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October 22, 2019 - Vol. 31, No.1

 

 


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families
 

 

 

Venue: Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant

Attendance: 19 in attendance: 8 Members, 11 Guests

Invocation: Phil Bonafide

God Bless America: Don Nelson

Guests:
Sue Nelson - Honorary Member and wife of Don
Rosemary Murphy – Honorary Member
Lauren Murphy – daughter of Rosemary

Sue Nelson
Rosemary Murphy
Lauren Murphy
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

Key Club Guests:
Brendan Allen
Jillian Goyette
David Plummer
Lydia Tucker

Brendan Allen
Jillian Goyette
David Plummer
Lydia Tucker
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin



Guest Presenters:
Janine "JP" Page – guest speaker
Michael "Big Mike" Rollins – guest speaker
Jim "Lefty" St. Pierre – joined the meeting after dinner
Mike "Little Mike" O’Neill – joined the meeting after dinner

Janine Page
Michael Rollins
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

The Laconia Key Club:
SO NICE...
WE WANTED TO SHOW THEM TWICE..


L to R: Jillian Goyette, Lydia Tucker, Brendan Allen, and David Plummer
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

NEWS FROM THE PRESIDENT:

President Meredith discussed the following:
• KARES at Pleasant Street School was very successful (scroll
down to see photos in this bulletin). Next Kiwanis KARES will be October 28th at Elm Street School.
• The Board voted a $500 unrestricted donation to the Boys & Girls Club, and donated a box of books that had been donated to Kiwanis.
Sip
N' Dip - Despite amazing work on Kara's part and excellent publicity, only 12 community members participated. (Perhaps the conflicting schedule with the Patriots game drew away some of our potential artists.) We were pleased that all participants enjoyed themselves.

MEET THE SIP N' DIPPERS:
FRONT ROW: L to R: Paula Chambers, Paulette Loughlin, Larry Frates, Abbie Horton, Emma Horton, and Michelle Juhasz
SECOND ROW: Ray Chambers, Elizabeth Ballantyne, Muff Kruse, Karen Switzer, Melissa Drew, Lisa Garneau, and Kathy Calvin
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

• Vice President Bill Gile will be the fund-raising Chair for the next year. We need a summer event. Please think about it. It must be something that generates Club enthusiasm and participation.
• The Laconia Kiwanis Club and the LHS Key Club will be doing a Market Basket shopping trip the first Saturday in December. Proceeds go to the Salvation Army food bank.

 

NEWS FROM THE MEMBERS:

• Vice President Bill Gile reported there are many holes in the soccer tournament sign-up that benefits Key Club. Kiwanians normally do the cooking of burgers and dogs. Please consider volunteering.
• The Club decided not to participate in the holiday parade again this year. Major factor was the late start time of 4:30 pm resulting in limited visibility.
• John Walker briefed and invited the Club to the Veteran's Day celebration which will begin at 11 am at Veterans Square on November 11th. The celebration will b
e followed by a free lunch at the VFW on Court Street, and then by a movie, Honor Flight, presented by the "We Honor Veteran's "group of the Central NH VNA & Hospice. Brig. General Don Bolduc, a Laconia favorite son, will be making remarks at Veteran's Square and the VFW.


John Walker spreads the word about Veterans Day in Laconia.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

NEWS FROM THE KEY CLUB:

Lydia Tucker and Jillian Goyette recapped Laconia Key Club activities and reported that 12 members assisted the Belknap Mill at the Duck Derby the Mill held during Pumpkinfest.


Lydia Tucker and Jillian Goyette were pleased to report on Key Club events.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

LYDIA'S LOWDOWN:
We received the October newsletter from Lydia Tucker (Lieutenant Governor, Division 5 New England and Bermuda District Key Club International) which is circulated to all Key Clubs in her district. To read that newsletter, “click” here.

 

FOOD PANTRY: $64 was collected

HAPPY DOLLARS: $16 was collected

$2 from John Walker in honor of his nephew and new bride, whose wedding he and Muff attended in LA this past weekend
$2 from Phil Bonafide in honor of our guests tonight
$3 from Bill Gile: $1 each for our guests tonight; $1 for his trip to VA recently; and $1 because the whites are better than mountains of Virginia
$3 from Betty Ballantyne: $1 each for Don & Sue Nelson being with us $1 for the highly successful "Ladies & Wheels” event at Irwin Motors this month, and $1 for the upcoming Putnam Fund event at Taylor by Neal Bascomb, author of WW II best-selling book “Winter Fortress”
$1 from Lauren Murphy for having tomorrow off
$1 from Don Nelson just because he is happy
$4 from each of our four program guests for being here

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Betty Ballantyne introduced Janine "JP" Page, an RN at LRGH who started up Rock Steady Boxing at The Downtown Gym & Wellness Center.

