October 4, 2010 - Vol. 22, No. 01


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families




Paul Cotton

Pledge of Allegiance:
Carroll Stafford (who has been in the club for 43 years) led the pledge.

Little do they know this is really a swearing in ceremony - now they are ALL Kiwanians!

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


God Bless America:
Don Nelson led the club in song.

Our MC for the Evening:

Joe Collie addresses what he hopes was not his largest audience of the day.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Roger and Pam Landry celebrate their anniversary.

Roger and Pam: Still Crazy After All These Years - Happy 30th anniversary!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Special Guests from The Kiwanis Club of The Seacoast (Portsmouth):
Dan Witham - New England District - Division 6 - Lt. Governor
Frank Dennett -New England District - Secretary
Molly Dennett - The Kiwanis Club of The Seacoast - Director

There were almost as many Seacoast Club members as Laconia Kiwanians on hand.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Meet the head table..Lori Marsh...Mike Marsh...Joe Collie...

Two Marsh's and a Collie gets you one wet, smelly dog.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

...Pam Landry...Brian Winslow...

Pam and Brian share a smile.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

...Roger Landry and Pam Landry

Pam's cheeks match her shirt and Roger's eyes match his tie.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Members and Spouses...Vi Adrignola and Joe Adrignola...

The Treasurer and his date - hopefully he remembered to pay for her dinner!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

...Dana Scott Beane and Becky Beane...

Dana enjoys the evening with Scott Beane's wife.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

...Dick Breton...Steve Loughlin...

There's a financial advisor and a banker...stop me if you have heard this one.
Photo by Carroll Stafford

...Paul Cotton and Debbie Cotton...

Cotton: the fabric of our lives.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

...Sandy Stafford and Col. Carroll Stafford...

Carroll and Sandy - names that work for both men and women!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

...Steve Gorse...Kathy Calvin...

Secretary Kathy hopes Steve Gorse is Kiwanis President before she.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

...Don Nelson and Sue Nelson...

Don and Sue Nelson - Don is the short one.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

...Jim Fortier

Jim Fortier is looking good these days.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Objects of Kiwanis:
Past President, Past Lt. Governor, and Lifetime Member Dick Breton presented the club with The Objects of Kiwanis.

Chow Time:

Since attendance was so low - we all took two plates!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Dan Witham, Lt. Governor of Division begins the annual installation of officers and directors.

Lt. Gov. Dan Witham - third time is a charm!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Lt. Gov. Dan acknowledges outgoing Board members:
Joe Collie, Steve Loughlin and Ed Merski.

Joe's tie looks just like the American Flag!
Photo by Dana Scott Beane

Lt. Gov. Dan acknowledges our Treasurer, Joe Adrignola.

Vi looks happier than Joe as he is recognized as treasurer.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Lt. Gov. Dan acknowledges our Secretary, Kathy Calvin.

Secretary Kathy surrounded by Past Presidents - and Steve Gorse.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Past President Joe Adrignola recognizes the efforts of Interim President Brian Winslow.

Joe watches Joe as Joe appreciates Brian.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Brian Winslow says thanks.

Brian demonstrates the new Kiwanis handshake.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Brian presented a Legion of Honor Award to Roger Webster who has been with the club 30 years. Roger, who was not in attendance, will receive his certificate at a later meeting.

Kathy Calvin then presented the attendance pins for perfect attendance: These included:
Howard Bacon - 1 year (Howard is a 50+ year veteran of the club)
Brian Winslow - 2 years
Steve Loughlin - 4 years
Larry Murphy - 4 years
Roger Landry - 7 years

Kiwanian of the Year was presented by last year's winner, Roger Landry. Roger noted that this year's winner "has been known to attend meetings even though we don't have them"..."he's been known to man a post at the Weirs when he's not scheduled"... This years award went to Larry Murphy. In Larry's absence, Brian Winslow accepted the award on behalf of Larry.

Brian noted that depending on the side of the room Larry sits on, "he didn't see this coming."
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Lt. Gov. Dan installed three new Board members for the next two years. Joe Collie, Steve Gorse and Steve Loughlin will serve until 2012.

Lt. Gov. Dan installed the officers for the next year:
Joe Adrignola - Treasurer
Roger Landry - First Vice President
Mike Marsh - President

President's address 1:

Mike Marsh is glad to be in the bosom of Kiwanis.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

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President's address 2:

Can you guess what Mike Marsh's new e-mail address is?
Photo by Dana Scott Beane

Joe did the closing prayer.

Our new membership recruitment technique: prayer!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Meet our new president and first lady...

Mike Marsh and his wife, Lori. We will see how long his smile lasts now that he is President.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Meet our newest club photographer....Dana Scott Beane.

Scott Beane is behind the camera - but still ended up in the picture!
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

CPA Scott Beane is busy counting megapixels.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Shortly after the conclusion of tonight's meeting,
President Mike made the following two decisions:
1. The next regular Kiwanis meeting will be held on Monday, October 25th. There will be NO meeting next week.
2. There will be a Board of Directors meeting next Tuesday, October 12th at One Mill Plaza (Joe's place) at 5:00 pm. NO dinner will be served.


We Got Mail:
The Laconia Kiwanis Club received invitations to the following:

Division 5 & Division 6 Official Governor’s Visit Saturday, October 23, 2010 6 pm at Higgins Beach Inn in Scarborough, Maine.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust at Lochmere Meadows Apartments.  It is on October 15th and starts at 12 noon.  RSVP to Eileen Thaler at 524-0747 by October 8th if you are interested.

We also received thank you notes from The Mayhew Program, The Circle Program, and Community Health & Hospice for the donations made in September.

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 7:54 pm.


Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesday October 12th
NO MEETING! However, the Board will meet at 5 pm at One Mill Plaza.

Monday October 25th

Monday November 8th
Boards Meet and Food Pantry money collected


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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: Joe Collie or Steve Loughlin