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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
10-29-19 Meeting
(the editor thanks Rachel Toomey for the notes)

Today was the 5th Tuesday so we had committee reports and discussions. 

Comments are as follows:
  • BUG Run: we need sponsors for the January 2020 5K run, we need more updates on the fundraiser and forms need to be edited this week. 
  • Dining books fundraiser-we need restaurants and sites to sell them.
  • Membership-we should consider forming membership teams and solicit businesses.
  • Speaker chairs-Rachel will do March.
  • Holiday dinner-we are at 30 for Dec 3rd party. Brings a can of food for the FGCU pantry.
  • Website-could use updates.
  • SLP-Stewart went to CKI meeting recently and they had pizza and cupcakes.

Interclub: First one is scheduled for November 6th at 12:00pm. Meeting is with the Fort Myers Club. They meet in the AAA building on Colonial. 

                                            27th- John Klaas             29th-Dick Arndt

Oasis Reading/Mentoring (Stewart Ross) weekly at Orangewood  Elementary on Wednesdays  9:30am-10:10am. Please let Stewart know if you can help. Four volunteers are needed each week. Come make a difference! 

Atlas Delivery Volunteers needed. Next delivery is Heights Elementary on Weds. Nov. 13th at 9:45am. Todd will be delivering.  It would be nice to have 2-3 members to come and help hand them out at each one.  What to do: let Todd or Kim know you are coming,  wear your club name tag and a Kiwanis shirt if you have one.  You'll need to bring a photo ID when you sign in at the office. Dates Tba for Rayma Page Elementary delivery. 

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

Literacy Buddy  Calling all "buddies." You will be paired with a child (age 4-5). Three times a year you will get a 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.   Start by signing up:     In the section where it says preferred school write in Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club. You should have received your first letter from your buddy. Books are due to the children; Nov 15th (first book), Jan 17th (second book) and April 17th, (third book). 

November 9th-Rescue Runway. We'll have a booth at an event for Children's Advocacy Center that will be held at Bell Tower. Aktion Club will be selling some of the dog toys they are making and dog treats from the LaBelle Club. Thanks to the volunteers that signed up to help with the event. Arrive 10-10:15am, event is 11am-2pm.  Karen Hurst will supervise our table. Reminder email will be coming. 

                                        SLP's (Service Leadership Programs) 
Aktion Club-(Karen Hurst) at LARC. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round. They are collecting bottle caps as well. Bring in clean/used T-shirts for Karen to take as they are making more dog toys. 

CKI Club- at FGCU. (Stewart Ross)  CKI Mentorship-

Key Club-(Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus. 

Key Club week is November 4th-8th.

Since the beginning in 1925, Key Club International has supported the transformation of high school students as they graduate and become the world's next class of leaders. Key Club is a student-led, high school organization.  Members make the world a better place through service. 

Key Club is in 38 countries and has 270,000+ members!

Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle. Thanks for collecting some candy for Trunk or Treat! 

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. Meetings are currently every Wednesday at 2:15pm. 


November 5th-Talli Tidwell, Early Learning Coalition

November 12-Bill Courtwright, Guitar Delicacies

November 19th-Kim Gaide, Military Support Group

Board meeting at Ada's
November 12th at 6pm. 

November 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 

          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.

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd

            Florida District 
    Governor is Allen Yergovich

        Kiwanis International 

President  is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
          Save the Date

Nov. 9th- Rescue
 Runway with Children's Advocacy Center at Bell Tower 11am-2pm

Nov. 9th- Help prep toys for Stockings for Kids event-back building at United Way. 9am.

Nov. 13th- Atlas delivery at Heights Elementary. 

Annual Holiday Party
December  3rd. Bring a can of food instead of gift exchange for FGCU student pantry. 

Bell Ringing-December 5th, covering 9am-7pm in shifts.

Breakfast with Santa December 14th

M S Support Group 
Holiday Party Dec 19

BUG Run Fundraiser
January 25th, 2020

Our club charter date:
     July 23, 1980