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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
7-30-19  Committee Meetings and Social 

Today was committee meeting day. Thank you to the 9 members in attendance. We talked about the history of our club, how 2 clubs merged to become the club we are today. We also pointed out how members from other local clubs joined our club when theirs folded and we have a several regular members from other states that participate frequently with our club while here as snowbirds. 

We primarily brainstormed about membership and ways to attract new members be it "Millennials", members from the business community, new comers to the area and more. Those will be shared with the board and then our members. 

Aktion Club at LARC is at it again! The club made a bunch of braided dog toys for the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Thanks all for bringing in the t-shirts for them. Thanks club advisor 
Karen Hurst for your leadership. 


                       9th-Barbara Hartman

                        12th- Lori Sampson

                           16th- Bill Grant

                          26th- Cathy Smith

                          Take me out to the ballgame!

Interclub update:  Steve Hess, chair. 
Sign up by email or at a meeting if you are interested in attending. If we get these two in then we will have completed an Interclub, round-robin style with every Kiwanis Club in our Division!
We have until September to get to Sanibel and make this happen. 
  • LaBelle-4 members are going to attend their meeting on August 6th at 5:30pm. The meeting is at Beef O' Brady's. Todd is organizing a carpool if interested. Thanks Connie, Karen, Todd and Linda for going. Anyone else interested? 
  • Sanibel-Meeting is 1st or 4th Tuesday. 7am breakfast, 8am meeting at the Dunes. Date options;  Aug 6, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 24. Carpooling available.             

MS Support Group - (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Please consider attending a meeting and learn about this project so we'll have more 
back up volunteers. See Liz Ross over the summer months. Next one is August 15th. 

Literacy Buddy Sign up: 
Calling all "buddies." It's time to sign up if you want to participate again this year. You will be paired with a child (age 4-5). Three times a year you will get a cute letter from your child and a few notes from his/her teacher describing the type of book they would like to have. You purchase the book and it goes to your child. You can learn more from members that participated in the past or our own Susan Block.  Start by signing up:   In the section where it says preferred school write in Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club. 

                                          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.  On summer break. 

Builder's Club-( Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. On summer break. 

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary.  On summer break. Open House Aug 9th (9:30am-11:30am) Who can help? 


August 6th-  Human    Trafficking Awareness, Lauren McCraney

August 12th  Board meeting, 6pm at Ada's (note date change)

August 13th-  Jeanne Nealon, Laces of Love
August 20th
Eva's Closet, Jessica Goodall

August 27th-Sharalyn Clark, Pine Manor United Way House/Goodwill

August speaker chair
Shana del Castillo

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

Current Fundraiser
   Todd Adams, Chair

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."

  Fort Myers Metro-McGregor
               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

Lt. Governor-Elect is Tina Pegler.

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd


            Florida District 
       Governor Steve LeBlanc

  Governor-Elect is Allen Yergovich

        Kiwanis International 

President Florencio "Poly" Lat from the Philippines.
President-Elect is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
          Save the Date

DCON  (District Convention)
August 15-18 in Orlando.Early bird registration has been extended. 

Rayma C. Page Elementary
- Meet the Parents August 8th. 4:30pm-6:30pm

Littleton Elementary
Open House August 9th.

Installation Banquet:
Crowne Point Hotel
September 10th.

Kiwanis One Day: 
October 26th

Trunk or Treat at Pine Manor  October 31st

Annual Holiday Party
December  3rd.

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

Our club charter date:
     July 23, 1980