Meeting date: 04/14/22  

Inspirational Quotation:
"What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain."

- Margaret Mead

Agenda items:

Books were distributed to both schools but, due to a mix-up in scheduling, this month's Reading Rocks was by video for both schools.
We''re waiting to hear from North Fort Myers Academy about a date for May

John is this year's Florida Kiwanis Foundation Trustee for Division 19.He has to make a presentation to each club in our division and we want to support him by having some of our members attend whenerver he is the speaker (he will speak to our club this coming week, Apreil 21). Each of these will then also count as an Interclub for our club. As he is scheduled at other clubs we will be asking one or two of our members to attend. Already scheduled are Lehigh Acres on April 27th and Metro-McGregor (Tom Mere, Dilmus, Linsey and Kathy will attend) on May 3rd .
Click here for information about the Florida Kiwanis Foundation

The Science Fair Judging event at North Fort Myers Academy will be April 28th between 2:30 and 4:30 PM. This is right before their Elementary Science Fair Family Viewing Night (5-7 PM). Currently, Kathy, John, Linsey and Harris have signed up to judge.

Harris asked members to send him suggestions for speakers for our weekly meetings. Speaker Jessica Goodall suggested we contact the the Florida Lion's Club Eye Clinic in Bonita Springs
Currently we have:

We cover a Meals On Wheels route every Tuesday.
Drivers will be needed for the Tuesdays of May 3rd, 10th and 17th while Harris is away in Italy.

John will try to get the panic bar installed on the front door at Kiwanis Hall next week and the large metal Edison Kiwanis sign on the front of the building. Both Toms volunteered to help him. Tom Mere took care of the red ant colony in front of the hall. Harris will try to get some water to water the plants.

Harris gave Jim $255.00 to be added to the club funds from the Garage Sale. The money was from the online sale of one of the cameras. Hopefully, there will be more in the weeks to come.

In attendance:
Dilmus Hogan
Linsey LaGasse
Jim Thompson
Kathy Woolston (Remote) <
John Woolston
Tom Mere
Tom Marks
Harris Segel

Harris announced that online attendance to the Kiwanis International Convention is available and the club will reimburse membersfor the $49 registration fee.

The virtual registration package includes Live or recorded remote viewing of...:

  • ... the 2022 Education and Leadership Conference Kickoff
  • ... the Ready to Learn Launchpad
  • ... selected Ready to Learn by Doing presentations
  • ... the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit
  • ... the Ready to Lead Launchpad
  • ... selected Ready to Lead with Innovation presentations
  • ... selected Ready to Lead Together presentations
  • ... the Leading for All Kids Keynote
  • ... the Kiwanis Annual Meeting
Click HERE to register

Kathy announced that the Teacher Appreciation at North Fort Myers Academy will be May 5th. The club a pproved a budget of up to $250. Harris will print up the thank-you cards.