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!
September 3, 2019
  • Our incoming Lt. Governor, George Dixon, and Marti Peithman from the Waynesville Club.  George gave us one of his beautiful photographs for the silent auction!
  • There were 13 members and 4 visitors attending this week's meeting. 
  • The mayor read a proclamation declaring August 11, 2019 as Kiwanis of Asheville Day at the City Council Meeting on August 27th.  You can view it here.  
  • Thanks to Karon K. and Billie for helping to sell tickets at Belk's for Charity Day. If you collected any money for charity tickets, please turn it in to Ashley at the next meeting.
  • We will be giving Girls on the Run $1600 next week and will have several visitors at our 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!  Tickets will be available until a week before. 
  • We need your help to get donations for our silent auction and sponsors for our gala.  Here is a donation letter and sponsor letter that you can send someone or use to help you know what to say.  You can print a copy of sponsorship information or an invitation below if needed.
Come out to our evening meeting on Tuesday, September 12th at 5:30 at Archetype Brewing in West Asheville.  We'll be discussing our fundraiser for Guardian Ad Litem as well as other volunteer opportunities 
          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 10!   Buy your tickets here
Our speakers today were Dr. Marna Holland and Caroline Rodier with Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups.  This is a free program through Buncombe Partnership for Children which targets children birth - age 5 not enrolled in childcare or who are not getting preschool experience.   Activities for the children and their caregivers include singing songs, stories, art, outdoor play, puppet shows and crafts.  Kaleidoscope Play and Learn is in 5 of the 7 school districts in Buncombe County and the teacher sees 85-100 kids a week. 
  • September 10 - Candace Thomson, Volunteer Coordinator, Friends of the WNC Nature Center
  • 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.

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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