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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
(no formal meeting this week)


Regular meetings resume Tuesday January 8th. Many of our winter members and guests are back so please try to arrive a few minutes early and get checked in so we can  get started on time. James Wineinger is our speaker. He is the director of Hope Clubhouse. 

Volunteers needed for our annual BUG Run/Walk. A sign up will be going around. It's an early morning start time and there are many ways you can help. This has been our signature fundraiser for 11 years. The proceeds help us continue to serve more children. 

December service hours; last day to report them is at the meeting Tuesday. If you can't make it please send them over to Kim. 

Please tell your friends to get registered for the 11th annual BUG 5K on January 26th.
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                              January Birthdays         
                              2nd-Matt Toomey
                             13th-Dorothy Dodson
                             25th-James Wineinger 
                             26th-Jon Wallace

                                    January 21st-Happy Birthday Kiwanis  International 
                        104 years, improving the world, one child, one community at a time!




Thank you Steve Hess for obtaining a donation from Thrivent Financial to purchase books for the children. 

*the editor appreciates hearing of any edits/omissions on the above project

Thomas A. Edison Festival of Light Regional Inventors Fair events are January 18, 19, and 23rd. The Edison Club is one of the key sponsors.  K-12th grade student finalists are from SW Florida. Both judges and general volunteers are vital to the success of this annual event. Choose a shift and "job" that fits your interest. The committee is seeking volunteers for this event. To register as a non-judging volunteer: registration, judge assistant, set up, security, awards program, and other general areas visit  To register as an Inventors Fair Judge visit   

Oasis Reading Room- (Stewart Ross). Reading start back up in January. Weekly reading at Orangewood Elementary on Wednesdays (except on designated school holidays) to first and second grade youth. Times are 1:50pm-2:30pm (you have two different youth during this time). Sign up with Stewart 507-304-1624 or 
Literacy Buddy-Early Learning Coalition-Enroll  on the application mention you are affiliated with our club. It's not to late to sign up. The agency states they are short about 12 volunteer buddies this year. 

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

                                                   SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)
Aktion Club-(Karen Hurst) at LARC. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am. 
CKI Club-    FGCU. See Rachel or Lindsey. 

Key Club- ( Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus. School resumes next week.

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

K-Kids-( Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary at 2:15pm on Wednesdays 1-2 times per month. 
School resumes next week.


January 8- James Wineinger, Hope Clubhouse

January 15-Kiwanis Connections

January 22- TBA

January 29- No lunch meeting. 5th Tuesday Service social at United Way

Next Board meeting is January 15th at 6pm at Ada's. Note date change.

January speaker chair-Lindsey Lenhart

February 18-22
K-Kids Week

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

        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-Littleton
January 18 and April 5th
at 12:45pm

BUG Recognition-
Orangewood,  January 22 and April 8th at 9:30am

Calusa Bug Chase-5K
January 26, 2019

June 26-29 at 
Walt Disney World Resort

Please save year-round...

Aluminum pull tabs
for Ronald McDonald House. During the school year for K-Kids.

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


Delicious Dining 
Discount Book