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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
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1-14 -20 Meeting 

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. 
         
                                                         Service 
BUG recognition  at Orangewood January 23rd  at 8:45am, volunteers please report at 8:15am. Who else can help Linda and Erin?  

Oasis Reading/Mentoring (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(Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. 

Literacy Buddy  "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:   https://elcofswfl.org/index.php/elc-literacy-buddy-program/     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) 
Aktion Club -(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. 

CKI Club- at FGCU. (Stewart Ross)  CKI Mentorship-   http://bit.ly/KiwanisMentor

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 jstanfield@galfoundation20.org 
To learn more visit www.voicesforkids.org  Jessica is pictured (L) with President Lindsey.

  Meetings

January 21st-
Neighborhood Accountabilty Board (NAB)/Lee Gov., Nora
Donato-Hitchcock

January 28th-
Habitat for Humanity, Vince Modarelli

January speaker chair, Connie Prevatt

February 4th
Lt. Gov. Key Club Division
19B-Della Merigelli

February 11th
Learning for Life-Tina Pegler

February 18th
Lee Co. Sheriff Office-Crime Prevention Specialist Dr. Kim Swanson

Board meeting  at Ada's  February
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 
          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. 
TPegler@LFLmail.org

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd 
bdklg12@gmail.com

      
            Florida District 
            www.FLKiwanis.org
    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 
             www.Kiwanis.org

President  is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
President-Elect is Arthur Riley, Westminster, Maryland.


 
      "KIDS NEED KIWANIS"
                    Save the Date

January 21st - Kiwanis 105th Birthday

January 23rd
- BUG recognition at Orangewood
Elementary. 9:15am, volunteers at 8:45am. 

January 25th - BUG 5K Fundraiser

April 8th   Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, Bling & Bags Bingo

April 24th - March of Dimes Walk

K-Kids Week   - February 17-21

Builder's Club Week - March 16-20

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
   
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