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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
www.metro-mcgregor.com
1-21 -20 Meeting 

President Lindsey Lenhart called the meeting to order. Attendance total: 25, members-23, other Kiwanis members-1, Bob Kemper/NC, guests-1 speaker Nora Donato-Hitchcock.  The 50/50 was won by Bill Grant. Harris Segel was in the hospital recently but home now. Everett Shell was at the meeting today, thanked everyone for lifting him up post surgery and said our club is like a "Band of Brothers and Sisters."  Hope to hear from Dick Arndt and Norm Landis soon. 

Announcements: 
  • Buddy Bench has been ordered for Aktion Club/LARC. 
  • Happy 105th Birthday to Kiwanis today!

Division 19 DCM 
was hosted by Fort Myers Beach Club on February 16th. 

Thank you to eight of our awesome
members for 
representing our club at the DCM. 

L-R: Barbara Hartman, Linda Petrik, Karen Hurst, Connie Prevatt, Cathy Smith, Lindsey Lenhart, Linda Parrish & Brianne Lenhart. 



           
             2nd-Matt Toomey

           26th-Jon Wallace

Thanks to everyone that stayed after the meeting today. 

Reward bags for the Orangewood BUG recognition ceremony on January 23rd were assembled.  
                                                               Service 
BUG awards program at Littleton 1-17-2020
122 children recognized.
Thank you members Sarah Kuehner, Kim Berghs  and Littleton K-Kids for helping.  


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 resume in February on Wednesdays at 2:15pm. 
                       Today's Program: Neighborhood Accountability Board (NAB)

Our speaker today was Nora Donato-Hitchcock from Lee County Department of Human and Veteran's Services. NAB is a voluntary diversion program for youth who committed a crime. Youth are referred by the Department of Juvenile Justice with approval by the State Attorney's Office to the NAB program. The NAB program represents a community-based decision making process aimed at repairing harm brought on by the crime. Instead of focusing on who broke the law, what laws were broken, and how to punish the offender, this process incorporates restorative justice justice  principles, focusing the attention on what harm was done, what needs to be done to repair the harm, and what level of repair the responsible party can realistically accomplish.  The program is supported by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, the Lee County Sheriff's Office, and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

To reach Nora call 239-533-7947 or  email ndonato@leegov.com

To learn more visit  http://www.leegov.com/dhs/neighborhood/youth    Nora is pictured (r) with President Lindsey.

  Meetings

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

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

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
   


                 "KIDS NEED KIWANIS"
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