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President-Elect Ann Vaughn speaking at Patriot Elementary School K-Kids Unity Day

January 2016

 

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President-elect Ann Vaughn spoke at Patriot Elementary School’s Unity Day. Unity day at Patriot Elementary School turned out to be a tribute to Kiwanis for its community service. The kids did research on Kiwanis and compared their school’s 7 Habits to be Successful Leaders to the Kiwanis 6 objects. They matched hand in hand, so the students conducted a three-day clothes drive to collect clothing for the Cape Coral Kiwanis Club to give to kids in need. There were so many bags that we had to send our truck to carry all that the students had collected.

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Installation of 2015-2016 officers and awards dinner

2015 incoming and outgoing presidents

Passing of the Gavel from outgoing President Becki Cole, to incoming president Beth Elaine

The Cape Coral Kiwanis installed its 2015-2016 officers and board members, and presented recognition awards to 22 members on Wednesday, October 21, during a dinner held at the Kiwanis Hall on Santa Barbara Boulevard.

District 19 Lieutenant Governor Harris Segel and his wife, and outgoing Lieutenant Governor Donna Williamson were distinguished guests at the dinner. Mr. Segel retired outgoing President Becki Cole and President-Elect Elizabeth Elaine from office, and Robert Day and Loretta Stuchala from the Board of Directors. He then installed 2015-2016 officers Elizabeth Elaine as President, Ann Vaughn as President-Elect, Regan Doherty as Secretary as of January 2016, and Joyce Zawrotny as Treasurer. Charlotte Titensor was installed a member of the Board of Directors, joining board members Renee Farnkoff, John Kahlke, Ron Kemper, Wally Laumeyer, Rich Rolfe, and the officers of the club.

Lieutenant Governor Segel presented awards and Certificates of Appreciation to several Kiwanis members for their contributions during the past year. Mick Sheldrake and Ron Kemper were each recognized as “Kiwanians of the Year.” Members William Bruce, Sam Bullock, Del Sawyer, and Kurt Varisco received Zeller Awards for service given in support of Project Eliminate, a world-wide Kiwanis program devoted to the elimination of neo-natal and maternal tetanus. Loretta Stuchala received her second Zeller Award and was given the “Zeller Diamond Award.” Project Eliminate Centennial Award Plaques were presented to Ron Kemper, Richard Rolfe, Susan Rolfe, and Mick Sheldrake. Walter Booth, Robert Day, Elizabeth Elaine, John Kahlke, Lynne Kemper, Charlotte Titensor, and Gary Titensor received Hixson Awards for their service to Kiwanis. Ann Vaughn received a “Diamond Award” for her second Hixson Award.

Certificates of Appreciation were given to Ed and Dee Herdee for their tireless work on the Community Service Committee, to Betty Nelson for her contributions to the Health Service Committee, and to Elizabeth Elaine for her dedicated involvement in Youth Services. Certificates of Appreciation were also given to Loretta Stuchala for heading the International Committee and to Richard Rolfe for his tireless dedication to the Kiwanis Student Leadership Program. Marty Burnette received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation and Jim Rose was given a Certificate of Appreciation for his volunteer service at Kiwanis’ South Thrift Store.
2015 incoming and outgoing presidents

2015 incoming and outgoing presidents

2015 Kiwanians of the year

2015 Kiwanians of the year

Certificates of Appreciation were given to Ed and Dee Herdee for their tireless work on the Community Service Committee, to Betty Nelson for her contributions to the Health Service Committee, and to Elizabeth Elaine for her dedicated involvement in Youth Services. Certificates of Appreciation were also given to Loretta Stuchala for heading the International Committee and to Richard Rolfe for his tireless dedication to the Kiwanis Student Leadership Program. Marty Burnette received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation and Jim Rose was given a Certificate of Appreciation for his volunteer service at Kiwanis’ South Thrift Store.

August 2015

Cape Coral Kiwanis & WIC

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Lee County Health Department

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services.

