June 9, 2014 - Vol. 25, No. 16


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


16 members and 2 guests

Kathy Calvin

Shelly Batchelder - Laconia Kiwanis Club - First Lady
Charlie St. Clair - guest speaker

Shelly Batchelder
Charlie St. Clair

News From The President:
• A sign-up sheet is going around the room to sign up for a shift in the Kiwanis booth at Bike Week.

• The RVYSEF golf scramble is being held Saturday, June 28th, at Pheasant Ridge Country Club.

• Our next meeting is June 23rd. There will be no guest speaker, as the meeting will be followed by a Home Run Derby committee meeting. All members are invited to attend.

Bike Week on the Boardwalk:
Brian Winslow briefed the members regarding procedures to man the Bike Week Kiwanis booth where we will be selling water and Pepsi products this year. Parking for Kiwanis workers will be available at Thurston’s Marina. Brian will be dropping off drinks each morning. He will also have a laminated sheet of instructions at the booth. Those instructions are also available by “clicking” here.

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 13th
00S E T - U P: 0000Brian Winslow and Phil Bonafide

Saturday, June 14th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Kathy Calvin and Steve Loughlin
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Kathy Calvin and Larry Murphy

Sunday, June 15th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ________________
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Larry Murphy and ____________
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Kathy Calvin and ____________

Monday, June 16th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ________________
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Phil Bonafide and _____________
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Jack Batchelder and Shelly Batchelder

Tuesday, June 17th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ________________
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Phil Bonafide and ____________
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Jim Fortier and Larry Murphy

Wednesday, June 18th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ________________
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Phil Bonafide and John Walker
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Betty Ballantyne and Steve Loughlin

Thursday, June 19th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ________________
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: John Walker and Muff Walker
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Kathy Calvin and ____________

Friday, June 20th
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ________________
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Meredith Horton and Betty Ballantyne
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Bill Gile, Steve Loughlin, and Larry Murphy

Saturday, June 21st
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ________________
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Scott Laurent and Meredith Horton
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Kathy Calvin, Jeff Beane and Joe Adrignola

Sunday, June 22nd
Stocking (before 9:00 am) ________________
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Kathy Calvin and Larry Murphy
000BREAKDOWN: Brian Winslow and Kathy Calvin

Kiwanis Scholarship Recipients:
Steve Loughlin explained the scholarship process that the Club participates in through the Lakes Regions Scholarship Foundation. First priority to receive are scholarship are children of Laconia Kiwanis Club members and the second priority are to active Lacoia High School Key Club members. Those receiving scholarships this year were the following:

Graduated HS
Status Major
Danielle Cote
Worcester Polytech
Fr. Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Samantha Batchelder
Cotty College
Sr. Music Education
Abbie Teichert
Bryant College
Junior Actuarial Math
Amy Cass
Univ. of Pennsylvania
Senior International Relations and Economics
Brenna Cass
Boston College
Senior Sociology and Latin American Studies


50 50: $26 was up for grabs...

"Charlie, I've got your number."

Food Pantry/Free Meal:
$60 was collected for the Food Pantry.
Joe Adrignola won the free meal.

Happy Dollars:

$1 from President Jack for his daughter, Samantha, receiving a $500 scholarship from Kiwanis
$5 from Kathy Calvin for her daughter graduating from UNH and the successful completion of a road trip taking her to Minnesota where she will be working this summer at a big-cat rescue center
$4 from John Walker: $2 for the hoped-for successful start-up of Got Lunch! Laconia next Monday, and $2 in appreciation for the fellowship demonstrated by the club in extending sympathies to him at the death of his mother
$1 from Scott Laurent for being able to participate this past Saturday in a motorcycle ride and BBQ in memory of Devin Denoncourt, son of long time member Dennis Denoncourt.
$1 from Phil Bonafide in celebration of Jeff Beane attending this evening’s meeting

None this week

Guest Speaker:
Steve Loughlin introduced our guest speaker Charlie St. Clair, Executive Director of Motorcycle Week. Charlie has been associated with the annual event since 1991.

In addition to Motorcycle Week celebrating its 91st year, Charlie reported plans are already underway for the grand celebration of the 100th Motorcycle Week in 2023. Shirts are presently being sold with a specific logo on them announcing that event. Charlie noted just how competitive it is to get attendees to Bike Week citing the fact there are over 600 motorcycle events throughout the country competing for the same riders. Charlie also noted that any event held during Motorcycle Week is a moneymaker. However, for the 3rd consecutive year, there will be no hill-climb competition at Gunstock. In 2004 there were 10,000 paying spectators for that event. This year, there will be a burn-out event at the Loudon race track.

Charlie concluded his presentation by saying the Laconia police department has been terrific in all the years he has been involved.

For more information on Motorcycle Week, “click” here.


Steve Loughlin gets the offical "Motorcycle Week" handshake from Charlie St.Clair.
Photo by
Meredith Horton

Facebook Friend:

Meredith Horton, an avid Kiwanis facebook friend, is seen uploading
a picture she took of Charlie St. Clair during his presentation.

Photo by
W. Stephen Loughlin

To view Meredith’s contribution to Laconia Kiwanis Club on facebook "click” here.


Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:42 p.m.



Congratulations to John Walker who was featured in The Citizen for recently receiving the Laconia Good Citizen Award.
You can read the story that appeared in The Citizen of June 10, 2014 by "clicking" here.





Monday - June 23rd
Club Meeting - We will discuss details of Home Run Derby

Monday - July 14th
Club Meeting - “Financial Stability Partnership” presented by Mike Persson of Granite State United Way
Board of Directors Meeting will follow

Saturday - July 19th
Home Run Derby - Richard Colby Field - Opechee Park

Monday - July 28th
Club Meeting - "Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health" presented by Tammy Levesque Health Educator and Lisa Morris, Executive Director “Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL)”

Monday - August 11th
Club Meeting - OPEN
Board of Directors Meeting will follow

Sunday - August 24th
Roger's Ride - Belknap Mill - Downtown Laconia

Monday - August 25th
Club Meeting - OPEN


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Kiwanis Kronikle is publication of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, P.O. Box 757, Laconia, NH 03247-0757.
We meet the second and fourth Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Gilford
Please call your President or Secretary about any member or family member in case of illness. Email: Jack Batchelder or Steve Loughlin