July 3, 2006 - Vol.17, No. 40
July 10, 2006 - Vol.17, No. 41

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families

July 3, 2006: No meeting

Laconia’s Independence Day was celebrated on Saturday, July 1st. This year’s event was supported by the Laconia Kiwanis Club as well as the City of Laconia Parks and Recreation, 98.3 WLNH, MetroCast Cablevision, Meredith Village Savings Bank, the Laconia Daily Sun and the Greater Laconia-Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Meredith Village Savings Bank’s Laconia Branch Assistant Manager Judi Tucker and Manager Nancy Williams-Hunt present Past President Joe Adrignola with a $1,000 donation.
Courtesy Photo

MetroCast’s Marketing Coordinator Liane Champagne and Regional Marketing Manager Jodie Gallant present Past President Jim Fortier with a $1,000 donation.
Courtesy Photo
Laconia’s Independence Day celebration commenced with a parade that began at Wyatt Park on South Main Street routing through downtown Laconia and ending at Opechee Park on North Main Street. The celebration at Opechee Park continued throughout the day with family fun, live concerts, NH Idol performances, and a gigantic fireworks display.

Past President’s Warren Mitchell and Larry Murphy waive to the crowd in the Annual Fourth of July parade.
Photo by: W. Stephen Loughlin


July 10, 2006


Warren Mitchell

Senior Members
Paul Normandin, Warren Mitchell, Howard Bacon, Peter Karagianis and Roger Webster

Dan “Buy A Ticket” Zawacki with Dianne Zawacki

Motorcycle Update
Paul Cotton reports that he delivered the check to Motorcycle Winner, Madaline Decato, who took the cash option. Paul reports that the bike is back at Meredith Harley and for sale. Once the bike is sold, the money can then be added into our accounts. Expect weekly updates on the status of ‘The Bike.”

Nice shirt!
Dianne Zawacki modeled the new Teen Center Summer Camp “Official Camper” T-Shirts.  Our donation of $800 not only sponsored 10 kids to the camp for a week each, but garnered the club a logo on the back of each shirt, both for the campers and the staff members.  Thanks, Dianne. By the way…President Joe Collie has an XL shirt if anyone is interested. Too small for him…

Happy Birthday America!
Jim Fortier reports that the parade went well and the 4 th of July fireworks were the –quote—best the city has ever had. Warren Mitchell and Larry Murphy towed the trailer in the parade (see above picture) , Charlie had a hand in the fireworks, and Jim and Chet were on the City’s Celebration Committee. The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all. Well done! Larry Murphy informed the club that his famous…or should I say infamous…sister-in-law said the fireworks were the best she’s ever seen, period.

Hey Kiwanis...THANKS!
We received a thank you note from Tyler Pattison for his scholarship funded by Kiwanis through the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. He’s on his way to UCONN, where he will major in Business and Engineering. Congrats, Tyler. We also received a second thank you from Community Health and Hospice  for our participation in their Golf Tournament. The thank you came with a picture of our banner on display at the event and the team that Jeff Stone was a part of.

Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine...
We got updates on both of our disabled Kiwanians. Larry Murphy reports Ed Merski’s back problems have worsened a bit. After fixing the disc, a muscle tear was found. Ed is at LRGH and may be for a few more days. He’s in room 358. On the flip side, there’s good news for Roger Ballantyne. He had his stitches removed after his hip replacement. He said he’s ready to do 2 things…one is ride his motorcycle. Paul Cotton said that’s the better choice because – quote – it’ll last longer.

Schedule change
Actually, a venue change…on Monday, July 31 st we will be meeting at One Mill Plaza for a guest speaker presentation. Please make a note of it.

Busy Board
At the board meeting of June 5, 2006, the following measures came before mahogany row. Joe Collie was approved as President, Joe Adrignola for Treasurer, Ed Merski and Phil Bonafide for the board in 2006-2007. $800 was approved for the Laconia Teen Center to sponsor 10 kids for a week of summer camp at $80 each. $250 was approved to sponsor a Laconia Youth Soccer League team, $410 was approved for sponsorship of the summer reading program at Laconia Public Library and $125 was approved for a new tent for the motorcycle raffle. The board also approved a measure to pay the meals and dues for bulletin editor Joe Collie. The minutes were approved as read.

Howard Bacon and Russ Beane. $21

Photo by Steve Loughlin

Russ Beane, Dianne Roberts, and Paul Cotton were pinless. Kathy Calvin and Charlie St. Clair were late. A total of $1.25 was collected.

Free Meal
Jim Fortier

Happy Dollars
Roger Landry gave $1.00 because Warren Mitchell was not injured despite the shooting at the church near his house. Warren Mitchell gave $1.00 for Janet’s recent screening going well and her schedule being extended to 6 months now. (By the way, President Joe’s wife is going through the same thing and has her next screening August 4 th .) Russ Beane gave $3.00 for winning the 50/50 and for learning that he is expecting a granddaughter, the first girl in 3 generations of Beanes. Joe Collie gave $1.00 for learning that his wife is having a girl; Sophia June Collie is due in November. Jeff Stone gave $1.00 because his son won the drive, chip and putt competition and advanced to the next round in Massachusetts, where things didn’t go so well...but A for effort! Howard Bacon gave $1.00 for his share of the 50/50. All told, $8.00 were collected from this happy group.

Monday, August 14th

Monday, August 7th
Boards meet, NISE

Monday, July 31st
Sonya Misiaszek of the American Institute of Architects at One Mill Plaza

Monday, July 24th
Susan Sargent, Reclaiming Futures

Monday, July 17th

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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