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Kiwanis Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(507) 382-5872
Social  1/30/18
We kicked off a new tradition with a "5th Tuesday Social" at KJ's Fresh Grill. Our club is one that meets weekly on Tuesdays for lunch. On the months that have five Tuesdays we are not going to have a formal lunch but rather gather in fellowship in the evening. Remaining 2018 dates will be; May 29, July 31, and October 30th.

About 20 people gathered for "happy hour" and several opted to stay and have dinner. Thanks for coming everyone. Lindsey volunteered to plan the one in May and Ada in July. Stay tuned.


Steve Hess and his wife Deb say 'G' day' from Australia.

DCM-February 13th in LaBelle. 6pm. If you are going please let Kim know by Feb 8th so we can give them our head count as dinner will be catered in. Check with others on carpooling as several said they have room. If you want to ride with Kim meet at 5pm at the Verandah Publix on 11851 Palm Beach Blvd.

Builder's Club is doing their annual "Puppy Love" service project for the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The project runs Feb 5-Feb 16. They are collecting items for animal and shelter needs such as; wet dog and cat food, dog and cat toys, cat litter, leashes, large nyla bones, paper towels, Clorox wipes, bleach, trash bags, towels and more! Complete lists are available for the asking. Consider supporting this SLP club by bringing items in to a meeting or connect with Todd, he will get them to the school.

Builder's Club is also doing their last Box Tops for Education collection for the school year. Julie, the Cypress Lake faculty advisor said the deadline is February 16th. Please bring any you have collected to date by then and give to Ada.


Kiwanis Club of Ft. Myers Gateway Charter Celebration is February 21st. This is the first new club in in the Florida District for 2017-2018 year. Location: HeadPinz (just off 1-75 and Daniels). Appetizer and cash bar 6-7pm, program at 7pm. RSVP by Feb 19th to Stewart Ross

                                                       JANUARY  BIRTHDAYS
                       2nd-Matt Toomey    13th-Dorothy Dodson   15th -Angela Nader 
                                      25th-James Wineinger     26th-Jon Wallace
BUG Recognition January 23 at Orangewood Elementary.
Thanks for Harris Segel, Barb Segel, and Liz Ross for volunteering. 160 students were recognized. 40 parents and others attended as well.



Bring Up Grades (BUG) is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades into an acceptable range, and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next.



March 10th-Egg Hunt at Wa-Ke-Hatchee Recreation Center. Sign up with Kim.
Volunteers report at 9am, event for children is 10am-12pm.

Eva's closet. Bring in non-perishables such as pasta, cereal, rice, etc. and give to Ada.
They also need blankets.  

Oasis Reading Room: Wednesdays at Orangewood Elementary 11:15am-12:30pm.  
ontact Stewart Ross to sign up.
                                                             BUG RUN 2018
We held our 10th annual 5K run on January 27th at the Calusa Nature Center. The race benefited our BUG (Bring Up Grades) program and other local club sponsored youth service projects. There were over 225 registered participants who traveld the trails at the nature center and a portion of asphalt bike path on Ortiz. The race was timed with Chrono Track Bib Tag Technology, and supervised by the Fort Myers Track Club.

Thanks to all the volunteers! Todd Adams, Dick Arndt, Steve Hess, Kim Berghs, Bill Grant, Chrysten Foley, Karen Hurst, Liz Ross, Lindsey Lenhart, Ed Ludden, Ian & Nancy Nelson, Harris Segel, Rachel & Matt Toomey, Paul Weinstein, Linda Petrik and her granddaughter, Patrice Cunningham, CKI member Adam Valdes, Don and Howard (Kiwanis friends).

A special thanks to Heather Langdale for her advice behind the scenes and to chair Chrysten Foley for leading the charge. Thanks to our PR & Social Media team Rachel, Yurley Gutierrez and Patrice. Thanks Todd for picking up all the supplies! Thanks Sam Lewis and his crew for doing our race shirts.

Thanks to our sponsors: Pool Pros, Larue Pest Management, Leslea Ellis LLC, Nova
University, Island Aire of Southwest Florida Inc., Ludden Insurance, Paychex, Weinstein Wilkes Financial Group, United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, & Okeechobee (thanks Todd Adams), MLS Title, Great Clips of Cape Coral.

Thanks to our In-Kind Sponsors; The Bagel Factory of Fort Myers, Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, Garden Street Portables, IBERIABANK, Sun Harvest Citrus.

Feb 6-Bob Kemper;
The Art of beekeeping
Feb 13-Kim Swanson;
Lee County Sheriff. Burglary & Crime Prevention
Feb 20-Mary Moore and Brenda Tate, SW FL Women's Foundation
Feb 27-Angela Katz; LARC and Aktion Club

Feb. 13-District Council Meeting, LaBelle Club,
6pm. 310 Campbell St.

Feb. 20-Board meeting, 5pm at Ada's house
Where/when we meet: 11:30am on Tuesdays at Shoeless Joe's in the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers 33907  
Defining Statement
"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time."

Club Officers
President: Liz Ross
President-Elect: Rachel Toomey
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Harris Segel

Florida Division 19
Lt. Governor - Beth Elaine

Florida District
Governor Todd Smith
"Charting a Path to the Future"

Kiwanis International
President Jim Rochford

#Kids Need Kiwanis


Save these dates!!

BUG Recognition
Littleton:  April 6th

May 5th-Governor visit/club
strengthening workshop-Fort Myers
Divisions 18, 19, 22

2018 Kiwanis International Convention- June 28-July 1, Las Vegas

2018 Florida  District Convention- Aug 23-26, Orlando World Marriott Center

       Please save...
Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids

Box Tops for Education for Builder's Club