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

Currently, we are meeting on Zoom every Tuesday from 12-1.  If you would like information on how to join our meeting, please reply to this email.
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!
December 1, 2020
  • We had 9 members at our virtual meeting today.
  • We have changed a few of our December projects to keep everyone safe.  See details below.
  • You should have received your Quarter 1 dues.  Please mail them to Ashley at First Bank.  
  •  Be sure to read the Skywanian each week to keep up to date and know when we will have our next in person meeting or service project!  Check out a calendar here with dates to remember!
Our club provided a nice Chick Fil A lunch to the women and children at Steadfast House on Dec. 5th.  They were very appreciative!  
The moms with children are in the process of creating wish lists on Amazon for Christmas gifts. We will get these ordered next week so they can be delivered by Christmas and the moms can get them wrapped.  
Elaine and Ashley have picked up some boxes and have reached out to a few Kiwanians who said they were able to help sort.  We'll be doing one more pick up Tuesday, Dec.15th.  We'll let you know at the meeting if we need more help sorting. 
May 16, 2021
We have received  sponsorships of $750 from Whole Foods and $250 from TSA Choice!

     We need your help getting sponsors!
  Click here to print a copy of our sponsorship packet to give a potential sponsor, or let us know if you have someone you would like us to talk to. 
Our speaker was Jim Blanton, Executive Director of the Asheville and Buncombe County Public  Library System.  He told us about the wide variety of programs and services available at the library and the new ways his staff has adapted to serving patrons as a result of Covid.  In addition to Pack Library, there are 11 branches, with a new one being built in East Asheville.  All branches except Pack reopened in October with a 50% capacity.  All borrowed materials are quarantined for 4 days.  They offer many online resources for children and teens, as well as ebooks, online book clubs and exercise classes for adults.  Patrons are also able to get free tickets to places such at The Asheville Science Museum and Arboretum.  You will want to bookmark their website for many great resources.  If you don't have a library card, visit your local branch, or you can email them and they will do it online for you. 
 December 15 - Asheville Kiwanis Club Christmas Party. We will have our party on Zoom instead of in person.  There will be music, a Christmas trivia game and other surprises.  Please try to come celebrate with us!  
December 22 and 29 - No Meeting
January 5 - Jim Fox, Senior Resilience Associate with NEMAC-Fernleaf, a public-private organization that conducts risks assessments and data analysis solutions for communities and institutions, including climate related resilience.  Jim will speak on some of his experiences providing services to communities nationwide, which include Asheville, Chapel Hill,  Raleigh, and Ft. Lauderdale
January 12  - Kiwanian Karon Korp will provide her insights on growth and development in the Asheville Real Estate Market
January  19 - Neal Reed, Director of Operations for New Morning Ltd will speak on the life and legacy  of prominent local philanthropist John Cram who recently passed away and had a huge impact on development in downtown Asheville. Cram owned New Morning Gallery, Fine Arts Theatre, and other businesses in town
January 26 - Mary Spivey, Community Manager of the Collider, will speak on the programs and operations of the Collider, a global center for climate entrepreneurs based in downtown Asheville
2020-2021 officers and board members 
Not pictured, Scott Rogers
Mission Statement
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.

Ashley Huggins, President 

Scott Schwarzkopf,

Elaine Grella, Secretary

Scott Rogers, Treasurer
Board of Directors
Bryce Gilbert
Gregg Stamey
Windell Camanse, Past President
Foundation Board
Scott Schwarzkopf,  President

JoAnn Morgan, Vice President

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