July 9, 2012 - Vol. 23, No. 17


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


23 (including guests)

John Walker

Joel Moenkhoff of Nashville, TN, a 1-year Kiwanis member from Nashville is in the area visiting his wife’s family.
Dan Schroeder, Wright Museum, Wolfeboro, NH.

Joel Moenkhoff   Dan Schroeder
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin

President Roger reported at a recent Board meeting it was decided to ask Committee Chairs to give a Committee report at regular meetings, if they have anything to share. Reports will begin at the next meeting, July 23rd.

Jack Batchelder, Fund-raising Co-Chairman, reported on Saturday/Sunday July 28/29 there is a Classic Car Show at the 4H Fairgrounds in Belmont. The Laconia Kiwanis Club and Key Club will be selling 50-50 raffle tickets and assisting in parking cars. Volunteer sign-up sheet was begun, two shifts. Hours are 8:30 – 3:00.

Home Run Derby at the Major League baseball field at Opechee Park is Sunday, August 5th. The Derby is to raise funds for the RVYSEF and Laconia Kiwanis Club. Volunteers will be needed.

Roger’s Ride is looking at Kiwanis sponsorship to raise funds. Hopefully a sub-committee will be formed and work can begin. For the three previous years that it was held, it was on the Saturday before Labor Day. Jack reported that he was a Key Club member at Laconia High School when Roger was the President of Kiwanis, and he strongly supports this ride.

Mike Marsh announced he is in conversation with Jane Ellis of Stonegate Winery to hold a Kiwanis meet-and-greet to attract new members. A tentative date has bee set for September 24. This will be confirmed at our next meeting. All Kiwanians are encouraged to invite a friend. There will be a tour of the winery and a Contigiani’s catered meal. If we have the average attendees and if we are successful in bringing a guest, we would comfortably fit the dining area at Stonegate.

Steve Loughlin read thank you notes from Kiwanis scholarship recipients Amy Cass and Brenna Cass.

Amy Cass
Brenna Cass
To read Brenna's thank you letter, "click" here.



50 50:
Roger Landry won $28

President Roger is a winner!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars:

$5 from John Walker for the fact that Laconia has distributed 8,280 lunches over 4 weeks, and because Jim Fortier and Larry Murphy have delivered every week;
$3 from Roger Landry for our two guests and for the fact he won the 50/50
$1 from Betty Ballantyne for our guest Dan Schroeder

Food Pantry:
$57 was collected

Free Meal:
Joe Adrignola

None this week

Guest Speaker:
Betty Ballantyne introduced Dan Schroeder.
Dan is Special Projects Coordinator and tour guide at the Wright Museum for the past three years. His full time career is as a fuel barge Captain in NY harbor.

The Wright Museum is a WWII museum dedicated to the Greatest Generation. Owner David Wright was a WWII buff and bought a WWII jeep and restored it and initially had a traveling museum. In 1992 he bought an 8-acre plot of land in Wolfeboro, began fund-raising, and opened the museum in 1994. The crown jewel of the current collection is 1 of the only 3 T-26 Pershing tanks that made it all the way to the battle at the Remagen Bridge. There are many wheeled vehicles in the collection, but only about 1/4th of them are ever on display. Displays are rotated to encourage re-visiting. There is a rare “Home Front” display that shows what life was like for those who remained back home during the war, a “time tunnel” which includes movie clips and music from that era, a large vehicle bay, a mezzanine dedicated to the 8th Air Force, a WAC display, a Merchant Marine display, and a USMC display, complete with the dress blues of USMC Rene Gagnon who was the NH native who participated in the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. The museum hosts Tuesday night guest speakers at 7 PM.

More information about the Wright Museum visit their website by "clicking" here.

L to R: Dan Schroeder and Roger Landry

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

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Photos by W. Stephen Loughlinhlinto by W. Stephen Loughlin    

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.






Monday July 23rd
Club Meeting - Speaker to be announced.

Sunday August 5th
Home Run Derby - Opechee Park major league ball field - joint fund-raiser with RVYSEF

Monday August 6th
Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 p.m. at One Mill Plaza - all members are invited!
This is not a regular meeting. There will be no dinner served.

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Kiwanis Kronikle is publication of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, P.O. Box 757, Laconia, NH 03247-0757.
We meet the second and fourth Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Gilford
Please call your President or Secretary about any member or family member in case of illness. Email: Roger Landry or Steve Loughlin