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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
8-13-19   Meeting

Meeting called to order by President Rachel.   Total attendance: 21. Members-18 and 3 guests. 2 speakers and Ada/John's grandson Michael.  Todd Adams won the 50/50 today. 

Littleton Elementary Open House (top photo) and Rayma
C. Page Meet the teachers event. 



                  9th-Barbara Hartman

                   12th- Lori Sampson

                      16th- Bill Grant

                   26th- Cathy Smith

Interclub:  Steve Hess, chair. 
Sign up by email or at a meeting if you are interested in attending the Sanibel meeting. It's September 3rd.  7am breakfast, 8am meeting at the Dunes. Carpooling available, meet at United Way at 6:30am.   

Thank you to the following members that attended the LaBelle club meeting on August 6th: 
Karen Hurst, Connie Prevatt, Linda Parrish, and Todd Adams.           
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 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)

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

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

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. First meeting is August 28th at 2:15pm

                           Today's Program: Laces of Love
Our speaker today was Jeanne Nealon, Co-Founder and Megan Vincent.  The Laces of Love Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization that provides NEW shoes (usually sneakers) to low-income and disadvantaged children in Collier and Lee Counties, and educates the public about the needs of these children.  New sneakers  and  monetary donations  (100% of which are used to purchase shoes unless otherwise designated) are extremely important and gratefully accepted. Laces also facilitates the donation of cleats and sport shoes to student athletes who, without proper shoes, would not be able to play their sport. Laces of Love is 100% volunteer. There are no paid staff. Laces of Love has provided over 150,000 needy children. All shoe sizes are needed since Laces distributes shoes to needy kids from toddlers through high school seniors. Sneakers in adult size 1 - 11 (boys and girls) are especially needed.  To learn more call 239-591-1172 or visit    Pictured above L-R are Megan, Jeanne and President Rachel. 

August 20th
Eva's Closet, Jessica Goodall

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

August speaker chair
Shana del Castillo

September 3rd-
Shana del Castillo, The Growing Room Child Development

September 10th-
No lunch meeting, Installation Banquet

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

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

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