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Kiwanis Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
10-2-18 Meeting
This is the first newsletter of the 2018-19 year. 
Call to order by President Rachel Toomey. Total attendance 27, members -23, guests- 4 including an Interclub with Fort Myers club members Bill Courtwright, Jim Garrison and Betty Blackwell, speaker Jacki Liszak.

Nice to have Norm Landis and Susan Block with us today! Her agency, the Early Learning Coalition is joining as a corporate member, 

50-50: Paul Weinstein had the winning ticket. He received the instant winnings but did not draw the ace of hearts. Anyone can participate in the 50-50 however only club members can take a chance at drawing for the card. 
Good news: Sheriff Liz Ross collected dollars for, speaker, happy to be back, Builder's Club advisors, dining book-thanks to the chamber for selling them, wedding in Detroit. Thanks Steve for the international money and Paul too, thinking of Diane, thanks Harris.  


Candy- we are collecting bags of candy for the annual trunk or treat event on the 31st. All candy must be received by October 23rd. Builder's Club is joining us for this event. 

Luvy Bear: fundraiser is October 18th from 6-8 pm. It's the 4th annual Fashion Show event at Bell Tower Shops. A couple of our members will be modeling. 

5th Tuesday-  the next evening social is October 30th and we will be at the United Way doing a "Paint Night Party." Time is 6-8pm. $20.

                              October Birthdays

                  3rd- Barb Segel             8th-John Trapanese
                  8th-Tom Dryden            11th-Todd Adams
                 14th-Ed Ludden            26th-Bob Adamski
Oasis Reading Room- Weekly reading is underway at Orangewood Elementary. We will be reading 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). Interested? Sign up with Stewart Ross 507-304-1624 or
Luvy Bear -We will be doing our Kiwanis One Day project with them October 27th. Lindsey has a sign up sheet. Who is coming?


                  Let's Feed Lee
Kim, Lindsey and Patrice volunteered on Sept 29th for a collaboration with the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Publix, and United Way. The drive encouraged shoppers to purchase an extra
can of food for the food bank on this day at Publix stores across Lee County.


  Today's Program: Fort Myers Beach Chamber

Today's speaker was Jacki Liszak, President of this chamber. She has been president for two years. She discussed the situation with the water quality on and near the beach. She also holds a position on a panel of people that are addressing current water problem. Some businesses are losing a million dollars a week in revenue. 
The chamber sponsors/hosts many events, one of the most popular is the sand sculpting competition on the beach beginning Nov 16th. There is also an event on Oct 25th, a drowning symposium. 

Our club is a chamber member and we are grateful to the chamber for selling dining books for us and many of them. 

 To reach Jacki; 239-454-7500, or visit
      Jacki (left) and President Rachel

October 9-Doug Leffin, Watch Dogs (Dads of Great Students)

October 16- Lauren Nutter, American Heart Assn. 

October 23-Janet Grainge, Senior Choice at Home

October 30-No lunch meeting, 5th Tuesday evening social

Next Board meeting is Oct. 9th at Ada's. 6pm

October speaker chair
Rachel Toomey

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: Lndsey 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

Kiwanis One Day
October 27th with LuvyBear

Breakfast with Santa
December 15th

Please save year-round...

Aluminum pull tabs
for Ronald McDonald House. During the school year for K-Kids.

Bottle caps for Aktion Club.
Give to Karen Hurst. 

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


Delicious Dining 
Discount Book