November 23, 2009 - Vol.21, No. 8

News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families





Honorary Member Dick Breton

Senior Members:

Roger Webster, Howard Bacon, Paul Normandin, and Paul Cotton

Honorary member: Dick Breton
Key Club members: Nate Labelle
and Jocelyn Morin
Spouses: Sue Nelson, Donna Feehily, and Chrissie Metz

Dick Breton
Nate Labelle
Jocelyn Morin
Sue Nelson
Donna Feehily
Chrissie Metz

Your attendance is welcome...
President Dick announced that the Adult Kiwanis Christmas Party will be on December 14th and we will be having a Yankee Swap. So, if you want to participate please bring a wrapped gift (maximum value: $10).

Kathy Calvin is looking for volunteers for Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S. on December 10th.

Cathy Knox invited the membership to go up one flight of stairs at One Mill Plaza to visit her new studio directly after the evening's meeting.


Another Contribution....
Cathy Knox has been kind enough to donate additional money to the Laconia Kiwanis Club. For the second time this month, Cathy gave the club $40, which represents proceeds from her Yoga studio. Thanks, Cathy! t

Cathy Knox adds another 40 bucks to the treasury.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

50 50:
There was no 50/50 drawing this evening but Phil Bonafide did offer to collect the money “Give me a dollar, pick a number, and I’ll tell you if you won.”

Happy Dollars:

$2 Paul Normandin because his Grandson was accepted into Princeton after doing exceptional on his SAT’s
$1 Larry Murphy because after 3 trips to Concord he has finally finished the Gaming application for the Kiwanis Club of Laconia
$1 Jocelyn Morin because the Key Club was the third largest fundraiser at the Turkey Plunge this past weekend. See pictures below.
$2 Don & Sue Nelson, their Grandson’s Football All Star team won 22-0 and their grandson scored two of the touchdowns
$2 Paul Cotton because he was pleased to see Elaine Morrison
$1 Dick Metz because his wife Chrissie attended the meeting this evening
$1 Roger Landry because his son made it to Saudi Arabia and back
$1 Dan Feehily because his son will be visiting this week….oh yeah and because his wife, Donna, attended tonight’s meeting
$1 Roger Webster because he had a good time with Larry Murphy and Ed Merski when visiting the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Key Club Co-President, Jocelyn Morin gives a buck on behalf of the turkeys who took the plunge.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Guest Speaker:
Joe Adrignola introduced Elaine Morrison, a retired special Education Teacher and Artist.

Elaine talked about forming a program called Veteran Art Exchange where students share artwork with military hospitals like Walter Reed.

Elaine also spoke about how war has influenced her life. Her father was in the army, her uncle was a veteran, she had lost classmates in the Vietnam War, and her son Brendan, son-in-law, John and nephew, Jonathan, have recently or are currently serving.

Elaine then gave us a tour of the artwork on display, explaining to the club the different techniques and the story behind each piece. For more information on Elaine and her artwork, check out a recent article in Laconia's Citizen by "clicking" here.



Elaine points out one of her artistic work, which is called "Doc." It is a collage which was made out of
a tourniquet and gauze from her son-in-law, John's, medical kit.

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Curator Joe and Artist Elaine.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:14 pm.



Post meeting visit with Cathy Knox:

Right after our meeting adjourned, several Kiwanians took advantage of Cathy Knox's kind invitation and went up to the first floor of One Mill Plaza to visit Cathy's new Yoga studio.



Dan Feehily greets visitors to Cathy's new studio.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Cathy’s leads her new Yoga Class, she calls this pose “Stand and Smile”.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Don't forget:

Next week we return to Pheasant Ridge Country Club through the month of December. Then, in January, it's back to One Mill Plaza.


Photo Op:

13 Turkeys, 12 Moustaches and 1 dog
L to R: Olivia Fitzpatrick, Vince Denaris, Nate Labelle, Mackenzie Duquette, Ashley Witham, Seth Leavitt-Carlson, Teigan Stebbins, Rene Neveau, Beth Teichert, Kathy Calvin, Jacelyn Morin, Brenna Cass, and Sam Pickering
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Kathy Calvin teamed up with the Laconia Key Club last Saturday to participate in the Salvation Army's annual Turkey Plunge at Weirs Beach. Most teams wore costumes, this team wore mustaches. Although it was a very nice day, the water temperature at the time of the plunge was reported to be a refreshing 48 degrees.
Kathy Calvin: Our Hero
Diving for dollars
Ready to do it again!
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin





Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, November 30th

Monday, December 7th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Monday, December 14th
Adult Christmas Party with Yankee Swap

Monday, December 21st

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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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Pictures contained in this newsletter have been modified to assure a fast download. Therefore, if you try to print them, they will not be of the best quality. If you should desire a picture better suited for printing, feel free to request a copy by emailing W. Stephen Loughlin at steve@theloughlins.com