November 11, 2013- Vol. 25, No. 3


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


13 members
2 guests

President Jack Batchelder

Bill Gile - Guest of John Walker
Meredith Horton - Guest of Scott Laurent

Bill Gile
Meredith Horton
  Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin    


For The Record:
Congratulations to Dana Scott Beane, who has now attended three meetings in a row!

mmmmmDana Scott Beane
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


News From The President:
President Jack read a letter of thanks from Central NH VNA & Hospice for the $4,000 donation they received from the Club. The letter will be on Facebook and part of a future press release. To read the letter, "click" here.

Jack also announced a small-committee meeting of those involved with the Holiday Parade immediately following tonight’s meeting. The Holiday Parade will be held November 30th. Any members wishing to participate are welcome to attend future planning meetings.

Jack reminded members that help is still needed at 6 PM this Friday evening, November 15th, meeting at the Laconia Community Center on Union Ave. We will be loading Christmas Village items currently in storage at Irwin Motors. (On a separate but related matter...The Club received a letter requesting volunteers to work at this year's Christmas Village which will be in operation from December 5 through December 8. To read the letter, "click" here.)

Jack also announced there will be just one meeting in December and it will be the Christmas Party and Yankee Swap which will be held on December 9th.

News From The Members:
Secretary Kathy announced the final K.A.R.E.S. event will be held Friday November 22nd at Woodland Heights School. Kathy reported she has five volunteers and could use one or two more. Kathy also announced the November activities planned by the Laconia High School Key Club. A homeless awareness event will be held Friday night November 22nd to include sleeping outdoors in cardboard. The following morning, they will be preparing breakfast sandwiches for the tenants of the Carey House. Following that event, they will be joining in the Salvation Army Turkey Plunge at the
Opechee Cove next to Opechee Park.

John Walker opined to the club that besides the Key Club having a terrific group of kids as members, they have an amazing pair of Advisors and we too are lucky we have them. Chris and Bonnie: well done, and thank you!

Steve Loughlin presented Scott Laurent a plaque with his T-Ball team picture on it. Scott was the Manager of that team. The plaque was sent by the Laconia Little League in its appreciation for the Laconia Kiwanis Club sponsoring the team.

The Laconia Little League says "thank you, Kiwanis" with a picture plaque of Manager Scott Laurent's Tee Ball Team.

Photo by Dana Scott Beane

50 50:
$18 President Jack

Meet "Happy" Jack (appropriately named by Phil Bonafide)
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Food Pantry:
$46 was collected.

Free Meal:
Dick Breton

Happy Dollars:

$4 from Scott Beane, for marrying off two children this summer, and gaining a wonderful daughter-in-law and son-in-law in return
$1 from Steve Loughlin in a salute to Scott Beane for making three meetings in a row
$2 from Jack Batchelder: $1 for winning the 50-50, and $1 for his Pro Shop just now starting to make some money
$1 from guest Meredith Horton in a salute to her father who passed away just a few weeks ago
$4 from John Walker: $1 for guest Bill Gile working the concession stand last Thursday evening for 1½ hours. That is a lot of grease smoke to inhale, and $3 as a Kathy-suggested fee for losing three hamburgers through the slats on the concession stand grill.

Continuing to be the new sheriff in town, Phil levied 25 cent fines to Scott Beane for not wearing his pin, and Betty for being late to the meeting. Phil warned the club that due to inflation, and his fee, the fine amount will be raised in the very near future.

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


John Walker, Kiwanian of the Year, recently appeared in both the Laconia Citizen and Laconia Daily Sun. "Click" below to read each story.

Laconia Citizen - November 6, 2013
Laconia Daily Sun - November 12, 2013




Monday - November 25th
Club Meeting - Woodland Heights School Librarian Robbie Prescott-Neylon, author of the book - The Real Me

Monday - December 2nd
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 - December 9th
Club Meeting - Annual Christmas Party and Yankee Swap

Monday - January 6th
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 - January 13th
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