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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
8-11-2020 Virtual Meeting

We all look forward to returning to in-person meetings and will keep you informed. Until then we will keep our weekly and board meetings virtual.The safety of our members and community is most important. 

Weekly updates will be sent via E-Newsletters and by email including Zoom meeting information. 

Upcoming club meeting dates/times: 

August 18th-regular meeting, guest speaker Maureen Coble from Children's Network 6:00pm.
Lehigh will be doing an interclub with us this meeting. Let's have a good turnout for our speaker and guests. 

August 25-regular meeting, 6pm

September 1st-regular meeting, guest speaker Amanda Brunson from Healthy Start Coalition SWFL. 6:00pm.

September 8th-board meeting, 6pm, no regular meeting (all welcome).

Links will be sent out each week. If you don't want to participate on Zoom you can just call in and be
part of it. Speakers  and other activities will be incorporated into upcoming meetings.

Announcements and reminders:
  • Board meeting highlights:
     
    *Our annual installation will be a hybrid version. All members, please save September 15th at 6pm on your calendar. Details will be sent how you can participate. Retiring board members/officers and incoming board members will be installed.
     
    *All current members will be receiving a notice for membership renewal for Oct 1, 2020-Sept 2021. Dues will be due by September 30th.

    *The Lehigh club is doing an interclub with us at next week's meeting, the 18th.

    *We will be hosting the annual 5K BUG Run next year, our back up plan is to it virtually.

    *We have a new fundraiser on the horizon, details coming soon. 
  • Share your good news!! Send pics and some good news to Kim for upcoming newsletters. 
     
  • Dining book fundraiser: It's a difficult sell right now but let's keep trying. 

     
Our work as Kiwanians is valuable to our community!  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. Wash your hands frequently, practice social distance and wear a mask. If you are in need of a mask please let us know. 

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. 
 

                We've Got Good News!

       In the wake of the covid virus we are still
         serving! Our current project is making
            blankets for Children's Network. 

                         Kate Smiley (above)

           Susan Hornung (L) &  Liz Ross (below)







                         




                          9th Barbara Hartman

                           12th  Lori Sampson

                               16th  Bill Grant

                             26th  Cathy Smith
   


Anyone want to take a guess at who is sending us birthday cards? Send your guesses to Kim. 

    
                                                       Division 19 District Council Meeting

Our last DCM of the year was held on August 11th and hosted by the LaBelle Club. The theme was the Roaring 20's. Six clubs were represented and there were 30+ that attended virtually including Governor Allen, Foundation representative Bruce Boyd, Key Club Lt. Gov. Della Merigelli and of course our own Lt. Governor Tina Pegler!
Our club had 9 members in attendance, thanks all for your participation. The committee prepared a trivia game, had in a comedian from the comedy club, music and a costume contest. Each club provided an update of what their club is currently doing and Lt. Tina provided an update of upcoming events. Gov. Allen looks forward to seeing us all virtually at VCON. 
                                                   Service & Partnerships

Volunteering: 
Current service projects: Children's Network and Healthy Start of SWFL

MS Support Group(Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Suspended
                                        
SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)   Schools starting late August. Will support decision of district with meetings. 
Aktion Club-(Karen Hurst) at LARC. They meet 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round. (meetings temporarily suspended). 
CKI Club- at FGCU. (Stewart Ross). 
Key Club-(Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus. 
Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman) Cypress Lake Middle. 
K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. 

 Meetings

August 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:
September 8th. Online. Meeting will start at 6:00pm



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 

* we are monitoring the situation to meet in person however we first must keep safety in mind for all members



Delicious Dining Discount Book Fundraiser
Todd Adams, Chair




          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




Installation Banquet-September 15th at 6:00pm

           
Our club charter date:
July 23, 1980 (our 40th anniversary celebration will be at a later date when it's safe to do so).




Please save year-round...



Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids for Ronald McDonald House. Program temporarily suspended but continue to save and keep at home. 


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

www.metro-mcgregor.com





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