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December 11, 2018 - Vol. 30, No.3

 

 


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families
 

 

 

Venue: Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant

Attendance: 13 in attendance: 8 members and 5 guests

Invocation: Rev. Paula Gile


The Pledge
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

Guests:
Priscilla Breton - wife of Dick Breton
Aidan Collette - son of Kara Stanley
Joe Collie - past member, past president, and past Lt. Governor
Rev. Paula Gile - wife of President Bill
Rosemary Murphy - wife of Larry

Priscilla Breton
Aidan Collette
Joe Collie
Rosemary Murphy
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin


Rev. Paula Gile is welcomed by President Bill
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

NEWS FROM THE PRESIDENT:
Bill Gile reported the following:
• All future club meetings will be held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Shang Hai Chinese restaurant.

• The annual Market Basket Food Pantry shopping that took place on Saturday, December 8th was a success. We bought $590 in non-perishable goods ($340 Kiwanis, $250 Key Club).


Showing off the gift of goods and the receipts from Market Basket are
L to R: Bonnie Ashworth (Key Club Co-Advisor), Kathy Calvin and Bill Gile.
Photo by Market Basket employee

 


We received a thank you letter for our recent donation to the Elm Street School VISTESS organization, which you can read by “clicking” here.

 

KIWANIAN OF THE YEAR:
Joe Collie, past Laconia Kiwanis Club President, and past Lt. Governor, was pleased to present the 2017-18 Kiwanian of the Year award to Betty Ballantyne. Betty also was awarded this prestigious honor in 2016. Congratulations, Betty!


Betty Ballantyne was surprised and honored as she accepted
the Kiwanian of the Year trophy from former Lt. Gov. Joe Collie
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

THIS Saturday, December 22nd, is when the Laconia Kiwanis Club is scheduled to ring the bell in downtown Laconia (across from Citizens Bank) for the Salvation Army.

If you would like to add your name (or the name of a guest) to the list below, please indicate the 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:sBetty Ballantyne, Warren Mitchell, and Kathy Calvin
10am - 11am:sBill Gile and ____________________

11am - noon:
sBetty Ballantyne and Rob Reid
xnoon - 1pm:. D. Scott Beane and ______________
.1 pm - 2pm: .Phil Bonafide and Steve Loughlin
.2 pm - 3pm:
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Kara Stanley and Rob Reid
.3 pm - 4pm:
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Kathy Calvin, John Calvin and Carole Davis
.
4 pm - 5pm:
.Scott Laurent and Zack
& Grace Laurent

 

FOOD PANTRY: $16 was collected


HAPPY DOLLARS: $12 was collected

YANKEE SWAP
Phil Bonafide explains the rules of the Yankee Swap.
     
 
Joe Collie draws ticket #1 and opens the first gift: a Drill and Drive set.
 
Betty Ballantyne’s gift is a bottle of Canadian Club.
     
Phil Bonafide tells Betty to say goodbye to her gift.
     
Phil Bonafide exchanges his unopened gift for Betty’s Canadian Club.
 
Betty’s new gift is a bottle of Rosemount Shiraz.
     
 
Scott Laurent opens his present: a Bailey’s Irish Cream gift set.
 
Rosemary Murphy seems pleased with a stuffed elf.
     
 
Paula Gile gets a Hot Cocoa gift box.
 
Meredith Michaud is pleased to get a Dunkin Donuts gift card.
     
Bill Gile smiles as he opens his adult beverage gift.
     
Priscilla Breton opens a special “K” glass.
 
Steve Loughlin exchanges his gift to Scott Laurent leaving Scott with another adult beverage.
     
 
Kara Stanley trades her gift for the “K” glass.
 
Kara is happy with her first name initial glass.
     
 
Priscilla Breton smiles as she opens her gift which is...
 
...a box of chocolates and a scratch ticket.
     
 
Larry Murphy draws the last gift and...
 
...Rosemary takes it home.
     
 
Joe Collie, who drew ticket #1, has his choice of any gift and chooses the bag that Steve had containing the Bailey’s Irish Cream gift set.
 
Joe Collie displays the gift of choice.
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

Meeting adjourned at 7:14 p.m.

 

A POST MEETING MEMORABLE MOMENT:

 
A warm congratulations results in a...
 
...Photo Op with Bill Gile and Betty Ballantyne.
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

 

BETTY BALLANTYNE HONORED AS KIWANIAN OF THE YEAR

To read the story that appeared in the December 15, 2018 edition of The Laconia Daily Sun, "click" here.

 

LACONIA KIWANIS CLUB SUPPORTS ELM STREET SCHOOL

To read the story that appeared in the December 15, 2018 edition of The Laconia Daily Sun, "click" here.

 

Kathy Calvin, Betty Ballantyne, and Don & Sue Nelson were happy to participate in Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S recently held at Pleasant Street School.

Pleasant Street School Librarian, Liz Rosenfeld, addresses the PSS third grade students.
Photo by Betty Ballantyne

 

SAVE THE DATE:

Our next general meeting is TUESDAY, January 22nd, at Shang Hai Chinese restaurant.

Yan, Shang Hai Chinese restaurant owner, marks her calendar for the date of our next general meeting.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday - December 22nd Venue: Downtown Laconia - Intersection of Main Street and Pleasant Street
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army - Please review the sign-up sheet above.

Monday - Jan. 7th Venue: Laconia Fire Department Community Room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting - all members invited to attend

Tuesday - January 22nd Venue: Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant - private room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:00 pm - Speaker: Andrea Condodemetraky - Topic: Spirit of Hope and Kindness Award

Tuesday - Feb. 5th - Venue: Laconia Fire Department Community Room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting - all members invited to attend

Tuesday - February 26th Venue: Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant - private room - 848 North Main Street, Laconia
6:00 pm - Speakers: Brian Winslow with Sandy Marshall - Topic: LRGHealthcare


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