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 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!
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May 11, 2021
  • We had 10 members at our meeting.   
  • Quarter 3 dues will be sent out soon.   If you have not sent in  Q2 dues please do so as soon as possible and mail to Ashley Huggins  First Bank 10 S. Tunnel Rd. 28805  If you have questions please email Scott Rogers.
If you plan to come, and haven't let us know, please reply to this newsletter!  

We will be having an in person meeting on Thursday, May 20th from 5-6:30 at Transformation Village!  We would like for each member to bring at least one guest who might be interested in learning more about Kiwanis. We are looking to grow our membership!   We will be sharing about all of the projects and groups we support, giving out Key Club Scholarships and offering tours of Transformation Village. There will be safety precautions in place.   Begin thinking about people that you can invite!  Click here for an invitation to download and print or email to your friends.  
We will be giving out the Peggy Kirkpatrick Memorial Kiwanis Scholarship and Tony Seker Memorial Kiwanis Scholarship to 2 students from Enka and Reynolds High School at our meeting on May 20th.  We will have members from Peggy's there and hope to have Etta and her son join us on Facetime from Florida. 
We received the following note from Johnston:

Dear Kiwanis Club of Asheville,
    Thank you so much for the valuable work you have done for the Johnston School Community.  Your faithful partnership and dedication to our staff and students truly does make a difference.  From feeding a hungry child who needs a snack to carry them to the next meal to providing bikes for PBIS support and the encouragement to our staff, we can never thank you enough.  Your organization does so much for us and it is essential to the work we do.  Thank you!
Johnston staff
Team Kiwanis raised $621 to help Eblen Charities and came in 5th place for team fundraising!  Thanks to everyone who helped us exceed our goal!
    Our speaker was Jenny Vial with Buncombe County Partnership for Children which is a private non profit and part of the statewide network, Smart Start. 
     Research has shown that the first 2,000 days of a child's life ( birth - 5 yrs.) is crucial in their development. The organization has a mission to improve the quality of early childhood education, increase access to affordable, high quality childcare, expand literacy opportunities and provide family support.  When asked what their greatest need was, Jenny said, " to help the community understand the importance of early childhood education."
May 18 - Ms. Meredith Switzer, Executive Director of Homeward Bound WNC, will speak on her organization’s efforts to serve the homeless in Asheville and Buncombe County
May 25 - Mr. Jim Delisle of PARI (Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute). PARI is a non-profit astronomical observatory based in the Pisgah National Forest. PARI actively promotes space and science for children, including space camps. 
June 1- Ms. Kitty Hancock, Community Educator with Dementia Friendly WNC, a grassroots non profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness about individuals living with the symptoms of dementia. Kitty helps train staff in businesses and organizations to provide effective customer service to individuals living with dementia.
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.
Officers

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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