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!
November 5, 2019
  • Scott Schwarzkopf - Nov. 7th
  • Bryce will be attending Club coaching day in Flat Rock on Nov. 9th, along with new members Emily and Tom S.  
  • Please be thinking about possible sponsors for our race and let an officer or board member know.
  • The updated member directory is at the bottom of our website under members only.  If you need the password, let Elaine know.  You can download it to your computer,or print it out, if you want to keep it handy for quick access.
  The first project of our evening club will be a fundraiser for Guardian Ad Litem Association on November 15th at Eluvium Brewing in Weaverville.  See the flyer with information here. 
The club is also beginning work on a Drone Racing initiative and afterschool program, which is very exciting.  They will be meeting with the county sports commissioner this week to discuss a possible venue for a drone racing fundraiser.  
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
November  23rd - Bells Ringing at Sam's Club for      Salvation Army
December 9th - Christmas Shopping spree with kids                             from Steadfast House and Boys                                 and Girls Club   Dinner 5:30, then                                shopping at Wal Mart
December 14th - Eblen Toy Store  9:45-12:30
December 19th - Eblen Toy Store  5:00 - 8:00 
Eliada Home Kiwanis Playground Update
We will be giving about $1800 towards the playground, which is the money raised from the silent auction at our gala.

Another way you can help is to sign up for
Amazon Smile and add Eliada Home as your charity.   When you buy anything on Amazon, 5% of the purchase will go towards the Eliada Playground.  You have to place your order from the Amazon Smile page.  Tell your family and friends so they can help us too!  If you need help, I can show you at our next meeting.
2019-2020 Officers and Directors
 Holly Jones of the NC Department of Justice spoke on how to avoid being a victim of identity theft and scams.  She stressed that everybody can become a victim of identity theft and anyone can commit it.  She encouraged us to go to The Department of Justice website and put a free security freeze on all of our credit accounts. This can prevent an identity thief from opening a new account or getting credit in your name. You can also do this for your children. The freeze can be temporarily lifted when you apply for credit.  She also told us about the many scams that are around.   You can sign up for alerts of scams in our area on the website and also get some other helpful advice to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft or a scam. 
  • November 12 - Mr. Eric Bradford, Director of Operations at Greenworks 
  • November 19 - Ms. Kristi McMillan of the Asheville Art Museum presenting an informational update on the programs and resources  at the newly renovated Asheville Art  Museum facility  scheduled to open in November 2019.
  • November 26 - No lunch meeting
December  3- Kiwanian Rev. Ralph Sexton on his travels to Israel 
 December 10- Ms. Cindy Davis-Bryant, President and CEO of Eliada Homes for Children
 December 17- Asheville Kiwanis Christmas Celebration
No club meetings on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31
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,

Elaine Grella, Secretary

Scott Rogers, Treasurer

Tony Seker,

Board of Directors
Bryce Gilbert
Scott Hicks
Scott Schwarzkopf
Gregg Stamey
Foundation Board
Scott Schwarzkopf,  President

JoAnn Morgan, Vice President

Tony Seker, Director

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