September 10, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 50


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Paul Cotton

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

Ann Marie Mercuri of Community Health and Hospice

Paul Cotton...a stand up guy!

The membership gives PP Paul a warm "welcome back."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Stick Around, Board Members...
A special board of directors meeting was requested after tonight's regular meeting to discuss matters pertaining to the upcoming installation.

Bike Rodeo, Jr.
This weekend, Saturday, September 15th, the club will be participating in the Boys and Girls Club Family Day. We will be distributing bicycle helmets as we do in the spring. Helping out that day: Joe Collie, Dick Metz, and Kathy Calvin. The event will feature a bounce house, DJ, and other entertainment for kids and should be a fun day for all.

Annual Installation Meeting
The Installation Dinner is scheduled for October 1, 2007. We will meet in the big room at Pheasant Ridge. Past. Lt. Governor Chet Cilley will handle the installation of the new officers and directors, including President Elect Dianne Roberts. The event will start with cocktails and appetizers at 6pm with dinner served at 6:45. The menu is being finalized. Spouses and other guests are welcome and the cost will be $20. A sign up sheet will be circulated next week and the week after so Contagiani's can get a head count.

Ride for CH&H
Brian Winslow alerted to club to an upcoming event to benefit Community Health and Hospice. Forest View Assisted Living Center will hold a ride around the lake with motorcycle. Right now they have about 100 riders involved. The ride will be on Sunday, September 23rd at 10am with a BBQ lunch to follow. A $15 donation per bike, $5 for each additional rider will be accepted if you'd like to ride around the lake and support Community Health and Hospice.

We're Invited
Community Health and Hospice invited us to their annual meeting on Thursday, September 20th at Church Landing in Meredith. The subject will be VNA's…Why They Are The Best Value Today and the speaker will be Andy Carter, CEO of Visiting Nurses Association of America. The event will run from 5pm-8pm Thursday, September 20th and includes free hors d'oeuvres and a buffet dinner. If interested in attending, please RSVP to Brian Winslow at


Warren eats. Roger dreams.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Kathy Calvin…$42. She only gets to keep $21, however.

Kathy knows she only gets to keep half that money, right?
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars
Kathy Calvin had $1 for winning the 50/50.
Warren Mitchell had $1 for winning a trophy at a vintage car show this past weekend.
Phil Bonafide was "ecstatic" to win a trophy at the same car show for his Camaro.
Jim Fortier had $1 for attending his 50th class reunion and $1 for celebrating his 45th wedding anniversary over the weekend. In all, $4 were collected.

Russ Beane was pinless and Kathy Calvin was late and 50 cents was collected.

Guest Speaker
AnnMarie Mercuri, the Community Health and Hospice Young Family Program (YFP)Manager, spoke to the club tonight. She assumed her role after the departure of longtime director Kristen Orwich. YFP consists of three part time nurses who provide home health care including visits to children of pediatric ages birth to 18. Long term studies have shown that children that do receive in-home health care as young children go on to stay in school longer and are less likely to be involved with juvenile delinquency. Mercuri said that CH&H provides a support system for young woman who become pregnant and face tough family or housing situations. Referrals from DCYF often lead them to the people they need to help. Mercuri said they provide outreach and follow up, and provide a link to necessary services for people who need services other than those provided by CH&H. Recent challenges include the number of refugees in the Laconia area. Their records are sometimes incomplete and there may be a language barrier at times. For more on the program, visit the Young Family Program section of their website at


CH&H Young Family Program Mgr., Ann Marie Mercuri tells old people about young people.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Ann Marie Mercuri with the Young Children of Kiwanis: Brian Winslow
and Joe Collie, the club's two youngest members.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Got Ice Cream?.

Captured by biker renagade, Dusty Rhodes, Dianne Roberts is forced to eat her favorite flavor of ice cream.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Upcoming Schedule:

September 17th
Judy Krahulec with Dick Breton. The topic is Weirs Project.

September 24th
The new Key Club advisors.

October 1st
Installation in The Big Room, 6pm.

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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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