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!
April 27, 2021
  • We had 8 members at our meeting.   
  • Quarter 3 dues will be sent out soon.   If you have not sent in  Q2 dues please do so as soon as possible and mail to Ashley Huggins  First Bank 10 S. Tunnel Rd. 28805  If you have questions please email Scott Rogers.
JoAnn Morgan had a bad reaction to a back ablation recently.  She is in a lot of pain and having to use a walker.  She is sorry she hasn't been able to be more involved, but appreciates our prayers for a speedy recovery. If you would like to send her a card her address is 335 Morgan Branch Rd
Weaverville NC 28787
Gregg Stamey - May 10th
We will be having an in person meeting on Thursday, May 20th from 5-6:30 at Transformation Village!  We would like for each member to bring at least one guest who might be interested in learning more about Kiwanis. We are looking to grow our membership!   We will be sharing about all of the projects and groups we support, giving out Key Club Scholarships and offering tours of Transformation Village. There will be safety precautions in place.   Begin thinking about people that you can invite!  Click here for an invitation to download and print or email to your friends.  
We will be giving out the Peggy Kirkpatrick Memorial Kiwanis Scholarship and Tony Seker Memorial Kiwanis Scholarship to 2 students from Enka and Reynolds High School at our meeting on May 20th.  We hope to have members from both Peggy's and Tony's family there!
Our club helped Johnston purchase water bottles with their logo to use since they don't have access to water fountains at school.  
We have created Team Kiwanis, with a goal of raising $250 to help Eblen Charities.  Click the link below to join our team or donate and then, if you are able, join us virtually anytime between May 8th-15th to walk, run or roll for Eblen Charities!  Be sure and share the link with your friends who may like to donate or join our team!  We've exceeded met our goal, and are now seeing how much more we can raise!  Elaine and Tom's daughter, Rebekah, who lives in Korea, donated and joined our team!
 We had a very inspiring program by Joshua Goodling, a terminal cancer survivor and an inspirational speaker  Knoxville, Tennessee.   At the age of four, Joshua was diagnosed with a deadly type of cancer. The doctors said he had one week to live, and his chance of survival were zero! That was 50 years ago, so it's been a LONG week! He daily faces obstacles from the cancer, and life has not been easy, but he uses his faith, experiences, and lessons learned to impact and encourage people all over the world.  I encourage you to visit his website and read his incredible story.  
May 11- Ms. Amy Barry, Executive Director, Buncombe County Partnership for Children. Amy will speak on the Partnership’s ongoing programs and activities related to child care and health and education for children and how the Covid pandemic has affected their operations.
May 18 - Ms. Meredith Switzer, Executive Director of Homeward Bound WNC, will speak on her organization’s efforts to serve the homeless in Asheville and Buncombe County
May 25 - Mr. Jim Delisle of PARI (Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute). PARI is a non-profit astronomical observatory based in the Pisgah National Forest. PARI actively promotes space and science for children, including space camps. 
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.

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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