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The Skywanian

The newsletter for Kiwanis Club of Asheville
Charter established August 11, 1919  Asheville, NC

The Kiwanis Club of Asheville meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at noon at the Veteran's Restoration Quarters (1329 Tunnel Rd) for lunch and speaker from 12-1:30.   We also meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 5:30 at various locations around town for a more informal meeting.  Check our website or Facebook Page for the location each month.  
Guests are always welcome!
April 19, 2022
We will have an evening meeting on Thursday, April 28th at 5:30.We'll meet at TGIFridays and sit outside on their patio.    Mark your calendars and think about who you could bring as a guest.  We'll work on planning out some service projects for the spring/summer.  
April Birthdays
April 17 - JoAnn Roberson (former member)
She will be 97
If you would like to send a card her address is:
12 Quail Hollow
Asheville, NC 28804
                        Race Update
Our new race director, Leslie, has reached out to the 148 runners who had deferred their registration from May 2020 to May 2022 to let them know this year's race was cancelled.  So far, no one has asked for a refund, so they are now registered for our May 2023 race!
Biltmore Forest has approved a 10K Race on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30!  We will have more details from Leslie soon.  
Our club received a very generous check for $2,000 from the Biltmore Estate Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of WNC.   
Our club gave 100 helmets to all the 3rd and 4th graders at Johnston who completed a bike safety course during their PE class.  We received these helmets through a grant from the NCDOT.  We had hoped to have a "Bike Bonanza" to give them out, but COVID put a damper on things.  
Our Key Clubs have been doing an amazing job helping their fellow students and community!                      
                        Reynolds Key Club

The Reynolds Key Club will be doing Putt Putt for Hunger on Sunday, April 24th 6:00-9:00 at Lakeview Putt and Play (2245 Hendersonville Rd., Arden)  We would like to get teams together to support them.  It is $25 person with 2-4 on a team.  All the money raised will go to Manna Food Bank.   Karon, Russ, Elaine and her daughter Rebekah plan to be there and you can join one of our teams or make your own. Come join us!
 Register here.  
Our speakers were Erin Erickson, program Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Henderson County, and Jamye Davis, the executive Vice President of Programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC.   This great organization has been serving Western North Carolina since 1982 and are now in18 counties. Their mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Volunteers can choose from 2 types of mentoring. Community- based mentoring is where Mentors (Bigs) spend a few hours a couple times a month with the youth (Little) on outings in the community.  School-based mentoring is where Mentors spend one hour a week at the youth’s school assisting with school work and social/emotional learning.

Big Brother Big Sisters is looking for dedicated adults who believe in their mission and want to make a positive impact on a youth in our community.  Contact them if you, or someone you know, may be interested. 

Thursday, April 28th - Evening meeting 5:30 TGIFridays
Tuesday, May 3rd - VRQ  speaker TBD  12-1:30
Thursday, May 12th - Evening Meeting Place 5:30 TBD
Tuesday, May 19th - VRQ   speaker TBD  12-1:30
Thursday, May 26th - Evening meeting 5:30
2021-22 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.

Scott Schwarzkopf, President 

Elaine Grella, Secretary

Scott Rogers, Treasurer
Board of Directors
Beverly Buckner
Bryce Gilbert
Ashley Huggins

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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