December 18, 2006 - Vol.18, No. 12

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Roger Landry

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Ed Chertok, Peter Karagianis, Warren Mitchell, Carroll Stafford, and Howard Bacon

Dan Zawacki with Dianne
Pam Landry with Roger
Chrissy Metz with Dick
Hon. Mem. Dick Breton

The club was reminded that our turn to ring the bell for the Salvation Army was coming up this weekend; Saturday, December 23rd. The work schedule is as follows:
Paul Cotton/Dick Metz
Don Nelson/Phil Bonafide
Charlie St. Clair/ Dianne Zawacki
Larry Murphy
Paul Normandin/Carroll Stafford
Chet Cilley
Joe and Makena Collie
Warren Mitchell/Jeff Stone

Win A Classic!
January is a big month for the motorcycle raffle, as shows are scheduled each one of the 4 weekends in the month. Hartford is first, and that is covered by Don Nelson and crew. The rest of the month shapes up this way:
Saturday and Sunday 1/13-1/14 Wilmington, MA Shriner's Auditorium
Friday through Sunday 1/19-1/21 Springfield, MA Eastern States Expo Center
Saturday and Sunday 1/27-1/28 Salem, NH Rockingham Race Track
Please check your availability. Sign up sheets will be circulated at the meetings next month.
Check back here each week for updated work schedules.

Meet at Joe's:
A reminder to all that we will be meeting at One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia in January and February and that our next meeting is Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007. Thank you.

Our compliments to the Chef!
The club presented gifts to Jim and Katherine Contagiani, thanking them for keeping us "fat and happy" for the last year. A special thanks to Katherine, who puts up with more from the club than Jim does. Lucky for us, she's a good sport...and a good cook.

The stocking hung by the fire with care...
Dick Metz told the club that the Belknap Mill is selling stockings for $100 each. It's a 50/50 raffle. A limit of 100 will be sold and a prize to the holder of the winning stocking of $5,000 will be awarded. Dick presented the club with a stocking...and if it is the winner, the club can keep the money! Thanks, Dick! By the way...if interested in purchasing a stocking for the raffle, see Dick. The club has number 34.

Photo Ops and Donations
The club presented two donations to area charities last week. Jim Fortier attended the Open House at the new Lakes Region Child Care Center and presented a check for $15,000. This constitutes the second installment on the club's $45,000 pledge. Joe Collie also presented a check last week to the WLNH Children's Auction. The auction this year raised more than $200,000. The club presented a check for $1,000 during the broadcast last Friday night.

PP Jim Fortier presents a $15,000 check to Rick Keller, Chairman of the Board of the Lakes Region Child Care Services as Linda Normandin looks on.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Sara Allen, board member and founder of the Child Care Center, is surrounded by Kiwanians and spouces following the Kiwanis Club making it's donation to the new child care facility.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Pres. Joe present a $1,000 check to Chief Elf, Ed Darling, at the WLNH Children's Auction.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Yankee Swap
A good time was had by all as the Yankee Swap got underway. Big Mouth Billy Bass made another appearance. He went home with Howard Bacon. Other highlights included Paul Cotton scoring a monogrammer for his golf balls and Carroll Stafford trying hard to give his bucket of mixed nuts away. Eventually they went home with Don Nelson. Merry Christmas!

Special thanks to Dianne Zawacki who captured some of the happy moments through the camera on her cell phone.

Photos by Dianne Zawacki

Monday, December 25th Christmas Day
No meeting. Next meeting January 2nd at One Mill Plaza.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Boards meet. NISE Collected. We will meet at One Mill Plaza.

Monday, January 8, 2007
Speaker Scheduled

Monday, January 15, 2007
We meet at The Lodge in Belmont.

Monday, January 22, 2007
Speaker Scheduled

Monday, January 29, 2007
Carla Scott, NH Make A Wish speaks.

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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In Memory of Max Chertok, Charter Member - Normandin, Cheney, & O'Neil - Byse Agency - Baron's Major Brands - Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home - Decorative Interiors - Laconia Savings Bank - Meredith Village Savings Bank - Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. - Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant - Quik Laundry & Cleaners - Stafford Oil Company, Inc. - The Home Beautiful - Cantin Chevrolet/Cadillac