December 14, 2009 - Vol.21, No. 11

News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




41 members and guests

Roger Landry

Senior Members:

Roger Webster, Howard Bacon, Dennis Denoncourt, Ed Merski, Carroll Stafford, and Paul Cotton

Honorary Member: Dick Breton

Key Club Members: Nate Labelle, Teigan Stebbins, Ashley Witham

Spouses: Pat Webster, Pam Landry, Rosemary Murphy, Joanne Merski, Susan Denoncourt, Vi Adrignola, Sue Nelson, Donna Feehily, Chrissie Metz, Lori Marsh

Friends of Dick Metz: Bill and Alice Contardo, Steve and Sue Cutillo, Bill and Sally Kosmos, Greg and Donna Waugh

Dick Breton
Nate Labelle
Teigan Stebbins
Ashley Witham
Pat Webster
Pam Landry
Rosemary Murphy
Joanne Merski
Susan Denoncourt
Vi Adrignola
Sue Nelson
Donna Feehily
Chrissie Metz
Lori Marsh
Bill Contardo
Alice Contardo
Steve Cutillo
Sue Cutillo
Bill Kosmos
Sally Kosmos
Greg Waugh
Donna Waugh

This explains a lot.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

CPA's Dana Scott Beane and Dennis Denoncout shake on a new merger.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


I believe I'm a little tipsy.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Green Bean(e)s.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Paul Cotton on steroids.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Yankee Swap:

This year’s Yankee Swap was an amusing but lengthy free-for-all of gift swappers that lasted over an hour.

Larry Murphy was lucky enough to draw ticket #1, which meant he picked the first gift, and had the envious privilege to pick the last gift from anyone in the room. His initial gift was a crock pot but he ended with up a bottle of Crown Royal.

Hot items this year included a Snuggie blanket, which flipped back and forth between several people including Chrissie Metz, Lori Marsh and Ed Merski. Chrissie Metz proved the victor in that heated contest. Other gifts that didn't stay in the hands of anyone very long included a mini tool kit, a probe light tool, and a box of mini flashlights.

Two joke gifts were the surprise of the evening.

The perennial Billy Bass talking fish (which didn't talk this year because last years recipient was too cheap to put in new batteries) proved to be the opposite of being the traditional booby prize. Many tried to hook Billy Bass especially Alice Contardo and Donna Waugh.

The biggest surprise of the evening was a talking chicken, which proved even more popular than Billy Bass. The chicken never stayed on anyone’s plate for more than a few minutes and, like Billy Bass, was most sought after by both Alice Contardo and Donna Waugh. The latter cried “fowl” when Alice proved to be the final victor in that contest.

Let the swap begin.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


I'll take that!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Touchy Feehily
This present will get a lot of use. .NOT!

Two hot presents:
Can I keep this?.
Where do I put this?

Don Nelson demonstrates the proper way to choke a chicken.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Don Nelson sings for his supper.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


I'll keep this.
No you won't!


Alice Contardo shows her big catch of the evenings. However, the fish got away.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Bill and Alice get the bird.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Larry Murphy draws the first and last gift.
From getting a crock...
...to getting crocked.


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.please"click" here and wait about 30 seconds
.for the download.



Reminder: Ring the bell for the Salvation Army:

We will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on Wednesday, December 23rd in downtown Laconia. The following is the updated work schedule:


....9am- 10am: Larry Murphy and Charlie St. Clair
610am- 11am:
Joe Adrignola and Chet Cilley
..11am- noon:
Kathy Calvin and Scott Beane
6 noon- 1pm: .
Steve Loughlin and Roger Landry
...1 pm- 2pm:
.Phil Bonafide and Dick Metz
...2 pm- 3pm:
.Carroll Stafford and Paul Normandin
...3 pm- 4pm:
.Brian Winslow and Don Nelson
4 pm- 5pm:
_Tom Knox and Cathy Knox

50 50:
None tonight

None tonight. Merry Christmas!


Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 8:29 pm


Second Notice to amend Bylaws:

Note:  Past President Brian Winslow is proposing a change to our bylaws to be voted on at the January 4th meeting.
Proposed amendment:  to concern Article VII, Section 1 of the BYLAWS of the KIWANIS CLUB OF LACONIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, INC.
Currently Reads “The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers and 8 elected directors.”
Proposed Language “The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers and 5 elected directors.”
To review our current bylaws "click" here.



Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, December 21st

Wednesday, December 23rd
Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Monday, December 28th
No meeting

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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