Wednesday’s Program -  Jan 31, 2018, Our speaker will be James Buchan, Republican candidate for the FL House, District 72 seat.  The election will be held on February 13th.  We will enjoy lunch and our meeting in our usual room on the main floor at Cafe Baci, and move upstairs to join Sertoma members to hear James speak.
Democrat Margaret Good spoke at last week's meeting.  The meeting was well attended and Margaret's presentation was informative.  Some members have asked to invite Libertarian candidate Alison Foxall to also speak to us.  Unfortunately we do not have a speaking opening before the February 13th special election.  However Alison Foxall is scheduled to participate in the televised debate on Tuesday January 30th  that will be on ABC 7 at 7 pm and simultaneously streamed live at "" 
Food Drive - New total 1,901 pounds; 40% of this year's goal.  Please help maintain the mighty momentum and bring a donation to Wednesday's meeting.
Wilkinson Elementary School News - First: The K-Kids Club formation meeting was Tuesday, January 23rd.  Bill Irish reports that about 20 students have expressed interest in membership.  Second:  Mary-Lynn asks that members be aware of the coming BUGS Assembly schedule:  March 22nd & 23rd.  May 21st & 22nd.  Moving up day for the 5th grade is May 24th.  BUGS dates are on our website's master calendar.
International Kiwanis Convention - This years international convention is June 28 to July1st, Las Vegas NV.  Direct Southwest flights to Las Vegas are available from Tampa.  International conventions are important events and the ease of travel makes this year's especially attractive.  Registration and program details are online.  Here's the LINK
District Governor Todd Smith Hosts Workshop - Instead of Zone Conferences this year, all Kiwanis members are invited to a Club Summit to meet Florida Kiwanis Governor Todd Smith and attend an interactive workshop on club excellence. While networking with other Kiwanians in a fun environment, you'll learn how to grow your club and plan for your club’s long term success.  The workshop is Saturday, February 3rd in Palmetto (just across the river from Bradenton) at Palm View Baptist Church, 513 49th Street East, Palmetto, FL 32301.   Lt. Governor Mike Labrano has set up this online RSVP LINK to register.
Literacy Buddies - Matt Anderson will collect your Buddy's Book Wednesday at Cafe Baci for delivery to the Early Learning Coalition before the February 9th due date.
Lunch Menu January 31st - 
1) Black Bean burgers, 2) Grilled Tenderloin, 3)  Orzo with mushrooms and zucchini, 4) Roasted Brussels Sprouts.  Our lunch menus are now on a rotating schedule.


Don't Forget - Kids Need Kiwanis!

Coming Speakers
Feb 07, 2018
Growth Management Challenges
Feb 14, 2018
Baltimore Orioles
Feb 21, 2018
Sarasota Military Academy
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Coming Events
Literacy Buddy Books Collection
Cafe Baci at Wednesday Meeting
Feb 07, 2018
12:01 PM – 1:00 PM
Pancake Breakfast
Mar 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
"A Kiwanian does something for children every day."  - Lyle Brion
We meet at noon on Wednesdays at Cafe Baci
      Sarasota, Florida 34231
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