OUR DEFINING STATEMENT

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.

KIWANIS CLUB OF ASHEVILLE MOTTO

“To offer service and leadership opportunities to those who desire to serve the needs of children, youth and adults in our local community.”

THE SIX OBJECTS OF KIWANIS

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
  • To develop by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic services, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism, which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.

December Meetings

  • December 6th – Christmas Shopping spree with kids from Transformation Village 7:00 Dancing Bear Toys
  • December 7th – Noon meeting at VRQ. Our speaker will be Emmett Casciato, the founder and curator of the Veteran’s History Museum of the Carolinas.  He will speak about the museum, and talk to us about Pearl Harbor Day. 
  • December 16th – We will work at the Eblen Toy Store 5:15-8
  • December 21 – Noon meeting at VRQ Holiday Program More details to come

HAPPENINGS

We have decided to do our Christmas shopping spree in person this year and use a local business!
It will be Monday, December 6th.  We’ll meet at Transformation Village at 6:00 to enjoy dinner with the moms and kids, then take them shopping at Dancing Bear Toys (518 Kenilworth) around 7:00.  Go Local Asheville is going to work with us and promote what we are doing in their newsletter!  Put the date on your calendar and plan to join us. If you aren’t able to make dinner, just meet us at Dancing Bear at 7:00!

Check out our Facebook Page for the latest events, meetings, speakers, etc.,

Review a list of our main events and programs.

Sign up for our weekly Skywanian newsletter.

Gene Rainey

Memorial service for Gene Rainey will be November 21, 2:00-4:00 at Biltmore Church of Christ, 823 Fairview Street in Asheville.

 Gene Edward Rainey Obituary https://www.citizen-times.com/obituaries/act097125

We have lost another longtime Kiwanian, Dr. Gene Rainey on August 8th. He joined our club in 2001. He leaves behind a legacy of service and leadership in our community.

If you would like to give a gift in his memory to our club Foundation, you can mail a check made out to Asheville Kiwanis Club Foundation to Ashley Huggins at First Bank. (10 S. Tunnel Rd. Asheville, 28805)

You can also donate online from our webpage. Click the Donate button, and then choose the Kiwanis Club of Asheville Foundation from the dropdown menu. Be sure to add Gene’s name in the note section.

We were happy to welcome District Governor, Joe Crostic and our Lt. Governor, George Dixon join us at our meeting last Tuesday.

Congratulations to Russ Martin for receiving his 50 year Kiwanis pin! He joined our club in 1971.
Our club presented ABCCM the final installment of our $85,000 pledge to Transformation Village.

School Supply Drive

As we approach the start of a new school year, The Kiwanis Club of Asheville is preparing its annual school supply project! This year we’ll be focusing on the school we adopted, Johnston Elementary School, to help build a school supply closet that can be filled year-round and distributed to students in need.

We could use your help!

Since 1919, the Kiwanis Club of Asheville has worked to meet the needs of children and families in our area. For two years now due to COVID 19, we have had to postpone our biggest fundraiser, The Biltmore Kiwanis 5k/15k Race. Every donation you make today, will help us make a difference in the life of a local child tomorrow. Please use the link below to donate to our efforts, and know how much we appreciate your support! https://pages.donately.com/ashevill…/form/frm_34a58370314e

Key Club Scholarships

We gave out the Asheville Kiwanis Club Key Scholarship to Havilynn Millis and the Tony Seker Memorial Key Club Scholarship to Jenna Rosco from the Reynolds Key Club. Enka Key Club member, Jisel Miranda-Santana, received the Peggy Kirkpatrick Memorial Key Club Scholarship but was unable to attend.

Peggy Kirkpatrick

We have lost another Kiwanian and friend, Peggy Kirkpatrick, who died on January 18th from complications of COVID. She became a Kiwanian of the West Asheville Club in 1996 and served as their president, before joining our club in 2009. She was a vital part of our Terrific Kids program and was our Key Club advisor for Enka for many years. She also loved volunteering for the pancake breakfasts and bell ringing.

If you would like to give a gift in her memory to our club Foundation, you can mail a check made out to Asheville Kiwanis Club Foundation to Ashley Huggins at First Bank. (10 S. Tunnel Rd. Asheville, 28805)

You can also donate online from our webpage. Click the Donate button, and then choose the Kiwanis Club of Asheville Foundation from the dropdown menu. Be sure to add Peggy’s name in the note section.

Tony Seker

We are saddened to learn that our dear friend and Kiwanian, Tony Seker, died on January 7th from COVID. He joined our club in 2000, served as president, and was treasurer for many years. Many of us have memories of Tony and his hundreds of volunteer hours with our various service projects including the Biltmore 15K race, pancake breakfasts, bell ringing, and wrapping hot dogs at Tourist games.

His wife, Etta, said there was no obituary and will be no service. If you would like to do something in Tony’s memory it might be nice to give a gift to our club Foundation since he truly loved Kiwanis and being a Kiwanian. You can mail a check made out to Asheville Kiwanis Club Foundation to Ashley Huggins at First Bank. (10 S. Tunnel Rd. Asheville, 28805)

You can also donate online from our webpage. Click the Donate button, and then choose the Kiwanis Club of Asheville Foundation from the dropdown menu. Be sure to add Tony’s name in the note section.

Kiwanis bike recipients at Johnston Elementary

Our club recently received a bike grant from New Belgium Brewing and were able to purchase 8 bikes and helmets for the school we have adopted, Johnston Elementary. These are 2 of the 4 students who received bikes for good behavior during the first semester.

Steadfast House — backpack donations

Our club provided backpacks to over 20 excited kids at Steadfast House. Thanks to everyone who helped with donations and time!