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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
11-12-19 Meeting

President Lindsey called the meeting to order. Total attendance; 25, members; 19, other Kiwanis members; 5 from Fort Myers club; Denny Sharma, Beth Meyer, Jack Hyatt, Vince Moore, Bill Courtwright (also the speaker today) and Bob Kemper from N. Carolina. 

Barbara Hartman won the 50/50 today but didn't pull the ace of hearts

                                                                          27th- John Klaas            

                                                                          29th- Dick Arndt
December service dates: Bell Ringing Dec. 5th, Breakfast with Santa on Dec 14th and MS Holiday Dec. 17th. Sign up to help at meetings or with the project leader. Information was sent to all members by email 11/15/19.

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! 

Atlas Delivery Volunteers needed. Last delivery is Rayma Page Elementary on Tues. Nov. 19th at 9:30am.  It would be nice to have 2-3 members to come and help hand them out to the kids.   Wear your club name tag and a Kiwanis shirt if you have one.  You'll need to bring a photo ID when you sign in at the office. 

MS Support Group(Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. 

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:     In the section where it says preferred school write in Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club. You should have received your first letter from your buddy. Books are due to the children; Nov 15th (first book), Jan 17th (second book) and April 17th, (third book). 

                                                    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-

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

Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle. They club recently participated in Community Day at their school and Barbara shared some of their upcoming project ideas and fundraisers. 

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. Meetings are currently every Wednesday at 2:15pm. 
                                      Today's Program: Guitar Delicacies
Our speaker today was Bill Courtwright, a member of the Fort Myers Club. Bill shared with us a program on Guitar Delicacies. He provided a menu of songs that encompassed both traditional and contemporary selections. 

If you want to connect with Bill, his email is

Pictured at left are Beth Meyers, President Lindsey and Bill Courtwright.


November 19th-Kim Gaide, Military Support Group

Board meeting at Ada's
December 10th at 6pm. 

November 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 

          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

        Kiwanis International 

President  is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
          Save the Date

Nov. 19th- Atlas delivery at Heights Elementary. 
9:30am. See Kim 

Annual Holiday Party
December 3rd. Bring a can of food instead of gift exchange for FGCU student pantry.

Bell Ringing-December 5th, covering 9am-7pm in shifts. See Cathy. 

Breakfast with Santa December 14th. 

M S Support Group 
Holiday Party Dec 19.  

DCM-January 16th, hosted by Fort Myers Beach at 5:30pm

BUG Run Fundraiser
January 25th, 2020

ICON-June 18-21, Indianapolis

DCON-August 13-16

Our club charter date:
     July 23, 1980