September 17, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 51


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Roger Landry

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

Sue Nelson, Hon.Member Dick Breton and Judy Krahulec from the Weirs Action Committee

The lovely smile of Sue Nelson
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Bike Rodeo, Jr.
Joe Collie and Kathy Calvin were at the Boys and Girls Club Saturday morning, distributing helmets at their annual Family Day Celebration. Rain caused the appearance to be a short one. The "bounce house" was cancelled and the yard sale and Boys and Girls Club events were moved inside to the Sacred Heart Gym. Joe and Kathy were outside under a tent...but once that started leaking, they packed it in. Some helmets were left for distribution the rest of the day by the Boys and Girls Club.

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 so Contagiani's can get a head count.

Celebrate with Franklin Kiwanis
The Franklin Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their 60th anniversary. They have a celebration coming up on Saturday, October 6th at the Top of the Town restaurant in Belmont. The event will feature dinner and dessert and entertainment by Joe Holiday. Tickets are $30 per person. The Laconia Kiwanis Club sponsored the Franklin club. This could be a fun night out for club members if you are interested in attending. Please check your schedule. We should be represented as we were the club who sponsored the Franklin Club. Thanks!

Remember...this weekend...Get Your Motor Runnin'...
Don't forget the upcoming event to benefit Community Health and Hospice. Forest View Assisted Living Center will hold a ride around the lake with motorcycles. 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.

Laconia High School football...
This Friday night is "homecoming" at the Laconia High School football game. An additional volunteer is needed to assist at the concession stand. If you can help, please contact Jimmy Fortier.

UNH Football...
Ed Chertok was kind enough to, again this year, donate two tickets to the upcoming UNH football gave with Dartmouth College. Roger Landry was the successful bidder.

Dick Breton won $20.00. His ticket was drawn by guest speaker Judy Krahulec.

Judy Krahulec is happy that Dick Breton is the happy winner of the 50 50.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars
Dick Breton gave $2.00 to celebrate his son leaving the hospital after a serious illness.


Guest Speaker:

Hon. Member Dick Breton introduced Judy Krahulec. Judy and her husband, Robert, moved to Weirs Beach in 2001. She is a past member of the Laconia Zoning Board of Adjustment and Laconia City Council and is presently a member (and past president) of the Weirs Action Committee (W-A-C).

During her presentation, Judy noted there are many similarities between W-A-C and the Kiwanis club. She noted that both organizations are a group of givers and, through fundraisers, give back to the community. In efforts to help raise money for our charities, Judy proposed a joint venture of the W-A-C and Kiwanis whereby the two clubs would get involved in a “Weirs Project” improving what she called a “neglected” section of the boardwalk that lies near the beach. The project would be a “bump out” of the existing dock that would provide additional space sufficient for a band, for dancing, or for various retail activities such as selling food, raffle tickets or simply to lease out to vendors.

Judy utilized an old picture of the boardwalk and Irwin Gardens to illustrate the location of the proposed “bump-out.” With the efforts of the Kiwanis club, she envisioned the Kiwanis club having the rights to the “bump-out” during Bike Week.  Although not yet obtained, Judy felt approvals by the state of New Hampshire and city of Laconia were attainable. She guessed that the cost for the improvements could be $300,000. Judy was thanked for her presentation and her proposed joint venture, which will be discussed at a later date with the appropriate committee.

Judy Krahulec utilizes a rendering from years past to discuss a potiental project with the Kiwanis Club.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Pres-Elect Dianne with Judy and Dick.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Upcoming Schedule:


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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