"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 Dec 13 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: Gary Frechette


Kiwanis International President: 
Jane Erickson     

 November Birthdays
20th-Jessica Gnagey
27th-John Klaas
                     November 15 , 2016 Meeting                       
Call to order: President Harris Segel
Total attendance-25 members 23-, other Kiwanis club members-2, Bob Kemper (North Carolina), Gary Frechette, FL  Kiwanis District Governor.  We officially welcome Jon Wallace, newest member to our club! His sponsor is Bob Kemper. Nice to see Patrice Cunningham with us today. Invocation: Pat Walton.

Bill Grant, Eliminate Co-chair announced that as of December 1st we will have met our goal to be a model club for Eliminate ($26,000 commitment). He thanked the generosity of our club, the fundraisers held, happy dollars and matches made by several members. Steve Hess is the other co-chair. We committed to be a model club under past president Diane Connell and continued our efforts under immediate past president Heather Chouinard and wrapping up under Harris.


Steve thanked Pat Walton for inquiring about the status of the Autism Sensory Room. It's going to be at Tropic Isles Elementary. Steve said a couple volunteers are needed to help hand come curtain rods, etc.


Ada Trapanese reported that she and John will host our club holiday party again this year. Invites will be coming out but save the date! December 3rd. $20 per person.


Committee Reports
K-Kids -no update  Builder's Club- no update Key Club-no update
CKI-no update Action Club-no update
Oasis Room- The link to sign-up is  http://signup.com/go/uiV6sx
Service-Breakfast with Santa is Dec 10. Rachel sent a list to Kim to let everyone know where we are so far. We could use a volunteer or two to bake some of the cookies. MS Holiday Party is Dec. 15. We will need a good number of volunteers, some to set up and prep starting at 2pm and others to assist those with getting their food and cleaning up.   Bill Grant will lead this once again.                              
Today's program: Florida Kiwanis District

We were so fortunate to have Gvernor Gary Frechette with us today! He's a member of the N. Palm Beach club and has been with Kiwanis over 30 years. His topic today was on the "I" Plan as branded by Kiwanis International. Inspiration; why did I join Kiwanis and why did I stay?, Impact; something during your time with Kiwanis will significantly impact you. Image; we (Kiwanis) are good, we are special, let's brag on us and get the word out. We can do better! Investment; what are we doing to get our best "bang for the buck." Governor Gary shared with us his 5 rules of happiness--Free your heart from hatred, free your mind from worries, live simply, give more, expect less. He also encouraged every member to bring in 1 new member. Contact Gary by email
       Stewart Ross, Governor Gary Frechette, Harris Segel
                                     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. Liz Ross is the chair for December.
November 22-Bran Simon, Attorney. Civility in Politics
November 29- Alex Garcia, Catholic Charities/Human Trafficking
December 6- Bill Courtwright, "The life and music of Phil Ochs"
                                  Revenue Enhancements
50/50: Was conducted by Ed Ludden. Anyone can participate in the 50/50 however only members are eligible to pull for the ace of hearts.  Todd Adams had the winning ticket but did not pull the ace so the jackpot rolls over.
Happy dollars: The "Sheriff"  collected happy dollars, thank you to the speaker Governor Gary, just happy, great club, Patrice said their are 150 volunteers signed up to help the VITA tax preparation program, we are a model club for Eliminate.
February 25, 2017-Regional Conference
July 13-16 2017, ICON. Paris, France
August 24-27, 2017-DCON. Marco Island.
Just $1.80 protects mom/baby/future babies from this disease.   
Visit: www.TheEliminateProject.org.