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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
Happy New Year Kiwanis Family

During the time when people vow to make changes for personal improvement,
resolve to be a strong advocate for children in 2019. 

(no formal meeting this week)


DCM (Division Council Meeting)-First one for the year is January 2 at Kiwanis Hall. The Cape Coral Club is hosting. Dinner s $8.00 and served at 6:00pm. Governor Steve and his wife will be attending.  Let Kim know if you are attending. If we have a minimum of 4 members we can count this as an Interclub. An email went out to all members with additional details such as the address. 

Please tell your friends to get registered for the 11th annual BUG 5K on January 26th.
If you are a a Facebook user please share the news.

                           December Birthdays             January Birthdays

                           3rd-Yurley Gutierrez              2nd-Matt Toomey
                         23rd-Chrysten Foley              13th-Dorothy Dodson
                         31st-Ian Nelson                     25th-James Wineinger 
                                                                       26th-Jon Wallace
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 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 will 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. On winter break.

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

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

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








January 1-No meeting

January 8- James Wineinger, Hope Clubhouse

January 15-Kiwanis Connections

January 22- TBA

January 29- Service social

Next Board meeting is January 8th at 6pm

January speaker chair-Lindsey Lenhart

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

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

         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

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