metro mcgregor logo
Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
1-22-19 Meeting

Meeting called to order by President Rachel Toomey. 

Attendance: Total 23, members- 20, other Kiwanians; Bob Kemper (N.C.), Guests-2, speaker Pam Malik and Stephen Lenz (former Estero club member).

50/50 winner was Cathy Smith. Anyone can participate and receive the instant winnings for the day but only club members have a chance to pull for the ace of hearts if their ticket is drawn. 

Sheriff Lindsey Lenhart collected happy and hopeful dollars for: thank you everyone for your good work, thanks to the speaker, BUG, Rolling Stones, potential member here today, Cathy met a sister for the first time she had never met. 


Science/Inventors Fair; Barbara Hartman said over 700 projects, good to see support for our fellow Fort Myers Club. 

The next 5th Tuesday social is January 29th. We'll be doing a service social and making blankets for local children in the foster system. Time: 6pm at the United Way 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, 33908. SLP's may be joining us. Soft drives and pizza provided.

Background Screening; screens are valid for 2 years. You will receive an email notifying you of such and directions to be re-screened. 

                              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!

                       BUG Recognition at Littleton Elementary on January 18th. 

122 children were recognized in front of family, teachers, and peers. 

K-Kids distributed items to the students. 

L-R photo: Dr. Monica Broughton, principal, Chrysten Foley, Liz Ross Ed Ludden, Elissa Cauceglia, Peer Collaborative Teacher and Kim Berghs.

Oasis Reading Room-  (Stewart Ross). Weekly reading/mentoring is at Orangewood Elementary on Wednesdays (except on designated school holidays). Times are 1:50pm-2:30pm (you have two different youth during this time). Sign up with Stewart 507-304-1624 or 
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. 

Builder's Club-( Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:00pm.  Builder's Club is collecting items for their annual "Puppy Love"  project, for the Gulf Coast Humane Society. 

K-Kids-( Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary at 2:15pm on Wednesdays 1-2 times per month.
Next meeting is January 30th. 

                Today's Program-Children's Network of SW Florida

Today Pam Malik provided us with an overview of this agency, the process once the abuse hotline has been called, investigation, determination, community based care (case manager, services, etc). 
The 7 step Kinship program, becoming a foster/adoptive family, mentor and reunification. Pam  informed us of the common needs for children; homes for sibling groups, teenagers, schools age, homes for children with complex medical needs and babies/toddlers who are enrolled in daycare. Mentor program volunteers spend as little as 1 hour a week with a parent. This program is in partnership with United Way. There are many ways to volunteer! 
To reach Pam 239-425-6332, 


January 29- No formal meeting but committee's will meet.  5th Tuesday Service social at United Way, 6pm.

February 5th-  Kris Volpone, The Salvation Army. Also, check presentation to Heights Elementary  for club sponsored Sensory Room.

February 12th-  Kim Swanson, Lee County Sheriff Department (Scams and Fraud Prevention). 

February 19th- Matt Wallace, Lee County Human & Veteran's Services (Homelessness in Lee County). 

February 26th- LIsa Rizzo, Children's Advocacy Center (& check presentation)

Next Board meeting is February 12th at 6pm at Ada's. 

February speaker chair-
Kim Berghs

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

Interclub- January 31  with Edison Kiwanis Club 8:00am.  Golden Fork Cafe
3086 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers (the old Nino's)

Interclub-February 21st 
with Ft. Myers Beach 
at 5:30pm. 

BUG Recognition

BUG Recognition-Littleton
April 5th at 12:45pm

BUG Recognition-
Orangewood,  April 8th at 9:15am

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 during the school year.

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

Delicious Dining 
Discount Book