Note: All in-person lunchtime meetings are temporarily moved to virtual meetings due to COVID-19. If you would like to be a guest in one of our virtual meetings, please email us at kiwanisofasheville@gmail.com for access details.

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.

WHEN AND WHERE WE MEET

We meet each Tuesday (except for the final Tuesday of the month) at 12:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
10 N. Liberty Street (corner of Merrimon Ave. and East Chestnut St.) in Asheville.
Guests are always welcome!
12:00 to 1:00pm: Lunch, meet guests, announcements, reports, “happy pig,” etc.
1:00 to 1:30pm: The Program: informative, entertaining, timely; ends at 1:30 pm sharp

We also have an evening club, Kiwanis One, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 5:30-7pm at different venues around town. Join our Facebook page for up-to-date information.

HAPPENINGS

Check out our Facebook Page for the latest events, meetings, speakers, etc., including to learn about our evening Kiwanis One meetings.

Review a list of our main events and programs.

Sign up for our weekly Skywanian newsletter.

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!