As part of a month long celebration on the benefits of breastfeeding, WIC on Pondella Rd held an educational seminar for expectant mothers. One of the key speakers was a representative from the Dept of Labor (no pun intended!). He informed the ladies of their right to have a safe and private area to express while at work. Cape Coral Kiwanis was one of 3 vendors to table the event. Our volunteers offered wrapped infant outfits to each of the 35 mothers-to-be. We were happy and honored to be a part of such a celebration. Per the WIC coordinator, Cape Coral Kiwanis brightened up the event! We look forward to increasing our participation in next year’s event.

The outfits for this event were provided by our 2 Cape Coral Thrift Stores. The Items were checked by our volunteers in the stores and then cleaned and wrapped by our Youth Services Committee. This was another example of our Cape Coral Kiwanis Club in action and partnership.

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September 2015

This is the Cape Coral Kiwanis’ first trip for this school year to one of (9) Title 1 schools in area to deliver clothing and educational toys as designated

 

by the Principals or Guidance Counselors. This is the ALC (Alternative Learning Center) on Santa Barbara North in Cape Coral.
Many children in our area do not attend school regularly due to lack of clothing. Donna Moore, member of Cape Coral Kiwanis gets sizes and types of pants and shirts needed from one of our Thrift Stores, launders and she and Mike Cerbone, General Manager of the South Thrift Store delivers to the schools.

This project is called School Dayz started last year after the need was identified to help keep kids in school. Mike and Donna have done a superb job in supplying the need from the Kiwanis Thrift Stores.

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The Cape Coral Kiwanis Club presented a $3,000 check to the Honor Guard from the Harney Point VFW Post 8463 during the August 20th meeting and buffet dinner. The unit provides an honor guard and blows taps at veterans’ funerals throughout the area. Due to budgetary cutbacks, active duty military are not always available to provide this honor. All branches of the service are represented in the Honor Guard with the exception of the Coast Guard. Military service of its members includes WW II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

The photograph is of members of the Honor Guard from the Harney Point VFW Post 8463 who were present at the August 20th Cape Coral Kiwanis Club meeting. Front Row from left to right: Diane Reiser (member of the Honor Guard and Head of their Ladies Auxiliary), Bob Day, Ron Higgins, Allen Closson (Post Chaplain), Arnie Suominen (Past Commander), and Anthony Alfano. Back row: Rex Clark, Mick Sheldrake and Randy Ecles. Also present at the dinner meeting were Honor Guard members George Donnelly, Joe Digregorio who is a US Army veteran of the WW II Battle of the Bulge, and Randy Eckel.
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2016 02 12 Kiwanis presentation to Art League

2015 05 20 Brreeze article about scholarships
2015 winners – Kiwanis Foundation recognizes 15 students

 

2014 05 21 Breeze article about scholarships

 

 April 2 2014 meeting announcement and Diaper Dump update (News Press 30 March)

The Cape Coral Kiwanis Club will hold its next meeting and buffet dinner on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Hall, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. The speaker will be Steve Neff, the Cape Coral public works director, who will discuss road work planned for Cape Coral. The cost for dinner will be $8 per person. Nonmembers and guests planning to attend should notify Kiwanis Secretary Kay Arbogast at 910-2176 or email secretary@mycapecoralkiwanis.org no later than Monday. Each year the wife of the Kiwanis Florida district governor selects a project for all of the Kiwanis clubs in the district. The goal of this year’s “Project Diaper Dump” is to collect 1 million diapers in infant through adult sizes by Mother’s Day. The Cape Coral Kiwanis Club plans to collect and distribute 7,000 diapers to residents of Cape Coral in support of this project. The diapers will be distributed to the Lifeline Family Center, Destiny Diapers and the Caring Center. Cape Coral’s two Kiwanis thrift stores — Ted Cole’s Kiwanis Club Thrift Store, located at 652 Del Prado Blvd., and the Kiwanis Club Thrift Store at 708 S.E. 47th Terrace — have been in competition to see which store can collect the most diapers. As of March 7, Ted Cole’s thrift store had collected 2,407 diapers, and the south store had collected 3,016 for a total of 5,423 diapers. Anyone who would like to participate in this project can drop off diapers at either of the two thrift stores or at the Kiwanis Hall.

