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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
6-2-2020  via Zoom

Our weekly Face-to Face meetings and activities are suspended and potentially will be through June as well. Until further notice, meetings will be held online. Weekly updates will be sent via  E-Newsletters and by email as necessary.

Upcoming club meeting dates/times: 
June 9th-Board meeting 6:00pm via zoom
June 16th-Annual Club meeting 6:00pm
June 23rd-no meeting
June 30th-5th Tuesday,  club social 

Links will be sent out each week and if you don't want to participate on screen you can just dial in and be part of it. Speakers and other activities will be incorporated into the meetings.

Here is a recap of the online meeting from this past week
  • Dining books are on sale!! Please let Todd know how many you want. Just think if everyone sold just a few!!
  • Think about mentoring a CKI studetn at FGCU virtually. Rachel and Lindsey have more on that.
  • We had time at the end to catch up with each other. 
  • See information below about Children's Advocacy Bingo event. 
  • Todd was able to get a deep discount for the Scholastic books for Rayma Page. 
  • Our World Atlas book count has been submitted to Denny Sharma from the Fort Myers Club. Thanks to our fundraising we'll be supporting 4 local elementary schools this fall. 
  • Send your volunteer hours in to Kim by Monday June 8th
  • Lt. Gov. Tina is hosting a Zoom gathering June 16th from 7-8pm for our Division. Clubs will have a chance to let others know how they are doing and one of the discussion items is SLP's. All are welcome. 889 6862 7039 PW 390079

Our work as Kiwanians is valuable to our community! As our county and state begin the transition to reopen in phases please continue to monitor,use good judgement and take
extra proactive measures to ensure the safety of everyone yet help meet the needs of our community. 

For those that want to join the online meetings: 
Zoom is a reputable and safe online program. It is endorsed by businesses and organizations such as Kiwanis International. You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Steve Hess has volunteered to help talk you through it, just give him a ring. 
Dining book fundraiser;   Dining books are back on for sale. If you know of any restaurants in the book that are not re-opening or what their status is, please let Todd know. We need to get books sold to help us with projects for the upcoming year. Thank you to Ft. Myers Beach Chamber for promoting and selling them. 

      Happy Birthday Everett May 30
           (far right at the window). 

                    1st-   Karen Hurst

                  3rd-   Brianne Lenhart

                  3rd-   Lindsey Lenhart

                   19th-  Sarah Kuehner

                       24th-  Kim Berghs

                               Program Speaker: Children's Advocacy Center (CAC)

Lisa Rizzio from CAC and also one of our club members joined us tonight and provided  updates about their agency. The majority of their staff are working remotely and all services up and running. The Child Protection team is doing sessions with children and families with visual appointments. They manage the East United Way house on Palm Beach Blvd. and the pantry is quite busy distributing food, other supplies and linking families to resources. Lisa said although child abuse reports are down keep in mind most of the referrals come from schools and they are not in session. 

The Bling & Bags Bingo is still on for June 24th however due to safety precautions it will be held virtually. A live auction will take place with chances to win bags and other prizes. All club members received an update on this event via email with additional details. Our club is a Gold sponsor of this event and we support them throughout the year through volunteerism and in other ways. 

If you suspect or know a child is being abused call the Abuse Hotline 800-962-2873.

To reach Lisa call 239-962-2873. 

                                                   Service & Partnerships

From the United Way Volunteer Center: we closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We understand there are many individuals in our community that may want to help. We will post here and in our Volunteer Center Facebook Group  as opportunities become available. 

MS Support Group(Bill Grant),  meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Suspended
SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)    Schools closed
Aktion Club -(Karen Hurst) at LARC. They meet 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round.  (Agency temporarily closed). 
CKI Club- at FGCU. (Stewart Ross).  
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. 


June meetings will be held online. We will let you know of any changes. Meetings now 
at 6pm so others can join that can't login to meetings during work time at the office. 

Board meeting June 9 at 6pm online.

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

Delicious Dining Discount Book Fundraiser
Todd Adams, Chair

Youth Protection Helpline
1-866-607-SAFE (7233)
          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.

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd
            Florida District 
Governor is Allen Yergovich
Governor-Elect is Mary-Lynn Desjariais.

The Florida District, comprised of the more than 240 clubs and over 7,500 Kiwanians within Florida. Florida is one of the largest and most successful districts in Kiwanis International.

        Kiwanis International 
President  is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
President-Elect is Arthur Riley, Westminster, Maryland.
                    Save the Date

June 16th- Division Zoom Meeting
All are welcome to zoom in 7-8pm and chat with others about what's happening in our division. 

June 20th-   Best Buddies  walk now a
virtual walk

June 24th- Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, Bling & Bags Bingo. 5:30pm.  Rescheduled from April. 

ICON-June 17-20, Indianapolis   

DCON-August 13-16, Orlando. Cancelled

Our club charter date:
         July 23, 1980

Please save year-round...
Your old Kiwanis magazine to recycle in our member recruitment folders. 

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