"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
Board Meetings 
Nov 1st at 6pm. Ada & John's house

Contact us

Fort Myers Kiwanis Metro-McGregor

P.O. Box 61104
Fort Myers, FL 33906-1104


President Harris Segel
239-939-4027  Harris@pampered-pooch.com


We're on the Web!





Our programs

Littleton Elementary 

Littleton Elementary School

Cypress Lake Middle School
Florida   S outhWestern  Collegiate High School www.KeyClub.org
LARC, Inc.

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
SIYA- Supporting Independent Young Adults





Stay informed

Division 19 website


FL Kiwanis Division website


FL Kiwanis Foundation

International websites

Public: www.kiwanis.org
Members: www.KiwanisOne.org

Youth protection hotlne: 1-800-KIWANIS x298. http://kwn.is/ki2015hotline


Club officers 2016-2017


President: Harris Segel
President Elect: Stewart Ross
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Heather Chouinard

Bill Grant, Barbara Hartman, Steve Hess, Ed Ludden, Rachel Toomey, Ada Trapanese

Kiwanis Division 19

Lieutenant Governor: Stewart Ross
507-304-1624  stewart.ross@mnsu.edu



Div. 19 Trustee
Bruce Boyd
239-369-3775  Bdklg12@gmail.com 

District Governor

Governor; Gary Frechette


Kiwanis International
Jane Erickson     

 October  Birthdays
 3-Barbara Segel
 8-Tom Dryden, Giovanni Trapanese
11-Todd Adams
14-Ed Ludden
















                     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.                   

Committee Reports
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
CKI-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.

Oasis Room-the link to sign-up is  http://signup.com/go/uiV6sx
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  NICUfamilyswf@yahoo.com 
                                     Upcoming speakers
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
                                  Revenue Enhancements
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.
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