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!
January 21, 2020
  • Emily brought Alishia Timmons, an intern at Steadfast House from WCU.
  • We had 13 members present at our meeting. 
  • We will have a table for 10 at the Eliada Luncheon on March 12th at 12:00.  It is a free lunch.  Eliada will be recognizing Kiwanis and trying to raise money for the playground.  Let us know if you would like to attend.   
  • Scott gave us a thank you card from Jill and Sleep Tight Kids for our $1300 donation.
  • 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.  If you haven't paid Q1 dues please do so 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.
Please be thinking about possible sponsors for our race and 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
  • Our next meeting will be 5:30-7, January 30 at Zillicoah Beer Company - 870 Riverside Drive.  We'll be discussing another Guardian Ad Litem fundraiser and the drone initiative. 
  • Our officers are going to meet with the Key Club officers on January 25 to see how they can be involved.  We may try to do drone racing event between schools.  
  • Drone Initiative is moving forward.  Windell will meet with the Chancellor at UNCA this week.  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.  We hope to buy at least 3 drones this month and get started!  
  • 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.
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.
If you are on Facebook, you can also help by sharing the Eliada Home Fundraiser Facebook page for the playground.
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2019-2020 Officers and Directors
January 28 - No noon meeting.  Come to the Kiwanis One meeting on Jan 30th 5:30-7 at Zillcoah Brewing
  February 4 - Mr. John Noce of the Buncombe County Board of Elections on recent changes to North Carolina voting laws and procedures for the upcoming election cycle.
 February 11 - Ms. Marielle DeJong, Events Manager, Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
 February 18 - Mr. Eric Bradford, Director of Operations for Greenworks  
February 25 - No Noon meeting.  Come to the Kiwanis One Meeting February 27th
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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