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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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1-28 -20 Meeting 

President Lindsey Lenhart called the meeting to order. Attendance total: 29, members-24, other Kiwanis members-3, Bob Kemper/NC,Bruce Boyd, Foundation Trustee Division 19, Dick Boardman/Iowa.  Guests-2 speaker Vince Modarelli, and Trini Soto Garcia who we will be welcoming as our newest member.   The 50/50 was won by Todd Adams. Dick Arndt  is back in town and plans to join us soon. Feel better Cathy Smith. 

Announcements: 
  • February 7th is Everblades Hockey night to benefit March of Dimes. Rachel has details.
  • We'll be inducting our 4 newest members at the meeting next week. 
  • Members shared a few comments about the recent BUG Run/Walk. We had close to 400 participants. We'll be gathering some additional feedback from members soon. Thanks everyone for promoting, volunteering, for running/walking, and taking the lead in with certain tasks. 
  • Thank you Connie Prevatt for volunteering to be our speaker chair for January.

           
                       2nd-Matt Toomey

                      26th-Jon Wallace


                        19th-Stewart Ross

                                                               Service 
Orangewood BUG recognition ceremony on January 23rd.   125 children were recognized 

Thank you members Linda Petrik and Erin McNulty  for covering on this volunteer event. 

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. 

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. Last book is due to the children;April 17th. 
                                             
                                                    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. Harris said they are continuing service projects and in a rebuilding phase. 

Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle. Barbara said they have a meeting later thie week. 

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. Meetings resume in February on Wednesdays at 2:15pm. 



                 Today's Program: Habitat for Humanity, Lee and Hendry Counties

Our speaker today was Vince Modarelli. 
By partnering with donors and volunteers, Habitat builds new or rehabilitates existing homes and sells them to qualified, low-income families using an affordable mortgage.
Monthly mortgage payments are set at 30% or less of the homeowner's income making homeownership an affordable reality.
Habitat for Humanity is a private nonprofit organization that is funded through the generosity of local individuals, businesses and faith organizations. Habitat started in Georgia in 1976 and here in 1984.  Here locally over 7,000 volunteers served last year in some capacity.  To reach Vince call 239-800-5205, email VinceM@Habitat4humanity.org   To learn more visit https://www.habitat4humanity.org/   Vince is pictured above with President Lindsey.

  Meetings

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

Feb 25th
Lee County
Homeless
Coalition-Janet Bartos


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.

                    Save the Date

K-Kids Week   - February 17-21

Builder's Club Week - March 16-20
April 8th   Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, Bling & Bags Bingo

April 24th - March of Dimes Walk


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
   


                 "KIDS NEED KIWANIS"
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Kiwanis. 
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