August 25, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 48


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Mike Marsh

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


Sue Nelson with Don Nelson
Brooke Pearson with Warren Mitchell
Pat Webster with Roger Webster
Bob Garret, Naples Kiwanis Club
Trinky Pollard, Pelican Bay Kiwanis Club
Liz Chamberlain, Sununu Press Secretary
John Sununu, United States Senator


xxxxxxxxSue Nelsonandxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxPat Webster............................................Brooke Pearson

x xxxxxxTrinky Pollardandxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.Bob Garret...........................................Liz Chamberlain
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Four Score and thirteen years ago...
The Club celebrated Ed Chertok's 93rd birthday (August 26th) with cake and a song.

Ed Chertok: Established 1915.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Our fire permit only covered a portion of the candles.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Ed blows 'em all out on the first try!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


ATV Raffle:
Up next: the Lancaster Fair. Sign up sheets for the Lancaster Fair and the Rochester Fair were circulated. Among those that signed up so far:


For information on the Lancaster Fair, click here.
For directions to the Lancaster Fair, click here.


xxx Set-Up: Warren Mitchell

19am- 3pm: Roger and Pam Landry
65pm-10pm:Don and Sue Nelson

x19am- 3pm: Joe Collie and ________________
63pm- 9pm: Kathy Calvin and _________________

19am- 3pm: Kathy Calvin and _______________
63pm- 9pm: Steve and Paulette Loughlin

99am- 3pm:Brian Winslow and _______________
3pm- 8pm:Don and Sue Nelson
Breakdown:Don and Sue Nelson




For information on the Rochester Fair, click here.
For directions to the Rochester Fair, click here.


XSet-Up by 6pm: Brian Winslow and Joe Collie

64pm-9pm:_______________and _______________

x19am- 3pm:Dick Metz and Howard Bacon
63pm- 9pm:_______________and _______________

19am- 3pm:Dick Metz and Howard Bacon
63pm- 9pm:_______________and _______________

99am- 3pm:Dick Metz and Howard Bacon
3pm- 9pm:Mike Marsh and _______________

99am- 3pm:Denise Dow and Kathy Calvin
3pm- 9pm:Don and Sue Nelson

99am- 1pm:Kathy Calvin and Phil Bonafide
61pm- 5pm:_______________and

Breakdown:_______________and _______________



Don't Forget...

Next Monday is Labor Day. So, there will be NO MEETING on Monday night. However, we WILL MEET next Tuesday, September 2nd.




Community Health and Hospice Meeting...

The CH&H annual meeting will be held at Church Landing’s Winnipesaukee Ballroom
on Monday, September 8th. The club is invited. RSVP’s needed by this Friday, August 29th. Please let Dianne Roberts or Brian Winslow know if you are interested in attending.


The Installation Dinner will be on Monday, September 22nd. Brian Winslow will be made President that night and Dianne Roberts will pass the gavel. Lt. Gov. Bill Smith will be in attendance to handle the installation duties. Joe Collie will be the emcee. More details to follow in the coming weeks.


Florida Visitors...

Trinky Pollard tells us that the Pelican Bay Club runs a thrift shop and makes more than $200 thousand annually. Her club has 37 members. Robert Jarrett says that his club, which is in Naples, runs a Terrific Kids program. The two are snowbirds, splitting their time between Duluth, MN and Florida

Brooke Pearson won $27.

Brooke Pearson matches her brother Ben's recent 50/50 win a few weeks ago.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:
Brooke Pearson gave 1 for winning.
Trinky gave 1.
Warren gave a dollar for his granddaughter coming to the meeting.
Kathy gave 1 for Ed Chertok supporting the band car wash and Ed gave one for the car wash and the job Kathy Calvin did at the car wash. Charlie gave two for his recent election to the Sturgis Hall of Fame.

Guest Speaker:
Steve Loughlin re-introduced NH Senator John Sununu to the club. John spoke about the economy and energy. He addressed New Hampshire’s small business economy, his 2007-passed legislation to ban Internet access taxes , and the need for a comprehensive energy policy. Sununu outlined his support to a comprehensive energy policy. Sununu is the youngest member of the Senate and the only Senator with an engineering background. He was elected in 2002 and faces re-election this year. His opponent is former New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen. The two also faced off for the Senate in 2002. This evening marked the second time John Sununu has addressed our club, the first time was August 19, 2002. Click here for the bulletin from that visit. For more on Senator Sununu, visit his website at www.sununu.senate.gov

The Laconia Citizen covered tonight's presentation. A copy of the story is included at the bottom of this page.



Happy John with Happy Jack.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Two former "40 Under 40" recipients.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The Senator wishes the Commissioner a Happy Birthday.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Senator Sununu discusses the housing crunch with a mortgage guy.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Only one of these people wants to be re-elected this year.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The Senator "presses the flesh" with Steve Loughlin.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The Senate's youngest member with the club's oldest member...and Howard Bacon.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Ed Merski with the Timberman Association's Legislator of the Year.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Catherine says: "Can I cater your next fund raiser?"
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Once there was a banker, a nurse, and a poitician...stop me if you've heard this one.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin



The Editors of the Kiwanis Kronikle welcome and appreciate letters from our membership and associates. Please send email to either Joe Collie or Steve Loughlin.


Dear Fellow Kiwanians...

When I first joined the club in 1987 (whew! that was a long time ago), one of the functions of the house committee was to "lay out the badges" which meant placing the name badges on the tables before members arrived. There was a case in the custody of the house committee chair with a single numbered name badge for each member in it. The purpose of the house committee placing the badges was to see to it that everyone sat in a different spot with different members each week. The club was somewhat larger then and so it was a way in which all club members got to know one another better. Less chance for cliques to form as well. Members were fined $1.00 for moving a badge to sit in a seat other than the one assigned by the house committee. You can see from the size of the fine that it was taken seriously. If, at the end of the night, your badge was not placed back in the case, meaning you took it home, that also incurred a $1.00 fine the following week and for each week it went unreturned. Some members were exempt from the rule out of necessity: the secretary because he or she needed space, the sergeant at arms who needed a vantage point from which to observe members as they came in for pins and ties (yes there was a fine for failing to wear a tie). The other officers sat at the head table.

I think the procedure regarding the badge placement should be reinstituted. To some new members, the club is all about the same members they always sit with. Long term that is not good for the club. If one or more members should leave for any reason, the newer member might feel isolated and leave as well. I am as guilty as anyone of sitting in the same spot each week and have to admit that I don't know some new members at all. What do you think?

Joe Adrignola

In the news...

Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesday, September 2st
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Monday, September 8th
Dave Hart from The Taylor Community (guest of Howard Bacon)

Monday, September 15th
Dave Cooly from The Lodge at Belmont (guest of Larry Murphy)

Monday, September 22nd
Installation Night in The Big Room at 6 p.m.


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Pictures contained in this newsletter have been modified to assure a fast download. Therefore, if you try to print them, they will not be of the best quality. If you should desire a picture better suited for printing, feel free to request a copy by emailing W. Stephen Loughlin at steve@theloughlins.com



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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