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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
4-28-2020  via Zoom
Our weekly Face-to Face meetings and activities into April are suspended. Weekly meetings will be held online. Weekly updates will be sent  via  E-Newsletters and by email as necessary. Each week in the newsletter we will feature a program so please take the time to learn more and stay engaged.   

Here is a recap of the online meeting from this past Tuesday. 

14 members were able to join our meeting on Tuesday. A recording is posted on our website and available to members only by using a password. If you need the password email Harris or Kim. Thank you Harris for setting it up.The meeting was led by President-Elect Cathy Smith.
  • Roll call-just about every member is accounted for. Thanks for checking in with someone! Nice to see Norm!  
  • A reminder about annual elections: Slate of Officers/Directors has been received, a slate will be prepared and your board will approve next week. We will have elections for board directors as we have multiple candidates. 
  • Please report service hours for April to Kim by May 6th. A reminder to all was recently emailed. 
  • President Lindsey works for an agency that is essential and she needs to report every day so she hasn't been able to lead our meetings. She did host a "Happy Hour" on Zoom this past week. 
  • Next week we will have a virtual guest speaker.Tina Pegler was scheduled to speak at a club meeting before the shut down. Let's try to join in on Tuesday and have a good turnout. 

Our work as Kiwanians is valuable to our community and we will take extra proactive measures to ensure the safety of everyone yet help meet the needs of our community. As our county and state begin the transition to reopen in phases please continue to monitor and use good judgement when leaving your home. 

For those that want to join the online meetings: 
Zoom is a reputable and safe online program. It is endorsed by businesses and organizations such as Kiwanis International. You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile device. 

Dining book fundraiser;  We are in a holding pattern to see how this plays out with the restaurants in the book. Thank you for your patience. 

3rd- Susan Block

8th-  Paul Weinstein

9th-  Maria Montesinos

14th- Patrice Cunningham

25th- Trini Soto Garcia

30th- Everett Shell


A Kiwanis Shout Out to 
      Connie Prevatt!

This month she spent 135 hours making 407 fabric face masks for Primary Physicians Care. Is this amazing or what!

Connie was also part of the face shield project that Cathy Smith, Linda Petrik, Mary Meador and Kim were part of. 

Remote Volunteering: 
From the United Way Volunteer Center: we closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We understand there are many individuals in our community that may want to help. We will post here and in our Volunteer Center Facebook Group  as opportunities become available. A new project to help Lee Military Support was recently posted and can be done from home!

MS Support Group(Bill Grant),  meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Suspended
SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)    Schools closed remainder of the school year
Aktion Club -(Karen Hurst) at LARC. They meet 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round.
  (Agency temporarily closed). 
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. 
                                       March of Dimes- Thank You

Thanks everyone that supported the SWFL March of Dimes this year! Thanks to you, Team Toomey finished strong!

March of Dimes is also a Kiwanis International partner.
Rachel and Matt's family were the Lee County March of Dimes
Ambassador Family this year. 

From Emily Clark with March of Dimes; In honor of National Superhero Day, here's a quick video from our local smallest Superheroes past and present...ENJOY!  
Thank you for your support,
(editor note: the link above is available on Facebook, copy and paste in Facebook)


May meetings will be held online each Tuesday. We will let you know of any changes.

Board meeting May 12 at 6pm online.

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

Delicious Dining Discount Book Fundraiser
Todd Adams, Chair

Youth Protection Helpline
1-866-607-SAFE (7233)
          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: Lindsey Lenhart
President-Elect: Cathy Smith
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Rachel Toomey 
          Florida Division 19
Lt. Governor -  Tina Pegler.

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd
            Florida District 
Governor is Allen Yergovich
Governor-Elect is Mary-Lynn Desjariais.

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.

        Kiwanis International 
President  is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
President-Elect is Arthur Riley, Westminster, Maryland.
                    Save the Date

May 13- Ronald McDonald House
meal prep. Cancelled. 

May 21st-  DCM, our club is hosting. 
Note date change and the meeting will now be virtual. You will receive Zoom ID if you want to be part of this.  

June 20th-   Best Buddies  walk now a
virtual walk

June 24th- Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, Bling & Bags Bingo. 5:30pm.  Rescheduled from April. 

ICON-June 17-20, Indianapolis   

DCON-August 13-16, Orlando. Registration is open. 

           Our club charter date:
                 July 23, 1980

Please save year-round...
Your old Kiwanis magazine to recycle in our member recruitment folders. 

Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids for Ronald McDonald House. To Kim during the school year.  Cathy in summer.