Rock Steady Boxing is a unique exercise program based on training used by boxing pros, and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease. This program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, bicycling, running, jump-roping, push-ups, balancing, and lots of non-contact boxing. Rock Steady Boxing is led by experienced trainers/coaches.

The guests who accompanied Janine reported their positive experience with the program.

As part of her presentation, Janine led the Club through a series of exercises, balancing, and boxing moves.

Janine "JP" Page addresses the Club
     
 
Balancing act
 
Dexterity Drill
     
Punching Drill
For more information on the Downtown Gym Rock Steady Boxing program, "click" here.
 
Betty Ballantye takes a moment to thank JP Page and her ambassadors for their fine program.
Front Row: “Lefty” and Janine "JP" Page
Back Row: “Little Mike,” Betty Ballantyne, and “Big Mike”
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin


Meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m

 

SAVE THE DATE:
There will be no regular meeting in November....just a Board Meeting on November 12th at the Laconia Fire Department Community Room beginning at 6:15 pm.
Our next regular meeting is at the Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant on December 3rd. It is our Annual Christmas Party and Yankee Swap. If you with to participate in the Yankee Swap, please bring a gift not exceeting a value of $20.00.

Photo and graphic by W. Stephen Loughlin

KIWANIS K.A.R.E.S REVIEW
Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S. (Kids And Reading Equals Success)
 
Three times a year, Kiwanians and friends visit third grade classes in Laconia to read and provide books to the students.
Below are a few of the Kiwanians and volunteers who participated in reading to the 3rd grade students at Pleasant Street School on Oct. 17th.
Liz Rozenfeld captures the attention of the class.
 
MEET SOME OF THE VOLUNTEERS...
Meredith Michaud
 
 
LuAnn Mussari (spouce of Brad Geltz)
 
Kathy Calvin
     
 
Muff Kruse
 
Paula Chambers (spouse of Ray)
Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S photos by Betty Ballantyne


KEY CLUB PARTICIPATES IN ANNUAL SPELLING BEE

On October 24th, members of the Laconia High School Key Club participated in the 19th Annual Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation Community Spelling Bee. The Bee KEY-Pers team successfully made it to round five but were eliminated with the word “pointillism” (a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.)

 


Meet the LHS Key Club team: The Bee KEY-Pers
L to R: Lydia Tucker, Maci Howland, and Heather Ausevich
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


L to R: Heather Ausevich, Maci Howland, and Lydia Tucker
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

 

IS THAT JOHN DENVER?
FAR OUT!

On October 18th, Betty Ballantyne and Steve Loughlin were seen attending the John Denver Tribute Band featuring Ted Vigil at the Laconia High School Auditorium.

In addition to being a Director of the Laconia Kiwanis Club, Betty Ballantyne is a member of The Laconia Putnam Fund, which is the organization that funded the evening’s free entertainment.

     
 
Ted Vigil and Betty Ballantyne
 
Ted Vigil and Steve Loughlin
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin
 
Photo by Betty Ballantyne

 

AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE SAYS HI!

On October 15th, retired Kiwanian, Howard Bacon, was spotted at T-Bones restaurant. Howard, who turns 99 years old next Spring, is a resident at the Taylor Community in Laconia.


Howard Bacon extends his greetings to the Laconia Kiwanis Club.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday - November 12th - Venue: Laconia Fire Department Community Room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:15 pm - Board of Directors Meeting - all members invited to attend

Tuesday - December 3rd: Venue: Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant - private room - 331 South Main Street, Laconia
6:15 pm - Annual Christmas Party and Yankee Swap

Monday - December 23nd Venue: Downtown Laconia - Intersection of Main Street and Pleasant Street
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army - Sign up begins at the December 3rd meeting.

Tuesday - Jan. 7th Venue: Laconia Fire Department Community Room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:15 pm - Board of Directors Meeting - all members invited to attend

Tuesday - January 21st Venue: Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant - private room - 331 South Main Street, Laconia
6:15pm - Speaker: To Be Announced

Tuesday - Feb. 4th - Venue: Laconia Fire Department Community Room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:15 pm - Board of Directors Meeting - all members invited to attend

Tuesday - February 18th Venue: Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant - private room - 331 South Main Street, Laconia
6:15 pm - Speaker: To Be Announced


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