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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
4-23-19  Meeting 

Meeting called to order by President Rachel Toomey. Total attendance: 29, members; 26, Guests; 3-Miss CC Muscarella, Dan Shepard and Linda's granddaughter Lily. Nice to have Ian and Nancy Nelson with us today as well as Maria Montesinos.

There is no formal meeting next Tuesday however we are meeting as a club and will have committee meetings. Come let your voice be heard.

50/50: Karen Hurst had the lucky ticket (again :-) She did not pull the ace of hearts so the jackpot rolls over. Anyone can participate for the instant winnings but only club members can pull for the jackpot if their ticket is pulled. 

Please keep the family of Larry Taylor, Lt. Governor Liaison and Kiwanian from Punta Gorda in your thoughts. Larry passed away earlier this past week. 


April 18th 
with San Carlos

Steve Hess, Susan Block, Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Jaci Lageson

San Carlos 
Club for 
selling 50+
of our delicious dining books!

        9th-   Tommy Lester

      22nd-  Linda Petrik

      29th-  Rachel Toomey

                                                                3rd-Susan Block

                                                                5th-Paul Weinstein

                                                                9th-Maria Montesinos

                                                               14th-Patrice Cunningham

MS Support Group- (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of the month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Volunteers will be needed to cover the summer months Bill and Ed are out of state. If you can help, consider learning the ropes now. 

Letter Carrier Food Drive-If you want to team up with another person and help pick up food at mailboxes on May 11 see Kim

Ronald McDonald House-May 29th is the first Family Meal Preparation-see Cathy Smith

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

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

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary at 2:15pm on Wednesdays 1 time per month. 

Builder's Club-( Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:00pm.  Barbara reported they have sold 267 Bunny Grams and made about $200. 
           Today's Program:  Creative Arts Charitable Foundation

Our presenter today was Miss CC, dance instructor and artistic director. This 501(c) (3)  was created to give our community's most deserving people music, art, and dance. The foundation provides them a chance to access the arts and it provides them self-love, confidence, courage and discipline just to name a few  They have classes for special needs youth and children in unique  circumstances or who otherwise might not be able to afford dance.  To learn more visit To reach CC 239-437-0163 or 
Pictured above is Miss CC and President Rachel,
                             Florida's First Lady Project--Diaper Drive

We are collecting diapers during the months of March and April. 

For March we donated 3,000  to St. Vincent De Paul. They went to families in Page Park and Pine Manor. We received a nice thank you letter from the agency.  For April we are donating them to Children's Advocacy Center. They especially need sizes 4-6. Bring them in to Todd or Kim. 

At the end of April we'll send our total diaper count to the Florida office. Last chance to bring diapers in is at the social Tuesday. 

You can also bring in items associated with diapers such as wipes. If you don't want to shop a club member will be happy to do that. 


April 30th- Social at Eight  Foot Brewing, arrive anytime after 4:30pm, appetizers out at 6pm

May 7-Annual Meeting

May 14  Sonya McCarter & Brandi Couse, Alliance for the Arts

Board meeting  is May 14th at 6pm at Ada's

May 16    DCM at HeadPinz

May 21-  Melody Desilets, Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL

May 28-  Brian Wierma, Gulf Coast Humane Society

May 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."

            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

           Kids Need Kiwanis!
          Save the Date

BUG Recognition-
Rayma Page, in May tba

Ronald McDonald House
meal is May 29th

Letter Carrier Food Drive is May 11th. 

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. 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

  Delicious Dining 
 Discount Book