September 18, 2006 - Vol.17, No. 51

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Ed "Ferry Cross The" Merski

er Landry
Senior Members
Warren Mitchell
Howard Bacon
Ed Merski
Ed Chertok
Roger Webster
Carroll Stafford


Win a Classic!
A sign up sheet was circulated to sell tickets at the Sandwich Fair, which is coming up on Columbus Day Weekend. Paul Cotton reports that the list must be finalized by next week’s meeting so he can send along our entrance fee and get name badges for the worked, otherwise we ill have to pay $10 each. The work schedule for the fair is as follows:

Friday 10/6/06
8am setup: Paul Cotton and Warren Mitchell

Saturday 10/7/06
8am-1pm Paul Cotton and _____________________
1pm -6pm Kathy Calvin and Dianne Zawacki

Sunday 10/8/06
8am-1pm Phil Bonafide and Larry Murphy
1pm-6pm Kathy Calvin and Larry Murphy

Monday 10/9/06
8am-1pm Kathy Calvin and ____________________
1pm-5pm Joe Collie and Dianne Zawacki

Please fill in the gaps if you can. This could yield some great revenue for the club and this may be the only time we have the opportunity to be at the fair, so let’s pitch in where we can. Paul and Warren will be out of town starting on Sunday. Dick Breton will be trailering the bike home Monday. Please check your schedules and sign up for the available shifts! Thanks in advance for stepping up and helping out.


Paul Cotton reports that the buyer of our 2006 Harley Davidson noticed that one of the directional lamps was dinged up. Meredith Harley replaced and Paul Cotton paid for it. The club will reimburse him. No blame here, but let’s be sure not to “ding” the new bike.

A Cut Above:
The club was recognized as a distinguished club at the recent convention. The distinction came for Kiwanis Year 2004-2005. President Joe Collie presented Paul Cotton; President 2004-2005, and Kathy Calvin; Secretary 2004-2005 with distinguished pins. A banner patch, a certificate, and a bulletin award will be coming next week.

Awesome Blossom…
Dr. Lou Ricciardiello had another corpse flower bloom at his greenhouse late last week and invited the club up to see it this past weekend. Tilly2 measures 85 inches high and 48 inches wide. Several Kiwanis members stopped by Lou's greenhouse this past Saturday and pictures are included in this post. It’s pretty amazing to think that Lou had two bloom in less than a month. He has more in the works, so this may not be the last bloom we hear of. In the meantime, the word from Dick Breton is that Dr. Ricciardiello will be at the Installation, at which time the club will recognize him for his generosity.

Makena Collie seems less than impressed with her birthday present.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Joe Adrignola makes up for not taking enough pictures of the first flower.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Steve Loughlin says .."mmm...Sandy, what's that you're wearing?"
Photo by Dr. Lou Ricciardiello


Umm...Lou...there's a hole in this one!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Installation 2007
The Installation is scheduled for the “big room” at Pheasant Ridge on Monday, October 2nd. On the menu: Chicken Supreme, Seafood Newburg, Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans with pumpkin pie or apple pie for dessert. Appetizers to include a fruit tray and shrimp cocktail, also salad and rolls and butter will be served. Prices for members and guests will be $20.00 each, as it was last year. Also, there will be a cash bar. Past Lt. Gov. Chet Cilley will handle the installing of officers and directors. A sign up sheet was circulated and will be circulated again next week. We hope to see you there!


Jim Fortier won $18. Sorry, Joe Adrignola.

Jim proves that even without Joe Adrignola, he is still a winner.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Happy Dollars
-- Jim Fortier gave $3.00 for not having to split his winnings with Joe Adrignola.
-- Dianne Zawacki gave $2.00 for her successful Boys and Girls Club event this past weekend and for a successful lasik surgery recently. Can you see me now?
-- Dick Breton gave $3.00 for his 11-year-old granddaughter becoming president of her K Kids Club, his 13-year-old granddaughter becoming involved in the Key Club at Stevens High School and for his new office location on Main Street, comming on November 6th.
-- Carroll Stafford gave $1.00 for Coach Fitzgerald winning the primary last week. Carroll reminded all to vote in the general election in November.
In total, $9.00 was collected from this happy bunch.

Dick Breton left his pin in the car…luckily he brought his quarters. We took one.

Guest Speaker
Karen Hurst and Mike Scahill spoke to the club about the Adaptive Learning Program at Gunstock, the Special Olympics, and their relation to each other; Special Olympic athletes learn to ski through the adaptive program. At this time, there is no Special Olympic Ski Team at Gunstock, but it is their hope to have one someday. In the Adaptive Program, volunteer coaches go through an intense 6 day training period and then work with other trainers in helping Special Olympians learn to ski. They have developed a program for autistic children and for those with developmental or physical delays. They have special equipment geared to help individuals based on their particular handicap. Mike demonstrated the Mountain Man, a chair on skis device that is tethered by an instructor from behind, but steered by a rider using their torso in the case of no mobility in their legs and arms. It holds up to 250 lbs. Gunstock shares its race course with the program and provides volunteer coaches with a seasons pass for themselves and a friend. Their fundraiser this year is a raffle for a snowmobile and ATV and ticket sales will begin at Octoberfest at Gunstock, schedules for the weekend of October 7th and 8th. Volunteer sales people and coaches are needed and if anyone is interested, contact Mike Scahill at 269-7501 or

l to r: Kathy Calvin, Mike Scahill, Karen Hurst, Pres. Joe Collie
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Monday, October 23rd

Monday, October 16th

Monday, October 9th
No meeting due to Columbus Day. We will meet Tuesday, October 10th. Boards meet, NISE collected.

Monday, October 2nd
Installation 2007. Still time for you to be president! Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner at 7.

Monday, September 25th
The Laconia Fire Department Dive Team will speak.



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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