Meeting date: 09/22/22  

Inspirational Quotation:
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

- Theodore Roosevelt

Kiwanis Education: First Club
The first Kiwanis club was organized in Detroit, Michigan in 1914. The club received a charter from the State of Michigan on January 21, 1915 - the day that is regarded as the birthdate of Kiwanis. In recognition of its heritage, the club''s name is Detroit Kiwanis Club No. 1. The club continuies to serve the children of Detroit.
Agenda items:

President Harris began discussion of Membership Growth. by everyone of the need to invite potential news members to meetings and service projects. We need more members because more members mean more service. Harris had one candidate scheduled for this morning but she didin't show up. He will contact her and see if she wants to reschedule.

Our installation banquet is scheduled for September 29th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Perkins. There will be no morning meeting that day. Prior to the meeting, we will do an orientation for new members. Prresident Harris has prepared a PowerPoint presentation to aid that endeavor.

The date of our first Reading Rocks of the year will be set up by President Harris during this coming week.

Meals On Wheels route this week was covered by President Harris. Lindsey will do next week and will contact Mary to see if she can help. We need more volunteers for this so please contact Harris if you can do a shift once a month (or more).

Kathy had John distribute "Save The Date" notes for our Holiday Party It will be Sunday, December 18 th at 4 PM.

President Harris had a meeting with the Waterman Broadcasting executives on Friday about The Giving Tree. They were proposing to add all nine facilities on the waiting list, but Harris told them we simply did not have room in our building for that many extra gifts. The will agencies from the top of the list only to replace any agencies that do not qualify for this years project.

Lindsey reported that World Atlases were distributed at North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts last Thursday byherself, RuthAnn, Kathy and Harris. She noted that the students were really excited.

President Harris reported that Kiwanis Hall now has telephone service. The new number is (239)209-1949. The number has been posted on our web site. There are two wireless handsets in the building and it has an answering machine which can be checked remotely. Start up costs are $75 for the Homebase and $44 for two wireless handsets. The monthly service cost is $15.

In attendance:
Dilmus Hogan
Lindsey LaGasse
Jim Thompson
John Woolston
Harris Segel

President Harris would like members to submit any announcements or topics of discussion they would like included on each week's agenda by 3:00 PM the day before the meeting. He will try to send out reminders each week.

John is still trying to book his remaining speaking engagements for the Florida Foundation so we can schedule more interclubs. He'll let us know as soon as they are set.

President Harris would like a volunteer to Chair the Project Of The Month that he had previously announced for the coming year. He plans to have a caendar to distribute at the installation banquet. If you would like to recommend any organizations or charities to be included on this, please contact him as soon as possible.

The club has decided to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation's 5k fundraiser. We will collect pledges for Lindsey's daughter Danielle who will be completing the "race" on October 15th. Details to follow.

For Kiwanis One Day (October 22nd) the club will besetting up a table at the Cape Coral KidsFest to distribute water safety coloring books. Please let Kathy know if you can volunteer to help.