 

March 18, 2014 Breeze article – Kiwanis Fishing Derby

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April 2014 Inside South Cape Coral Magazine

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                                                                                                                                                    Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline Nears

 

2014 – This year, the Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation will offer 10 scholarships funded by sales from its two Kiwanis thrift stores and endowments established by contributions to the scholarship fund.  Three of the endowed scholarships – the Hermann, the Holmes, and the Lubins – were made possible by private donations. Two additional named scholarships will provide more than the $10,000.00 the other 8 scholarships award.  The Dr. Ralph Ackerman Scholarship will award a 4-year scholarship in the amount of $12,000.00, and the “Skip” Hawley Scholarship, a 4-year scholarship in the amount of $11,000.00.   Money for the traditional scholarships is deposited directly into students’ accounts yearly at the college in which students are enrolled.

All of the scholarships require at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) except the Lubins which requires a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 and active membership in a high school Key Club.  Kiwanis also offers a non-traditional scholarship administered on Kiwanis’ behalf by Florida Gulf Coast University on a year-to-year basis for students returning to college after taking breaks in their educations.

Requirements for scholarship applications include the student’s un-weighted GPA, a copy of a completed FASA from the Federal Department of Education in which the family’s estimated contribution to tuition is indicated, SAT/ACT scores, residency of at least one year in Cape Coral, acceptance by an accredited college, an official copy of a high school transcript, a 250-300 word essay, and three letters of recommendation from non-relatives.  Additional helpful but not required activities taken into consideration are membership in Key Club, extra-curricular activities, leadership, honors and awards received, and community service. Applications are due no later than February 15, 2014.

Kiwanis will announce scholarship recipients in April 2014 and will present the scholarships at an award ceremony and dinner in the Kiwanis Hall, 360 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral, on May 21, 2014.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation website: www.mycapecoralkiwanis.org or picked up from one of the two thrift stores – Ted Cole’s Kiwanis Club Thrift Store – North located at 652 Del Prado Boulevard, N. or the Kiwanis Club Thrift Store – South located at 708 SE 47th Terrace – and mailed to the following address:

Cape Coral Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 100006

Cape Coral, FL 33910-0006

ATTN: Scholarship

For additional information, email scholarship@mycapecoralkiwanis.org.

 

 “Giving Back”: The David Hermann Scholarship

In 1986, David Hermann was awarded a Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation 4-year scholarship that he used to attend Edison Community College, the University of Florida, and the University of Central Florida.  After graduation, David worked in Fort Myers for 10 years before starting his own business as a stock broker and financial advisor.   He knew he wanted to give something back to the organization that had made his education possible, so in 2009, he donated $20,000.00 that was added to an endowment fund to provide scholarships to graduating, qualified Cape Coral high school students.  Since it was established in 2010, the Hermann Scholarship has been awarded to three Cape Coral high school graduates and has helped pay for their college educations.

2013 Special Needs Kids Christmas Party

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MEDIA CONTACTS

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E-mail: pr@mycapecoralkiwanis.org

Christmas Party

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Kiwanis Sponsors Special Needs Holiday Party

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Cape Coral Kiwanis help Sponsor Rock Fest VI

Rock Band Camp to close with Rock Fest VI July 11, 2012 Cape Coral Daily Breeze By ANDREA GALABINSKI nfmneighbor@breezenewspapers.com For the last two weeks, several young Cape Coral musicians have been at a unique summer camp – Rock Band … Continue reading

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Bigger and better… Cape gears up for Red White & Boom

“We have more vendors this year, and we’ve got a bigger VIP area than we’ve had in past. Vendors will be lining Cape Coral Parkway to Del Prado, and we’ll have several food courts and beer booths,” he said. “We also have at the end of the event area a free kids area, which is sponsored by the The Kiwanis of Cape Coral, which includes inflatable bounce houses, climbing walls and obstacle courses.” Continue reading

Boom set for Fourth of July in Cape Coral

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The event, held at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge, is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral and has drawn crowds of nearly 20,000 people in past years.
The event will feature a free kid’s area with a bounce house sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral.
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Plant a Tree…Make the Cape beautifu

POSTED Wed, 06/06/2012 – 2:47pm | POSTED BY laurakk Saturday morning marks the 8th Urban Forestry planting event, and the first with our new partners, the Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation.  With the help of many local businesses, and volunteers of … Continue reading

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Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Thank you!

