Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
President Lindsey Lenhart called the meeting to order. Attendance total: 26, members-21, other Kiwanis members-, Bob Kemper/NC, Dick & Julie Boardman/Iowa, guests-2, Maritrini Soto Garcia (potential member) and speaker Jessica Stanfield.
The 50/50 was won by Susan Hornung (2 weeks in a row).
January 2nd-Matt Toomey
January 26th-Jon Wallace
Thanks to members that stayed after the meeting today to help prep reward bags for the Littleton BUG recognition ceremony on January 17th.
at Orangewood January 23rd at 8:45am, volunteers please report at 8:15am. Who else can help Linda and Erin?
(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 3-5). 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. Books are due to the children; 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. 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.
K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 2:15pm.
Today's Program: Guardian ad Litem Foundation
Our speaker today was Jessica Stanfield. This is a non-profit agency supporting Florida's 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program. A GAL volunteer becomes a court advocate, mentor, confidante, friend and most important, a consistent, caring person on whom the child can rely. The agency provides for recruitment, training, retention and support of GAL volunteer advocates that represent the best interests of abused, neglected, and abandoned children.
There are many ways to support this agency by providing experiences and things that bring normalcy to a child's life that most children take for granted.
To reach Jessica call 239-533-1435
, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighborhood Accountabilty Board (NAB)/Lee Gov., Nora
Habitat for Humanity, Vince Modarelli
January speaker chair, Connie Prevatt
Lt. Gov. Key Club Division
Learning for Life-Tina Pegler
Lee Co. Sheriff Office-Crime Prevention Specialist Dr. Kim Swanson
11th 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
"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
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.
President is Daniel Vignerom
President-Elect is Arthur Riley, Westminster, Maryland.
"KIDS NEED KIWANIS"
January 21st - Kiwanis 105th Birthday
- BUG recognition at Orangewood
Elementary. 9:15am, volunteers at 8:45am.
BUG 5K Fundraiser
April 8th Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, Bling & Bags Bingo
April 24th - March of Dimes Walk
Builder's Club Week
ICON-June 17-20, Indianapolis. Early bird registration is open.
DCON-August 13-16, Orlando
Our club charter date:
July 23, 1980
Please save year-round...
Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids for Ronald McDonald House. To Kim during the school year. Cathy in summer.
Plastic bottle caps-collection temporarily suspended pending outcome of first bench
Delicious Dining Discount Book Fundraiser
Todd Adams, Chair
There are lots of
74 percent of members
a Kiwanis club because someone invited them.