"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time."
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
at Shoeless Joe's
13051 Bell Tower Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Nov 1st at 6pm. Ada & John's house
Fort Myers Kiwanis Metro-McGregor
P.O. Box 61104
Fort Myers, FL 33906-1104
President Harris Segel
We're on the Web!
Littleton Elementary School
Cypress Lake Middle School
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Every Child A Swimmer
Harry Chapin Food Bank
Golisano Children's Hospital
Reading Oasis-Orangewood Elem.
Breakfast with Santa
The Salvation Army
Pine Manor Improvement Assn.
Wa-Ke-Hatchee Recreation Center
Lee County School District
The Music Foundation of SW FL
LuvyBear Quilts 4 Tots
MS Support Group
Supporting Independent Young Adults
Division 19 website
FL Kiwanis Division website
FL Kiwanis Foundation
Youth protection hotlne: 1-800-KIWANIS x298. http://kwn.is/ki2015hotline
Officers President: Harris Segel
President Elect: Stewart Ross
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Heather Chouinard
Barbara Hartman, Steve Hess,
Ed Ludden, Rachel Toomey,
Kiwanis Division 19
Lieutenant Governor: Stewart Ross
Div. 19 Trustee
Governor; Gary Frechette
President: Jane Erickson
8-Tom Dryden, Giovanni Trapanese
October 25, 2016 Meeting
Call to order: President Harris Segel
Total attendance-23 members 19-, other Kiwanis club members-1, Bob Kemper. Guests-3, speaker Haley Turner, Kathy Smith and Karen Hurst (Barbara Hartman's friends and potential new members).
They have also helped at Ronald McDonald House meal preparation projects.
Invocation: Everett Shell
Trunk or Treat is October 31st at Hunter Park. Event is 4:30-7pm, volunteers should arrive at 4:15pm, bring a chair. Let Kim know if you want to help. Thanks everyone for bringing in candy!
Stewart Ross reminded all of upcoming DCM and interclub (see details elsewhere in this newsletter). He also mentioned that Clewiston is considering starting a Kiwanis Club.
K-Kids -Nov 1 next mtg.
Builder's Club- October project is Unicef. Presented Todd Adams a Coastal Clean-up T-shirt, youth want to conduct a survey to see where
needs are in their school for school supplies.
Key Club-no update
Action Club-no update
Interclub-November 2nd, Kiwanis Club Fort Myers Noon, downtown
Service-Trunk or Treat Oct 31 at Hunter Park. Volunteer Expo Nov 5th at Edison Mall (21 agencies). Breakfast with Santa is Dec 10, MS Party is Dec. 15.
Kiwanis One Day/Make a Difference Day; community volunteers packaged 51,552 meals of fortified oatmeal apple/cinnamon. Thanks
Harris Segel, Kate Smiley, Rachel Toomey, Kim Berghs, Patrice Cunningham, Angela Nader and Diane Connell for volunteering! Kids Need Kiwanis.
We are reading on Wednesdays. Need 4 volunteers each week. Can be friends, potential members too as long as they complete the training. See Chrysten Foley or Stewart for help with signing up to volunteer.
Today's program: NICU Family Support Group
Today Haley Turner & our own Rachel Toomey spoke to us about Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Babies are typically admitted if born pre-maturely, if there are problems during delivery or show signs of a health issue in the first few days of life. 1 in 10 babies are born too early in the U.S. This can also be a traumatic experience & affect parents emotions in different ways. They spoke to us on how we can help families and offer support and the purpose of this newly formed group. To reach Haley call 239-839-6091 or
Have a speaker in mind? Let
Harris Segel know. A different member each month will be setting up the speakers for that month.
November 1st-Lysa Kennedy, Junior Achievement of SWFL.
November 8th-Phil Flood, SWFL Water Management
November 15- Gary Frechette, FL District Governor.
November 22-Bran Simon, Attorney. Civility in Politics
November 29- Alex Garcia, Catholic Charities/Human Trafficking
50/50: Was conducted by John Klaas today. Anyone can participate in the 50/50 however only members are eligible to pull for the ace of hearts.
Kim had the winning ticket but did not pull the ace.
Happy dollars: Sheriff Charlie Dodson collected happy dollars, thank you to the speakers, Rachel for doing press releases, grandkids, tennis, Bob is happy to be back for the winter, Cleveland Indians, PTSD group for post election, BUG run!!
Interclub opportunity-November 2nd, at Kiwanis House downtown Fort Myers, Noon with Kiwanis Club of Fort. Myers. A special musical program will be presented by Kiwanian Bill Courtwright on Pete Seeger.
If attending or bringing an Interclub call Bill at 239-689-3015.
DCM (Division Council Meeting)
Nov 15th at 6pm. Cape Coral Kiwanis Hall, 360 Santa Barbara, Cape Coral 33991. Cost $5, there will be light apps, dessert, coffee, etc. Florida Governor Gary will be the speaker an other presentations as well. RSVP by Nov 11 to Stewart Ross (contact info in left margin).
February 25, 2017-Regional Conference
July 13-16 2017, ICON. Paris, France
August 24-27, 2017-DCON. Marco Island.
KIWANIS WORLDWIDE PROJECT