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Here is the latest news from the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis!                             

Duck Race Sponsors Contribute to Success of Duck Race & KIDFEST - 02/22/2018
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Duck Race Sponsors are contributing to the success of the 2018 Duck Race and KIDFEST. Take a moment to check out the sponsors - as of 2/22/2018 - and say "Thanks" for their support in helping "Serve the Children of Charlotte County!" 

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Mary Ann Mize, Charlotte State Bank, Special Speaker - 02/22/2018
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Mary Ann Mize,Maryann Mize, CCIM, Senior Vice President/Senior Credit Officer at Charlotte State Bank & Trust in Port Charlotte, Fla. was the Special Speaker at the Thursday morning ( 2/22/2018) Sunrise Kiwanis meeting. With nearly 30 years in commercial real estate, she's had extensive experience in several facets of commercial lending including industrial, office, development, multifamily, and hospitality. Mary Ann gave a detailed overview of the Real Estate and Commercial activity in Charlotte County.

Photo L-R Sunrise Kiwanis Member - Dan Lee; Mary Ann Mize and Sunrise Kiwanis Member - Kelli Geddeis


Chris Hall, Green Dot Program Director Charlotte County Share Details - 02/19/2018
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Chris Hall of the C.A.R.E. Victim Services Center of Charlotte County Florida and Green Dot Charlotte County gave an outstanding presentation on the details and effectiveness of the Green Dot Program.
(Photo L-R) Sunrise Kiwanis Member - Leslie Miles Isley, Chris Hall and Sunrise Kiwanis Member - Chris Smarjesse

Sunrise Kiwanis Members Sort Thousands of Books for "Just One Book" - 02/19/2018
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Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis Club members  recently met and sorted by grade level, label, and boxed up thousands of donated books. They will soon distribute 57 boxes to groups and organizations around Charlotte County to distribute to needy kids. The Children's Book Collection called "JUST BOOKS" was a joint project by the PC Sunrise Kiwanis, Key Club and Builders Clubs in the Port Charlotte area.

Lynn Dorler, Executive Director, Boys Club & Girls Club Shares Insights for Sunrise Kiwanis - 02/08/2018
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Lynn Dorler from the Boys & Girls Club gave our members an update of all the meaningful programs the organization tackles. Serving over 300 children a day, the mission of the Boys & Girls Club is one that Kiwanis embraces. Presenting Lynn with a certificate and book that will be given to a local reading program are Sunrise members Carp Bob Carpenter and Eric DeYoung.

Stacy Calvino, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda Shares Upcoming Programs - 02/01/2018
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Stacy Calvino, Marketing Director, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, was the Special Speaker at the
weekly Thursday morning meeting of the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis. Stacy gave an overview of the upcoming programs and art exhibits. 
(Photo L-R) Janet Watermeier, Executive Director, Visual Arts Center,Stephen Wierhake, Sunrise Kiwanis Member, Stacy Calvino and Dr. Joe Maggiore, Sunrise Kiwanis Member.

Lou Long, Port Charlotte High School Principal is Special Speaker - 01/25/2018
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The Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis weekly Thursday morning meeting heard Special Speaker Lou Long, Principal, Port Charlotte High School. Mr. Long gave an overview of the success and insights into the culture of the students attending Port Charlotte High School. (Photo L-R) Sunrise Kiwanis Member - George Metz, Lou Long, Prinicipal Port Charlotte High School and Sunrise Kiwanis Member, Dan Lee. George Metz and Dan Lee are the Sunrise Kiwanis - Port Charlotte High School Key Club Advisors.

Florida Kiwanis Plans 5 Day Cruise for February, 2019 - 01/23/2018
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The Kiwanis Florida District is having a fun cruise next year on Independence of the Seas. You can now book the Feb. 4, 2019 five-day cruise or get more info by contacting Teri Digirolamo at Castaway Cruises in Deep Creek at 941-627-8795. Kaye and I are already booked. Join us and other Kiwanians.

Kim Amontree, CCPS School Board Member Updates Sunrise Kiwanis - 01/18/2018
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The Special Speaker at the January 18th weekly Thursday morning meeting was Kimberly Sullivan Amontree, Charlotte County School Board Member. Ms. Amontree gave an overview of the current status of the Charlotte County School System and the importance of passing the Millage Rate initiative. (Photo L-R) Sunrise Kiwanis Member, Eric DeYoung, Kimberly Sullivan Amontree and Sunrise Kiwanis Member, Christy Smith.

Ava Adams Shares New Program With Sunrise Kiwanis - 01/11/2018
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Sunrise Kiwanis Member Ava Adams was the special Speaker sharing with the Kiwanians a new reading program for children 3-5 years old. (Photo L-R) Sunrise Kiwanis Members: John Schoenbauer, Ava Adams and Kelli Geddeis.