September 29, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 53


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Brian Winslow says "this president thing is pretty easy."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

First Vice President Dick Metz

Senior Members:

Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Roger Webster, Howard Bacon, and Paul Normandin

Tom Knox with Dick Metz

Tom Knox
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The Lodge at Belmont:
Larry Murphy tells us that Dave Cooley from The Lodge at Belmont will be back next week looking for people to sign up as participants for the Charity Nights in 2009. We need 3 people to be signers for this upcoming year. Brian Winslow says we will be signing a contract with The Lodge to participate with them for Charity Nights in 2009. We will NOT be participating with Seabrook or the Nashua Elks.


ATV Raffle:

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For directions to the Sandwich Fair, click here.

The ATV Raffle will be at the Sandwich Fair. This is the last raffle stop. The units will be given away on Tuesday, October 14th at 4pm at HK Power sports on Union Ave in Laconia. The schedule for the Sandwich Fair will be as follows:


XSet-Up: ___________ and ____________

x8am- 1pm:Kathy Calvin and _______________
61pm- 6pm:_______________and _______________

18am- 1pm:Denise Dow and Lori Dickson
61pm- 6pm:Joe Collie and Kathy Calvin

98am- 1pm:Kathy Calvin and _______________
1pm- 5pm:_______________and _______________

Breakdown:_______________and _______________

Thanks for a good time…
Lt. Gov. Joe Collie thanked those who helped and participated in last week’s installation, including Ed Merski, Peter Karagianis, Joe Adrignola, Kathy Calvin, Phil Bonafide, and Don Nelson, among others. We got positive feedback from the other clubs and the Governor. It went well. Thanks again!


25 Years and Counting:
Kathy Calvin presented past president Larry Murphy with his 25 year pin and Legion of Honor plaque. Larry was not at the Installation last week to receive it then. He got a nice round of applause from those in attendance tonight. Here’s to another 25 years, Larry.

Larry, Denise, and Joe all need their glasses to see Larry's new pin.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Kiwanis KARES
Kids and Reading Equals Success will be at Elm Street School on October 20th from 9:30-10:30am. Formerly known as RIF, we’ll be looking for readers to come and distribute books to the 3rd graders. Kathy Calvin informs the club to check your schedule. A sign up sheet will be circulated next week.

Howard Bacon brings home the bacon again, $22.

Larry, Dick and Jim can't believe Howard has the winning ticket again.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Kiwanis passes the "Bacon Bailout Plan."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars
Howard Bacon for winning the 50/50. Dick Metz gave 1 for Tom Knox being at our meeting. Roger Landry gave 1 for Tom Knox being here to see that all Kiwanians are not like Dick Metz. Phil Bonafide gave 2 for Barbara Luther being our guest speaker. He praised her work as Registrar of Deeds.


$0.25 was collected from Charlie St. Clair for being late.

Guest Speaker:
Barbara Luther was our guest speaker. She has worked at the Belknap County Registry of Deeds for 23 years and is currently the Commissioner Registrar. She said they have a staff of 6 with a combined experience of 193 years. They cover 10 towns and 1 city and have records that date back to the mid 1700’s. Records from those early days are hand written. They were all recently restored and put in plastic sleeves and leather bound books. To illustrate the recent mortgage crisis, Barbara said that in 2007, 117 foreclosures were recorded for the entire year and through August of this year, 110 had already been recorded. She discussed ways that the registry makes money and some of the technology that has been made accessing, storing, and retrieving information more efficient than when she started 23 years ago. She is running for re-election in the November election.







This candidate for office is flanked by her 2 bodyguards.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Paul Normandin seems pleased with his candidate for Registrar of Deeds.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


pictures taken September 22, 2008

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President Brian and First Lady Jennifer

Our Hostess,
Katherine Contigiani

President Brian and Margaret Franckhauser

Chrissy & Dick Metz with Howard & Shirley Bacon

Sue and Don Nelson

Roger & Pam Landry with Robin & Ron Penn

Mike Marsh, Denise Dow and Paul & Debbie Cotton

Linda & Paul Normandin

Arlene & Jim Fortier with Pat & Roger Webster

Vi & Joe Adrignola with Ed and Joanne Merski

Jackie Bonafide, Dick Breton,
Phil Bonafide and Peter Karagianis

Russ & Carol Ann Beane with Charlie St. Clair

Dennis & Susan Denoncourt with Paulette & Steve Loughlin


A Final Moment...Fi

Flowers: $12 Plaque: $80 engraved
Being PAST President: Priceless


Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, October 6th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Tuesday, October 14th
Hilary Hartford from Child & Family Services

Monday, October 20th
Craig Wiggin, Belknap County Sheriff

Monday, October 27th
Detective Jeff Stieglar, Laconia Police Department

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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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