July 23, 2012 - Vol. 23, No. 18


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Howard Bacon knows how to begin a Kiwanis meeting.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Jack Batchelder

Guest and potential new member:
Jeff Beane

Jeff Beane    
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Happy Camper:

Joe's favorite time of the day.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


• President Roger announced there will be no price change in next year’s catering provided by Contigiani’s.
• He also read a nice letter from Joel Moenkhoff, last meeting’s guest Kiwanian from Nashville. After hearing Dan Schroeder, our guest speaker from the Wright Museum, Jeff decided to visit the Wolfeboro attraction. He noted, “it was fantastic and I recommend your folks checking it out. Joel welcomes correspondence from Laconia Kiwanis Club members. You can e-mail Joel by “clicking” here.
• Roger complimented Betty Ballantyne on her great job of recruiting guest speakers. However, she needs input from all members to help her keep our schedule filled.
• Roger then solicited input from the Committee Chairs.

Mike Marsh confirmed the date of September 24th for the meet and greet at Stonegate Winery. Cost will be an additional $5 per member to cover the wine tasting. Members are encouraged to bring a guest.

Jack Batchelder gave a Fund-raising committee report and passed out a sign-up sheet for this weekend’s classic car show in Belmont. Jack also announced the re-schedule of the Home Run Derby to September 15th. Proceeds will be split between Kiwanis and RVYSEF. Jack then announced that Brian Winslow will be spearheading the Roger’s Ride event and a good discussion ensued about potentially linking with all of the autumn rides.

Kathy Calvin recommended looking into utilizing a regional Kiwanis newsletter to get the word out about our events and to peruse same to see what we may be able to team with to enhance the funds-raising opportunities.

Steve Loughlin read a thank you from Rachel Garen of Gilmanton for being named recipient of a $500 scholarship established by the family of former Kiwanian Charlie Smith.
* Miss Rachel Garen is studying Environmental Studies at UNH. To read Rachel's thank you note, "click" here.
*For more information on Charlie Smith scroll down a bit or “click” here.

John Walker reported that through week 6 of Laconia, 12,630 lunches have been distributed, just a few shy of all of last summer’s total. John mentioned that many Kiwanians are volunteering in the program.

Brian Winslow made a closing comment in response to a question that the new website progress is slow, but progressing.

Scott Laurent announced the Laconia Kiwanis Club now has a facebook page.



50 50:
Roger Landry won $37

President Roger is a winner two meetings in a row!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Right after it was noted that this was the second time in a row that Pres. Roger won, a disappointed Joe Adrignola could be heard moaning, "this is the 80th time I didn't win!"

Happy Dollars:

$5 from Roger Landry; $1 for winning and $4 because Joe Adrignola didn't win
$1 from Brian Winslow for his kids being allowed to ride in Dick Breton’s car during the July 4th parade
$1 from Steve Loughlin because "with John Walker we've now Got Minutes!"
$1 from Kathy Calvin for winning $98 in the 50/50 at a recent Muskrats game


None this week

Guest Speaker:
None this week

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:08 p.m.


Charlie Smith was a Laconia Kiwanis Club member during the 1970’s into the early 1990’s. Because of his active participation and hard work, he was recognized as Kiwanian of the Year in 1982 and again in 1988. Charlie was renowned and respected as an agriculturist and specialist in soils, grasses and hays. While still a student at UNH, he opened Smith’s Apple Orchard in Belmont, which later became one of the areas first “pick your own” orchards. (The orchard was sold to present owners Rob and Wende Richter in 1985.) As a Laconia City Councilman during the 1980’s, Charlie was a major proponent for upgrading the outdated cinder track at Opechee Park. The new track was named Smith Track for Charlie Smith and Erwin Smith (former Laconia track coach) “in honor of their years of service and dedication to youth.”

L to R: Charlie Smith, the 1982 Kiwanian of the Year, congratulates
Roger Ballantyne on being recognized 1983 Kiwanian of the Year.

Photo courtesy of Betty Ballantyne



This article appeared in The Laconia Daily Sun on July 17, 2012:





Monday - August 6th
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 - August 13th
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker: Becky Coliandris from the American Cancer Society.

Monday - August 27th
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker: Doug Frederick from the American Police Motorcycle Museum - Anti-Bullying Team.

Tuesday - September 4th
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 - September 10th
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Michelle Cardinal, Laconia police officer - Identity Theft & Fraud

Saturday - September 15th
Home Run Derby - Opechee Park major league ball field - joint fund raiser with RVYSEF

Monday - September 24th
Club Meeting - We meet at the Stone Gate Vineyard and Winery in Gilford

Monday - October 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 - October 8th - NO MEETING (Columbus Day)
Tuesday - October 9th

Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Brenda Polodero from the Laconia Historical Society - Historical Pleasant Street Homes

Monday - October 22nd
Club Meeting - Annual Installation of new officers and directors - Pheasant Ridge Country Club

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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