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!
October 22, 2019
  • Jon Watermulder - guest of Scott Rogers.  He is very interested in our drone project.
It was great to have Tony and Dale back again!  
  • Bryce Gilbert - October 23
  • Bill Boughton - October 30
  • We had 17 members present for our meeting today.
  • Please be thinking about possible sponsors for our race and let an officer or board member know.
  • 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.
 Our evening Kiwanis One meetings are from 5:30-7 on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.  The first project will be a fundraiser for Guardian Ad Litem Association on November 15th at Eluvium Brewing in Weaverville.  The club is also beginning work on a Drone Racing initiative and afterschool program, which is very exciting.  
We have Belk Charity Day tickets!  They are $5 each and our club gets to keep the entire amount we sell!!  We will need a few people to sell tickets at Belk on November 9th from 7am-11am.  It's an easy way to make some extra money for our club charities! 
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
November  23rd - Bells Ringing at Sam's Club for      Salvation Army
December 9th - Christmas Shopping spree with kids                             from Steadfast House and Boys                                 and Girls Club   Dinner 5:30, then                                shopping at Wal Mart
December 14th - Eblen Toy Store  9:45-12:30
December 19th - Eblen Toy Store  5:00 - 8:00 
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.
          Keep Collecting Box Tops!
Johnston is collecting box tops which earn money for their school!    Many products you buy have them.  Click here to see a list.  There will be a jar at the check in table.  Bring any box tops you've collected during the week, and we will deliver them to the school.
2019-2020 Officers and Directors
Our speaker had to cancel, so Windell  talked to us about the drone after school drone project and drone racing initiative that our evening club is working on. He will be meeting with the Asheville sports commissioner soon and we hope to partner with AB Tech and UNCA to help us.  He showed several videos that show drone racing.  You can view one type of race here.  

  • October 29 - No lunch meeting.  Come to our Kiwanis One evening meeting this week
  • November 5 - Ms. Holly Jones (former Buncombe County Commissioner) of the NC Department of Justice speaking on solutions for loss prevention and identity theft
  • November 12 - Mr. Eric Bradford, Director of Operations at Greenworks 
  • November 19 - Ms. Kristi McMillan of the Asheville Art Museum presenting an informational update on the programs and resources  at the newly renovated Asheville Art  Museum facility  scheduled to open in November 2019.
  • November 26 - No lunch meeting
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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