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 a business meeting from 12-12:30 and a guest speaker from 12:30-1 on Tuesdays on Zoom.  Please reply to this email if you would like a link to attend one of our meetings. 

We will update our Facebook page or website soon with information about when and where we plan to begin in person meetings

 
Guests are always welcome!
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May 25, 2021
  • We had 7 members at our meeting.   
  • Quarter 3 dues have been  sent out.    Please mail these to Ashley Huggins  First Bank 10 S. Tunnel Rd. 28805  If you have questions please email Scott Rogers.
Jensen Gelfond - May 31
     Our speaker was Tim DeLisle from PARI (Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute).  We learned some interesting history about the place.   Rosman was originally selected by NASA for its isolated location in the Pisgah National Forest and played a vital role in the space program, communicating with satellites and manned space flights as they passed over the East Coast.  In 1967, the western 26m radio telescope received the world's first color photo of the full Earth from space and the telescopes also received the first TV transmission from space.  In 1981, he Department of Defense began using the site to collect satellite data and intercept Russian satellite communications throughout the Cold War. The “smiley” face on PARI’s 4.6m radio telescope was painted as a joke during the height of the Cold War. The Soviet Union was intensely interested in the DOD base and often sent satellites to photograph the campus. Each Soviet photo contained a “smiley face” as a friendly wave.
     PARI was established in September 1998 as a not-for-profit public organization dedicated to providing hands-on educational, business and research opportunities for users and lovers of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.  Their satellite dishes are controllable online by students and teachers all over the world.  During summer camps, students are given hands-on exposure to STEM principles and space exploration in a setting where they can model the research process.
     PARI welcomes guests of all ages to visit and immerse themselves in science, space and nature at their remote, 200 acre campus in the mountains of the Pisgah National Forest.  
June 1- Ms. Kitty Hancock, Community Educator with Dementia Friendly WNC, a grassroots non profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness about individuals living with the symptoms of dementia. Kitty helps train staff in businesses and organizations to provide effective customer service to individuals living with dementia.
June 8 - Ms. Janice Gouldthorpe, new Executive Director of the NC Glass Center based in Asheville. Janice will present a virtual presentation of the beautiful artwork and techniques used by artisans at the NC Glass Center
June 15 - Mr. John Russell, Executive Director of the Montford Park Players. John will update us on the programs and activities of the Montford Park Players which will be opening in May to offer Shakespeare in the park. John also serves on the board of the NC Arts Council.
June 22 - Mr. Glenn Fields, new Executive Director of Folkmoot USA, the International Folk Festival based in Waynesville, NC. Glenn will update us on the current programs at Folkmoot and the schedule of activities at the new Folkmoot festival to be held
June 29 - Ms. Cassandra Lohmeyer, Recycling Coordinator for Buncombe County. Cassandra will discuss the new public awareness campaign on recycling coming up in the county and the various recycling resources available to local residents.
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.
Officers

Scott Schwarzkopf, President 

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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