March 23, 2009 - Vol.20, No. 25

News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families





Warren Mitchell

Senior Member:
Peter Karagianis, Warren Mitchell, Paul Normandin, and Ed Merski

Kiwanis KARES
There was a KARES reading and distribution at Elm Street School. Dick Metz, Kathy Calvin, Joe Adrignola, and Chet Cilley. This was the last KARES stop of the year at Elm Street. There will be KARES events at Woodland Heights and Pleasant Street in June.

Pictures courtesy of Chet Cilley.


Ossipee Road Trip:
The club will be attending an InterClub this week with the North Conway Club and the Dover Club.

Joe Collie, Denise Dow, Kathy Calvin, and Warren Mitchell will be going and representing the club. The meeting will be at Indian Mound Golf Club in Ossipee. Warren will be driving and the group will be leaving from his house at 4:30.


Hello, Kiwanis…
Warren Mitchell said that he stopped into the Taylor Home this afternoon to see Jane Thibault. It was her last day at the Taylor Home today as she heads into retirement. She sent along a big hello to the Kiwanis Club. Jane was a member a few years ago and served as Vice President. We are glad she is doing well.





Lori Dickson won $19.

Lori Dickson: 10 fingers with 19 reasons to smile.
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin

No Fines tonight

Happy Dollars:
Several happy dollars were given tonight.
*Lori Dickson gave 3: 1 for winning the 50/50, 1 for her 20 year old niece being chosen as a New England Patriot cheerleader, and 1 for her 10 year old niece making the New England regionals in the butterfly stroke.
*Paul Cotton gave 2: 1 for being back at Kiwanis and 1 because it was 82 degrees in San Padre Island, Texas this morning…that is where he and Debbie spent the winter.
*Warren Mitchell gave 2: 1 for Paul being back and 1 for the t-shirts that Paul brought back for him.
*Roger Landry gave 2: 1 for his son safely landing in Saudi Arabia and 1 for Paul being back.
*Joe Collie gave 2: 1 for his wife becoming an LNA at Belknap County Nursing Home starting next week and 1 because he will be coaching the baseball team at Inter-Lakes Junior High School this spring. In all, 11 happy dollars were collected.

One happy guy with one happy dollar.
Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin

Guest Speakers:
Jane Burgeon came and spoke to the club about the New England Organ Donor Bank about the importance of having organs on hand for people who need transplants. Jane herself is a recipient of a lung transplant in the 1990s. She shared with us her story and told of the multiple tests she had to go through and the set of circumstances that she had to meet in order to qualify. She said that right now, there are 100,000 people on transplants lists in the United States. She said, given the size of the population, that is a small number. The issue is that there are not a lot of matching donors, and more importantly, there is a shortage of qualified donors on the list. One of the statistics she shared was that one donor could help as many as 50 people. Last year, 8,000 donors made it possible for 22,000 organ donors. She said that, in the near future, the motor vehicle department will have online capability so that when people renew their drivers licenses and sign up to be an organ donor, their names will go into a national database so that anywhere in the country their information can be accessed and necessary donations can be made and lives can be saved even faster. Also, with online capability, donors that want to sign up to be a donor can do so without having to wait until their next license renewal. This should be able to be done by the end of this month. Donated organ and tissue may include the following:Organs: heart, intestines, kidneys, liver, lungs and pancreasTissues: bones, corneas, heart valves, skin, tendons, and veins Jane says in addition to putting it on your driver’s license, you should also tell a relative and or a spouse that you have agreed to be a donor. To learn more about the New England Organ Bank, log onto to their website at

L to R: Pres. Brian Winslow, Jane Bergeron, and Roger Landry
Roger was disappointed when he learned he can't get a hair transplant from the organ bank.

Photo by W
. Stephen Loughlin


Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, March 30th
Randy Bullerwell will speak about BIBA

Monday, April 6th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

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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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