"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
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 Bruce Boyd
District Governor: Gary Frechette
Kiwanis International President:
Call to order: President Harris Segel
Total attendance-16 members 14-, other Kiwanis club members-1, Bob Kemper (North Carolina), guests-1 speaker.
Here they are, our new members; L-R Cathy Smith, Jon Wallace,
Dick Arndt, Paul Weinstein, Marilyn Weinstein.
Holiday Party Reminder; Dec 3rd at Ada and John's. Check your email for the invite with all information. Cost is $20 and includes beverages both non and traditional alcohol. Bring a wrapped gift if you want to be part of the gift exchange.
The Giving Tree; a local project that Harris' other club sponsors each year. Go to any Perkins, take a card off the tree, buy a gift for an elder and return the gift.
Marilyn Weinstein likes to volunteer but doesn't drive anymore. If you are headed out on a project please consider giving her a lift. She lives in Seven Lakes development off "41."
Eiminate- Bill Grant reported we only have $233 left to reach our model club status goal.
K-Kids -no update
Barbara Hartman shared that club is finishing up school supply needs and are making encouragement cards for the ACT shelter.
Key Club-no update,
Aktion Club-no update
BUG Run-tell your friends who are runners/walkers to sign up. We need a minimum of 200.
Service-Breakfast with Santa is Dec 10. Led by
Rachel Toomey and
Kate Smiley. We are all set, just need volunteers for the event. 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.
The Salvation Army could use some help Nov 28,29, 30 sorting packing food baskets for families for Christmas. Call Kris at 239-278-1551. Thank you
Stewart, John, Cathy for expressing an interest.
Today's program: Civility in Politics
Brian Simon was our speaker today. He works at Alliance Financial Group. He asked us "how do we address real problems?" and that led to a discussion on how we need to work together and learn to talk to one another. He presented his thoughts on 6 Foundations; Fair, Caring, Loyalty, Authority, Sanctity, and Liberty. You can contact Brian 239-561-2900 or by email
Have a speaker in mind? Let
Harris Segel know. A different member will be setting up the speakers for a specific month.
Liz Ross is the chair for December.
November 29- Alex Garcia, Catholic Charities/Human Trafficking
December 6- Bill Courtwright, "The life and music of Phil Ochs"
December 13- Elisha Baird, Habitat for Humanity
December 20-Kiwanis history and fun facts
December 27-Liz Ross, All about Hanukkah
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.
Bill Grant had the winning ticket but did not pull the ace so the jackpot rolls over. Only 12 cards are left!
Happy dollars: The "Sheriff" collected happy dollars, thank you to the speaker, so close to Eliminate goal, for Harris, glad election is over, nephew's team one round one in football playoffs, go Buckeyes, Happy Thanksgiving.
February 25, 2017-Regional Conference
July 13-16 2017, ICON. Paris, France
August 24-27, 2017-DCON. Marco Island.
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