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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
12-11-18 Meeting
(The editor thanks Lindsey, Todd and Rachel for notes to make this edition possible)

Meeting called to order by President Rachel Toomey. 

Total attendance; 31, members-19, other Kiwanis members-9, Bob Kemper (N.C), Interclub with Fort Myers Club; Bill Courtwright, Denny Sharma, Vince Moore, Jim Garrison, Jack Hyatt, Tim Jones, Bob Richardson, Phil Gaylord. Guests-3; Speakers Kaitlyn Shaker and Sandra Worth, Bill Grant's wife Shar. 

50/50 winner was Todd Adams. Anyone can participate in the 50/50 and win the instant winnings however only club members are eligible to take chance to pull the ace of hearts if their ticket is drawn. 

If you are a Literacy Buddy with Early Learning Coalition the second book will be due January 18th. You will get a reminder from the agency. 

Please tell your friends to get registered for the 11th annual BUG 5K on January 26th.
If you are a a Facebook user please share the news.

                           December Birthdays

                           3rd-Yurley Gutierrez
                         23rd-Chrysten Foley
                         31st-Ian Nelson

BUG (Bring Up Grades)-  Rayma C. Page recognition and celebration ceremonies are as follows;
Tuesday December 18th: K-1st grades ceremony 1:15pm-2:15pm in the cafeteria
Wednesday December 19th: 4th-5th grades ceremony 9:15am-10:15am in the cafeteria
Thursday December 20th: 2nd-3rd grades ceremony 9:15am-10:15am in the cafeteria

Seeking volunteers to attend these programs and help celebrate kids! The school takes care of the logistics. Location: 17000 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 33908 (239-432-2737). Sign in first in the office with a photo ID, please wear Kiwanis shirts if you have one and your club name tag. 

Oasis Reading Room- (Stewart Ross). Reading will start back up in January. Weekly reading at Orangewood Elementary on Wednesdays (except on designated school holidays) to first and second grade youth. Times are 1:50pm-2:30pm (you have two different youth during this time). Sign up with Stewart 507-304-1624 or 
Literacy Buddy-Early Learning Coalition-Enroll  on the application mention you are affiliated with our club. It's not to late to sign up. 

MS Support Group- (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of the month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. The holiday party we are assisting with is Dec. 20th. Set up is 2:30pm-4:30pm, event starts 4:30pm. Many hands are needed for this one, please sign up with Bill or on the sign up sheet. 



L-R: Linda Petrik, Connie Prevatt, Nancy Coker, Cathy Smith



3 members recently volunteered to help prepare winter literacy kits for children in the ReadingPals program at United Way.
Thanks Linda, Connie and Cathy for Living United!



                                   SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)
Aktion Club-(Karen Hurst) at LARC. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am. They had a meeting this morning and made PB&J sandwiches for the homeless.

CKI Club FGCU.  Looking for a club member to take on advisor role for this club. Can you help? See Rachel or Lindsey.

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

Builder's Club-( Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:00pm.  The students raised $282.50 for UNICEF and that is included in the school goal. The club also completed their canned food drive for the FGCU food pantry and Cards for the Troops. All together, 10,000 holiday cards will be sent by the school district this year. 

K-Kids-( Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary at 2:15pm on Wednesdays 1-2 times per month. 
                                      Today's  Program: My Autism Connection, Inc. 

Our presenters today were Kaitlyn Shaker and Sandra Worth. Autism is a developmental disorder that typically appears before a child reaches the age of 3. Autism affects the development of a child's brain, resulting in impaired social functioning, interactions with others, and communication. This agency has over 30 members. They offer two programs: PEERS for age 13-16 and the adult program. They have weekly meetings, attend socials, field trips and have a book club. Volunteers welcome. They are having a community walk/ 5K run on February 9th. Contact Sandra 239-201-8133, Kaitlyn 561-614-2944 or visit


December 18-Florida Gulf Coast Symphony,  Andrew Kurtz

December 25-No meeting

January 1-No meeting

Next Board meeting is January 8th at 6pm

December speaker chair-Lindsey Lenhart

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

         Defining Statement

   "Kiwanis is a global
    organization of volunteers
    dedicated to improving the
    world, one child and one
     community at a time."

            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

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd

            Florida District
      Governor Steve LeBlanc

        Kiwanis International
  President Florencio "Poly" Lat
         Save the Date

BUG Recognition-Littleton
January 18 and April 5th
at 12:45pm

BUG Recognition-
Orangewood,  January 22 and April 8th at 9:30am

Calusa Bug Chase-5K
January 26, 2019

Please save year-round...

Aluminum pull tabs
for Ronald McDonald House. During the school year for K-Kids.

Box Tops for Education
for Builder's Club, give to Barbara Hartman year-round.


Delicious Dining 
Discount Book