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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
5-14-19  Meeting 

Meeting called to order by President Rachel Toomey. Total attendance: 26. Members 19, other Kiwainis; Pine Island Interclub:Tonya Player, Nick Moher, Carolyn Herring and Susan Salsbury. 2 speakers, and guest Erin McNulty. 

Safe travels Jaci Lageson and she travels north for the summer and Ed Ludden has departed for N. Carolina. 

 50/50 today was won by Bob Adamski. 

  • Todd has dining books! Let's keep selling. 
  • Registration for District Convention is now open open (Orlando) at early bird rate until July 26. Let us know if you are planning on attending. 
  • Rachel Toomey and Barbara Hartman will be our delegates at ICON (International Convention) in late June. 
  • Literacy buddies received letters of thanks from their child and from the teacher(s). The children were so excited to get books and letters to take home during the school year. 
  • We received a letter and certificate from Kiwanis International on our membership growth for this year. 
  • We have 6 upcoming BUG recognition ceremonies at Rayma C. Page. At least one member needs to attend, more are welcome! See details under the service section.

                           3rd-Susan Block

                           5th-Paul Weinstein

                           9th-Maria Montesinos

                         14th-Patrice Cunningham

MS Support Group- (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of the month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. 

BUG recognition ceremonies at Rayma Page. Let Kim know if you can help and check your email for the details. May 22 at 9:15am (Cathy, Linda Parrish, Linda Petrik is maybe), 
May 22nd at 1:15pm (Bill Grant), May 24 at 9:15am (Kim Berghs), May 24th at 1:15 (Harris and Barbara Segel), May 28th at 9:15am (Cathy), May 30th at 9:15 (YOUR NAME HERE)

                                            SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)
Aktion Club-(Karen Hurst) at LARC. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round
CKI Club-  at  FGCU. (Stewart Ross) On summer break.

Key Club- ( Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus.  Last meeting for the year is May 15th. 

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary at 2:15pm on Wednesdays 1 time per month. Last meeting for this year is May 22nd at 2:15pm.

Builder's Club-( Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:00pm. On summer break. 

                          Today's Program: Alliance for the Arts

This non-profit organization has been connecting art culture and community since 1975. They have a year-round schedule of events that has become a staple for our community to connect with each other and to the arts during engaging gallery exhibitions, inspiring art classes and stimulating theatre productions.   They also have  weekly Greenmarket with live entertainment, free yoga and local goods. They have summer camps as well. To learn more visit or call 239-939-2787. Pictured above are Sonya McCarter and Brando Couse with President Rachel.                             


May 21-  Melody Desilets, Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL

May 28-  Brian Wierma, Gulf Coast Humane Society

May speaker chair -Barbara  Hartman

Where/when we meet: 11:30am on Tuesdays at Shoeless Joe's in the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers 33907 

 Delicious Dining 
 Discount Book

        Defining Statement

   "Kiwanis is a global
    organization of volunteers
    dedicated to improving the
    world, one child and one
     community at a time."

            Club Officers
President: Rachel Toomey
President-Elect: Lindsey Lenhart
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Liz Ross 


         Florida Division 19
Lt. Governor - Mick Shelldrake

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd


            Florida District
      Governor Steve LeBlanc

        Kiwanis International
  President Florencio "Poly" Lat
          Save the Date

BUG Recognition-
Rayma Page
May 22nd 9:15am  (4th)
May 22nd 1:15pm  (Kdg)
May 24th  9:15pm  (3rd)
May 24th  1:15pm  (1st)
May 28th  9:15am  (2nd)
May 30th  9:15am  (5th)

Ronald McDonald House  meal is May 29th

ICON  (International Convention)
June 26-29 at 
Walt Disney World Resort

DCON (District Convention)
August 15-18 in Orlando

Please save year-round...

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

Box Tops for Education
for Builder's Club, give to Barbara Hartman year-round.

Plastic bottle caps to Todd for Buddy Benches