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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
7-21-2020 Virtual Meeting

Based on the record number of COVID-19 cases in our area, we will keep our weekly and board meetings virtual for the time being. The safety of our members and community is most important and by being cautious we will be part of flattening the curve. 

We all look forward to returning to in-person meetings and will keep you informed when these will occur.  Weekly updates will be sent  via E-Newsletters and by email including Zoom meeting information. 

Upcoming club meeting dates/times: 

July   28th- "Get ready for some fun" meeting
August 4th- regular meeting
August 11th-no regular meeting, board meeting (all are welcome)

Links will be sent out each week and if you don't want to participate on screen you can just dial in and be part of it. Speaker (August 18 or 25) and other activities will be incorporated into upcoming meetings.

Announcements and reminders:
  • Ready for VCON? 
    (This year our Florida District is going virtual). See dates below and watch for more updates...
    P.S. There is no cost for register!
     
  • Service project: We'll be making blankets for local foster kids in August. Watch for updates so we can help get the material out to you.   
  • Dining book fundraiser: It's a difficult sell right now but let's keep trying. Thanks Todd for all your efforts with this.  
  • Share your good news!! Send pics and some good news to Kim for upcoming newsletters.
  • Continue to save your aluminum pull tabs from beverage and food cans and Cathy will drop them off at Ronald McDonald House. Thank you Cathy. 

Our work as Kiwanians is valuable to our community!  Please continue to monitor,use good judgement and take  extra proactive measures to ensure the safety of everyone yet help meet the needs of our community. Wash your hands frequently, practice social distance and wear a mask. If you are in need of a mask please let us know. 

For those that want to join the online meetings: 
Zoom is a reputable and safe online program. It is endorsed by businesses and organizations such as Kiwanis International. You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Steve Hess has volunteered to help talk you through it, just give him a ring. 
 

           Share Some Good News!

   Linda Petrik and Joshua Heitl Colon continuing            to serve in partnership with Aktion Club.


        Dawn Heitl also continues working on the
                     terracotta painting project.


K-Kids Advisor Donna M. said the club's project in the spring was cut off early do the the pandemic however the funds they raised went to support Best Buddies. Way to go K-Kids!! We're proud of you. 





                         
                          4th-  Steve Hess

                      9th-  Charlie Dodson

                        12th-  Erin McNulty

                          16th-  Sam Lewis

                     19th-  Shana Del Castillo

        August is on deck! Barbara Hartman, Lori     
               Sampson, Bill Grant, Cathy Smith.
                                 
           Missed you all and "see" you soon! Kim
           

    
                                   The Florida Kiwanis District Convention will be Virtual!

Our convention will take place virtually on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, 2020. Save these dates. 
No registration fee to attend. W e  hope you will join us for engagement, fellowship, fun, and education at our  Florida Kiwanis Virtual Convention (VCON).

Throughout the convention we will be providing a compelling keynote, a wide array of informative workshops, the presentation of the 2018-19 Club of the Year and more!
                                                   
We will be electing our 2020-21 district officers. Our district bylaws provide for alternate methods of conducting the business of the district under emergency conditions. As such, we will hold a Delegates-at-Large session on Friday, August 14 (time to be determined). This meeting will be open to anyone who would like to attend but voting for our three unopposed candidates will be limited to our core delegates-at-large only. As stated in the Standard Form for District Bylaws, this consists of the current district officers and past governors who are active members of a club in the district.

                                                   Service & Partnerships

Volunteering: 
From the United Way Volunteer Center: We understand there are many individuals in our community that may want to help. We will post here https://www.unitedwaylee.org/volunteer/ and in our Volunteer Center Facebook Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/VolunteerUWLHGO/  as opportunities become available. 


MS Support Group(Bill Grant),  meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. Suspended
                                        
SLP's (Service Leadership Programs)    Schools closed for the summer
Aktion Club -(Karen Hurst) at LARC. They meet 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round.  (Agency temporarily closed). 
CKI Club- at FGCU. (Stewart Ross).  
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. 

  Meetings

July-Aug meetings will be held online. We will let you know of any changes. Meetings now 
at 6pm so others can join that can't login to meetings during work time at the office. 


Board meeting:
August 11th at 6pm online.



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



Delicious Dining Discount Book Fundraiser
Todd Adams, Chair




          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


VCON-August 14-15




           
Our club charter date:
July 23, 1980 (our 40th anniversary celebration will be at a later date when it's safe to do so).




Please save year-round...

Your old Kiwanis magazine to recycle in our member recruitment folders. 


Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids for Ronald McDonald House. To Kim during the school year (when K-Kids can meet again). Cathy in summer. She drops them off at the local agency. 


Youth Protection Helpline
1-866-607-SAFE (7233)

www.metro-mcgregor.com





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