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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
2-11 -20 Meeting 

President Lindsey Lenhart called the meeting to order. Attendance total: 17, members-15, other Kiwanis members-2, Bob Kemper/NC, Dick Boardman Iowa. Steve Hess reports Everett Shell is dealing with some  medical issues but hopes to be back soon.  The 50/50 was won by Steve Hess but he did not pull the ace of hearts so jackpot rolls over. 

Our speaker unfortunately had to cancel due to feeling ill and will be rescheduled.

Announcements: 
  • On March 17th we won't be able to use our regular meeting location. We'll be at Pine Manor Community Center and have a modified meeting, box lunch and tour of the facility. Address is: 5547 Tenth Ave., Fort Myers 33907 (239-275-5180 day of if you get lost). We'll need to know who is attending on this day by March 10th. More details coming soon. 
     
  • Our next 5th Tuesday social is March 31. We are hosting DCM April 28th. If you'd like to help with planning of either please let a board member know. 
     
  • Bring in your old Kiwanis magazine to recycle in our member recruitment folders. 
  • Delicious Dining Book fundraiser is underway, pre-sales orders can be placed now.
    Todd provided updates. Coupon books valid April 15-Nov 15th. Last year we turned a profit, one in which helps us support programs such as Atlas Books and sponsoring Sensory rooms. We now are looking for places that will help us sell the books or put flyers up. 1,300 are being printed. 
  • All runners in BUG run will receive email survey.
  • We will be doing a diaper drive in the off season and looking into Reading is Fundamental grant.
  • March of Dimes is a program that aligns with our Kiwanis mission. It's a program supported by Kiwanis International and in many cities such as Fort Myers. Rachel's family is the Lee County March of Dimes Ambassador Family for 2020.
        Here is how we can support March of Dimes this year: 
  1. Walk with us on Saturday, April 25th at the March of Dimes March for Babies in Centennial Park in Fort Myers. Join our team at: http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/TeamToomey
      2. Donate to Team Toomey
    1. Online: http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/TeamToomey
    2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/476358803032217
    3. Or in person. There will be a bucket going around at our meetings in the future. 
                                                               Service 

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  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. They are holding elections. 24 members.

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

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. Next meeting is Feb. 26th at 2:15pm. 

  Meetings

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 March 
10th at 6pm. 


March 3rd
Ft. Myers Symphonic Mastersingers-
Shannon Arnold and Elise Rose

March 10th
March of Dimes, Emily Clark

March 17th
Meeting at 
Pine Manor


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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