The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club held their installation banquet for the club’s 2020-2021 officers in a hybrid fashion this year at Priority Marketing in Fort Myers and via Zoom. Awards were also given to club members for their support in service to the community and new club members were installed.

The individuals that took office include: Cathy Smith as club president, Karen Hurst as president-elect, Kim Berghs as secretary, Todd Adams as treasurer and Lindsey Lenhart as immediate-past president. Smith and Hurst are both retired educators with the Lee County School District. Berghs is volunteer center manager at United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee. Adams is wealth manager at Mills-Price & Associates, Inc. Lenhart is a crime laboratory analyst in a crime laboratory that provides forensic services. The 2020-2021 Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club Board of Directors are Shana Del Castillo, Barbara Hartman, Sarah Kuehner, Erin McNulty, Connie Prevatt and Paul Weinstein.

Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club recognized members with top club honors. Karen Hurst was awarded Kiwanian of the Year. Steve Hess was awarded Humanitarian of the Year. Kim Berghs was presented with the highest honor from the Florida Kiwanis Foundation, the Ralph Davis Fellowship award, for her many years of dedication to service in the community.

The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are currently being held virtually every Tuesday.

For details on joining the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club, please call membership chair Stewart Ross at (507) 304-1624. Interested individuals or businesses can also email stewart.ross@mnsu.edu. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club can be found on Facebook or online at www.metro-mcgregor.com.