September 24, 2012 - Vol. 23, No. 22


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



Tonight's meeting was held at Stone Gate Vineyard in Gilford


Dick Breton

The group sings for their supper.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Guests and Hosts:

Shelly Batchelder - guest of Jack
Becky Beane - guest of
Dana Scott
Pam Landry - guest of Roger

Paulette Loughlin
- guest of Steve
Lori Marsh - guest of Mike
Joanne Merski - guest of Ed
Jennifer Winslow - guest of Brian
Gwen Huot - Key Club President
John Hammond - Key Club Vice President
Seth and Ivy Levitt-Carlson - Former Key Club Advisors with their son, Oliver
Jane and Peter Ellis - owners of Stone Gate Vinyard

Shelly Batchelder
Becky Beane
Pam Landry
Paulette Loughlin
Lori Marsh
Joanne Merski
Sue Nelson
Jennifer Winslow
Gwen Huot
John Hammond

xFormer Key Club Advisors and their new addition:
L to R: Ivy Leavitt-Carlson, Oliver, Seth Leavitt-Carlson


Meet our hosts: Jane and Peter Ellis




In view of the Columbus Day Holiday, we will meet again on Tuesday, October 9th. Our guest speaker will be Brenda Polodero from the Laconia Historical Society. Brenda will do a presenation on the historical houses of Pleasant Street in Laconia. Spouces and guests are invited to attend.




50 50:
None this week.

Happy Dollars:

None this week

None this week

Guest Speakers:
Mike Marsh introduced our hosts, Peter and Jane Ellis, owners of Stonegate Vineyard located in Gilford.

Stonegate has been growing grapes for 12 years and has had the winery building up for 8 years.  Peter and Jane learned their craft by spending time in Napa and Sonoma Valley. Peter likes to call Stonegate "Gilford’s piece of Napa Valley." Interesting statistics:

• On the day that Kiwanis visited, Peter and Jane had picked 900 pounds of red grapes and crushed over 1000 pounds of reds.
• The day before Kiwanis had visited, Peter and Jane picked 3000 pounds of white grapes. Each year Stonegate produces 4,000 pounds of grapes.  
• It typically takes 10 months to go from grape to wine.  In addition to the traditional grape wines that they make (see below list) Peter and Jane have dabbled in using some of the local apple crop.
• Last year Stonegate Vineyard made 50 cases of an apple wine.

List of wine that was offered at the tasting:
Seyval - Very dry - cheese pairing wine
Vignoles - fruit forward with hints of honey/pear
Steuben - semi - sweet, light and fruity
Cayuga - semi - sweet with floral nose
Apple - from local apple orchard
Winnipesaukee White - semi - sweet with strong grape taste
Marechal Foch - full bodied with hints of cherry
Cabernet Sauvignon - 2010 "Better late than never!"

For more information on Stonegate Vinyard and Winery, visit their website by “clicking” here.


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Is that Omar Sharif?
Here's two that I like.
Here's one that I like.
A REUINON OF FRIENDS L to R: Peter Ellis, Mike Marsh and Jane Ellis
  Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin  

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:34 p.m.


Charlie St. Clair Update:

Although he is still using a wheelchair, Charlie St. Clair is recovering slowly but surely from his recent motorcycle accident.

On August 2nd, Charlie was one day away from making it to his 37th ride-in at the Sturgis, S.D., rally, when the motorcycle he was riding struck a deer and he was seriously injured. Charlie was hospitalized for three weeks for his injures which included fractures to his left leg and right hand.

About two weeks ago, Charlie was very pleased to have the pins from his right hand removed so he could start physical therapy. Once he can use his hand again, he will be able to leave his wheel chair and use a walker. He is hopeful he can start therapy on his left leg sometime in November.

Charlie St. Clair expresses a fond greeting waiving "hello" to his fellow Kiwanians.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin






Monday - October 8th - NO MEETING (Columbus Day)
Tuesday - October 9th

Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Brenda Polodero from the Laconia Historical Society - Historical Pleasant Street Homes

Monday - October 22nd
Club Meeting - Annual Installation of new officers and directors - Pheasant Ridge Country Club

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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