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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
5-21-19  Meeting 

Meeting called to order by President Rachel Toomey. Total attendance: 24. Members 22, 1 speaker, and guest Erin McNulty. Nice to have Mary Meador from United Way join us today. 

Safe travels Bill and Shara Grant who are leaving for North Carolina for the summer soon. 

 50/50 today was won by Liz Ross. 

  • Have you sold your dining books yet? See Todd for some.
  • Registration for District Convention is now open open (Orlando) at early bird rate until July 26. Let us know if you are planning on attending.  
  • The board approved the funding for start up of a sensory room at Rayma Page. Bill Grant made a financial donation toward this cause. Thank you Bill. 
  • DCM (Division Council Meeting) was last Thursday at Headpinz. A general meeting was held to elect Lt. Governor for 2019-2020 (Tina Pegler) and re-elected to the FL Foundation was Bruce Boyd. Both are members of the Lehigh club. Congrats! Thank you for representing out club; Rachel, Todd, Ada and John, Barbara H., Linda, Stewart and Liz. Lehigh and Gateway clubs co-hosted the meeting. 
  • We are looking for speaker chairs for June, July, August. See Lindsey. 

3rd-Susan Block

5th-Paul Weinstein

9th-Maria Montesinos

14th-Patrice Cunningham

1st- Karen



Remaining BUG recognition ceremonies at Rayma Page. May 28th at 9:15am (Cathy), May 30th at 9:15 (John K and Steve). Please considering helping at one of these events. Details went out by email or just ask Kim. 

Ronald McDonald House summer meal preparation-Cathy Smith will be the project leader for 4 dinners over the summer; the first one's are May 29, June 12. See Cathy for more details.  

MS Support Group - (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of the month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Liz and Susan will be covering during the summer. Please consider joining them some time. 

                                            SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)
K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary had their last meeting for this year on May 22nd. They celebrated a successful year, talked about projects for next year and we bid the 5th graders best of luck as they head off to middle school. This spring, the club raised over $700 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation doing a "Change Drive.Thank you to the faculty that volunteer their time to spend with this club. 

Aktion Club- (Karen Hurst) at LARC. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round
CKI Club-  at  FGCU. (Stewart Ross) On summer break.

Key Club- ( Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus.  Last meeting for the year was May 15th. They are going to try and meet twice over the summer. 

Builder's Club-( Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. On summer break. 
                          Today's Program: Golisano Children's Hospital

Melody Desilets, Major Gifts Officer for the Lee Health Foundation spoke today and gave us an "at a glance" look at this regional children's hospital that will be 2 years old this month, a much needed-needed place. Her presentation included photos of what each floor looks like and the services available, and the partnership with Ronald McDonald (family room setting inside). There are 134 beds, 70 of which are private rooms for NICU. Major accomplishments for 2018 include; burn service, inpatient dialysis and post stabilization trauma program. The hospital is also nationally certified by children's oncology group. To learn more visit or to contact Melody 239-343-6193


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 

 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."

            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 Recognitions-
Rayma Page

May 28th  9:15am  
May 30th  9:15am  

Ronald McDonald House  meal is May 29th

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