Thank you! May 5, 2012 The Breeze finished its compilation of the Mayors Scholarship Fund Award program book this week. Set to be distributed at the annual awards banquet and inserted in Wednesday’s Breeze, the program highlights the accomplishments of … Continue reading

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Kids have good time at Kiwanis Fishing Derby

I have just returned from taking one of my grandsons to the Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby at the Cape Coral Yacht Club pier.

As with the last 23 years, the event appeared to be a big success. There were more than 300 kids who attended, with more than 280 fish being brought over the pier’s railings.

The most prestigious award, the one for the smallest fish caught, went to Austin. Actually a young lady named Alysia had the smallest; however, she was not present to accept her accolades. Continue reading

Cape Coral Mayor, John Sullivan, bestowed the honor of proclaiming April 20, 2012 as Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral Day.

Cape Coral Kiwanis 51st Anniversary

On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the weekly Kiwanis Club meeting, Cape Coral Mayor, John Sullivan, bestowed the honor of proclaiming April 20, 2012 as Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral Day. In addition to celebrating their 51st year, the Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral was also recognized for being the oldest service club in the City of Cape Coral. They have given more than $20 million to local charities and scholars and raised $175,000 this year that will be given in the form of scholarships to local deserving students. Continue reading

Annual Meeting Election Results for 2012 to 2013 the Cape Coral Kiwanis Club

Congratulations to all! Officers for Oct. 1 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013: President: Susan Rolfe President Elect: Ann Vaughn Vice President: Tina Pegler Immediate Past: President: Sam Huber Treasurer: Hugh Goss The following Board Members are for 3 yrs beginning … Continue reading

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Fish Fry to raise funds for forestry project

The Cape Coral Kiwanis Club’s Environmental Committee is hosting a Fish Fry to help raise funds for and awareness of a local tree planting project. The event, sponsored by Five Guys Burgers and Fries, will run from 4-8 p.m. Sunday … Continue reading

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Urban Forestry and the Cape Coral Kiwanis – FISH FRY!

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Urban Forestry, along with the Cape Coral Kiwanis Club is proud to announce the upcoming Fish Fry on April 22nd from 4-8PM at the Cape Coral Kiwanis Hall and YMCA, located at 360 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral FL, 33993. The new hall is next to the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, south of the inter- section of Pine Island Road and Santa Barbara Blvd.
This event will be open to Kiwanis, Urban Forestry, guests, sponsorships, and anyone interested in a delicious meal with good friends, but seats are limited, as we want every guest leaving full. Continue reading

Cape Coral Kiwanis’ 24th Annual Kids Fishing Derby – April 21st 2012

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The Cape Coral Kiwanis Club will be celebrating Kiwanis One Day by hosting our 24th annual Kids Fishing Derby in Cape Coral at the Yacht Club Pier on April 21. First 400 kids who come by receive a free rod … Continue reading

Cape Coral Kiwanis Club Easter Egg-stravaganza

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This FREE event, open to the whole family, will include an Easter Egg hunt, cakewalk, visits by the Cape Coral Police and Fire Departments, and of course, the EASTER BUNNY! There will also be other fun and games to keep the young ones occupied as we celebrate Easter, and the wonderful spring in Cape Coral. The YMCA of Cape Coral will also be hosting an open house on the same day, so make sure you come by and check out their summer camp and after school programs. Continue reading

2012 Scholarship Winners will be announced April 18th!

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We expect to be awarding approximately $155,000 in scholarships to this years applicants. Winners will be contacted personally by the scholarship committee and come from the following local high schools:
Cape Coral H.S.- North Fort Myers H.S – Mariner H.S. – Ida Baker H.S & Oasis H.S. Continue reading