We lost another one of our greatest generation. Dale Wykoff was a longtime member until his health prevented him from attending. He could always be found with a camera in his hand at meetings and our service projects. Read his obituary here.
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.
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 2021
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.
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.
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 (2020-2021).
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.
Kiwanian of the Year 2019-2020
Congratulations to Gregg for being chosen as our Kiwanian of the Year. He has done a great job arranging programs for our virtual meetings.
Newest Club Member
Welcome to our newest member. Beverly Buckner!
Steadfast House — backpack donations 2020
Our club provided backpacks to over 20 excited kids at Steadfast House. Thanks to everyone who helped with donations and time!