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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
7-9-19  Meeting 

The editor thanks Lindsey and Todd for the following information as I was unable to attend the meeting.

Meeting called to order by President Rachel Toomey. Total attendance: 19, members-17.  Our speaker today was Abdul Haq Muhammed and guest Lisa Rizzio from Children's Advocacy Center. 

Please keep the following club members in your thoughts and prayers, give a call or drop an email; Know that your Kiwanis Family is here for you! We can run an errand or bring a meal. 
  • Everett Shell had a tumble and is slowly recovering a cracked rib and some cuts/scrapes, 
  • Stewart Ross is recovering from surgery
  • Susan Hornung is dealing with a painful back problem
  • Giovanni Trapanese is doing well after 6 days in the hospital
  • Liz Ross' dad is in hospice and she is spending time between Fort Myers and MN.

Congrats to Lindsey Lenhart. 
Recently crowned 2019 National Miss Reigning America! 

       Your Kiwanis Family
           is proud of you!
                                   4th-Steve Hess

                                9th-Charlie Dodson

                                12th-Erin McNulty

                                 16th-Sam Lewis

                            19th-Shana Del Castillo

                                  27th-Harris Segel

  • Batter Up! July 30 is a "Fifth Tuesday" Social. We have reserved an air conditioned box to sit in and enjoy a Miracle Baseball game. 15 members are signed up. We have room for 13 more members/family/friends. Sign up with Lindsey by Tuesday July 16th or at the meeting. After Tuesday we will release the remaining seats to other clubs in our division to come join us! Cost is $15 and includes ticket and popcorn. There will be beverage and food specials 2-for-1. Please pre-pay Todd. 
  • Received an email from John Klass from the north and he wishes all a nice summer. 
  • All the dining books we printed are out. Please bring back those you were unable to sell so we can offer them to others.  
Interclub update:  Steve Hess, chair.
We have 3 more clubs to visit by September and we'll have completed a round-robin with every club in our division! We need a minimum of 4 members to attend in order to count. There a sign up sheet at the meeting and you can sign up by email with Rachel or Todd while Steve is out.
  • LaBelle-4 members are going to attend their meeting on August 6th at 5:30pm. The meeting is at Beef O' Brady's. Todd is organizing a carpool if interested. Thanks Connie, Karen, Todd and Linda for going.
  • Pine Island-4 members are volunteering with this club on July 13th. 
  • Sanibel-Meeting is 1st or 4th Tuesday. 7am breakfast, 8am meeting at the Dunes. Date options; July 23, Aug 6, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 24. We have two members that can attend on July 23rd (we need 2 more members). Carpooling available. 

School Supply Drive-We'll be collecting school supplies again for Littleton Elementary. We have a list of specific items that are the most needed:
#2 pencils (any brand but Ticonderoga is the best), pencil cape erasers, glue sticks, dry erase markers, highlighters (any color), pens-blue, black or red (any brand), wide-rule loose leaf paper and colored pencils. Bring them to a meeting on or before August 6th. They will be delivered to the K-Kids faculty advisors on August 8. Don't want to shop? Others would be happy to do it for you, just make your donation to another volunteer. 
MS Support Group - (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Please consider attending a meeting and learn about this project so we'll have more 
back up volunteers. See Liz Ross over the summer months. Ada and John covering this coming week. 

Our club recently purchased 120 backpacks for distribution by the Children's Advocacy Center. This is just one of the impacts we make from our fundraising efforts!

                                          SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)
Aktion Club- (Karen Hurst) at LARC. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round.
CKI Club-  at  FGCU. (Stewart Ross) On summer break.

Key Club- ( Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus.  On summer break. They did a clean up on Fort Myers Beach on Jly 5th  after the fireworks display. 

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

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary.  On summer break. 
                             Today's Program: Quality Life Center

Today our speaker was Abdul Haq Muhammed.  Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida, Inc., incorporated in 1992, strives to strengthen and instill pride in family and community through programs and services that cultivate discipline, self-development, confidence and cultural awareness. Focus areas: early learning, teens, after school program, summer camp, performing arts and arts. They are building a teen center for leadership development and recognize the need in the community for a program for teens. Many were turned away because of a lack of space. They have raised 1.6 million and need 90 thousand more. This program will provide classes to make teens be prepared for the future and be self-sufficient. The agency is partnering with businesses to provide business classes and STEM while continuing other programs. Mr. Muhammed invited all of us to come visit the facility.  Want to learn more?  239-334-2797. Pictured is Mr. Muhammed and President Rachel.


July 16th - FSW Collegiate High School  Key Club

July 23rdLove A Child, Raquel Baugh 

July 30th- no formal meeting.
Committee meetings -11:30am, all members encouraged to come let your ideas be heard. 

July 30th5th Tuesday Social at Miracle Baseball. 
July speaker chair
Paul Weinstein

August 6th-  Human    Trafficking Awareness, Lauren McCraney

August 12th  Board meeting, 6pm at Ada's (note date change)

August 13th-  Jeanne Nealon, Laces of Love
August 20th
Eva's Closet, Jessica Goodall

August 27th-Sharalyn Clark, Pine Manor United Way House/Goodwill

August speaker chair
Shana del Castillo

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: Rachel Toomey
President-Elect: Lindsey Lenhart
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Liz Ross 


         Florida Division 19
Lt. Governor - Mick Shelldrake

Lt. Governor-Elect is Tina Pegler.

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd


            Florida District 

      Governor Steve LeBlanc

  Governor-Elect is Allen Yergovich

        Kiwanis International 

President Florencio "Poly" Lat from the Philippines.
President-Elect is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
          Save the Date

DCON  (District Convention)
August 15-18 in Orlando.Early bird registration until 7/26.

Littleton Elementary
Open House August 9th.

Installation Banquet:
Crowne Point Hotel
September 10th.

Annual Holiday Party
December  3rd.

Please save year-round...

Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids  for Ronald McDonald House. To Kim during the school year.   To Cathy over the summer. 

Box Tops for Education
for Builder's Club, give to Barbara Hartman year-round.

Plastic bottle caps to Todd for Buddy Benches

Our club charter date:
     July 23, 1980

  Current Fundraiser
   Todd Adams, Chair

Delicious Dining 
 Discount Book