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!
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December 10, 2019
Cam has arranged with Van Wingerden for us to deliver flowers to the nursing home again this year.  Here are the details:
 
  • Flowers will be at ABCCM south location (behind ABC Store off of Sweeten Creek) beginning at 10:30 this Friday.  We will deliver all day Friday and from 10:30 – until they are all delivered on Saturday. 
  • If you are able to help anytime Friday or Saturday, please call or text Cam at 828-776-4422 and let him know when you can help.   He will have the ABCCM truck, so he may be able to meet you somewhere to get the flowers between his deliveries if needed. 
  • If you know of someone who has a big vehicle and may like to help, please let Cam know or have them call him.
  • Billie will be bringing a Salvation Army kettle on Dec. 17th if you would like to give a donation.
  • Please be thinking about possible sponsors for our race and let an officer or board member know if we should contact someone.  
  • 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.
We took 13 kids and their mothers from Steadfast House to dinner at J&S and shopping at Wal Mart.
  • 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.
  •    December 19th we will work at the Eblen Toy Store from 5-8.
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
December 14th - Eblen Toy Store  9:45-12:30
December 19th - Eblen Toy Store  5:00 - 8:00 
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
Ms. Cindy Davis-Bryant has been CEO of Eliada Home for about 2 years.  Eliada’s mission is Helping Children Succeed.  They provide birth to career services for over 700 children and youth annually.   Eliada has a 5-Star Child Development Center, Residential and Day Treatment mental health programs, Foster Care services, and Workforce Development programming. Their Equine Therapy Program provides animal assisted therapeutic activities for high-risk students with behavioral and emotional problems.  In March, The Equine therapy program will be made available to the community.  There is also a way that people can sponsor a horse, which will help with the $95,000 that it costs to keep the 12 horses.  Visit the Eliada Home website to learn more. 
 December 17- Asheville Kiwanis Christmas Celebration
 
No club meetings on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31
 January 7-  Rudy Beharrysingh, president  of the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club will give an overview of electric vehicles and the sustainability for the future.  They may even have some Electric Vehicles outside during the meeting.
 January 14 - Amy DeCamp, Events Coordinator for ASAP.  They help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.  They also run a farms to schools program
 January 21 - Franzi Charen, Founder/Director of the Asheville Grown Business Alliance.  The Go Local Card celebrates the interdependence of our businesses to each other, public education and to the youth in our community.
Mission Statement
 
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.
Officers

Windell Camanse, President 

Ashley Huggins,
 President-Elect

Elaine Grella, Secretary

Scott Rogers, Treasurer

Tony Seker,
Co-Treasurer

 
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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