Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
President Lindsey called the meeting to order. Total attendance; 22 members;19 ,other Kiwanis members; Bob Kemper from N. Carolina. Our newest member Brianne Lenhart was our "Sheriff" today and collected good news dollars. We also received application for another new member, Sarah Kuehner!
Please keep Everett Shell in your thoughts, he is at HealthPark and have some surgery on Monday. He welcomes our prayers.
Todd won the 50/50 today but the ace of hearts wasn't pulled.
27th- John Klaas
29th- Dick Arndt
December service dates: Bell Ringing Dec. 5th, Breakfast with Santa on Dec 14th and MS Holiday Dec. 17th. Information was sent to all members by email 11/15/19 and the sign up sheet will be at the meetings.
(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!
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 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. Start by signing up:
In the section where it says preferred school write in Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club. You should have received your first letter from your buddy. Books are due to the children; Nov 15th (first book), 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 currently every Wednesday at 2:15pm.
Today's Program: Military Support Program
Our speaker today was Jane Wyllie a volunteer with the Military Support Program, sponsored by Lee Health. This program is dedicated to supporting our local service members who are in the military and their families while deployed. They collaborate with agencies such at the Red Cross, Mission United (United Way), American legion posts, VFW posts, etc. They send care boxes to our local service members deployed overseas, assist local returning veterans and families, support fundraisers for the program, and more. They have launched a veteran visitation program and Cape Coral Hospital with some of the partners named above. Coming up on Dec 14th is Wreaths Across America. Volunteers need to help lay wreaths at one of 5 local cemeteries. "Remember-Honor-Teach." Wreaths will be laid at cemeteries across the county. To sponsor a wreath/s call or email Kim for w sponsorship form for Lee County.
To learn more; Kim Gaide, 239-343-2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured above are Jane President Lindsey. Our club presented the agency a check with funds raised from our weekly "baby bottle" collection.
November 26th-lunch meeting with committee planning.
November speaker chair
Board meeting at Ada's
December 10th at 6pm.
Where/when we meet: 11:30am on Tuesdays at Shoeless Joe's in the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers 33907
Discount Book Fundraiser
Todd Adams, Chair
"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 -
Governor is Allen Yergovich
President is Daniel Vignerom
Annual Holiday Party -
December 3rd. Pre-pay Todd. Bring a can of food instead of gift exchange for FGCU student pantry. A list of popular items are found here:
We are also collecting new or very gently used children's books that will go to Early Learning
Coalition. Ages 3-5 is the focus.
Bell Ringing-December 5th, covering 9am-7pm in shifts. See Cathy.
Breakfast with Santa December 14th.
Holiday Party Dec 19.
DCM-January 16th, hosted by Fort Myers Beach at 5:30pm
BUG Run Fundraiser
January 25th, 2020
ICON-June 18-21, Indianapolis
Our club charter date:
July 23, 1980