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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
6-4-19  Meeting 

Meeting called to order by President Rachel Toomey. Total attendance: 22. Members 17, 1 other Kiwanis member-Gunney Matthews, speaker Ziomara Lee, guests-Kelly Welborn from Rayma Page and her daughter Lily, also daughter and granddaughter of Linda Petrik. We also received an application from our soon to be new member Erin McNulty!


1st- Karen



  • Have you sold your dining books yet? Gunney, from San Carlos Park club came to get more books today. He has sold 65 for us and presented us with a check today. Thanks Gunney!
  • Want to unload some old but clean T-shirts? Karen reports that Aktion Club is collecting them and making dog toys out of them. Bring them in and Karen will make the delivery.  
  • We received a thank you letter from Early Learning Coalition. They sold some dining books and received $200 for their efforts! Susan Block is the CEO and a member of our club.
  • We will be having an Interclub with Pine Island on June 18th, 5:30-7:30pm for a pool party event for families. Pine Island Public Pool (5675 Sesame Dr. Bokeelia 33922). We'll be taking homemade cookies. We are looking for a minimum of four members to attend. We are having a board meeting that night so we hope others can go. Please connect with Steve Hess. 
  • An email was sent with details on a Beach Chamber bowling party social July 18th 4pm-9pm. 

Sensory Room check presentation 
Today Kelly Welborn, Intervention Specialist, accepted a check on behalf of Rayma C. Page Elementary. This is the 4th school where we have sponsored a sensory/autism room.The room will be a place students can access to help meet their sensory needs. The school will be purchasing adapted furniture, sensory toys, a light system to name a few items.  Per Erin Reed, "this room is where students can go and calm their nervous systems and gain appropriate sensory input.They (our club) are helping us create an environment that all of our students will benefit from."
Pictured above is Kelly Welborn (L) and President Rachel Toomey.        

Ronald McDonald House 

Summer meal preparations are underway.

Cathy Smith is the project leader and schedules 4 dates where a team of volunteers plan, purchase, and prepare dinner for families staying at the house. The next one is June 12. See Cathy for more details. 

Top photo L-R: 
Susan Hornung, Linda Petrik, Connie Prevatt, 
Karen Hurst and Cathy Smith. 

Lower photo: Linda and Cathy showing off the turkey dinner prepared on May 29th. 

Lee Health Military Support - June 20 is work day at the closet. Anytime between 8:30am-4:30pm. Care box packing is same day at 5pm. Call Kim Gaide and let her know you are coming. 239-343-2045. 

MS Support Group - (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Liz and Susan will be covering during the summer. Please consider joining them some time. 

                   BUG-Bring Up Grades

BUG recognitions took place during the month of May at Rayma C. Page elementary school. 

200 children were recognized for their efforts in Bring Up Grades. 

The photo to the left is L-R, Steve Hess, Paul Page and John Klaas. 

Rayma C. Page is named for Paul's wife Rayma. 
Paul is also a Rotarian. 


                                     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) On summer break.

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

Builder's Club-( Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. On summer break. 

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary.  On summer break. 
                          Today's Program: Our Mother's Home

Ziomara Lee was our speaker today. The mission of the agency is to transition teen mothers and their children from foster care and human trafficking to stable, happy, and productive lives by providing a safe and nurturing home, education, and parenting support along with physical, mental, and spiritual care. They make sure these young teens stay in school or retain a job. They are a 501(c)3 and raises 50-60% of its funding. They depend heavily on dedicated volunteers and contributions of funds, commodities, and services. Their success rate has generated great response among those interested in decreasing the rate of children in foster care. 

To learn more visit or call 239-267-4663. You can reach Ziomara:   Pictured above are Ziomara (L) and President-Elect Lindsey Lenhart. 


June 11-  Lifeline Family Center, Kathy Miller. Lehigh will be coming to Interclub. 

June 18  CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Alison Hussey and Rachel Rainbolt. 

June 18-  Board meeting, 6pm at Ada's

June 18- Interclub at Pine Island 5:30pm-7:30pm 

June 25-  K-Kids faculty
advisor Donna Michaelessi

June 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 

 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."

            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

Ronald McDonald House  meals are June 12th, July 10th. 

ICON  (International Convention)
June 26-29 at 
Walt Disney World Resort

DCON  (District Convention)
August 15-18 in Orlando

Littleton Elementary 
Open House August 9th.

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