September 22, 2008 - Vol.19, No. 52


 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families






A warm welcome and a friendly smile.....
"What do you mean don't water down the drinks?"
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Your emcee for the evening...Joe Collie.
Normally, Joe Collie does not see his audience.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Ed Merski

Pledge of Allegiance:
Peter Karagianis (1949) led the club.

God Bless America:
Don Nelson led the club

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

District Governor Dick England
Gail Baker, Dover Kiwanis Club
Kim Raimer, Dover Kiwanis Club
Frank Dennett, The Seacoast Kiwanis Club
Dan Witham, The Seacoast Kiwanis Club
Carolyn Patton, The Seacoast Kiwanis Club
Myles Crowe, Mt. Washington Valley Kiwanis Club
Dan Andrews, M. Washington Valley Kiwanis Club
Margaret Franckhauser, Community Health and Hospice
Erica Cross, LHS Key Club President
Kayne Kreitzer, LHS Key Club Project Manager
Karena Lange, LHS Key Club Public Correspondent
Brook Baerman, LHS Key Club Secretary


Statistics show 1 out of every 4 Key Clubbers is a boy.
L to R: Erica Cross, Kayne Kreitzer, Karena Lange, and Brook Baerman
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

2 past Lt. Gov's and a past President: Frank, Dan, and Carolyn from the Seacoast Club.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Kim Raimer sits between two club Presidents: Myles Crowe from Mt. Washington Valley and Gail Baker from Dover.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Dan Andrews from Mt. Washington Valley axxn d Margaret Frankhauser from Community Health and Hospice
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin



Meet the Head Table:
President-Elect Brian Winslow
Jennifer Winslow
President Dianne Roberts
Lt. Gov. Joe Collie
Gov. Dick England

Jennifer Winslow with a soon to be President and soon to be Past President
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Mahogany Row: The Lt. Governor and The Governor share a laugh.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Past Presidents:
There were lots of past presidents in attendance at the Installation including:
Phil Bonafide, Howard Bacon, Paul Normandin, Dick Breton, Paul Cotton, Joe Adrignola, Don Nelson, Joe Collie, Dennis Denoncourt, Jim Fortier, and Roger Webster. By the end of the night, Dianne Roberts was also a past president.

Objects of Kiwanis:
Past President, Past Lt. Governor, Honorary Member, Lifetime Member Dick Breton presented the club with The Objects of Kiwanis. Dick also reminded the club of his days on the board of KPTI, when he last worked with Governor Dick England. Dick also pledged his support to L.t Gov. Joe Collie, offering to make the rounds to the other clubs with him when he goes to visit. Joe quickly thanked Dick for offering to be his "designated driver...".

Dick Breton with a Kiwanis name tag, Kiwanis tie clip, Kiwanis pin, and Kiwanis crest on his jacket.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

District Governor Visit:
In addition to serving as the Installation for our club, the meeting also featured the official Governor's visit for our district. Dick England is the Governor for New England this year. Dick is a 29 year member of the Sandwich, Mass. club. He's a past president and 4 time Lt. Governor, Past Chair of the Past Lt. Governor's Association, and Past Chair of the KPTI Governor's Project Board. Dick started his address by asking what time it was. Joe Collie said 7:44pm. That was wrong. The correct answer, given by Frank Dennett of the Seacoast Club, was it's "time to lead..." The Governor outlined the 3 things he thought were the most important thing for Kiwanis during his year as Governor. Number 1 was membership. Clubs need to grow and we need more clubs. He announced that a Growth Team was in place with 1 or 2 representatives from each state. He also said clubs need to stay connected to International for the education, the training, and the name recognition. Number 2 was helping the Kiwanis Foundation of New England and its two fund raising arms; The Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and the Hap Garish Fund, which funds Hap's Kids, an initiative that provides information remotely to EMT's and first responders that are helping kids during emergencies. Number 3 was change. Dick said he wanted to look at conventions and conferences and make them more attractive and affordable for members in order to increase participation. The Governor also recognized the Key Clubbers and praised their efforts, and urged clubs to utilize the Key Leader Program, Kiwanis Next, affiliated membership, and honorary membership.

