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Kiwanis Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 939-4027
Meeting Notes: 12-13-16
Attendance: 24. Members-21, Guests-2 from Habitat (Elisha Baird and Rachel West), potential member-1 (Karen Hurst). Nice to see Pat Walton with us today.

Stewart Ross would like to thank the members that have been volunteering to mentor
on Wednesdays, some once, some another of times; Harris Segel, Diane Connell, Steve Hess, Kurt Chalgren, Heather Chouinard, Ed Ludden, Jon Wallace, Bob Kemper, Paul Weinstein, Ada Trapanese, Chrysten Foley, Liz Lawrence-Ross, Stewart Ross. Starting January 11th there will be many opportunities to help out. This is a great way to acquaint others to he good our club does. Sign up at
  or give Stewart a call. 
We'll be having a special membership meeting in March. We hope everyone will considering
bringing a potential member to this meeting. 
Committee Reports
  • Chrysten Foley reported on Saturday's Breakfast with Santa service project. Kids and families had a great time, lots of volunteers, thanks for leading this Rachel and Kate.
  •  MS is (was) Thursday.
  • Barbara Hartman reported on bell ringing with The Salvation Army. Thanks everyone for volunteering. Photos below are from the project Dec 12th.


Rachel & Kim 



   Angela & Chrysten






Ed & Bill 




Everett & Barbara H. 




         Angela & Jordon 



Today's Program; Habitat for Humanity

Our speaker today was Elisha Baird from Habitat for Humanity, Lee & Hendry Counties. Our local habitat works on neighborhood revitalization, re-habs existing homes and does new home constructions. There is a process in place for new owners as well as
responsibilities of them. There are 3 Resale Restores in Lee County as well as a number of volunteer opportunities. It takes 1,300 volunteer hours to build one home. 
To learn more;  or call Eisha at 239-652-1673, 

 Dec. 20-Kiwanis Quiz
Dec. 27 Liz Ross
(What is Chanukah all about?)
(December speaker chair is Liz Ross)
Dec 13-Board meeting
at Ada's. 6:00pm
February 25-Zone Conference

Defining Statement
"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time."
50/50 was won by Everett Shell today.
Barb Segel was our "Sheriff" today and collected fines and happy dollars; for the speaker, Karen's application for membership, here among friends, we took an offering for the servers for Christmas, fine for phone, our club sparks joy, great work with Habitat, our club ranking in the district, sad dollar for death of friend, heading to go see nephew play in D3 finals.