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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
www.metro-mcgregor.com
10-01-19 Meeting
The first meeting of the 2019-2020 Kiwanis year

President Lindsey called the meeting to order. Total attendance: 20, members 19 and 1 guest speaker.   50/50-Steve Hess had the winning ticket today. We are collecting candy for trunk or treat at the end of the month. Bring in a bag to a meetiing. 

Ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of The Movement Room at Heights Elementary School is October 16th.  This is the 3rd such room that our club has sponsored. If you are planning on attending your need to RSVP to Anika Carter 239-481-1761 at the school by the 10th. This room is going to be named in memory of former member, Diane Connell. 


                   

  
            3rd-Barbara Segel

               8th-Tom Dryden

       8th-Giovanni Trapanese

            11th- Todd Adams

               14th-Ed Ludden

             20th-Connie Prevatt

              26th-Bob Adamski



                



Thanks to everyone for collecting pull tabs and to Todd for delivering them to the Ronald McDonald House.



  
                                                       Service
 
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!

Kiwanis One Day is October 26th-We'll be making blankets at the United Way building. 

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  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:   https://elcofswfl.org/index.php/elc-literacy-buddy-program/     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. 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-   http://bit.ly/KiwanisMentor

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

Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. 


                         Today's Presentation: FGCU Campus Food Pantry
   
Our speaker today was Samantha Lloyd from FGCU, coordinator of this pantry. The program supports FGCU students experiencing food insecurity.  FGCU Students genuinely in need are eligible for food assistance once a week. Food is set up as a choice market so students have choices like shopping in a traditional grocery store. Currently  enrolled students with valid FGCU student ID required . At peak times of the semester approximately 100 students come through the pantry weekly otherwise the weekly average is about 60. One way to help is by donating non-perishables food items. To learn more visit    https://www.fgcu.edu/adminservices/foodpantry/   To reach Samantha 239-745-3663 or Slloyd@fgcu.edu.  Pictured above is Samantha and President Lindsey.  

           Meetings

October 8th-  Good Wheels

Board meeting at Ada's
October 8 at 6pm. 

October 15th- TBA

October 22nd- Learning for Life, Tina Pegler


October 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 



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: Lindsey Lenhart
President-Elect: Cathy Smith
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Rachel Toomey 
    

          Florida Division 19
Lt. Governor -  Tina Pegler. 
TPegler@LFLmail.org

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd 
bdklg12@gmail.com

         
            Florida District 
            www.FLKiwanis.org
    Governor is Allen Yergovich

        Kiwanis International 
             www.Kiwanis.org

President  is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
          Save the Date

Kiwanis One Day: 
October 26th

Trunk or Treat at Pine Manor  October 31st

Annual Holiday Party
December  3rd.

Breakfast with Santa December 14th

M S Support Group 
Holiday Party Dec 19

BUG Run Fundraiser
January 25th, 2020


Please save year-round...

Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids  for Ronald McDonald House. To Kim during the school year.  

Box Tops for Education
for Builder's Club, give to Barbara Hartman year-round.

Plastic bottle caps to Todd for Buddy Benches
and Karen Hurst for Aktion Club. 


Our club charter date:
     July 23, 1980

  
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