Last name First Name Company
Adams Todd
Arndt Richard
Berrera Kim
Berghs Kim United Way of Lee Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee
Chouinard Heather Iberia Bank
Connell Diane Leslea Ellis Accounting Services
Cunningham Patrice United Way of Lee Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee
Dodson Charles State Farm Insurance
Dryden Thomas Law Offices of Thomas Dryden
Foley Chrysten
Gnagey Jessica Ruth Messmer Florists
Grabe Pamela Retired
Grant William Island Aire Of Southwest Florida
Hartman Barbara Retired
Hess Steve Retired
Klass John U S Government
Korenvaes Melanie
Landis Norman Retired
Ludden Ed Ludden Insurance
McElhannon Stacie
Michaelessi Donna Littleton Elementary School
Molnar Jennifer
Pelle Hannah United Way of Lee, Hendry, & Glades Counties
Pescatrice Michelle Orangewood Elementary School
Ross Liz
Ross Stewart
Sampson Lori Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA
Segel Barbara Pampered Pooch Dog Boarding
Segel Harris Strategy Marketing Research
Shaw Doug
Shell Everett
Smiley Kathleen
Thornquist Tom
Toomey Matthew
Toomey Rachel
Trapanese Ada
Trapanese Giovanni
Walton Patricia

Leadership Team


  • President Heather Chouinard
  • President-elect Harris Segel
  • Secretary Kim Berghs
  • Treasurer Todd Adams
  • Immediate Past-President Dianne Connell


  • Jessica Gnagey
  • Bill Grant
  • Barbara Hartman
  • Ed Ludden
  • Tom Thornquist
  • Ada Trapanese


The Committee on Club Administration is responsible for providing the most effective club meeting possible. Areas of focus should include the club meeting program, risk management, reception, fellowship, and inter-club relations, as well as other areas the committee may deem pertinent.

The Committee on Community Services implements projects on the arts, business affairs, citizenship, civic improvement, community beautification, conservation, health, international understanding, literacy, public affairs, safety, or help for senior citizens and disabled persons.Popular projects include Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, issues forums, and youth exchange.

The Committee on Finance and Fund-raising is responsible for preparing a budget of estimated income and expenses for submission to the board of directors, as well as any recommendations it may have on financial matters of the club. It also is responsible for securing the funds necessary to meet budget requirements.

The Committee on Human and Spiritual Values implements projects that support spiritual development, provide human companionship and comfort, or offer counseling and guidance. Projects can encourage interfaith and interdenominational religious activity, such as prayer, but should not support a specific religious sect. Popular projects include prayer breakfasts, layman of the year awards, transportation to religious services, visits to nursing homes, and support of grief counseling.

The Committee on Membership Growth and Education strives to increase membership according to the standards provided in the bylaws. The committee should consider all Membership Applications and submit its recommendations to the board of directors. The committee also should develop an effective orientation and induction ceremony for new members and promote regular attendance by all members at club meetings.

The Committee on Public Relations is responsible for helping to ensure that the public receives, through the media and other means, the Objects, goals, programs, and achievements of Kiwanis International and the club.

The Committee on Sponsored Youth devises ways and means to establish and support Kiwanis Kids clubs in elementary schools, Builders Clubs in junior high or middle school, Key Clubs in high schools, Circle K clubs in the universities and colleges andAktionClubs for adults with disabilities and should encourage and promote the activities of allAktionClubs, Kiwanis Kids, Builders Clubs, Key Clubs, and Circle K clubs sponsored by the club. The committee should include the Kiwanis club advisors to sponsored Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, Kiwanis Kids and AktionClub.

The Committee on Young Children: Priority One implements projects for children, prenatal through age five. Projects can address maternal and child health, childcare, early development, nutrition, parenting education and support, advocacy, pediatric trauma, or safety. Popular projects include encouraging literacy, assisting childcare and preschool programs, distributing the home safety checklist, conducting bicycle safety programs, and assisting with immunization programs.

2016-17 Committee Signup Form

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