"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
to be announced
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 18, 2016 Meeting
Call to order: President Harris Segel
Total attendance-17, members 14-, guests-1,speaker Dr. Elizabeth Elliott, new members Paul Weinstein, Marilyn Weinstein transferring from Harney Point Club
Invocation: Everett Shell
The editor thanks Diane Connell for helping with technical matters
for this issue. The cat did it!
- Trunk or Treat is October 31st at Hunter Park. Event is 5-7pm, volunteers should arrive a 4:30pm, bring a chair. Let Kim know if you want to help. We are collecting candy weekly.
- Thanks Bill Grant for donating $300 to Luvy Bear on behalf of our club.
K-Kids -elected officers and finishing up food drive. Nov 1 next mtg.
Builder's Club- October project is Unicef.
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. Bring in candy please.
Breakfast with Santa is Dec 10, MS Party is Dec. 15.
(details in email dated October 18 to all members from Chrysten Foley).
We are reading on Wednesdays. See Chrysten or Stewart for help with signing up to volunteer.
Today's program: The Importance of Early Childhood Educ.
Dr. Elliott, Professor from FGCU College of Education was our speaker today. The first 5 years of a child's life are fundamentally important. Research tells us first 5 years for development of the brain and first 3 years are critical in shaping the child's brain architecture. She discussed current strategies for working with children and stressed that VPK is effective for school readiness. To reach Dr. Elliott call 239-590-7749 or
Have a speaker in mind? Let
Harris Segel know. A different member each month will be setting up the speakers for that month.
October 25th-Rachel Toomey & HayleyTurner. NICU Support Group
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 Bill Grant today. Anyone can participate in the 50/50 however only members are eligible to pull for the ace of hearts.
Barb Segel had the winning ticket but did not pull the ace.
Happy dollars: Sheriff Steve Hess collected happy dollars, thank you to the speaker, Ohio win, Div 3 Football, welcome Paul and Marilyn.
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 13 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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