June 10, 2013- Vol. 24, No. 16


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Attendance: 18

Invocation: Jeff Beane

Guests: Sue Nelson and Scott Dupee, our guest speaker

Sue Nelson
Scott Dupee


News From The President:
President Scott announced
a 50 cent rise in meal costs to the club by Contigiani’s catering will be absorbed by the general fund, and there will be no rise in dues to members.

Due to fiscal limitations in the charity fun
d, Scott announced a Board decision not to fund the Granite State Zoo at this year’s Multicultural Festival and not to donate to the Laconia Fourth of July celebration. The Board did recommend a $500 donation be made to Laconia, and forwarded their recommendation to the Boys and Girls committee.

Scott explained that, despite his nomination and election as the new incoming Treasurer, a review of Club By-Laws revealed as Immediate Past President, he would be ineligible. Joe Adrignola graciously offered to remain on as Treasurer for life or until the end of the calendar year, whichever occurred first. The floor was open for nominations OR volunteers with no nominees. If, and when, a
Treasurer accepts a nomination or comes forward, Joe will then assume his nominated post as Director for a 2-year term.

News From The Members:
Kathy Calvin reported the last two Kiwanis KARES events occurred in the past week with Elm Street School and Pleasant Street School being visited. Kathy passed around a stack of thank-you letters for club members to enjoy.

Steve Loughlin gave a brief summary on Home Run Derby, which was held on Sunday June 2nd. He reported, compared with last year, there was an increase in donors but fewer batters. Scheduling of the event was the expected reason. Financially, the club should make about $900 for its participation. Steve suggested that a sub-committee be formed very soon to discuss what worked, what didn’t, and to develop a plan for next year. It was read into the minutes that Jack & Shelley Batchelder deserve a sincere show of appreciation for the huge amount of work they performed to make Home Run Derby a success. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Batchelder!

Steve Loughlin reported on the early success of water and soda sales on the Bike Week Boardwalk. He mentioned there is room for additional volunteers both Friday afternoon, and helping Brian with the teardown late Saturday afternoon.

Jeff Beane and Brian Winslow at their post
during the first weekend of Bike Week
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Remaining Schedule for Bike Week At The Boardwalk:    

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Thursday, June 13th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Phil Bonafide and Ed Merski
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Betty Ballantyne and Kathy Calvin

Friday, June 14th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Scott Laurent and ______________
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Brian Winslow and _____________

Saturday, June 15th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Kathy Calvin and _______________
02:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Jack Batchelder and ______________

Sunday, June 16th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Brian Winslow and Kathy Calvin
000BREAKDOWN: Brian Winslow, ___________ and ___________

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50 50:
$27 was won by Sue Nelson

Sue Nelson is the happy winner.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

$2 from John Walker for the upcoming Laconia summer season and his confidence in continued club support.
$5 from Steve Loughlin: $2 for success of the Derby and $3 for John Walker’s assistance with taking meeting notes.
$3 from Sue Nelson: $1 for winning the 50-50, $1 for the club being so active, and $1 in appreciation for her hubby Don (Joe was impressed with the fact this was quite a bit more than she was happy about last time).

Food Bank:
$37 was collected

Guest Speaker:
Betty Ballantyne introduced our guest speaker, Scott Dupee, who is working with Americorps and is currently assigned to the Discovery Center of Concord. Scott graduated from UNH in 2007 with a degree in History and is presently working on his Masters in Education from Plymouth State University.

Scott is presently heading up the Educational Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment departments of the Discovery Center. The Center was formerly known as the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium but has gone through a huge period of expansion including a fully assembled F86 Korean Conflict era fighter, 2 large telescopes in the observatory, and several community outreach programs, to include: 1st Friday for all family members, free admission with a set program and guest speaker; 2nd Friday is the same set-up but for teenagers only. Scott noted that they are in need of docent volunteers, which would be trained volunteers that conduct hands on education for visitors. Docents are trained, have a training manual, and a docent guide. Scott reported that an application is available on their website at www.starhop.com.

In conclusion, Scott stated that there is at least one school trip per day, they are open 7 days a week during the summer, and they have a travelling observatory to visit schools that cannot make the trip to Concord. They need help to keep the services and programs currently available.

Scott Dupee is congratulated by Betty Ballantyne
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:27 p.m.



Dick Breton submitted a picture he received of Leo and Claire Sasseville. The Sasseville's recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Leo was the president of the Laconia Kiwanis Club in 1979-80. He now resides in Peoria, Arizona.

Claire and Leo Sasseville
Photo submitted by Dick Breton



Results of Home Run Derby was featured in the June 7th edition of The Citizen.




Monday - June 24th
Club Meeting - Laconia Police Department Presentation "Active Shooter Presentation for the Public"

Monday - July 1st
Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 p.m. at One Mill Plaza - all members are invited!
This is
not a regular meeting. There will be no dinner served

Monday - July 8th
Club Meeting - Laconia Police Department Presentation "Fraud & Identity Theft"

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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: Roger Landry or Steve Loughlin