November 1, 2020
Club meeting 10-27-2020
We are not quite ready to meet face to face, but we are grateful that technology has allowed us to stay in touch. Our club is responding to covid health concerns by following guidelines to be safe and prepared.

  • President Cathy Smith called the zoom meeting to order. She reminded us of upcoming projects, provided a recap of One Day and asked for members to give SLP updates.
  • It was nice to have Bob and Jon join us tonight.
  • Rachel will be leading zoom meetings to discuss and plan for our BUG run in January. Please consider joining and sharing your ideas on the meetings. The race will be virtual this year so all hands on deck in promoting and securing sponsors.
  • Service project with Healthy Start SWFL are Nov 6th starting at the agency at 10am. All members received an email with details. We have 5 volunteers signed up so far (we can have up to 6 volunteers). Let Kim know if you want to help.
  • Service project also with Healthy Start on Nov 7th. Start time 10am at United Way. We'll be assembling baby bags for an upcoming event. Let Kim know if you want to help. We could use a few more volunteers.
  • Annual Bell Ringing for The Salvation Army is December 3rd. See Kim if you can take a shift. We need one person for 8-10am, one for 4-6pm and two for 6-7pm. .
  • Dining Books Fundraiser: You can help by finding out restaurant's that are interested in participating next year. See Todd.
Links for meetings will be sent out weekly. If you don't want to participate on Zoom you can just call in and be part of it. Speakers and other activities will be incorporated into upcoming meetings. You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Steve Hess has volunteered to help talk you through it, just give him a ring.

We are collecting canned food for Aktion Club. Get with Karen or drop off at LARC main lobby M-F before 4pm, 2570 Hanson St, Fort Myers, 33901.
Meeting speaker
Literacy Buddies: Early Learning Coalition of SWFL still has 362 children that need a Buddy! Are you that Buddy? If you would like to sign up for the 2020-2021 Literacy Buddy Program, contact Tallica. or 239-935-6186. Feel free to forward this email to your neighbors & friends! They need our help!

Good news from Key Club
Members helped United Way set up for the Family Service-Learning Fair at Bell Tower on Oct 24th and then attended the event.

They are having a food drive Nov 2-13 for the Heights Foundation. If you want to contribute, they are collecting food for Thanksgiving bags.

They are also collecting coins for UNICEF.
Upcoming Events
Healthy Start SWFL Service Projects -Nov 6th (at agency 10am-Connie is project leader), and 7th (at 10am-Kim is project leader). See Kim to sign up for either.

Key Club International Week - Nov 2-6th

The Salvation Army-Bell Ringing Dec 3rd

Annual 5K BUG Run - January 23, 2021

Kiwanis International Convention - 2021
June 23-26, Salt Lake City

Florida Kiwanis District Convention - 2021 August 5-8
Where/when we meet once traditional meetings resume: 11:30am on Tuesdays at Shoeless Joe's in the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers 33907 

* we are monitoring the situation to meet in person however, we first must keep safety in mind
for all members
Our club charter date:
July 23, 1980 (our 40th anniversary celebration will be at a later date when it's safe to do so).
Just some of the programs we sponsor

SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)

Aktion Club-(Karen Hurst) at LARC. They meet 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round and currently virtual. 

CKI Club- at FGCU, on hold (Stewart Ross). 

Key Club-Collegiate High on FSW campus. (Erin McNulty and Linda Petrik).
Virtual on Monday's at 5pm.

Builder's Club- Cypress Lake Middle, on hold. (Barbara Hartman).

K-Kids- Littleton Elementary. (Kim Berghs)
They will be starting up with a hybrid version in November.

BUG: (Bring up Grades) at Littleton, Orangewood, and Rayma Page, Elementary Schools. On hold.

Atlas Project: Heights, Rayma Page, Littleton, Orangewood, Elementary Schools (Fort Myers Club is the Division lead)

MS Support Group- (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Suspended.
3rd- Jaci Lageson

27th- John Klaas

29th- Dick Arndt
  Defining Statement

  "Kiwanis is a global organization
of volunteers dedicated to
improving the world, one child
and one community at a time."

International Key Club Week
November 3-6

Key Club is a student-led, high school organization. Our members make the world a better place through service. In doing so, we grow as individuals and as leaders by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve.

High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.

Our club sponsors a Key Club at Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School on the FSW Campus.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie Draulans
Club Advisors: Erin McNulty & Linda Petrik


  • 251,000 Student Members
  • 40 Countries with Key Clubs

  • Since the beginning in 1925, Key Club International has supported the transformation of high school students as they graduate and become the world's next class of leaders.

  • Our Mission Statement: Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

Division 19
        Lt. Governor-Tina Pegler

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd
Florida District Governor
Mary-Lynn Desjarlais
Kiwanis International 
President is Art Riley
from Westminster, Maryland.
President-Elect is Peter Mancuso from North Bellmore, NY.