July 16, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 42


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Warren Mitchell struggled through it.

Senior Members:
Ed Chertok, Ed Merski, Howard Bacon, Dennis Denoncourt, Roger Webster, Paul Normandin, Warren Mitchell, Peter Karagianis, and Paul Normandin

Motorcycle Update
Warren Mitchell advises the club that the Harley is at Meredith Harley and has been priced to sell at $17,850.00. This price, from what we are told, is quite nice in comparison to other similar models and will hopefully lead to a quick sale. Efforts will be made to advertise the bike and sell it as soon as possible.

You can't get there from here…
Warren Mitchell advised the club that there would be an interclub trip heading to Berlin next Tuesday, July 24th. The group will be leaving from NAPA at 580 Union Ave in Laconia at 3pm Tuesday afternoon. On board so far…approx 6 Kiwanians. If you're interested in tagging along for the fun, let Warren know by Thursday, July 19 th.

Paul Cotton update
Paul Cotton is going under the knife in 2 weeks to have a stone removed from his insides. He has requested a leave of absence and will be away from the club for a while. He is doing well and is at home waiting for the operation, which will only require an overnight stay in the hospital before a home rehab period. Good luck, Paul! Send your well wishes to paulcotton@metrocast.net, or call him at all hours, day and night, at 524-2883.

Next Year's Fund Raiser
We, as a club, need to vote and discuss next year's fundraiser. Are we going to do a motorcycle again?....Is there anything we want to do differently next year?....Who's gonna chair the darn thing? These are questions that need answers. Please be in attendance for a discussion on Monday, August 6th. We need as many members as possible to join us for this general membership discussion on next year's fundraiser; and to vote on what we decide. Thanks!

Bike Rodeo, Part 2
The club has agreed to be part of the Boys and Girls Club Day for Kids, which is coming up on September 15th. We will distribute helmets to kids that day, and check bicycles. The event could be a mini version of our annual Bike Rodeo in the spring. Please check your schedules...more details coming soon. It would be great if you could help us out on that day.

Hey Kiwanis…Thanks!
We received a thank you note from one our scholarship recipients. Bridget Cass is an English Major, entering her junior year at The College of The Holy Cross. She said thanks for the scholarship and let us know that she is also on the swim team and is a resident assistant in her dorm. You're welcome, Bridget. Well done!

Firefighters Fund Raiser
The New Hampshire Professional Firefighters Association will have their annual fundraiser on November 19th at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. It'll be an oldies show featuring BJ Thomas and Billy Joe Royal. They are selling tickets for $20 each and sent the club a pair. Dick Metz scooped them right up! The Firefighters thank you, Dick. If anyone wants to go to the show, please let President Joe Collie know and we can get more tickets. Again, it is Monday, November 19th at 7:30 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester and tickets are $20 each.tes were approved as presented to the general membesh

Russ Beane, Jeff Stone, Warren Mitchell, Roger Landry won $21.

With 4 winners, the 50/50 becomes the 12.5/50 raffle
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Stopping the SCAM artists
As illustrated below, a local merchant gave Dick Metz a key chain. The merchant told him to wave it in front of a gas tank and you'll get free gas. It did not work.

Got Gas?
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:
The above 4 gave $1 between them for winning the rest.
Ed Chertok gave $1 being able to give blood after all.
Dick Metz gave $1 for helping to stop a scam artist. See picture.
Larry Murphy gave $1 for his sister in law being out of town for 2 weeks.
Roger Landry gave $1 for not riding with Dick Metz tonight.
Steve Loughlin gave $5 for the birth of his grandson, Spencer Thomas Loughlin.

Ed Chertok replenishes his blood supply.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Charlie St. Clair was late, pinless, and he left early.
Dick Metz was pinless…and hairless.

Guest Speaker
Elizabeth Harding, Family Readiness Coordinator with the NH National Guard Family services Division spoke to the club about the emotions and stresses facing children of those who are deployed in the military. She said deployment could be stressful for a number of reasons. In most cases, soldiers have to leave their civilian jobs and take pay cuts, which brings stress on a family. She said emotions, in children especially, can run their course because they know that their loved one is in danger and the stress and worry that comes with that can effect social activity and school work. Her job is to bring together military children and offer support and guidance in these times of need. Harding said that emotions in pre-deployment can range from separation anxiety to depression and emotions during deployment could range from missing one's loved one to pride for their service. Once a soldier comes home, reunion brings happiness, but at the same time brings an adjustment period, especially with children who have to get reacquainted with a parent again. Typical deployments in the NH Guard are lasting 12-18 months during the Global War on Terror and the days of 1 weekend a month and 2 weeks a year are gone. Harding said that those of us in the civilian population could educate ourselves about military life and offer support to military families that have a loved one deployed. Other specific ways we could help her program is by getting 13-18 year old military children involved in Operation Military Kids' speak out program and by supplying stuff for hero packs. These things would include cameras, postage, etc…Elizabeth Harding's e-mail is Elizabeth.harding3@us.army.mil, her website is https://www.nh.ngb.army.mil/fp, and she can be reached by phone at 603-227-1496.

Elizabeth Harding and Joe Collie
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Kiwanians in the News
Charlie St. Clair.....

S IPictures of Charlie a few days after his accident appear in last week's Kiwanis Kronicle..rN THE NEWS..

Upcoming Schedule:

July 23rd
OPEN (Maria Street from Ozanam Place will reschedule)

July 30th
Ginny Witkin from LRGH speaking on mammography

August 6th
Boards meet. NISE collected.

August 13th
Sandy Marshall, Volunteerism

August 20th
Natalie Rudzinskyj, LRGH

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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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