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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
5-28-19  Meeting 

Meeting called to order by President Rachel Toomey. Total attendance: 23. Members 21,
1 guest Erin McNulty, 1 speaker, Brian Wierima.

  • 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.  
  • Thank you to the members that stepped up to help schedule speakers. If you have a suggestion for a speaker send Lindsey the information and she can pass it on. 

The editor
for not
Birthday in the newsletter
on May 30th!

1st- Karen



BUG recognition ceremonies at Rayma Page in May:  Thank you for attending these ceremonies; Cathy Smith, Linda Petrik and Linda Parrish, Kim Berghs, Bill and Shara Grant, Harris Segel, John Klaas and Steve Hess.   200 children recognized. 

Ronald McDonald House summer meal preparation-Cathy Smith will be the project leader for 4 dinners over the summer; the next one is 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 to learn the routine :-)

Military Support Program - June 20 is work day at the closet. Anytime between 8:30am-4:30pm. Care box packing is same day at 5pm. Call Kim Gaide and let her know you are coming. 239-343-2045. 

                                            SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)
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.  On summer break.

Builder's Club-( Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. On summer break. 

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary.  On summer break.
                          Today's Program: Gulf Coast Humane Society

Brian Wierma spoke to us today about this 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill, animal welfare 
organization established as the first non-profit animal welfare organization in southwest Florida in 1947.The shelter does not receive any federal, state, or county funding and no funding from the Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA. They rely solely on donations, grants, bequests and fundraising events to further our mission of caring for the neglected and abandoned pets of Southwest Florida. As a no-kill facility, the pets of the Gulf Coast Humane Society remain in our care until they find their forever home.  Their mission is to provide humane care for surrendered animals by offering refuge, providing medical care, and facilitating an adoptive home. Each year we take in more than 2,000 animals in need of compassionate care. Volunteers are the key to helping the animals adjust and for socialization. They have a full service vet clinic, a spay and neuter clinic and senior to senior program.  Consider volunteering to walk dogs, help at events or other ways. Our Builder's Club just completed a 3 year collaboration with the agency and their "Puppy Love" project. For more information check out or call 239-332-1573.


May speaker chair -Thank
 you to Barbara  Hartman

June 4-  Our Mother's Home, Ziomara Lee. 

June 18-  Board meeting, 6pm at Ada's

June 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 

 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

Ronald McDonald House  meal is June 12th

ICON  (International Convention)
June 26-29 at 
Walt Disney World Resort

DCON (District Convention)
August 15-18 in Orlando

Littleton Elementary 
Open House August 9th. 

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