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!
February 4, 2020
  • Emily brought Alishia Timmons and Jess Rosenkoetter, interns at Steadfast House.
Nicholas Emmanuel - February 2nd.  (02-02-2020)
  • We had 14 members present at our meeting. 
  • Our officers met with Key Club Officers from Enka and Reynolds last Saturday. We hope to do a drone demo at Enka HS during their lunch sometime in March.  It will be live streamed so that students can watch on their devices, and students at Reynolds can see it as well.  We hope to do one at Reynolds also.  
  • Bryce and Tom S. will be attending midyear convention in Concord this weekend.  
  • We will have a table for 10 at the Eliada Luncheon on March 12th at 12:00.  It is a free lunch.  Eliada will be recognizing Kiwanis and trying to raise money for the playground.  Let us know if you would like to attend.   
  • Our updated Bylaws have been approved by Kiwanis International.  You can download them here  You can also pick up a copy at a meeting.
  • You should have received a quarter 2 invoice by email.  If you haven't paid Q1 dues please do so as soon as possible.  If you want to pay online you can go to our website and click on donate now.  Please let Ashley know so she will know to move it to the correct place.  If you would like to do an automatic draft, ask Ashley for a bank form at the next meeting or download one here 
  • The updated member directory is in a members only section in the upper right corner of our website.  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.
  • We have 223 runners registered.  This time last year we only had 153.
  • We have $2500 in sponsors so far. We have someone who is helping us reach our $20,000 goal. She is planning on coming to our next meeting to meet everyone and learn more about Kiwanis.  
  • Pick up some race cards at the next meeting to take to businesses and give to possible runners.
  • If you know of possible sponsors for our race, let an officer or board member know if we should contact someone.  
  •  Download  information to take to potential sponsors
Kiwanis events and programs
sponsor commitment
sponsorship levels
  • Our next meetings will be 5:30-7, February 13 and 27th  at New Belgium Brewing (21 Craven St.) We'll be discussing another Guardian Ad Litem fundraiser and the drone initiative. 
  • Our Drone Initiative continues to move forward.  UNCA is ready to partner with us and has some students who will do service learning and work with the kids at Rock Hill Baptist after school program to build drones.  We will be buying the drones soon so we can get started!  
  • Windell 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.
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.
If you are on Facebook, you can also help by sharing the Eliada Home Fundraiser Facebook page for the playground.
Our speaker was John Noce with the Buncombe County Board of Elections.  The NC primary is March 3rd. Any changes to your voter registration must be made by February 7th.  Early Voting is February 13-29 at 10 locations around Buncombe County.  There will be no photo id required for the primary.  Click here for more information about early voting sites,absentee ballots, and how to make extra cash by being a poll worker.
2019-2020 Officers and Directors
 February 11 - Ms. Marielle DeJong, Events Manager, Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
 February 18 - Mr. Eric Bradford, Director of Operations for Greenworks  
February 25 - No Noon meeting.  Come to the Kiwanis One Meeting February 27th at New Belgium.
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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