August 26, 2013- Vol. 24, No. 21


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




Attendance: 17 including two guests

Invocation: Phil Bonafide

Terri Forsten, Laconia School District Superintendent
Muff Walker, guest of John Walker

Terri Forsten
Muff Walker


Roger's Ride Update:
President Scott asked for a recap of the just completed Roger’s Ride from Betty, and net earnings from Joe.

Betty Ballantyne shared her sentiments and appreciation to the many Club members who assisted and participated in Roger’s Ride. She felt it was a huge success.

Joe reported that net earning to date is $5,236, and not all the money is in quite yet. So, it is hoped we may reach the $5,500 mark.

Scroll down this page for Memories of Roger's Ride.


News from our Secretary:
Kathy Calvin reported that purchases for Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S. books are complete for two of the three schools. We are still waiting on Pleasant Street School to complete the year’s purchases.

50 50:
Evidence that the earth is back on it’s correct axis, the dynamic duo of Joe Adrignola and Jim Fortier returned to the winners circle after an absence of over two years. Joe was ecstatic until Jim told him that he (Jim) had won at the last meeting too, which Joe had to miss. Tonight’s take was $17.

The losing streak is over.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Food Pantry/Free Meal:
$56/Ed Merski

Happy Dollars:

$4 from John Walker: $1 each for his wife, Muff, attending and Terri Forsten attending; $1 for the huge success of Roger’s Ride on Sunday, and $1 for the end of the Got Lunch! season after 25,935 lunches had been distributed with the significant help of many Kiwanians
$1 from Joe Adrignola for being back in the winner’s circle
$1 from Dick Breton for all of the Riders getting back to Laconia safely after an unexpected encounter with an unpaved gravel road
$1 from Jim Fortier for finally getting paid the $1 owed him by a past Superintendent for his coaching the school ski club
$2 from Kathy Calvin: $1 for her daughter being back from a 3-month internship in Florida and $1 for Kathy getting her car back now that her daughter has returned to college
$1 from Ed Merski for a safe return from a two-week trip to Poland
$20 from Steve Loughlin: $5 for the Roger’s Ride Captains Betty Ballantyne and John Walker, $5 for the RRC committee members that worked so hard to make it happen, and $10 for God allowing him to successfully complete the Gilford 5K Saturday at 64 years of age
$2 from Betty Ballantyne to the Club members that were so instrumental in making Roger’s Ride a success
$2 from Kevin Irish: $1 for the success of the ride, and $1 for Steve completing his 5K Road Race

Guest Speaker:
No guest speaker this evening

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.


John Walker appeared in the August 20th edition of The Laconia Daily Sun.
You can read the story by "clicking" here.


"Click" on the pictures below to view a larger picture.
Betty Ballantyne with her daughter, Andrea, and grandsons: Nathan (Left) and Ian (Right)
Happy Family
A kind donation from the Meredith Kiwanis Club
Betty Ballantyne addresses the crowd
Moments before departure
Dick Breton leads the way
See you later...
How would you like that cooked?
Official Taste Tester
Service with a smile
Time to draw the winning ticket for two nights at Church Landing
Chris Santi is the happy winner
See you next year!




Monday - September 9th
Club Meeting - OPEN

Monday - September 23rd
Club Meeting - OPEN

Monday - October 7th
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 14th
Club Meeting - OPEN

Monday - October 28th
Club Meeting - OPEN

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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