May 5, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 32


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Phil Bonafide

Senior Members:
Carroll Stafford, Warren Mitchell, Roger Webster, Peter Karagianis, Paul Normandin, and Ed Merski

Catherine gets ready to dish out the weekend's leftovers.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


The annual meeting was held. A voice vote was taken to pass the ballot. The slate of officers and directors will be as follows:

President: Brian Winslow
Vice President: Dick Metz
2nd Vice President: Mike Marsh
Treasurer: Joe Adrignola
Board of Directors through 9/30/10: Denise Dow, Ed Merski, Ron Penn, and Steve Loughlin

The new board will have to appoint the secretary between now and the beginning of the Kiwanis Year, which starts October 1st.

Salvation Army Luncheon Next Week!
The annual Salvation Army civic luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 15th at the Expo Center in Lakeport. The Club has signed on as a sponsor of the event and purchased a table for 5. On the list to attend, representing Kiwanis is: Roger Landry, Howard Bacon, Joe Collie, Dick Metz, and Ed Chertok. There will also be several other club members in attendance that day, representing other organizations and their workplace. See you there!

Wednesday at Elm Street School from 1:30-2:30. There are 5 people signed up, including Joe Collie, Joe Adrignola, Kathy Calvin, Larry Murphy, and Don Nelson. Kathy Calvin reports that we could use a sixth person, if your schedule allows.

Bike Rodeo Update:
Fliers are going out to schools this week. Piche’s will be there doing the bike inspections. As of right now, 14 Kiwanians are on the list. People will be needed to fit helmets, bag prizes, fill out certificates, distribute hot dogs, etc. Setup will be at Opechee Park at
9am. Jim Fortier reports that Kathleen Yale has a group of students from the S.A.D.D. group helping out.

This is the place to be this Saturday.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Mayhew Island Clean Up:
Larry Murphy says the Mayhew Clean Up is Saturday, May 17th. He said that he can use another set of hands or two for the annual clean up. He has a group of kids from the Boys and Girls Club pitching in as well.

May 14th Antique Car Show at The Nursing Home:
Dianne reminds all who own Classic Cars that they’d like all cars at the Belknap Nursing Home on Wednesday, May 14th at 5pm. It’s National Nursing Home Week and the home is having a celebration. To some of these people, those classic cars might be considered new cars!
ote was taken and the trip was cut. The ATV raffle was accepted

Joe Adrignola, $21.

Not even usual winners Russ and Charlie could stop Joe Adrignola this week!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

Joe Adrignola gave 1.
Larry Murphy gave 1 for his upcoming 50th Reunion for college.
Denise Dow gave 1 for her dog turning 1.
Charlie St. Clair gave 4 for his MC Week book being completed.
Roger Landry gave 1 for the success of the Belknap Mill event.
In all, $8 were collected.

Larry gives a happy dollar that has nothing to do with his sister in law!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Coming soon to a bookstore near you.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Food Pantry:
$22 collected. Denise gave 2.

Sure, Joe went...but did he learn anything?
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Board Minutes:

Kathy Calvin gave the recap of the April Board Meeting…the highlights were as follows:

***The Charity Fund and the General Fund were approved.
*** $100 was donated to the NE Foundation.
*** $155 was donated to Kiwanis International
*** The Club provided a “silver” sponsorship for the LHS Band Boosters Comedy Night.
*** A $200 donation was made to support Chess with Mike at Laconia Public Library.
*** $250 was reimbursed to Joe Collie for Lt. Governor training at Hyannis May 2-4.
*** $20 was reimbursed to Joe Collie for the Division Caucus expense.
*** $175 was paid for tickets and sponsorship of the Salvation Army Luncheon on May 15th.
*** Dr. Finn was paid $146 for various dental bills.
*** Dr. Eckel was paid $66 for various dental bills.
*** Meeting adjourned at 8:05pm.


Several Kiwanians and many of their spouses were in attendance last Friday night at the Winni-Expo Center for the Belknap Mill's Private Collections annual event. This year's theme was a celebration of the Groovy 60's with Roger and Pam Landry co-chairing the festivities. PA

Kiwanis members in attendance included: Joe Collie, Lori Dickson, Denise Dow, Jim Fortier, Roger Landry, Steve Loughlin, Mike Marsh, Dick Metz, Warren Mitchell, Larry Murphy, Ron Penn, Carroll Stafford, and Hon. Member, Nancy Williams-Hunt.

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tDon't adjust your tint...Carroll Stafford really wore that outfit!

Roger and Pam or Sonny and Cher?
You decide.

Dick Metz is in his sixties, but he does not remember the sixties.
Jim, Arlene, and more makes an interclub.
Dick Metz and his most prized collectable:
wife Chrissie.
Dick and Joe point out that Roger's belly was smaller in the 60s.
Nancy and Bob are on the "hunt" for a good time.

Joe, Larry, and Rosemary in the food line: Peace, Man!

Isn't Pam Landry too young to have blue hair...?
The Staffords are all smiles as they recall their first date!

Style has clearly skipped a generation
in the Mitchell Family.

Ron Penn and Robin flashback to 1962.


Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, May 12th

Monday, May 12th
Larry Guild speaks on fire department antiques.

Monday, May 26th
Thomas Oetinger, former Laconia Police Chief


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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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