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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
8-6-19  Committee Meetings and Social 

Meeting called to order by President-Elect Lindsey Lenhart.  Total attendance: 21. Members-19 and 2 guests. Todd Adams won the 50/50 today. Susan Hornung is having back surgery so please keep her in your thoughts. 

President Rachel had a note from Ian and Nancy Nelson who are doing well and headed on a trip to Europe starting in Vienna, traveling on a river cruise and ending in Amsterdam. 

We received nice thank you cards from Liz Ross and family and Miss CC from Creative Arts Charitable Foundation. We also received a letter from Children's Advocacy Center for the school supplies. 

 Lisa Rizzio (right) from Children's Advocacy Center stopped by to present us a thank you card from the children for the backpacks and school supplies. Lindsey Lenhart on left.  

                9th-Barbara Hartman

               12th- Lori Sampson

                   16th- Bill Grant

                   26th- Cathy Smith

Interclub update:  Steve Hess, chair. 
Sign up by email or at a meeting if you are interested in attending. If we visit this last club by September 30th we will have visited with every Kiwanis Club in our Division this year!
Let's make this happen!  Sanibel -Meeting is 1st or 4th Tuesday. 7am breakfast, 8am meeting at the Dunes. Date options;  Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 24. Carpooling available.             

MS Support Group - (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Please consider attending a meeting and learn about this project so we'll have more 
back up volunteers.  We need volunteers for the next one August 15th. 

Literacy Buddy Sign up: 
Calling all "buddies." It's time to sign up if you want to participate again this year. You will be paired with a child (age 4-5). Three times a year you will get a cute 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. You can learn more from members that participated in the past or our own Susan Block.  Start by signing up:   In the section where it says preferred school write in Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club. 

                                          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.  School starts Aug 12. 

Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. School starts Aug 12.

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. School starts Aug 12.

        Today's Program: Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships
Our speaker today was Lauren McCraney, executive director of HTAP.  W ith her was Savanna Martensen. 
HTAP is SW Florida's Human Trafficking Prevention Educator. 
Programs reach youth, professionals, and the community. ARTREACH is an    interactive creative arts program developed by Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships designed to instill a sense of awareness about human trafficking in our community's boys and girls and to empower them to become peer spokespersons. Adult programs include "Point of Contact/Point of Rescue." This is designed for medical personnel and the hospitality industry, mall security and librarians to recognize possible victims of human trafficking who may come under their care or into their establishments.  To learn more call 239-415-2635 or visit   Pictured above L-R are Savanna, Lindsey and Lauren.


August 12th  Board meeting, 6pm at Ada's (note date change)

August 13th-  Jeanne Nealon, Laces of Love
August 20th
Eva's Closet, Jessica Goodall

August 27th-Sharalyn Clark, Pine Manor United Way House/Goodwill

August speaker chair
Shana del Castillo

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

Current Fundraiser
   Todd Adams, Chair

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."

  Fort Myers Metro-McGregor
               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

Lt. Governor-Elect is Tina Pegler.

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd

            Florida District 
       Governor Steve LeBlanc

  Governor-Elect is Allen Yergovich

        Kiwanis International 

President Florencio "Poly" Lat from the Philippines.
President-Elect is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
          Save the Date

DCON  (District Convention)
August 15-18 in Orlando.

Installation Banquet:
Crowne Point Hotel
September 10th.

Kiwanis One Day: 
October 26th

Trunk or Treat at Pine Manor  October 31st

Annual Holiday Party
December  3rd.

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

Our club charter date:
     July 23, 1980