January 29, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 18

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Warren Mitchell with thoughts of Max Wakeman998, JunK
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Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Ed Chertok, Peter Karagianis, Warren Mitchell, Dennis Denoncourt, Carroll Stafford, and Paul Normandin

Paul Normandin: Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Hon. Member Dick Breton
Lori Dickson with Dick Metz
Betty Trottier with Dick Metz

Key Clubbers:
Kayne Kreitser, Alex Medellin, Calise Houle, and Advisor Laura Brusseau
Jim Fortier with Key Club.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Chow Line:

The group is amazed by Paul Cotton's fork trick.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

He'll be missed...

President Joe Collie advised the club of the passing of longtime Kiwanian H. Max Wakeman. Max passed away in Florida last Friday. He was president of the Laconia Kiwanis Club in 1962 and attended the installation dinner last October at Pheasant Ridge with his wife, Ginny. Calling hours will be held this Friday, February 2nd from 6:00PM-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home. For details on Max's life go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.


Win a Classic!
Another big weekend for the motorcycle raffle at the bike show in Salem. Paul Cotton reports that Warren Mitchell, Phil Bonafide, Dan and Dianne Zawacki, the Nelsons and the Landrys sold tickets over the weekend. He also noted that with income down considerably, the efforts of Roger Landry, Don and Sue Nelson, and Phil Bonafide have been instrumental in the success of the raffle to this point. Also, a tip of the Cotton Cap to Warren Mitchell for his work on the trailer. Well done, crew! The next bike show is in March. The bike now is at Meredith Village Savings Bank at McIntyre Circle, where bank customers will have the chance to buy tickets over the coming weeks.

Reading is FUNdamental...
There was a RIF reading last week at Elm Street School and the club handed out 65 books to the third grade class. Joe Adrignola and Paul Cotton were on hand with Kathy Calvin. Where was Larry Murphy? Pleasant Street School. Where was Warren Mitchell? Woodland Heights. Ooops. There is a RIF reading this week, prior to press time, at Pleasant Street School. Joe Adrignola, Warren Mitchell (maybe), Larry Murphy (maybe), Paul Cotton, and Kathy Calvin are scheduled to participate. A recap will be given at our meeting on Monday, February 5th.

Please RSVP to Fran at 524-5710 if you plan on attending the lunch for the Laconia School District on Friday, February 2nd at the American Spirit Cafe at the Huot Technical Center at Laconia High School. The SAU is thanking the club for our work with the school kids in the district. They are also thanking other organizations at this luncheon. It starts at 11:30am.

Happy Birthday America!
Chet Cilley reports that the 4th of July committee is getting together this week to start planning this year's celebration. The event will be at Opechee Park on Wednesday the 4th with a rain date of Saturday, July 7th...which would be 07/07/07. More to follow...

Bike Rodeo
Chet Cilley reports that there may be an expansion of the bike rodeo this year to include car seat inspections. Franklin Hospital and LRGH want to be involved and Chet has spoken with a staff member that is a certified helmet fitter and car seat inspector. Also...there is a possibility that the event may take place on Canal Street in Laconia this year. The details are being worked out and more information to follow. The Bike Rodeo is scheduled tentatively for the second weekend in May. Stay tuned...

Mark your calendar....


Please note the following schedule change: We will meet on Tuesday, February 20th and not Monday that week because of the President's Day holiday.




Russ Beane $21

Carla Scott makes yet another wish come true.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

This week's beane counter.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars
Russ Beane gave 3 for winning the other 18.

Dick Metz. No pin.
Dick Breton. No pin.
Chet Cilley. No pin.
75 cents collected.

Key Club schedules ASB...
That's "Alternative Spring Break." The club will be sending 16 people to Jacksonville Beach in Florida over the February vacation to help build homes for Habitat for Humanity. The club will be helping on 4 houses and they will meet the recipient of each one. They need to raise more funds to reach their financial goal. Fundraising efforts will include a Game Show and Mr. LHS Night. Last week, Patrick's Pub donated more than $350 from their Tuesday dinner night. The board will discuss any donation efforts at next week's meeting.

Alex Medellin and Calise Houle explain "Alternative Spring Break."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Joe Adrignola shows off his picture hanging ability. "Does this look straight?"
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Guest Speaker:
Julie Baron from the New Hampshire Chapter of Make A Wish spoke to the club. Also on hand was Carla Scott, the new marketing manager for the organization. Make A Wish grants the wishes of terminally ill children and was started in 1980 when the first wish was granted to a 7 year old boy that wanted to be a police officer. The club watched a DVD based on the beginning of Make A Wish. The national organization was charted in 1983 and the NH chapter in 1986. This month marks the 20th anniversary for the first wish granted in New Hampshire. A child received video games for his electronic wish. Since then, NH Make A Wish has granted 586 wishes and counting. In 2006, 65 wishes were granted and in 2007, their goal is 72. Each wish costs on average of $10,000 and the money is raised through individual and corporate donations. The most common wishes are to be someone (i.e. princess, policeman), electronics (i.e. video games, big TV's), room makeovers, and the chance to meet someone (i.e. celebrities). Make A Wish in New Hampshire is based in Manchester, it is statewide, and consists of 5 FT staffers, 2 PT people, and more than 200 volunteers. Visit them on the web at www.newhampshire.wish.org.

3 pens, 2 girls, 1 guy and a banner
Carla Scott, Pres. Joe and Julie Baron.

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Monday, February 5, 2007
Boards meet. NISE collected.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Richard Wood from Community Health and Hospice will be speaking about the TeleHealth program...a program in which a patient's vital signs can be monitored at home electronically without daily nurse supervision. He will be bringing a TeleHealth machine to demonstrate.

Monday, February 26, 2007
The club meets at The Belknap Mill, adjacent to One Mill Plaza.

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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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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