December 9, 2013- Vol. 25, No. 5


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Dick Breton

Shelley Batchelder – first lady
Priscilla Breton - Dick’s wife
Vi Adrignola - Joe’s wife

Shelly Batchelder
Priscilla Breton
Vi Adrignola
  Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin


We need volunteers to man the bell-ringing for the Salvation Army on Monday December 23rd. If you would like to add your name to the list, please indicate the day and time preference and “click” here to send an e-mail to our bulletin editor. Your preference will then be updated into the schedule listed below:


09am - 10am: Chet Cilley and Joe Adrignola
10am - 11am:
Kathy Calvin and ___________

11am - noon:
Scott Beane and Steve Loughlin
xnoon - 1pm:. Phil Bonafide and ___________
.1 pm - 2pm:
Larry Murphy and ___________
.2 pm - 3pm:
Kathy Calvin and _____________
.3 pm - 4pm:
Betty Ballantyne and __________
4 pm - 5pm:
Scott Laurent and Jack Batchelder


Thank you, Contigiani's:
On behalf of the Club, President Jack gave Jim and Betsy Christmas gifts to thank them for excellent service during the past year. Jim then gave Jack a warm handshake and Betsy gave Jack a hug.

Merry Christmas Handshake
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Merry Christmas Hug
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Christmas Village Report:
Dick Breton complimented Phil Bonafide for his hard work at Christmas Village. He also reminded the Club that Armand and Ernie Bolduc are looking for a group to take over running the annual event. Dick noted, if Kiwanis was interested, the Club would have to work one or two years with the Bolducs to become familiar with the operation which includes construction of the Village. This possibility will be discussed at a future meeting.


News From The Members:
Joe Adrignola reported that Secretary Kathy passed on a message from Jim and Arlene Fortier who noted “Say hello to everyone for us and Happy Thanksgiving. Everything (is) great here – busy & weather (is) in (the) 80’s.”

Joe also noted this past Saturday (December 7th), he and Vi along with four Key Club members and their two advisors did the annual shopping at Market Basket for The Salvation Army food pantry. Joe noted that’s the day that All Brite Cleaning & Restoration matches every purchase that we buy. With the $200 the Key Club collected in donations (from their annual sleep out) and $500 the Kiwanis collected in donations, a total of $700 was spent in less than an hour. This included five shopping carts full of groceries, which will be matched by All Brite. Kathy made up posters, which were on the front of the shopping carts.

Joe shows the poster placed at the front of each food carts during the shopping spree.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The shoppers hold the sales receipt which reflects the number of items purchased for the Salvation Army food pantry.
Courtesy Photo


Betty Ballantyne discussed the possibility of the Club working on decorating the Christmas tree in downtown Laconia.

Jeff Beane reported on attending a meeting with the Colebrook Kiwanis Club. He brought back a directory, which includes advertising by the town’s businesses. This publication promotes the club and is used as a fund raiser.

50 50:
None this evening

Happy Dollars:

None this evening

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:31 p.m.


Meet at Joe's:
Our next meeting is January 13th. We will meet at One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia.

This is the place to be for our next meeting.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Yankee Swap In Brief:
Phil is happy with his gift.
Jack has plans for Phil's gift.
Phil gets Spammed.
Vi took nearly 5 minutes to open her gift.
Joe gets in some ZZZ's while Vi opens her gift.
Priscilla Breton gets her choice of all the gifts.




Monday - December 23rd
Ring Bell for the Salvation Army - Volunteers needed

Monday - January 13th - We meet at One Mill Plaza
Club Meeting - OPEN

Board of Directors Meeting will follow

Monday - January 27th - We meet at Laconia High School
Club Meeting - OPEN

Monday - February 10th - We meet at Laconia High School
Club Meeting - Andrea Condodemetraky- Laconia Middle School Care Closet

Board of Directors Meeting will follow

Monday - February 24th
Club Meeting - OPEN

Monday - March 10th - We meet again at Pheasant Ridge Country Club
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Brian Cashman

Board of Directors Meeting will follow

Monday - March 24th
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