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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March 10, 2020
  • We just heard from St. Marks that all meetings have been cancelled at the church through the end of March.  
  • Elaine read a note from WNC Baptist Home thanking Cam and the Kiwanis Club for delivering poinsettias to them at Christmas.
  • 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.  Please play these 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.
  • Tom S. -  March 4th
  • Ashley - March 19th
  • Tony - March 19th
Emily Wheeler's father died this week. The funeral will be Saturday March 14th at 3:00 at Beverly Hills Baptist Church.  
  • As of 2/28 we have 146 registered runners for the 15K and 121 for the 5K for a total of 267.  Last year at this time we had 203. 
  • We have $3250 in sponsors so far. We have someone who is helping us get sponsors. 
  • 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
  • Next meeting March 26th at The Wedge on Foundy St.  5:30-7.  
  • We met with the kids in the after school program at Rock Hill Baptist last week.  They are very excited.  We plan to go back each Thursday from 4-6.pm. Cory, a licensed drone pilot will be doing the lessons.  
  • Phase 2 of the drone initiative will be a Key Club drone racing event.  We hope to do a drone racing demo at Enka HS after spring break.
  • 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.
Our first meeting with the kids in the after school program at Rock Hill Baptist Church.  They are really excited about getting to open those boxes!
Excitement opening the boxes of drones!
Let's help the ACR Key Club!  Bring a non perishable food item to one of the March meetings.  They would also love to see some Kiwanians at their soup dinner on March 17th.
Ms. Austin, the principal at Johnston, was nominated for the NC School Heroes. If she wins, Johnston would get $10,000!  Please click here to vote. You may need to choose Johnston in the drop down menu.  You can vote once a day per device. Voting goes until March 15th.  Let's help Johnston win $10,000!!  Feel free to share with others.

Johnston teachers need help with a variety of class tasks from cutting items, sorting games, and organizing books. Let Elaine know if you would like to help. Even if you only have 1 hour, it will help more than you know. 
Our scheduled speaker was unable to come. Cam brought Bonnie Whitener. She and her husband own Bonnie and Clyde's Appalachian Cuisine in Marshall, NC. Bonnie told us about the Lakota Sioux Indians who live on The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  She learned about them from a connection she has at The Cherokee School who runs Project Pine Ridge. The reservation is 11,000 square miles and is the poorest per capita in the whole country with 90% unemployment.  Most homes are the size of a single wide trailer and have an average of 17 people living in them with no electricity or running water.   They do not receive any government help.
 Bonnie will be leaving July 16th with at least 8 others, driving 22 hours to the reservation.  While there they plan to help rebuild houses, paint, or do any other jobs needed.  She will be bringing at least 1 trailer full of food and other needed supplies.  She is collecting food, clothes, home items, personal hygiene products and basically anything we take for granted.  Members who would like to donate items can bring them to a meeting and we will get them to her.  See a list of items needed here
      All meetings cancelled for the rest of March.
2019-2020 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.
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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