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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May 19, 2020
  • We had 10 members attend our virtual Kiwanis meeting!   I hope you will plan on joining us next Tuesday, May 26th. On Monday, I will send you a reminder with a link to join on your computer or tablet, which can be video if you have a camera on your device.  There will also be a phone number to call if you do not have internet or would rather not use video.  This is a great way to catch up with everyone and see how we're all doing.  We'll also  have a speaker at each virtual meeting. We will continue this on a weekly basis until we are able to meet again at St. Mark's.
  • You should have received your dues invoice from Scott Rogers.  If you have any questions please contact him   Please mail checks to Ashley at First Bank.  You can also pay online by going to our website and clicking on the donate button about halfway down.  Please let Ashley know so she can put the money into dues.  
  • If you are in need of anything during this difficult time, please reach out to your Kiwanis Family.  You can reply to this newsletter and we'll find someone who can help!
  •  If you are doing anything to help others during this time, please let Elaine know so she can report on service hours in her monthly report.
  • Drew Alexander - May 21st
Windell has set up meetings to be each Thursday from 6-7.  He will send out a reminder with the link to join each week.  
It's official!  Our race has been postponed to October 4th, 2020.   We have $3750 in sponsors so far, but will now have time to try and get more.  
  • ABCCM is in need of people willing to help deliver food boxes to many families . If you would like to help with this, or any other needs ABCCM has, please let Elaine know or email ABCCM with your availability.
  • Steadfast House and VRQ is also in need of people to help prepare meals.  There will be menus online soon  If you would be able to be part of a group to help prepare part of meal, such as a salad, meat, or vegetable, that could be delivered to them, let Elaine know or email ABCCM
  •   ABCCM, like many places, is having a shortage of food for the people they serve. They are continuing to provide over 750 meals a day at their facilities as well as delivering emergency food boxes.  You can make a monetary donation to help them on their website
Our speaker was Dr. Susan Mertz, Executive Director of Evergreen Charter School.
Evergreen Community Charter School is a learning community committed to the pursuit of excellence in holistic education of mind, body, and spirit. They prepare students for successful lifelong learning, social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and service, and they value the voice of every member of the community. It is their belief that engaging students in work that is challenging, adventurous, and meaningful results in authentic and deep learning and achievement. By finding complex, rigorous ways to engage with the local community and the natural world, students achieve more than they thought possible, becoming reflective, active contributors to building a better world.  
May 26 -  Emily Jackson, Program Director for the ASAP farms to schools program, will speak on the current issues her organization and area farmers are facing related to the Covid 19 virus.
Each of these speakers are flexible to do either a virtual or in person program depending on when we may be able to meet at St. Mark's again. 

 June 2 - Mr. John Russell, Executive Director of the Montford Park Players on the Players’ upcoming season and the impact of the Covid  19 virus on the arts.  We will also present Key Club scholarships.  
June 9 - Mr. Clark Duncan, Senior Vice-President of Economic Development for the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, will speak on the current state of the business community in Asheville and reopening plans related to the Covid 19 virus
June 16 - Kiwanian Jensen Gelfond of Asheville Digital Lifestyle will have a presentation related to computer safety and security issues
June 23 -  Rev. Scott Rogers, Executive Director of ABCCM, will update us on the needs in our community and ABCCM’s many activities to serve families in our area during the Covid 19 virus outbreak.
2019-2020 Officers and Directors
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,
 President-Elect

Elaine Grella, Secretary

Scott Rogers, Treasurer
 
Board of Directors
Bryce Gilbert
Scott Hicks
Scott Schwarzkopf
Gregg Stamey
 
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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