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

Currently, we are meeting on Zoom every Tuesday from 12-1.  If you would like information on how to join our meeting, please reply to this email.
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!
March 23, 2021
  • We had 6 members at our meeting.  We've missed many of you!
  •  Michel Baudouin, chef/owner of Bouchon and Rendezvous French restaurants in Asheville will be one of our March 30 virtual program speakers along with Jane Anderson, Executive Director of AIR (Asheville Independent Restaurant Association). Baudouin was one of the founders of AIR in 2003. They will share their experiences operating a business during the Covid pandemic and discuss the economic impact locally owned restaurants make in Asheville and Buncombe County. This should be a very interesting program.  Invite someone who may be interested!
  • You should have received your Q2 dues.  Please fill out the automatic draft form that was attached to email, or mail them to Ashley at First Bank.  (10 S. Tunnel Road  Asheville, NC  28805)  If you have questions please email Scott Rogers.
Tools for Schools
Here's an easy way to support Johnston.  Link your Ingles card to Johnston Elementary and they will receive some money every time you shop.   All you need is the number on the back of your Ingles card.  Click here to link your card.  Type Johnston in the search and choose the school in Asheville.
We are working on plans for a "virtual meet and greet" soon to try to get some interest in our club.  We'll be inviting local people who have liked our Facebook page as well as others who members suggest.  Please be thinking of people you know who may enjoy being a part of our club.  Please also think about the talent pool we already have in our club and send us ideas for other sectors or businesses in the local economy that you would like to see represented in the club.  We'll be giving more information about this event soon! 
  •  Gene Rainey is at Reynolds Mountain assisted living recovering from Covid.  He continues to feel better and make progress. His appetite has significantly improved and he is beginning to get up and move around a lot more on his own. He enjoys receiving cards.  If you would like to send him a card his address is: 41 Cobblers Way Apt 2207 Asheville, NC 28804
  • Amy Euler had major surgery in November and is currently in rehab in Asheville.  If you'd like to send her a card her address is: 32 Pinnacle Pt.  Asheville NC 28805
   Our speaker was Holly Jones of the NC Department of Justice. She works with the public protection section of the NCDOJ.  Part of their mission is to protect consumers.  The top scam of 2020 was Robocalls.  If your phone is not currently registered on the do not call registry  it will help reduce the number of robocalls.   She also reminded us not to answer calls from unknown people and never to give money or buy gift cards for someone unless you are absolutely sure it is legit.  You can also report robocalls.  There has also been an increase in data breaches and hacking during the past year.  Learn how to stay safe online if you need some tips.
March 30 -  Ms. Jane Anderson, Executive Director of the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR), will discuss some of the economic issues and concerns facing local restaurants in Asheville during the Covid pandemic and how AIR is working to help them through its programs and activities.
April 6 - Katie Cornell, Executive Director of the Asheville Arts Council will speak on the importance and diversity of the Arts to the local economy and how the various parts of the Arts community have adapted their programs and services to address the Covid pandemic.
April 13 - Father Rev. David McCanless, Parochial Vicar of the Basilica of Saint Lawrence will speak on the national historic preservation grant that the Basilica of Saint Lawrence was recently awarded. The Basilica of St. Lawrence is a prominent downtown historic landmark and was co-designed by Rafael Guastavino, one of the architects of the Biltmore House.
April 20 - Susan Harper, Executive Director of the Asheville Community Theatre, and Chanda Calentine, will speak on upcoming programs and activities at Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) and how ACT has adapted its operations in response to the Covid pandemic. 
 April 27 - Candace Poolton, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator of the Friends of the WNC Nature Center, will discuss the ongoing programs and activities of the WNC Nature Center and its valuable contribution to Asheville and Buncombe County. 
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.

Ashley Huggins, President 

Scott Schwarzkopf,

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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