May 12, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 33


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



President Elect Brian Winslow

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

Joe drinks and talks while Catherine goes through his brief case.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


How Do You Do, Ed Chertok?
Our most senior member, by age and not tenure, returned to the club after a relaxing and snow free winter down south. Ed Chertok was glad to be back in our good graces and was welcomed with a resounding version of the old Kiwanis favorite "How Do You Do? Ed says "he do well, thanks."

Roses are red ...violets are blue...I hope you look this good when you're 92!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

An ATV for Dad and Me!
Joe Collie informed the club that the ATV's will be paid for this week and the first raffle stop will be the Laconia Nationals Car Show at Gunstock over Memorial Day Weekend. A sign-up sheet was passed around. Please check your schedule for availability.

Saturday, May 24th
8am-12:30 Paul Cotton and Denise Dow
12:30-5pm __________________________

Sunday, May 25th
8am-11am Kathy Calvin and ___________
11am-2pm Kathy Calvin and Joe Collie

The sign-up sheet will be circulated again at next week's meeting. Also..if anyone can tow the trailer and the ATVs to Gunstock on Saturday morning and back on Sunday afternoon, that would be greatly appreciated. If anyone can help with transport, please e-mail Joe Collie at Thanks in advance for your help with this.

Bike Rodeo Recap:

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

The annual Bike Rodeo was held this past weekend, Saturday May 10th, at Opechee Park in Laconia and the location proved to be a winner. We fitted 80 kids in new helmets and more than 60 kids had their bikes inspected for safety. Both these numbers represented substantial increases over the past few years. A special tip of the Kiwanis Kap to Pam Landry, who checked in all the kids and took the donations for helmets and gave them tickets for the raffle prize. Also, kudos to Dianne Roberts and Kathy Calvin, who fit all the children in their new helmets, with the exception of the two that Warren Mitchell attempted. Some thoughts on next year: more advertising, more food, more prizes. One of the great moments of the day came when Warren Mitchell and Joe Adrignola gave a 4 year old boy a bike. He did not have one, but his brothers did. Warren's granddaughter passed along the one she had just grown out of. Joe and Warren gave it to this boy and he was all smiles. The winner of the raffle bike was Samantha Horne from Laconia. Thanks to Piche's, Officer Kathleen Yale, and the S.A.D.D. group from Laconia High School.

The list of Kiwanians who helped on Saturday included:
Dianne Roberts, Kathy Calvin, Roger Landry (with Pam Landry), Warren Mitchell, Paul Cotton, Paul Normandin, Mike Marsh, Dick Metz, Denise Dow, Jim Fortier, Roger Webster, Phil Bonafide, Joe Adrignola, and Steve Loughlin.

Well done. We're already looking forward to next year's event!

More pictures of the Bike Rodeo are included at the lower part of this page.

Bike winner, Samantha Horne with Pres. Dianne
Photo by Kathy Calvin


Reading is FUNdamental:
Last week's RIF distribution at Elm Street School was a big hit with the kids. On hand were Joe Adrignola, Kathy Calvin, Joe Collie, Larry Murphy, and Don Nelson. The next RIF is scheduled for Friday, June 6th at Woodland Heights. More information coming soon.

Mahogany Row:
A round of applause was given to Brian Winslow, Dick Metz, and Mike Marsh. All three were absent last week when they were elected to office next year. Brian will be President, Dick President Elect, and Mike 2nd Vice President. Phil "here's my card" Bonafide said the moral of the story is "show up!"
Thanks to Brian, Dick, and Mike for taking on these leadership roles!

Salvation Army Luncheon:
A reminder to those who plan on attending the Salvation Army Civic Luncheon this week: the event is Thursday, May 15th at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn and Spa, formerly the Expo Center, and it starts at noon. We'll see you there!
te was taken and the trip wascut. The ATV raffle was accepted

Dick Metz won $21.

Dick Metz brings home the Bacon.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Brian Winslow, Roger Landry, and Mike Marsh were all pinless


On the Lighter Side...

If these guys laugh any harder, they'll pee.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin



Guess who's having a special birthday?...

Harley: Birthday Edition
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Bike Rodeo Highlights...


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Not only is Paul's helmet not clipped, he's only riding with one hand!

This boy hopes Officer Yale does not pinch his chin.

Officer Yale adjusts her own helmet.

Kathy Calvin tries to figure out how the straps work.
One safe bike plus one new helmet equals one happy girl!

This boy is praying Kathy does not pinch his skin.

Warren and his new friend, Maurice.

Warren tells Maurice "it's just like riding a bike!"

Warren's ability with a screwdriver makes Maurice smile....?

Unlike Warren...the tire on the hot dog cart was not full of hot air.

The President with Miss. Lt Governor-Elect and Sophie Collie looking like Speed Racer.

Denise is smiling...Officer Yale is smiling....why aren't the kids smiling?

Once again, someone has made Dianne laugh.

Everyone anxiously awaits this girl's autograph.

Two Grumpy Old Men
and a Lady


Phil shows these kids his gloves. "If it doesn't fit, you must aquit."

This bike rodeo moment sponsored by Laconia Savings Bank.

A few Kiwanis Hot Dogs



Our President...Dianne Roberts


Upcoming Schedule:


Monday, May 19th
Larry Guild speaks on fire department antiques.

Tuesday, May 27th
Thomas Oetinger, former Laconia Police Chief

Monday, June 9th
Richard Grenier, Superintendent of the Belknap County Dept. of Corrections

Monday, June 16th

Monday, June 23th
Jason Stickney, chronic diseases


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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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