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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
9-24-19 Meeting
The final meeting of the 2019-2020 Kiwanis year

President Rachel called the meeting to order. Total attendance: 17, members 16 and 1 guest (Linda Petrik brought her friend Susan Welborn).    50/50-Steve Hess had the winning ticket today. We are collecting candy for trunk or treat at the end of the month. Bring in a bag to a meetiing. 

6th- Norm Landis

                   8th- Kate Smiley

                   9th- Liz Ross

                 23rd- Ada Trapanese

                 25th- Pam Grabe

                    3rd-Barbara Segel

                       8th-Tom Dryden

                8th-Giovanni Trapanese

                    11th- Todd Adams

                      14th-Ed Ludden

                   20th-Connie Prevatt

                    26th-Bob Adamski


Thanks to Early Coalition of SW FL for your participation in our Delicious Discount Dining Books fundraiser. 

Photo L-R Susan Block, CEO and President Rachel. 

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. Please consider attending a meeting and learn about this project so we'll have more 
back up volunteers. Thanks Liz Ross and Susan Hornung for covering September. 

Literacy Buddy  Calling all "buddies." You will be paired with a child (age 4-5). Three times a year 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:     In the section where it says preferred school write in Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club. 

                                        SLP's (Service Leadership Programs) 
Aktion Club-(Karen Hurst) at LARC. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round. They are in the process of electing their officers. They are collecting bottle caps as well. 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-

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. Meeting on Sept 25th to count food drive donations. Mary Meador will be attending and we'll have an update next week. 
                         Today's Presentation: Stockings for Kids
Our speaker today was Mary Meador. Last year Stockings 4 Kids provided 2,500 beautiful filled Christmas stockings to less fortunate children right here in our own community. This nonprofit was   founded 11 years ago by Lee Knapp. Stockings for Kids works in partnership with United Way where Mary comes in. She works closely  with Lee to manage this project. "Elves," a.k.a. local kids will be stuffing 4,000 stockings this year for children less fortunate. The young volunteers  actually have the opportunity to experience the loving feeling of making a difference for another child. Each stocking contains 15 toys.This will be the biggest year ever.  To make Christmas merry and bright, one way to help reach is to sponsor a stocking or several stockings.  For more information call Mary 239-433-7206 visit  or contact Lee
Knapp 239-898-0941   Pictured above is President  Mary Meador (L) and President Rachel. 


October 1st-
FGCU Campus Food Pantry,
Sam Lloyd

October 8th-  TBA

Board meeting at Ada's
October 8 at 6pm. 

October 15th- TBA

October 22nd- Learning for Life, Tina Pegler

October speaker chair
Lindsey Lenhart

Where/when we meet: 11:30am on Tuesdays at Shoeless Joe's in the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers 33907 

Current Fundraiser
 Todd Adams, Chair

Delicious Dining 
 Discount Book 

          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 -  Tina Pegler.

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd

            Florida District 
    Governor is Allen Yergovich

        Kiwanis International 

President  is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
          Save the Date

Kiwanis One Day: 
October 26th

Trunk or Treat at Pine Manor  October 31st

Annual Holiday Party
December  3rd.

Breakfast with Santa December 14th

BUG Run Fundraiser
January 25th, 2020

Please save year-round...

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

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

Plastic bottle caps to Todd for Buddy Benches
and Karen Hurst for Aktion Club. 

Our club charter date:
     July 23, 1980