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!
November 17, 2020
  • We had 11 members and our guest speaker at our virtual meeting today.
  • Our own JoAnn Morgan was featured in an article in the Citizen-Times this week about the all women city council.  Did you know JoAnn was on city Council in the 1970s?  You can read the article here
  •  Be sure to read the Skywanian each week to keep up to date and know when we will have our next in person meeting or service project!  Check out a calendar here with dates to remember!
We will be taking some moms and children from Transformation Village shopping at Wal Mart on Saturday, December 5th at 11:00.  We'll have safety measures in place.  Save the date and plan to join us!
We're going to sort and deliver books to help United Way with their holiday book drive.  Barnes and Noble will be collecting books that people purchase to give, then we will collect, sort and deliver to the schools and other agencies.  We will have a date for a socially distanced "sorting party" soon.  
 Our race is now postponed until May 16, 2021. We have come to realize how difficult it is going to be to implement all of the COVID-19 safety measures that the Biltmore Estate and Buncombe County will require, while still providing an enjoyable experience to all of our runners.  It is now really important to get sponsors for next year's race since this is our main fundraiser for our charities budget. Let Ashley or Elaine know if you know of any potential sponsors that we should approach.  We have someone who will do it for you, or you can  Click here to print a copy of our sponsorship packet to give someone.
Jessie Landl, Executive Director of the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County, gave an interesting program on how her organization works to sustain the heritage and sense of place that is Asheville and Buncombe County.  They work for the preservation and promotion of the unique historic resources of our region.  The society has advocacy campaigns to address challenges to the historic built environment and to our community’s culture and heritage. A current example of their advocacy work is trying to help save the 11 historic houses off of Charlotte St. that  may be torn down for the development of apartments.  They are also working to preserve the Enka Clock Tower from being demolished when a distribution plant is built on that site.  Providing  technical support and grants is another way they help the public and give options to ensure future preservation of old homes and buildings.  
       These will be virtual meetings on Zoom
November 24 - . Scott Hicks will present a virtual travelogue on his family’s recent vacation trip to Peru. 
December 1 - Matt Raker, Executive Director of Mountain Bizworks, a successful nonprofit involved in business planning, coaching, and financing in Western North Carolina will speak on Mountain Bizworks ongoing activities and how they have adjusted their service delivery due to the Covid virus.
December 8 - Jim Blanton, Executive Director of the Asheville and Buncombe County Public  Library System will give an update on the wide variety of programs and services available at the library and the new ways his staff has adapted to serving patrons as a result of Covid.
 December 15 - Asheville Kiwanis Club Christmas Party. We will meet in person at the ACT building at the VRQ 12-1:30.  
December 22 and 29 - No Meeting
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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