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

We called the meeting off for September 3rd because of the uncertain path of 
Hurricane Dorian.  Our thoughts are with the people of Bahamas and eastern United States 
affected by this devastating hurricane. 

We will be monitoring our Florida Kiwanis District for ways we as a club can help. 
When disaster strikes keep in mind the "three C's "
Cash is the most flexible and effective form of support.
Confirm that there is a legitimate need before donating or volunteering.
Connect with established organizations when donating or volunteering.

Reminder: No lunch meeting Tuesday September 10th. This is our annual installation banquet where we will retire our 2018-19 officers and directors, install our officers and directors for the 2019-2020 year and celebrate our success. Our current Lt. Governor, in-coming Lt. Governor and our Division Foundation Trustee will be attending. 

Location: Crowne Plaza in the Bell Tower
5:30-6:30pm Social/cocktails
6:30pm-meeting called to order followed by buffet dinner and program
If you have not yet paid for your meal please bring a check or cash 

                   6th- Norm Landis

                   8th- Kate Smiley

                   9th- Liz Ross

                 23rd- Ada Trapanese

                 25th- Pam Grabe


Interclub:  Steve Hess, chair.  
Due to Hurricane Dorian the Sanibel interclub has been re-scheduled to September 10th. 
6:30am carpool from United Way, 7am breakfast and 8am meeting. Thank you to the 5 
members that will be representing our club. Anyone else is welcome. 

CKI Mentorship-
Oasis Reading/Mentoring at Orangewood  Elementary (Stewart Ross). This year will again be on Wednesdays but earlier time frame 9:00am-10:10am. We are starting in October. Please let Stewart Ross know if you can help. 

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.  

Literacy Buddy  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 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) 

Key Club-(Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus. Meetings start in September.

Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. First meeting was August 28th.15 students were in attendance. 3 faculty members are working with K-Kids this year! They will be electing officers soon. Plans this year include projects such as; Best Buddies Friendship walk April 18, making Christmas ornaments, help with the school-wide canned food drive in September (starts the 9th), collecting pull tabs for Ronald McDonald house, help maintaining the outdoor classroom area on campus and campus painting projects. 


September 10th-
No lunch meeting, Installation Banquet

Board meeting at Ada's
September 16 at 6pm. 

September 17th-Dress for
Success, Nickole Hendra

September 24th-
Stockings for Kids, Lee Knapp & Mary Meador

September speaker chair
Kim Berghs

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

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.  

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