September 4, 2007 - Vol.18, No. 49


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Warren Mitchell...and he nailed it! Well done!

Senior Members:
Dennis Denoncourt, Howard Bacon, Warren Mitchell, Roger Webster, Ed Merski, Paul Normandin, and Peter Karagianis

Hon. Mem. Dick Breton

How Do You Do?
The club welcomed Lori Dickson back with a round of "How Do You Do?"

What's Your Name?

Steve Loughlin presented nametags to Dennis Denoncourt and Brian Winslow. He also thanked Nancy Williams-Hunt for her laminating the tags for us. Steve was pleased to advise the club that Nancy plans on attending the Installation on October 1st.





Hey Kiwanis…THANKS!
We received two thank you notes this week. The first from the folks at Multicultural Market Day. The event is scheduled for this coming weekend, Saturday, September 8th. They say thanks for our donation to sponsor the petting zoo for kids that day. The second thank you came from last week's speaker, Jeff DeFrancesco with The Citizen. He said thanks for the opportunity to speak to the club and looks forward to anything we may be able to do together in the future.

Mini-Bike Rodeo September 15th
The Boys and Girls Club will have their annual Kids Day Celebration on Saturday, September 15th and Kiwanis will be participating with a mini version of our Bike Rodeo. We will be on hand distributing helmets to kids that want them in exchange for donations. The event runs from 8am-2pm and so far, Joe Collie and Dick Metz have signed on. Anyone else that is available, your help would be appreciated. A sign up sheet will be circulated at next week's meeting. We probably only need 3 or 4 more people.

ppJoe Collie .and ______________
.......Dick Metz and _____________
..._________ and _____________

Aside from our participation, there will be a yard sale, DJ, bounce house for the kids, and a dunk tank. Should be fun!

The Installation of Dianne Roberts...
President-Elect Dianne Roberts will become President Dianne Roberts on Monday, October 1st. The Installation will be held in the big room at Pheasant Ridge. Spouses and guests are encouraged to attend. Cost will be $20 as usual and a menu is being worked out. More details to follow. Stay Tuned... By the way, we still need a second Vice President to serve after Jeff Stone in 2009-2010. Any takers?

Are you ready for some football?
Hats off to Larry Murphy, Kathy Calvin, and Jim Fortier for their work in the snack shack during the Laconia High School football game last Friday night. After falling behind early, Laconia came roaring back for a 49-19 win. Kathy said she enjoyed using the popcorn machine Dick Metz donated to the Key Club. She said it was –quote—slick.

To Bike or Not To Bike…
The club voted against doing a motorcycle raffle next year. President Elect Dianne Roberts will appoint a fundraising committee that comes up with alternatives to the raffle. Several alternatives were discussed, including an ATV raffle and a classic car show. Stay tuned. One thing for certain: no motorcycle raffle next year.

Guess Who? Joe Adrignola won $22.

Joe welcomes another 50/50 win with open arms...
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars
Joe gave 1 for winning the other 21. Joe Collie gave one for Makena starting kindergarten and Dianne Roberts gave one for her son starting college. "Keep your son away from my daughter," said Joe. Kathy Calvin gave 1 for being able to use Dick Metz popcorn machine at the snack shack during the football game last Friday night. In all, 4 happy dollars were collected from this group.

Chet was late and fined accordingly.

Free Meal
Jeff Stone

$24 collected

Board Meeting Minutes from August 6th

The board last met August 6th. Sec'y Kathy Calvin read the minutes. Here are the highlights:

*** The general fund and the charity fund were approved as read.
*** Dental bills for Dr. Eckels and Dr. Finn were approved.
*** $2500 was approved to provide five $500 scholarships for Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation.
*** $1500 was approved from the Smith Family budget for three $500 scholarships.
*** A motion passed to not renew the motorcycle insurance for next year.
*** $200 was approved to become a Rally Patron with web link in 2008.
*** Paul Cotton, Charlie St. Clair, and Lori Dickson were all approved for leaves of absence.
*** Brian Winslow was approved as a new member.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05pm.

Sight to see...

Larry Murphy makes a spectacle of himself.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Upcoming Schedule:

September 10th

September 17th
Judy Krahulec with Dick Breton. The topic is Weirs Project.

September 24th
The new Key Club advisors.

October 1st
Installation in The Big Room, 6pm.

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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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