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 14, 2020
  • We had 9 members attend our virtual Kiwanis meeting!   I hope you will plan on joining us next Tuesday, April 21.  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 at least through the end of April as Kiwanis International has asked clubs not to meet until then.
  • 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.
  • April 16 - Windell
  • April 17 - JoAnn R.   She will be 95!
  • April 18 - Peggy K.   She will be 89!
Windell will be polling people to see if they would like to have a virtual meeting soon.  
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 Matt Buchanan, manager of the WNC Ag Center.  It is owned by the State of North Carolina and operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  The first event was a rodeo in a 4H Arena in 1965.  The McGough building was built in 1983 for horse and livestock shows and the Davis Event Center was added in 1992, then converted to a 45,000 sq.ft. event space in 2011.  In 1997 the Ag center became completely self supported, generating all of it's own funds.  The Virginia Boone Building, a 6,000 sq. ft. log cabin, was built in 2009 and is used for weddings, corporate meetings, church services, and other events.  The Mountain State Fair has been happening in September for the past 27 years. Last year the Ag center had 314 event days.   
April 21 - John Rideout, Transportation Planner for Land of Sky Regional Council. He will give a visual power point presentation on key transportation issues in the Ashevllle and Buncombe County region.
April 28 - Stephanie Gerber, Executive Director of the NC Glass Center. The NC Glass Center is a non profit that is home to over 30 professional glass artists and is dedicated to education, exploration, and collaboration in all forms of glass. They offer educational workshops and have a professional gallery.
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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