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 Kiwanis Club of Asheville meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at noon at the Veteran's Restoration Quarters (1329 Tunnel Rd) for lunch and speaker from 12-1:30.   We also meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 5:30 at various locations around town for a more informal meeting.  Check our website or Facebook Page for the location each month.  
Guests are always welcome!
April 5, 2022
We will begin evening meetings Thursday, April 28th at 5:30.  We're still working on a place, hopefully outdoors.  If you have any ideas, let us know.  Mark your calendars and think about who you could bring as a guest.  We'll work on planning out some service projects for the spring/summer.  
You should have received your 1st and 2nd quarter dues from Scott Rogers.  You can mail them to him: 20 20th Street  Asheville, NC 28806.  
We would like to encourage members to do automatic draft.  

automatic draft form
After filling it out, you can bring it to Ashley at a meeting, or email her and she will send you a secure link to send it back to her at the bank.  
April Birthdays
April 17 - JoAnn Roberson (former member)
She will be 97
If you would like to send a card her address is:
12 Quail Hollow
Asheville, NC 28804
                        Race Update
Our new race director, Leslie, has reached out to the 148 runners who had deferred their registration from May 2020 to May 2022 to let them know this year's race was cancelled.  So far, no one has asked for a refund, so they are now registered for our May 2023 race!
Leslie is in the planning stages for a race on July 23rd, possibly through Biltmore Forest.  Look for more details soon....
Our club gave 100 helmets to all the 3rd and 4th graders at Johnston who completed a bike safety course during their PE class.  We received these helmets through a grant from the NCDOT.  We had hoped to have a "Bike Bonanza" to give them out, but COVID put a damper on things.  
Our Key Clubs have been doing an amazing job helping their fellow students and community!                         

                          Erwin Key Club
The club did their annual "Spread the Warmth" fundraiser last month, and the school raised $3,000 in 3 days! This is the fundraiser in which they collect money to purchase space heaters, blankets, and warm clothing for the students at Erwin. 
                       Reynolds Key Club
The club raised $2,044 from their silent auction for Manna Food Bank.  They also collected $2,000 pounds of food.  On May 10th, the club is volunteering at Manna Food Bank and some of our members may help them.  

The Reynolds Key Club will be doing Putt Putt for Hunger on Sunday, April 24th 6:00-9:00.   We would like to get a team together to support them.  It is $25 person with 4 on a team.  All the money raised will go to Manna Food Bank.  Let Karon K. know if you would be interested!  We'll have a sign up at the next meeting. 

                     Enka Key Club
The club has been leading an effort to provide after school tutoring for ELL (English Language Learner) students since February.  Many of these students are "newcomers" and have limited English proficiency.   The Key Clubbers, and their advisor Doug Wilson, have been working with students one-on-one and in small groups to help them complete assignments and to provide tutoring in math.  
 They are also leading an effort to collect and distribute donated prom dresses to the students in need.  
Our speaker was Ian Rudick, owner of Come From the Heart which promotes cooperation and mutual benefit as the preferred way of doing business. He is a serial entrepreneur, which gives him multiple income streams, keeps him engaged with new ideas and gets him requests from customers for new products. He works on a commission basis and is a socially responsible business.  Some of Ian's active business endeavors include making bottlecap magnets that benefits a single mom and her son with autism, designing reusable bags and t-shirts, Barefoot Botanicals, Franny's Farmacy, and Grounds for Peace Jewelry made from coffee grounds.   
The t-shirts and bags are made by a company in California that Ian uses, but he helps design them.  They can be purchased locally at French Broad Food Co-op, Green Mother Goods, and West Village Market.
Ian has also developed a fund for individuals with developmental disabilities to empower them with economic and personal development.  It is in memory of his dad who had polio as a young child and was also a Kiwanian.
Tuesday, April 19th - Erin Erickson from the Boys and Girls Club at VRQ 12-1:30
Thursday, April 28th - Evening meeting 5:30 Place TBD
Tuesday, May 3rd - Meeting at Transformation Village.  We will present them with our $30,000 check and possibly give out Key Club scholarships.  12-1:30
Thursday, May 12th - Evening Meeting Place 5:30 TBD
Tuesday, May 19th - VRQ   speaker TBD  12-1:30
Thursday, May 26th - Evening meeting 5:30
2021-22 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.

Scott Schwarzkopf, President 

Elaine Grella, Secretary

Scott Rogers, Treasurer
Board of Directors
Beverly Buckner
Bryce Gilbert
Ashley Huggins

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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