______, an

Sunday, June 22nd
10am-3pm: Jim and Arlene Fortier and Dick Metz and Howard Bacon

Thanks to everyone for their help. Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell have volunteered to assist with setup on Friday morning. Brian Winslow has a tent with wrap around security for storing the ATV. The display will consist of the larger ATV unit with banners and posters displaying what the package entails since the entire package will not fit under the tent or in the space allotted to us on the boardwalk. Parking details will be worked out this week and e-mailed to those who need to know where to go. Stay tuned.

The next RIF Distribution will be this Friday, June 13th from 2-3pm at Pleasant Street School. On the schedule so far are Don and Sue Nelson and Joe Adrignola. Additional volunteers are needed. Please check your schedule and come for the fun if you can.

$20 to the winners…Dick Metz and Roger Landry. They’ll split it.

Dick Metz shows us the money
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

Dick Metz and Roger Landry gave $2 for winning the 50/50.
Ed Chertok gave a happy dollar for being happy.
Steve Loughlin gave 2 happy dollars. 1 for Mike Bastraw and 1 for his son, Tommy, both of whom helped him restore 5 years worth of lost Kiwanis newsletters.
Dianne Roberts gave a happy dollar for her oldest son completing his first year with a GPA of 3.91 Dick Metz gave another happy dollar because his mail box was left in tact while Roger’s was destroyed. Roger gave a happy dollar because Dick Metz left his handcuffs at home. Paul Cotton gave a happy dollar for our guest allowing us to sing Happy Birthday to him.


Guest Speaker:

Ed Merski gave an nice introduction to our guest speaker, Richard Grenier, the Superintendent of the Belknap County House of Corrections, also knows as the County Jail. He showed off a newspaper clipping from 1912, showing the jail manager and his wife. The article refers to the jail dating back as far as 1860. Grenier says his hiring was commissioned by Ed Chertok when he was commissioner in 1977.

The county farm has been cut down from 200 acres to 25 acres. Dick says the inmates have been working the acres and making produce. A farm stand is planned for the summer and right now they make 2,200 plants from seeds. He says inmates working in the field is part of a progressive program and inmate rehab. The jail provides inmate labor that saves taxpayer money. Grounds work is done and laundry in the county home, etc. They also detail city vehicles and Marine Patrol boats.

The bracelet program, which allows inmates to be under house arrest and out on work release, will be a year old next month. This program allows inmates to learn a job and be a responsible citizen. 1/3 of their pay on work release goes to the general fund. Technology allows them to track inmates on work release and house arrest with GPS and cell phone technology. Last year the jail booked 1,179 inmates. The jail serves approximately 685 intoxicants per year. These are persons brought into the jail by police to sober up. They are not arrested and they are free to go once they are sobered up. In 2005, 1,050 inmates went through the state prison while more than 21,000 inmates went through the 10 county jails in the state of New Hampshire. The average length of stay is 29 days. The average daily count is 92 inmates. The maximum load is 110 inmates. The staff is made up of 24 uniformed officers, 1 maintenance man, and part timers and a program coordination officer.

"Dear Dick, please stop parking your vehicle in my parking place. Sincerely, Dianne Roberts"
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

L to R: Ed Chertok, former Belknap County Commissioner; Richard Grenier, Superintendent of the Belknap County House of Corrections; and Dianne Roberts, Director of Nursing at the Belknap County Nursing Home
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Richard Grenier and Dianne Roberts work in the same complex.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Dick's space and Dianne's space
(Looking from the rear of the Belknap County Complex)
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin



............................Charlie St. Clair...AGAIN and AGAIN!
The Sunday Citizen, on June 8th, featured a story on Charlie St. Clair. Charlie and Jennifer Anderson, will address the Kiwanis Club on Monday, July 21st.

Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, June 16th
The Laconia RIF program teachers along with Kathy Calvin

Monday, June 23th
Jason Stickney, chronic diseases

Monday, June 30th
Dianne Zawacki along with the "youth of the year" from the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region

Monday, July 7th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Monday, July 14th

Monday, July 21st
Charlie St. Clair and Jennifer Anderson will discuss their book, Laconia Motorcycle Week..


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Pictures contained in this newsletter have been modified to assure a fast download. Therefore, if you try to print them, they will not be of the best quality. If you should desire a picture better suited for printing, feel free to request a copy by emailing W. Stephen Loughlin at steve@theloughlins.com



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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