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!
November 19, 2019
  • Gene Rainey - November 28th
  • Please be thinking about possible sponsors for our race and let an officer or board member know.
  • The updated member directory is at the bottom of our website under members only.  If you need the password, let Elaine know.  You can download it to your computer,or print it out, if you want to keep it handy for quick access.
  • Eluvium fundraiser made $500 from 50/50 raffle, donations and the sale of beer.  This money will go to the Guardian Ad Litem Association. 
  • Drone Initiative is moving forward.  Windell met with the Chancellor at UNCA   They will partner with us and have some students do service learning and work with kids at Rock Hill Baptist after school program to build drones.
  • He also met with the county sports commissioner recently. They are working with the drone racing league to get a venue, possibly the civic center.  We will partner with the Asheville sports commission.
  • Next meeting is December 5th.  Place TBD   December 19th we will work at the Eblen Toy Store from 5-8.
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
November  23rd - Bells Ringing at Sam's Club for      Salvation Army
December 9th - Christmas Shopping spree with kids                             from Steadfast House and Boys                                 and Girls Club   Dinner 5:30, then                                shopping at Wal Mart
December 14th - Eblen Toy Store  9:45-12:30
December 19th - Eblen Toy Store  5:00 - 8:00 
Elaine helped serve Thanksgiving lunch to the students and their families at Johnston.
     Erwin Key Club did a staff vs student volleyball game for their spread the warmth fundraiser last week.  They raised over $2,000 in 3 days!  They also threw out "warmth" to the student body, which students loved. The club bought hats, socks and mittens to throw out to them. 
      So far, they have been able to give out 5 space heaters and a few blankets to families in need. The school social worker is working through a list of families to give out more. The Key Club is still looking for donations, so if you know if any businesses or people who are willing to donate to this great project, let Windell or Elaine know.   
Eliada Home Kiwanis Playground Update
We will be giving about $1800 towards the playground, which is the money raised from the silent auction at our gala.

Another way you can help is to sign up for
Amazon Smile and add Eliada Home as your charity.   When you buy anything on Amazon, 5% of the purchase will go towards the Eliada Playground.  You have to place your order from the Amazon Smile page.  Tell your family and friends so they can help us too!  If you need help, I can show you at our next meeting.
2019-2020 Officers and Directors
      Kristi McMillan of the Asheville Art Museum presented an informational update on the programs and resources at the newly renovated Asheville Art  Museum which opened  November 14th. 
       The vision of the museum is to transform lives through art.  It is the 3rd oldest art museum in NC, founded in 1948 by the Asheville Artist Guild.  The museum's collections are American Art of the 20th and 21st centuries and includes fine art as well as decorative art, textiles and craft media. Visit their website for information about the many programs they offer as well ways you can get involved.
  • November 26 - No lunch meeting
December  3- Kiwanian Rev. Ralph Sexton on his travels to Israel 
 December 10- Ms. Cindy Davis-Bryant, President and CEO of Eliada Homes for Children
 December 17- Asheville Kiwanis Christmas Celebration
No club meetings on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31
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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