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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
www.metro-mcgregor.com
6-30-2020 Virtual Club "5th Tuesday Social"

Our weekly Face-to Face meetings and activities are suspended and potentially will be through July as well. Until further notice, meetings will be held online. Weekly updates will be sent via  E-Newsletters and by email as necessary.

Upcoming club meeting dates/times: 
July    7th-Regular meeting 6pm
July   14th-Monthly board meeting 6pm
July   21st-no regular meeting
July   23rd-40th anniversary celebration
July   30th-5th Tuesday, no meeting

Links will be sent out each week and if you don't want to participate on screen you can just dial in and be part of it. Speakers and other activities will be incorporated into the meetings.

Announcements/reminders;

  • Send your June service hours to Kim by Tuesday July 7th
  • Share your good news!! Send pics and some good news to Kim for upcoming newsletters. 
  • Dining books are on sale!! Please let Todd know how many you want. Thank you to the Fort Myers Beach Chamber for continuing to sell and promote these books! We need to get books sold to help us with projects for the upcoming year.
  • Continue to save your aluminum pull tabs from beverage and food cans. We are turning them it to Ronald McDonald House. 

Our work as Kiwanians is valuable to our community! As our county and state begin the transition to reopen in phases please continue to monitor,use good judgement and take
extra proactive measures to ensure the safety of everyone yet help meet the needs of our community. 

For those that want to join the online meetings: 
Zoom is a reputable and safe online program. It is endorsed by businesses and organizations such as Kiwanis International. You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Steve Hess has volunteered to help talk you through it, just give him a ring. 
 

            Share Some Good News

1-Steve and Deb Hess recently volunteered for a United Way Day of Action event. 200 activity bags were assembled for isolated elders in our community. 

2-Trini Soto Garcia got a hair cut and donated it to Locks of Love! Way to go!



                         4th-  Steve Hess

                      9th-  Charlie Dodson

                        12th-  Erin McNulty

                          16th-  Sam Lewis

                     19th-  Shana Del Castillo

                                                 Official Call To Convention

                                   The Florida Kiwanis District Convention is Going Virtual!

While we will greatly miss the interaction that comes from having our in-person convention, we are very excited about what we have planned in its place and hope you will join us for engagement, fellowship, fun, and education at our  Florida Kiwanis Virtual Convention (VCON).

Throughout the convention we will be providing a compelling keynote, a wide array of informative workshops, the presentation of the 2018-19 Club of the Year and more!

                                                     !! There will be no registration fee !!

In addition to education and fellowship, we also have some business to take care of such as electing our 2020-21 district officers. Our district bylaws provide for alternate methods of conducting the business of the district under emergency conditions. As such, we will hold a Delegates-at-Large session on Friday, August 14 (time to be determined). This meeting will be open to anyone who would like to attend but voting for our three unopposed candidates will be limited to our core delegates-at-large only. As stated in the Standard Form for District Bylaws, this consists of the current district officers and past governors who are active members of a club in the district.

Our convention, albeit virtual, will take place on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, 2020. 

You will be provided with more information about how to access all of the features of this convention as soon as it becomes available but. for now, please save those dates!  

                                                   Service & Partnerships

Volunteering: 
From the United Way Volunteer Center: We understand there are many individuals in our community that may want to help. We will post here https://www.unitedwaylee.org/volunteer/ and in our Volunteer Center Facebook Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/VolunteerUWLHGO/  as opportunities become available. 


MS Support Group(Bill Grant),  meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Suspended
                                        
SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)    Schools closed for the summer
Aktion Club -(Karen Hurst) at LARC. They meet 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round.  (Agency temporarily closed). 
CKI Club- at FGCU. (Stewart Ross).  
Key Club-(Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus. 
Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle. 
K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. 

  Meetings

July meetings will be held online. We will let you know of any changes. Meetings now 
at 6pm so others can join that can't login to meetings during work time at the office. 


Board meeting July 14th at 6pm online.



Where/when we meet once traditional meetings resume: 11:30am on Tuesdays at Shoeless Joe's in the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers 33907
*Todd has been in contact with our server Vicki to monitor the situation. 



Delicious Dining Discount Book Fundraiser
Todd Adams, Chair




Youth Protection Helpline
1-866-607-SAFE (7233)
          Defining Statement

   "Kiwanis is a global
    organization of volunteers
    dedicated to improving the
    world, one child and one
     community at a time."
   
  Fort Myers Metro-McGregor
               Club Officers
President: Lindsey Lenhart
President-Elect: Cathy Smith
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Rachel Toomey 
    
          Florida Division 19
Lt. Governor -  Tina Pegler. 
TPegler@LFLmail.org

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd 
bdklg12@gmail.com
  
            Florida District 
            www.FLKiwanis.org
Governor is Allen Yergovich
Governor-Elect is Mary-Lynn Desjariais.

The Florida District, comprised of the more than 240 clubs and over 7,500 Kiwanians within Florida. Florida is one of the largest and most successful districts in Kiwanis International.

        Kiwanis International 
             www.Kiwanis.org
President  is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
President-Elect is Arthur Riley, Westminster, Maryland.
                    Save the Date


VCON-August 14-15




           
Our club charter date:
July 23, 1980




Please save year-round...

Your old Kiwanis magazine to recycle in our member recruitment folders. 


Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids for Ronald McDonald House. To Kim during the school year.  Cathy in summer.


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