News from the Kiwanis Club of Asheville
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The Skywanian
 

The newsletter for Kiwanis Club of Asheville
Charter established August 11, 1919  Asheville, NC

 
The Asheville Kiwanis Club meets for lunch, a business meeting and a guest speaker from 12-1:30pm  on Tuesdays (except for the last Tuesday of the month) in the fellowship hall of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, on the corner of Merrimon Ave. and Chestnut St. (across from Harris Teeter) 

We also have an evening club, Kiwanis One, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 5:30 - 7 at different venues around town.  Join our Facebook page for up to date information. 

 
Guests are always welcome!
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September 10, 2019
  • We welcomed Karen Wallace-Meigs, Executive Director of Girls on the Run of WNC
  • Kellie Lucas and Christiana Brueggemann attended, representing Girls on the Run and Gamma Phi Beta.
  • There were 10 members attending this week's meeting. 
  • On Sept. 17th we will be inducting several new members into our club who will be a part of the Kiwanis One evening club.  
  • We will be course marshalls for the Asheville Running Experience race on September 21st 8:30-10:45.  There will be a sign up at the next meeting.  
  • Please go on our website and get your tickets for our 100 year gala on Sept. 21st!  Spread the word!  Sept 15th is the last day to purchase tickets for the gala.
  • We voted this week on Kiwanian of the Year.
  • Jessica Stavish - September 13th
We presented Girls on The Run with a check for $1650. This will provide 10 full Girls on the Run scholarships, or many partial scholarships for girls to participate in the program, which helps girls build life skills, fitness and confidence through training for and participating in a 5k run.
          Keep Collecting Box Tops!
Johnston is collecting box tops which earn money for their school!    Many products you buy have them.  Click here to see a list.  There will be a jar at the check in table.  Bring any box tops you've collected during the week, and we will deliver them to  Johnston when school starts back in the fall.  
Our 100 year gala will be September 21 at Lutheridge.  We are in the process of getting some sponsors.  We are trying to reach out to organizations that Kiwanis has helped in the past as well as other businesses that want to support our mission.  If you have any ideas, or know of any former Kiwanians with a business that might like to be a sponsor, please let us know or take sponsorship information to them.

Print a copy of the sponsorship information here.

We will also be having a silent auction that night to raise money for our division playground at Eliada Home.  Please help us gather items such as tickets, gift certificates, art work, or anything that might bring in some money at the auction.  Ask for a gift card donation at your favorite restaurant, or ask a business you frequent to donate something.  

Print a copy of the invitation/flyer to take to businesses to ask for donations for our silent auction or give to someone you want to invite to the gala.  
The deadline for tickets has been extended until September 15!   Buy your tickets here
Candace Thopmson, Volunteer Coordinator at WNC Nature Center, was our featured speaker. The WNC Nature Center serves 140,000 adults and children annually. Almost all animals at the center are rescued animals which would likely not be able to survive on their own. The Center also provides outreach education for underserved communities, and have helped over 15,000 additional people through these programs since 2017. Learn more at www.wildwnc.org
  • September 17 -Ms. Angie Schwab, Executive Director, Folkmoot International Folk Festival
  • September 24 - No lunch meeting.  Come to the Kiwanis One meeting September 26th 5:30-7
Mission Statement
 
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.
Officers

Windell Camanse, President 

Ashley Huggins,
Vice President

Elaine Grella, Secretary

Tony Seker, Treasurer

Jessica Stavish, 
Past President
Board of Directors
Bryce Gilbert
Scott Schwarzkopf
Gregg Stamey
 
Foundation Board
 
Scott Schwarzkopf,  President

JoAnn Morgan, Vice President

Darshan S. Sarai, Secretary

Tony Seker, Director

 Russ Martin, Treasurer
Skywanian Editor
     Elaine Grella
Past Skywanian Issues
Kiwanis Resources
Kiwanis International
Carolina Kiwanian
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