Speaker Chairperson – Mike Cullen
November 26th – Shannon Arnold – Title: Promoting a Lifetime in Song
In addition to her position with the Mastersingers, Shannon Arnold is also the music director at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in North Fort Myers, Florida. Prior to moving to Lee County, Shannon received her Masters degree in Choral Conducting at Temple University with Paul Rardin, Mitos Andaya Hart, and Rollo Dilworth. After her first year, she was awarded the Robert Page Conducting Scholarship. Before attending Temple University, Shannon started her professional teaching career at Fort Pierce Central High School in the Saint Lucie County Public Schools in Fort Pierce, Florida. In her time at FPC, her choirs received Superior Ratings at both District and State Choral MPA. Shannon received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Penn State University. She studied choral conducting with Dr. Christopher Kiver and Dr. Lynn Drafall. Shannon also studied piano privately with Dr. Steven Herbert Smith
Speaker Chairperson – Mike Boris
George Hoch, Wildlife/Nature photographer, will share some of his incredible encounters in the Everglades and show the pristine beauty of the Florida Everglades’ rare and fragile ecosystems captured perfectly through the lens of his camera.
JoDee Hanssen will tell us about ECHO, (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization). ECHO is an ecological/agricultural support agency to the world. The agency, based here in Ft Myers, exist to reduce hunger and improve the lives of small-scale framers worldwide.
Meet Diana Wilson, General Manager of Island Water Association (IWA). Diana and her family moved to SW Florida earlier this year from Des Moines IA. She was formerly GM at West Des Moines Water Company. Diana will tell us about the history of IWA, its organization and operations, and share some future IWA initiatives.
Kiwanis Business Meeting
Maggi Finer, FISH of SanCap Pres/CEO, will provide a brief year-end update and introduce Alicia Tighe, Executive Director.