Greetings! Bill Ringelstein, Punta Gorda Lions Club, was the special speakers. Mr. Ringelstein gave an informative presentation on the hearing and vision tests conducted by the Lions Club in Charlotte County. Hundreds of pre-school and school children are tested each year with the latest in technology, allowing the Lions Club members to test efficiently. It was great to hear about another non-profit club working with the "Children in Charlotte County." (Photo L-R) Dr. Mark DeGrove, Bill Ringelstein and Rachael Lowe.
Mrs. Jill Mitchell, 25th year - 4th Grade teacher, Neil Armstrong Elementary School, was the special speaker at the weekly Thursday morning (06/07/2018) meeting of the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis. Mrs. Mitchell gave an overview of her reading program for her 4th graders and how the Sunrise Kiwanis monthly reading program for the students is incorporated into her program. With the grant provided by the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis, the students each receive a new book each month for their home library, 14 books are purchased for the classroom and each student receives a individually chosen book for Christmas. Each student is tested at the beginning of the year to establish their reading...
A long-time friend and fellow Kiwanian, ROY JOHNSON, 94, passed away last Saturday. He and his late wife Edna owned Johnson Wholesale. Roy was a member of Kiwanis for over 40 years and worked many projects. You could usually see Roy (seated), George Metz and Bob Carpenter seated together at the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meetings every week at the Cultural Center for years.
"Thank you, Roy, for all you did for our community."
(Photo L-R) Roy Johnson, (seated), Bob Carpenter and George Metz
Howard Kunik, City Manager, City Of Punta Gorda - Government, was the special speaker at the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis weekly Thursday morning (05/24/2018) meeting. Mr. Kunik shared with the Kiwanis member ongoing and upcoming projects for the City of Punta Gorda.
(Photo L-R) Sunrise Kiwanis Member - Joan Greene, Howard Kunik, Punta Gorda City Manager and Sunrise Kiwanis Member , Matt Uebelacker.
For the past several years, the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis Club has been reading and providing books to students at Neil Armstrong Elementary (Mrs. Alexander's Class) and Peace River Elementary (Mrs. Armstrong's 2nd Grade Class) schools. Special "Thank You" cards were made and presented to the Sunrise Kiwanis Reading Team: Rachael Lowe, Joan Greene and Brandi Fassett Ball. Not Pictured: Kelli Geddeis and John Schoenbauer. Thanks for your efforts, it is making a difference in the lives of dozens of school kids.
Make plans now to attend one of the most fun events of the Sunrise Kiwanis year. The "Dart Tournament!" July 19th @ The Icehouse Pub! Get a team together and have fun!
Since beginning 35 years ago, when 15 Kiwanians contributed $100 each to fund the Kiwanis Foundation of Charlotte County Scholarship Fund, the Kiwanis Foundation Of Charlotte County has grown to over $1,682,898.00! Never using the principal, the Foundation has awarded over $1 Million in scholarships to Charlotte County High School Seniors. On May 9th, 2018, the Foundation awarded over $100,000 in scholarships. (Photography Credit: Steve Lineberry - Photographer)
Jared Forma, General Manager, Charlotte Stone Crabs, was the special speaker at the weekly Thursday morning meeting (05/03/2018) of the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis. Jared gave an informative talk on his baseball management background and the exciting upcoming promotions during the Charlotte Stone Crabs 2018 baseball season. For tickets and promotion details: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t2730
Photo L-R Connie Thrasher, Sunrise Kiwanis Member (Club Secretary); Jared Forma , GM, Charlotte Stone Crabs and Craig De Young, Sunrise Kiwanis Member (Club Treasurer)
Bridget Montalvo, American Red Cross of Central Florida was the Special Speaker at the (04/26/2018) weekly Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis Thursday morning meeting. Ms. Montalvo gave an overview of the many programs that the American Red Cross provides residents. She also shared the many opportunities that the American Red Cross has for volunteers.
Special "Thanks!" to Jim Carroll, "Movers & Shakers" for the generous check presentation to the "Shoes for Kids Project." "Thanks again, Jim Carroll! Lots of Charlotte County school kids will be going to school in brand new tennis shoes!"
(Photo L-R) Christy Smith, Founder & Director Shoes For Kids-Sunrise Kiwanis and Jim Carroll. — with Christy Smith.