The Governor's address highlighted the night.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Dick demonstrates how to throw a curve ball.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


New Lt. Governor Installed:
Immediate Past President Joe Collie was installed by Governor Dick England as the Lt. Governor for Division 6. Joe received his nametag and LG pin.


Joe Collie tells Dick England "when you see blood, you've gone too far."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Congratulations, Joe. You're offically Lt. Governor!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Upon being installed Joe read an e-mail from Bill Smith. He is the outgoing Lt. Governor. He sent his apologies for not being in attendance, as he was called off to Cincinnati at the last minute. The e-mail read:

Fellow Kiwanians I am in Cincinnati, Ohio tonight. I wish I could be there with you, Governor Dick England, and Lt. Governor Joe. It has truly been an honor to serve two terms as your Lt. Governor. Company business did not allow me to visit as I had done in my first term but I was never concerned about the Laconia Club. Continue to take pride in your Club and all of the wonderful activities and friendships you have. Your Club is strong and you have provided the Division with a very good Lt. Governor. I thank you for your support and wish you all continued success in all of your endeavors

Out With the Old...
Lt. Governor Joe Collie discharged the outgoing board members. Their term expires on September 30th of this year and they have served two years on the board successfully. They are: Dianne Zawacki, Don Nelson, Phil Bonafide, and Ed Merski. Well done!

Not Done yet...
Board members who have completed one year on the board and will remain on through September 30, 2009 include Lori Dickson, Jim Fortier, and Peter Karagianis. We have a vacancy! Stay Tuned...

Thanks for your help....
President Dianne Roberts acknowledged Treasurer Joe Adrignola and Secretary Kathy Calvin for their work in those positions. She thanked them for their efforts, noting how difficult both their jobs are, and also noting how well they each performed. Way to go, Joe and Kathy!

Lame Duck.......
Joe Adrignola presented Dianne Roberts with her past president plaque and thanked her for her year as president. Joe sold her on the idea last year and noted that she executed the functions of president with grace and class. Dianne accepted the plaque and her past president pin and thanked the club for making it "easier than she thought it would be."

Dianne Roberts is excited to get her Past President pin.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Legion of Honor
Secretary Kathy Calvin recognized this year's Legion of Honor recipients. They were: Howard Bacon for 55 years, Carroll Stafford and Paul Normandin for 40 years each, Steve Loughlin for 30 years, and Larry Murphy for 25 years. Each received their pin and plaques. Congratulations...


Steve Loughlin has been in Kiwanis for 30 years. Joe Collie is 30 years old.
Photo by Paulette Loughlin

Howard Bacon has been in Kiwanis for 55 years. Joe Collie's father is 55 years old.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Paul Normandin holds Kathy Calvin close to his heart.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Secretary Kathy Calvin acknowledged those who have been "present" all year. Jim Fortier received a 24 year perfect attendance pin. Phil Bonafide and Joe Adrignola each received 11 year pins. Also: Paul Cotton has 4 years perfect attendance and Joe Collie was recognized for 3 years. Steve Loughlin got a pin for 2 and Kathy Calvin has had 9 years perfect attendance. Peter Karagianis had perfect attendance last year, giving him a 1 year pin despite 59 years in the club. Well done!

Kiwanian of The Year
Phil Bonafide passed on the Ned Roberts Kiwanian of the Year Award to this year's winner. Phil said this guy was known for his tireless and endless hours on the website, always having a camera strapped to his hip like a gun, and for his name beginning with a "W". Phil also said that this year's winner is lucky in love, but no so lucky in the 50/50 as he and Phil only win once every year and a half or so. Phil also pointed out that in 30 years on the club, our Kiwanian of the Year has --quote-- skillfully avoided the Presidency. Our 2008 Kiwanian of the Year is...W. Stephen Loughlin! Upon winning, Steve accepted the award and said he will be President once Peter Karagianis does it...and Dianne does it again for 3 years in a row. He said he will remain active in the club and continue to do good in the meantime. Well done, Steve...and might this writer add..well deserved!

