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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(239) 940-3893 Club President
1-15-19 Meeting

Meeting called to order by Immediate Past-President Liz Ross, passed on to President-Elect Lindsey Lenhart and then to President Rachel Toomey. When duty calls our leaders step right in. 

Attendance: Total 34, members 28, other Kiwanians; Bob Kemper (N.C.), John Boardman (Lehigh Acres), Dick and Charlene Boardman (Iowa), other guests 2, Lucy Byrd (Norm's daughter), Dob Gelradi (Bob Adamski's friend). 

Nice to have Yurley Gutierrez, Chrysten Foley, Norm Landis, Linda Parrish, Ada and John Trapanese with us today. Matt Toomey's grandmother has passed away, please keep Matt and his family in your thougths. 

50/50 winner was Norm. Anyone can participate and receive the instant winnings for the day but only club members have a chance to pull for the ace of hearts if their ticket is drawn. 

Sheriff Lindsey Lenhart collected happy and hopeful dollars for : new members, daughter here, Landings made their United Way goal, BUG support, lunch with friends, trombone solo, Builder's Care Puppy Love project. 


Volunteers still needed for our annual BUG Run/Walk. A sign up is going around. It's an early morning start time and there are many ways you can help. Thanks everyone who has signed up so far!

Please tell your friends to get registered for the 11th annual BUG 5K on January 26th.
If you are a a Facebook user please share the news.

                              January Birthdays         
                              2nd-Matt Toomey
                             13th-Dorothy Dodson
                             25th-James Wineinger 
                             26th-Jon Wallace

                                    January 21st-Happy Birthday Kiwanis  International 
                        104 years, improving the world, one child, one community at a time!

BUG Recognition at Orangewood Elementary Tuesday January 22nd. Start time is 9:15am. 
Sign in with photo ID in the office and wear your Kiwanis name tag. 

Oasis Reading Room- (Stewart Ross). Weekly reading/mentoring is at Orangewood Elementary on Wednesdays (except on designated school holidays). Times are 1:50pm-2:30pm (you have two different youth during this time). Sign up with Stewart 507-304-1624 or 
MS Support Group- (Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of the month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church.

                                                   SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)
Aktion Club-(Karen Hurst) at LARC. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am. 
CKI Club-    FGCU. See Rachel or Lindsey. 

Key Club- ( Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus. 

Builder's Club-( Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle School. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:00pm.  Builder's Club gearing up for annual "Puppy Love"  project, collecting items for the Gulf Coast Humane Society. 

K-Kids-( Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary at 2:15pm on Wednesdays 1-2 times per month.
Next meeting is January 30th. 

                                    New Member Induction
Today Stewart Ross inducted 3 of our newest members; Connie Prevatt (sponsored by Karen Hurst), Shana Del Castillo and corporate member Gulf Coast Symphony represented today by Sam and both sponsored by Stewart. The 6 Objects were read and members received their Kiwanis pin and certificate. They each told us a little about themselves and how they learned about Kiwanis. Photo above L-R; Lindsey Lenhart, Rachel Toomey, Connie Prevatt, Shana Del Castillo, Sam, and Stewart Ross. 
                    From the Governor's Gavel    2018-19 Governor, Steve LeBlanc

"I am very pleased to report that, as of December 31, the Florida District has the 2
nd highest number of new members (207) in North America and 3rd highest in all of Kiwanis International. Things like that don't "just happen". It is a clear indication that members are becoming more engaged in aiding the growth of the organization and are creating a positive atmosphere which appeals to prospective new members. Thanks to all who have invited someone to join our organization. If you have not yet invited a friend to join, what are you waiting for? I know one thing for certain...100% of those we DO NOT ask to join, will NOT join."

First Lady Chris's "Bottoms Up Diaper Drive" is underway. Simply collect diapers, keep a count and report to our lieutenant governor Mick, then donate them. More details will be shared soon with our club on this.

Did you know our club President Rachel is the 2018-19 Social Media Chair for Florida Kiwanis? 
"Did you know Florida Kiwanis has posts on Facebook almost daily? By making Florida Kiwanis your favorite you won't miss a single post! Adjust your page preferences by clicking on "Edit Preferences", "Prioritize who to see first" and make sure the Florida Kiwanis has a star next to it! Simple as that!" Rachel Toomey

For more from Rachel click this link:


January 22- Speaker is confirmed.

January 29- No formal meeting but committee's will meet.  5th Tuesday Service social at United Way, 6pm.

Next Board meeting is February 12th at 6pm at Ada's.

January speaker chair-Lindsey Lenhart

February speaker chair-
Kim Berghs

February 18-22
K-Kids Week

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."

            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

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd

            Florida District
      Governor Steve LeBlanc

        Kiwanis International
  President Florencio "Poly" Lat
          Save the Date

BUG Recognition-Littleton
April 5th at 12:45pm

BUG Recognition-
Orangewood,  January 22 and April 8th at 9:15am

Calusa Bug Chase-5K
January 26, 2019

ICON  (International Convention)
June 26-29 at 
Walt Disney World Resort

DCON (District Convention)
August 15-18 in Orlando

Please save year-round...

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

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

Delicious Dining 
Discount Book