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!
August 6, 2019
  • John Burns visiting from Oneco Kiwanis Club in Florida
  • Timothy Sadler - He talked with Russ at 4th of July event, came to visit and has filled out a membership application! 
  • There were 15 members attending this week's meeting. 
  • August 27th at 5:30 we will be accepting a proclamation for our 100th anniversary from city council
  • Board meeting on August 16th at 12:00 at First Bank downtown
  • Please go on our website and get your tickets for our 100 year gala on Sept. 21st!  We will also have  tickets available at the meeting on Tuesday if you would rather pay by check.  
  • 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.
  • Scott H.  - July 28th 
  • Larry Hawkins - August 9th
Kiwanis One will be doing a fundraiser at The Salvage Station for Guardian Ad Litem soon.  The next meeting is August 13th at The Salvage Station at 5:30.

Our last game of the season is August 15th.  Plan to come out to one or more of these games for some great fellowship time with other Kiwanians.  

If you would like to help distribute supplies to the students on August 14th, follow this link and choose your time.  You will just need to give an email when you sign up.  This is a great activity to do with your older children or grandchildren, or to give them some service hours for school.   Anyone can sign up to help!
We have tickets for the August 24th sale!  Our club keeps the $5 from each ticket we sell so it's easy money!  Pick up some tickets at the next few meetings to take to your business or sell to friends.  We're also going to sell on Saturday morning, August 24th at Belk from 7am - 9:00 or 9-11:00.  Sign up if you can help for 2 hours.
          Keep Collecting During the Summer!
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.  
There was a nice article in the Mountain Express about the formation of our club 100 years ago.  The writer didn't get the date of our charter correct, but he did reference many things that were published in the Asheville Citizen 100 years ago about the Kiwanis Club. Read the article here
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 the sponsors, auction and RSVP will be August 10th!  Buy your ticket here
Karon Korp gave an interesting presentation about the first 50 years of the Kiwanis Club of Asheville, 1919-1969. Next week, Russ Martin will tell us about the past 50 years, 1969 - 2019.   If you missed it, they will be doing it again at our 100th anniversary gala on September 21st.  You won't want to miss it!  Get your tickets here. 
August 13 - Russ Martin with a presentation on the past 50 years of the Asheville Kiwanis Club
 August 20 - Rev. Scott Rogers will speak on his experiences as a Kiwanian and what being a member of the Asheville Kiwanis Club means to him
August 27 - No lunch meeting.  Come to the evening Kiwanis One meeting on August 29th 
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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