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!
April 28, 2020
  • It was great to have 15 members attend our virtual Kiwanis meeting!   I hope you will plan on joining us next Tuesday, May 5th. 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.
  • 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.
  • Amy Euler - May 1
We got together last Thursday night to catch up with each other.  Watch for an email from Windell for the link to join the next meeting. 
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 Stefanie Gerber, executive director of the NC Glass Center.  They are a non-profit glass studio which provides affordable studio space to over 40 local glass artists in the River Arts District.  Dedicated to the education, exploration and collaboration in all forms of glass, they offer many different classes, have a youth outreach program which works with kids in poverty, and also have free classes for veterans.  Visit their website for more information on classes, or help support them by purchasing some beautiful pieces of glass from the online shop.   You can contact Stefanie at 
 May 5 -  Tori Duval, Community Education Specialist with the Friends of the WNC Nature Center will tell us about wildlife and nature virtual online education programs being offered to Buncombe County School students
May 12 - Mary Michael, Executive Director of Bob Lewis Ballpark in Buncombe County 
May 19 - Dr. Susan Mertz of Evergreen Charter School
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.
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.

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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