February 25, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 22


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




Warren Mitchell

Senior Members:
Ed Merski, Warren Mitchell, and Peter Karagianis

Reading in FUNdamental:
Kathy Calvin reminded the club of the next two RIF readings:

Friday, March 7th
Woodland Heights

Kathy Calvin
Joe Adrignola
Larry Murphy
Don Nelson
Sue Nelson



Wednesday, March 12th
Pleasant Street School

Kathy Calvin
Joe Adrignola
Don Nelson

Please check your schedule and see if you are available to join the fun. Sign up sheets will be circulated next week.

Fair Schedule:
Past President Joe Collie passed around a schedule of fairs that we may attend this summer and fall if we do choose to do an ATV raffle as we discussed in previous meetings. The fair season starts in July and goes through mid October. We may not have to do every fair depending on attendance and potential sales. Joe is going to make calls this week and solicit vendor information and attendance figures. Stay Tuned.

JULY 24-27 Stratham Fair
JULY 30-AUG 3 Cheshire Fair
AUG 9-10 Belknap County Fair
AUG 15-17 Cornish Fair
AUG 27-SEPT 1 Hopkinton Fair
AUG 27-SEPT 1 Lancaster Fair
SEPT 5-7 Hillsborough County
SEPT 12-SEPT 21 Rochester Fair
SEPT 25-28 Deerfield Fair
OCTOBER 11-13 Sandwich Fair

Note: nothing is set in stone here, these are just possibilities that we may potentially explore should we pursue an ATV raffle.


More on fund raising:
Charlie St. Clair expressed "concerns" about a trip to Myrtle Beach as the raffle for Bike Week. He suggested another possibility as BikeToberfest in Daytona. He said that event is more well attended and that there is more of a buzz and excitement for that event than the Myrtle Beach one. Brian Winslow said the club is exploring all options and the committee will be meeting again soon. Brian also said that the club has been put on the list for charity nights at the Seabrook Race track. There is an 18 month waiting list. More to follow.

Charlie suggests Daytona.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Schedule Reminder:


The club will be meeting back at Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford starting next Monday, March 3rd. The board of directors will meet and food pantry money will be collected.



Key Club:
Larry Murphy informs the club that the travel plans for the Key Club changed at the last minute. The team was supposed to leave from Manchester originally, but they had to leave from Boston unexpectedly. Larry has not heard whether or not they made it, but we assume they did. Arrangements had been made for the Kiwanis Club in Louisiana to pick them up at the airport and bring them back. A team of 15 (11 students and 4 chaperones) will be there for February vacation helping Habitat for Humanity. We'll get an update from the Key Club upon their return.

Larry Murphy won $12.

Chet eyes Larry's winnings.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Happy Dollars:
Larry Murphy gave $3 because he said he was just happy to be with all of us.
Roger Landry gave $1 for Charlie NOT suggesting we raffle another Excelsior Henderson.
Dianne Roberts gave $1 for buying a new Harley over the weekend. In all, $5 were collected.

Guest Speaker:
Eric Johnson, principal at Elm Street School, spoke to the club about his first year on the job so far. Eric said it has been a whirlwind year so far, both in and out of school. Some of the highlights from his talk:
***Lived in Phoenix for the last 15 years
***Worked as an flight operator at a small commuter airline for 3 years
***Went back to school and got his degree in education and eventually education leadership
***Moved to New Hampshire and put his things in storage before even getting the job at Elm Street School.
***Elm Street was deemed a "school in need of improvement" by the federal government.
If the school achieves AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) two years in a row, they will be off the list.
***Eric said the student population that has the most challenges are the lower socio-economic students. He said nearly half of the school is on free or reduced lunch.
***Very thankful for the RIF program and the other support he and the school have gotten
from the community.
***Principal Johnson and his wife just bought a house in Belmont. They have 2 children, a 2 year old boy, and a 5 month old girl.

L to R: Pres. Dianne, Eric Johnson, Past Pres. Joe
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, March 3rd
We're back at Pheasant Ridge.

Boards meet, Food Pantry money collected

Monday, March 10th
Jim Cande will speak on a possible opportunity of a fund raiser between Laconia Nationals and Kiwanis Club.

Monday, March 17th
Laura Brousseau with the Faith, Hope, and Love Foundation

Monday, March 24th
Karen Dennis, March of Dimes

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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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