Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
President-Elect Cathy Smith called the meeting to order.Total attendance-25, Members-19, other Kiwanis members-1 (Bob Kemper), other guests-Dorothy Dodson, Angela Katz from LARC and Aktion Club member president Connie, Linda Buckley, principal and teacher Dawn Valezquez from Tanglewood Elementary. Our newest member is Sarah Kuehner.
- 50/50-Marilyn Weinstein had the winning ticket today.
- Everett is at Health Park Care and Rehab, room 216A for a couple weeks. If you have a chance to pay a visit he welcomes company. Phone is 343-7300. Address is 16131 Roserush Ct., 33908.
No club members are celebrating in December
however former member and BUG chair Chrysten Foley is on the 23rd.
|Linda Petrik picked up gifts for the Giving Tree project the Edison Club helps with every year.
Cathy Smith presents a check to Linda Buckley, Principal and teacher Dawn Valezquez to fund the start up for a Movement/Sensory room at Tanglewood Elementary School.
Merry Christmas to our awesome Shoeless Joe's servers Viki and Charmaine, here with Cathy Smith
(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! There is no school Dec 23-January 3rd
MS Support Group-
meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church.
"Buddies" still welcome. You will be paired with a child (age 3-5). 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. Books are due to the children; Jan 17th (second book) and April 17th, (third book).
SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)
-(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.
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 projects including making cards for the troops.
K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 2:15pm
Today's Program: LARC and Aktion Club
Our program speaker today was from LARC-Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens. This 501c3 has been serving the needs of individuals and families impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1954. Example services they provide; adult day training for post school aged adults, community support services (supported living coaching, supported employment, personal supports, companion, respite and youth programs). They also operate 2 residential group homes and have a satellite campus in Bonita Springs. Our club sponsors Aktion Club at LARC and we are very proud of the members and all they do to give back to our community. President Connie from the club came today with Angela Katz and shared with us some of the projects they do.
December 17- United Way 211, Kim Berghs
no meeting due to holiday
no meeting due to holiday
Board meeting at Ada's
December 10th at 6pm.
Big Brothers Big Sisters,
ad Litem (GAL), Jessica
Neighborhood Accountabilty Board (NAB)/Lee Gov., Nora
Habitat for Humanity, Vince Modarelli
January speaker chair, Connie Prevatt
Where/when we meet: 11:30am on Tuesdays at Shoeless Joe's in the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers 33907
"Kiwanis is a global
organization of volunteers
dedicated to improving the
world, one child and one
community at a time."
Fort Myers Metro-McGregor
President-Elect: Cathy Smith
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Rachel Toomey
Florida Division 19
Lt. Governor -
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.
Governor is Allen Yergovich
Governor-Elect is Mary-Lynn Desjariais
President is Daniel Vignerom
President-Elect is Arthur Riley, Westminster, Maryland.
Dec 17, 18, 19 at 9:15am. Who
can help? Connect with Kim.
DCM-January 16th, hosted by Fort Myers Beach at 5:30pm
Chapel By the Sea Community Hall
100 Chapel St, Fort Myers Beach
RSVP to Kim or Lindsey by January 10th. We need at least 4 members to attend to count as an Interclub.
BUG Run Fundraiser
January 25th, 2020
ICON-June 18-21, Indianapolis
Our club charter date:
July 23, 1980
Please save year-round...
Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids for Ronald McDonald House. To Kim during the school year. Cathy in summer.
Plastic bottle caps to Todd or Karen for Buddy Benches/Aktion Club.
Delicious Dining Discount Book Fundraiser
Todd Adams, Chair
"KIDS NEED KIWANIS"