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LACONIA — At the conclusion of Bike Week, on June 16, 2013, a young girl from the crowd drew the winning ticket for Laconia Rotary's motorcycle raffle. The winner was William Gray of Gilford.
The motorcycle was presented to Gray by John Moriarty, the outgoing president of Laconia Rotary, incoming president Charlie Bullerwell, and Warren Clement, chairperson of the motorcycle raffle for 2012-13.
Moriarty said, "I was glad to present the motorcycle to someone who appreciates it. The motorcycle raffle this year was moderately successful. Laconia Rotary thanks all of the
individuals who purchased tickets, for their support of the charitable work that Rotary does. Warren Clement did an outstanding job as chairperson of the raffle this year."
Clement said " I want to give special thanks to the dedicated members of the Laconia Rotary club who put countless hours into traveling all over the northeast to not only sell tickets but tow the motorcycle to all of the various events. This in most cases was time away from their families and business obligations and I am extremely humbled by the enormity of everyone pulling together as a team to have a successful motorcycle raffle in spite of the weather."
Clement continued, "Thank you to all of our supporters who buy tickets from us every year, we couldn't do what we do without your support. Your support allows Rotary to make substantial charitable contributions to the youth and elderly in our communities as well as in international communities. The club disbursed over $30,000 for the year 2012-13, and we are looking forward to continuing this in the coming years."

CAPTION —  The winner of the Laconia Rotary Club's Motorcycle raffle William Gray receives his new motorcycle. He is shown here on the right, with outgoing Rotary president John Moriarty. (Courtesy photo)