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 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!
December 7, 2021
We were happy to have Marlowe Weingart join us for our meeting!  Marlowe owns Humane Resourcing Consulting.  When she was a HS teacher in Florida she was the Key Club advisor.  
What a blessing we had doing our annual shopping spree with children!  This year we shopped at a local store and had Dancing Bear Toys to ourselves.  The 12 children were so excited.  When told she had $100 to spend, a girl said to Ashley, "I am so rich!"  I think this project makes us all proud to be Kiwanians!
 We'll work with some Key Club members to help underprivileged parents shop for their children on December 16th, 5:15-8:00.  This year it is located in the old Frugal Backpacker store in Westgate.  It has heat and bathrooms! :)
Speaker Spotlight
     In remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, our speaker was Emmett Casciato, founder and curator of the Veteran's History Museum of the Carolinas in Brevard. After telling us some interesting facts and history about Pearl Harbor, he shared about the museum. The mission of the museum is to honor our nation’s veterans, to educate the public about our country’s military history and the contribution of our service men and women, and to preserve important and unique historic artifacts.  You will find newspapers, documents and personal histories of all our 20th Century wars from WWI to the War on Terror in the museum which is located beside the Transylvania Courthouse.  Admission is free. 
  We also heard from a 97 year old WWII veteran, Harold Wellington, who was in the Merchant Marines.  During the war he delivered supplies to the troops all over the world, making 2 trips to the Persian Gulf as well as France, North Africa and the Mediterranean.  His ships were frequently followed by German subs and attacked.  The Merchant Marines didn't become recognized as a branch of the service until 1988.  They had the highest mortality rate of any of the services during the war.
Consider giving a Go Local Card!  They cost $20, and with $10 going to Asheville City Schools, it is the gift that keeps on giving!  Purchase cards here
December 16th - Volunteer at the Eblen Toy Store 5:15-8
December 21st - Christmas Party
December 28th - no meeting
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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