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!
December 17, 2019
  • Cindy Fuller
  • Shirley Rogers
  • Bonnie Stamey
  • Gaia and Phil who led singing with Russ
  • Shawna, Elaine's accompanist  
  • We had a full house with 21 Kiwanians and 6 visitors at  our meeting! It was great to have JoAnn M. back and to see Cindy again!
  • Thanks to Cam for organizing our flower delivery to nursing homes.  We delivered 1678 flowers!
  • Emily read some thank you notes from some of the mothers at Steadfast House.
  • We made $231 from Belk Charity Days.  Thanks to Karon K. for helping us do this!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We're going to meet with the Key Club officers in January to see how they can be involved.  We may try to do drone racing event between schools.  
Our club provided the opportunity for 3rd graders at Johnston to choose a book to read over the holidays.  
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.
In memory of Ernie, Russ read
The Night Before Christmas
Russ, Gaia and Phil led us in some singing and Elaine played her flute.
2019-2020 Officers and Directors
  • 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.

Windell Camanse, President 

Ashley Huggins,

Elaine Grella, Secretary

Scott Rogers, Treasurer

Tony Seker,

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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