June 13, 2011 - Vol. 22, No. 16


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Paul Cotton

Scott Laurent - guest of Dick Breton
Stephanie Davis - guest speaker
Maggie Randall - guest speaker and daughter of Stephanie Davis
Dana Chase - guest speaker
Jack Randall - son of Stephanie Davis

Rinnie Randall - daughter of Stephanie Davis

Ivy Leavitt-Carlson - Key Club Advisor
Seth Leavitt-Carlson - Key Club Advisor
Mary Kgopa- guest of Ivy and Seth Leavitt-Carlson
Bonnie Ashworth - Teacher Laconia High School
Beth Teichert - Laconia Key Club
Andrew Kerns- Laconia Key Club

Scott Laurent
Stephanie Davis
Maggie Randall
Dana Chase
Jack Randall
Rinnie Randall
Ivy Leavitt-Carlson
Seth Leavitt-Carlson
Mary Kgopa
Bonnie Ashworth
Beth Teichert
Andrew Kerns

On the Boardwalk:
Past President Paul Cotton and Steve Loughlin updated the membership on the sales activity at the Weirs.

Paul let everyone know if they needed parking passes at Thurston’s to please let him know.  Paul reports that the weather has not been helpful and that the raffle tickets take active solicitation to sell.  He also briefed individuals on how to set up and breakdown each day. 

Steve Loughlin reported on his experience selling tickets the day before and then
noted some of the sales techniques that he found helpful in making a sale.

Steve demonstrates how to pass a sobriety test.
Photo by Brian Winslow


Meet our newest member: Scott Laurent!
President Mike, Immediate Past President Brian and Sponsor Dick Breton inducted new member Scott Laurent into the Kiwanis Club of Laconia.

Scott, a native of Laconia, graduated from Laconia High School (class of 1992) and then studied at Plymouth State University.

He is presently a Consumer Loan/Mortgage Originator with Meredith Village Savings Bank. Prior to joining MVSB in 2008, Scott had been employed for eight years with Irwin Motors working in sales and customer service.

Scott resides in Laconia with his wife, Trish, and two children.

Welcome aboard, Scott!

Sponsor, Dick Breton welcomes Scott Laurent.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Scott Laurent gets "the secret handshake" from Pres. Mike and Dick Breton.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Farewell Seth and Ivy:
Seth Leavitt-Carlson reported he and Ivy will soon be parents and will be stepping down as Key Club Advisors. Seth was pleased to report replacements are lined up for next year.  They include: Bonnie Ashworth (tonight's guest), Steve Tucker, and Lauren Streifer.

Seth says fairwell to the club.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Free Meal:
Dick Breton

50 50:
$19 to Brian Winslow

Brian Winslow is a winner.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

$1 from Brian for Winning
$19 from Brian for Steve Loughlin’s Birthday
$5 from Seth Leavitt-Carlson because he and Ivy will soon be parents
$10 from President Mike for his experience with “US Scareways”
$1 from Ed Merski because he won last months free meal
$1 from Andrew because of the nice weather today
$1 from Warren Mitchell and Roger Webster for the Kiwanis showing at Shirley Bacon’s funeral.


Guest Speakers:
President Mike Marsh introduced our guest speakers this evening from the Belknap County 4H Club: Stephanie Davis, Maggie Randall and Dana Chase.

Stephanie let the club know that the Belknap 4H Club includes children ages 5 and up and includes activities from cooking, sewing, riflery, woodworking, gardening and livestock.  4H members can compete at the club level, county level, state level and eventually they can compete at the national level.

Stephanie let the club know that for the past 4-5 years, the Belknap County 4H fair has been run by a few die-hard volunteers.  As a result, there really wasn’t enough help to get everything done that could be done.  A great group of people have stepped in this year to help run the fair and they have identified some volunteer needs that include facility repair and fair weekend volunteers. 

Stephanie’s daughter, Maggie Randall, talked a little bit about her experience with 4H and how much she enjoys working with horses and some woodworking projects.   4H stands for Heads, Hearts, Health and Hands. It teaches kids to be self-sufficient.  Belknap fair is scheduled for August 13th and 14th and Dana Chase has scheduled the following workdays with which he will need some help: June 25th, July 10th and August 7th. 

If you are interested in helping please contact Dana at 267-7034 or Belknap County 4H can be found at www.bc4hfair.org/1.html or on Facebook.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Maggie Randall previously appeared before the Laconia Kiwanis Club five years ago when she was the successful winner of the bicycle raffled off at the 2006 Laconia Kiwanis Bike Rodeo. For details, "click" here.



L to R: Pres. Mike, Stephanie Davis, Rinnie Randall and Dana Chase
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:37 pm.


Joe Collie found this link on the internet about our Korean War Hero. For details, "click" here.

Carroll Stafford Retires...AGAIN!:


Michelle Cardinal works with SMART girls:



Monday June 27th
Club Meeting - Tim Goosens- Laconia School Lunch Program

Monday July 11th
Club Meeting - Michele Andrews- Gilford High School Robotics Team

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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: Joe Collie or Steve Loughlin