Phil says "this is more fun than litigation!"
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Steve Loughlin is Kiwanian of the Year!
Photo by Paulette Loughlin


In with the New...
Lt. Governor Joe Collie installed the new board members and slate of officers. The board for 2008-2010 will include Ron Penn, Denise Dow, Ed Merski, and Steve Loughlin. Joe Adrignola was installed as treasurer...again. Mike Marsh was installed as Vice President, set to lead the club in 2010, and Dick Metz was installed as President-Elect, taking the gavel in 2009. Brian Winslow was installed as the new president for the coming year. Congratulations to all and thanks for stepping up and leading the club.

Brian Winslow gets a new pin.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Joe Collie and Brian Winslow share a handshake...and share happiness that the ATV raffle is almost over!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

New King of the Castle...
Brian Winslow accepted the gavel from Dianne Roberts and was sworn in as president of the club. Brian thanked Joe Adrignola for inviting him to the club and thanked his boss, Margarget Franckhauser of Community Health and Hospice, for supporting him in joining the club. Lastly, Brian thanked his wife for allowing him to leave the house on Monday nights and the necessary weekends. Brian stressed membership and challenged each member to bring in a new member over the coming year.

Brian Winslow offers up his "membership stimulus package."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Getting Brian...
If you need to get hold of the new president, you can e-mail him. Steve Loughlin presented him with a new e-mail address: Steve noted that you could also get Brian at, and even at or Basically, will get you to Brian.

Goodnight everyone...

Brian bangs the gong officially for the first time.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Some fun quotes from a fun night....
"I'm thrilled to do this because there are more people hearing me right now than on my morning radio show everyday!" Joe Collie on being emcee.

"I think of you guys as the 60 OVER 60." Joe Collie to the crowd, comparing the event to his being on the 40 Under 40 list earlier this year.

"It's time to lead!" District Secretary Frank Dennett when asked by Dick England what time it was.

"It was easier than I thought it would be." Dianne Roberts on being President. This prompted someone to ask "wanna do it again?" She declined.

"Does that say '4'?" Secretary Kathy Calvin, asking one of the Key Clubbers to read an attendance tab she was about to hand out, but apparently could not see.

"If you're not one yourself, look to your left and look to your right and you're probably sitting next to a former Kiwanian of The Year." Phil Bonafide.

"He's lucky in love but not in the 50/50...and for the past 30 years he has skillfully avoided the presidency." Phil Bonafide awarding Steve Loughlin Kiwanian of the Year.

"Isn't it nice to be in a room with a group of people where John McCain's age is NOT an issue?" Joe Collie to Dick England

"Did you know Lions mate 10 times a night?" Guy A in the bar.
"Oh darn it...I just joined the Kiwanis Club." Guy B responding to Guy A.





For information on the Sandwich Fair, click here.
For directions to the Sandwich Fair, click here.

The Sandwich Fair is the ATV Raffle’s last go-round. The machines will be given away on Tuesday, October 14th 2008 at 4:00pm at HK PowerSports in Laconia. Selling tickets at The Sandwich Fair will be:


XSet-Up: ___________ and ____________

x8am- 1pm:Kathy Calvin and _______________
61pm- 6pm:_______________and _______________

18am- 1pm:Denise Dow and _______________
61pm- 6pm:Joe Collie and _______________

98am- 1pm:_______________and _______________
1pm- 5pm:_______________and _______________

Breakdown:_______________and _______________

Senior Member Ed Chertok

Last week, the Kiwanis Kronicle included a copy of the first of a five part series published in The Laconia Daily Sun on Senior Member, Ed Chertok. The entire series entitled: "Ed “Sonny” Chertok’s memories of nearly a century’s worth of life and business in Laconia" have all been consolidated and are available for your viewing pleasure. "Click" below on the part # and date you care to read.
Note: After opening the article, if it appears small, move your curser over the article and "click" on it and it will increase in size.

Part 1: Published 9/15/08
Part 2: Published 9/17/08
Part 3: Published 9/19/08
Part 4: Published 9/22/08
Part 5: Published 9/25/08



Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, September 29th

Monday, October 6th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected

Tuesday, October 14th
Hilary Hartford from Child & Family Services

Monday, October 20th
Craig Wiggin, Belknap County Sheriff

Monday, October 27th
Detective Jeff Stieglar, Laconia Police Department


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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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