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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
8-20-19   Meeting

Meeting called to order by President Rachel.   Total attendance: 19 Members- 18 and 1 guest speaker.  Nice to have Norm Landis with us today!  Paul Weinstein won the 50/50 today. 

We got a thank you card from the Pine Island Club for helping them at the Mango Fest with 50/50 ticket sales. $2,500 was raised to help them build a playground on Pine Island. 

Check this out! Paul not only won the 50/50 today but he pulled the Ace of Hearts for the jackpot. Paul donated his winnings to Eva's Closet.

Thanks Marilyn Weinstein for advertising in her community at Seven Lakes to save plastic caps. She is pictured with Paul above. 

9th-Barbara Hartman

                   12th- Lori Sampson

                      16th- Bill Grant

                   26th- Cathy Smith

                   6th- Norm Landis
                   8th- Kate Smiley
                   9th- Liz Ross
                 23rd- Ada Trapanese
                 25th- Pam Grabe


Annual Club Awards: 
We will be voting on our 2 club awards for this past year, Volunteer of the Year and Kiwanian of the Year. Members will have a chance to vote at the meetings on August 27th and September 3rd. An email will also go out to members and you will be able to cast your vote privately. 

Interclub:  Steve Hess, chair. 
Sign up by email or at a meeting if you are interested in attending the Sanibel meeting. It's September 3rd.  7am breakfast, 8am meeting at the Dunes. Carpooling available, meet at United Way at 6:30am.   

DCON:  recap and photos coming next E-Newsletter
Kiwanis - CKI Mentorship-  (details coming)  

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.  

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)

Key Club- ( Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus. Meetings start in September.

Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle
First meeting is August 21st. Barbara let us know that Builder's Club was the #3 donor last year to the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. First meeting is August 28th at 2:15pm

                                Today's Program: Eva's Closet
Our speaker today was Jessica Goodall.   
The mission at Eva's Closet & Foundation (ECF) is to provide assistance to people in need, regardless of situation or circumstance, without judgement. We fulfill this mission by serving more than 1,000 individuals each month who are suffering from homelessness, poverty, and other risk factors in Southwest Florida. ECF provides necessities to clients at no cost, including, but not limited to, clothing, shoes, hygiene items, baby supplies, food, household supplies, and school supplies, with grace honor and respect. We strive our best to serve as many people in the community as possible, with grace, honor and respect. Eva serves up to 10-15 families, on average each day. Eva's provides some forms of financial assistance, which are determined on a case by case basis. Eva's also provides case management & supportive services.

To learn more call (239) 339-3216  or visit   Pictured above L-R are Jessica and President Rachel. 

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

August speaker chair
Shana del Castillo

September 3rd-
I nterclub with Sanibel

September 3rd-
Shana del Castillo, The Growing Room Child Development

September 10th-
No lunch meeting, Installation Banquet

Board meeting at Ada's
September 16 at 6pm. 

September 17th-Dress for

September speaker chair
Kim Berghs

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

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