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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 a business meeting from 12-12:30 and a guest speaker from 12:30-1 on Tuesdays on Zoom.  Please reply to this email if you would like a link to attend one of our meetings. 

We will update our Facebook page or website soon with information about when and where we plan to begin in person meetings

Guests are always welcome!
June 1, 2021
  • We had 7 members at our meeting.   
  • Quarter 3 dues have been  sent out.    Please mail these to Ashley Huggins  First Bank 10 S. Tunnel Rd. 28805  If you have questions please email Scott Rogers.
Billie Miller - June 4th
     Our speaker was Kitty Hancock, a retired nurse who worked in the VA Hospital for over 15 years. She is now a Community Educator with Dementia Friendly WNC.
      The idea of Dementia Friendly Communities started 10-15 years ago in England. One Third of people over 85 have Alzheimer's and one in nine people over 65 have dementia.  By 2025 one in five NC residents will be over 65.  There are over 20,000 WNC residents who live with dementia, 85% of them live with family  and one in five live alone.
  Dementia is an umbrella term for a decline in brain functions associated with  a loss of concentration, orientation, language, or judgement.  There is irreversible and reversible dementia. Irreversible dementia is Alzhiemers, Parkinsons, or vascular disease. Reversible forms of dementia are depression and vitamin B-12 deficiency.
    Signs of dementia include having significant difficulty remembering words, inability to understand what people say, being easily frustrated, confused about where you are, loss of orientation, anxiety and confusion over what to do next. Suggestions for dealing with people with dementia include:  taking a deep breath, being mindful of the person's anxiety, having a kind and respectful attitude, be patient and tolerant, smile and use a pleasant tone of voice, stick with the facts and avoid being critical of the person. 
   Some resources for families to use in dealing with people with dementia include the Buncombe County Council on Aging, local health care providers providers, and the Buncombe County Department of Social Services.  The Dementia Friendly WNC website also has a great list of local resources.
June 8 - Ms. Janice Gouldthorpe, new Executive Director of the NC Glass Center based in Asheville. Janice will present a virtual presentation of the beautiful artwork and techniques used by artisans at the NC Glass Center
June 15 - Mr. John Russell, Executive Director of the Montford Park Players. John will update us on the programs and activities of the Montford Park Players which will be opening in May to offer Shakespeare in the park. John also serves on the board of the NC Arts Council.
June 22 - Mr. Glenn Fields, new Executive Director of Folkmoot USA, the International Folk Festival based in Waynesville, NC. Glenn will update us on the current programs at Folkmoot and the schedule of activities at the new Folkmoot festival to be held
June 29 - Ms. Cassandra Lohmeyer, Recycling Coordinator for Buncombe County. Cassandra will discuss the new public awareness campaign on recycling coming up in the county and the various recycling resources available to local residents.
2020-2021 officers and board members 
Not pictured, Scott Rogers
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
Bryce Gilbert
Gregg Stamey
Windell Camanse, Past President
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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