Recent Projects

Terrific Kids – Vance Elementary – 1- 2017

Kiwanis Members ring the bell for The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Drive – November 11, 2016.

 

Kiwanis Members ring the bell for The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Drive – November 13, 2015

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November, 2015

Kiwanis is proud to announce our participation in gathering donations for ABCCM Steadfast House.

Donations will be accepted every Tuesday for the month of November, 2015; the last day to make a donation will be November 24th.

Donation Ideas!

  • Non-perishable food items (coffee, healthy snacks, nuts, baby formula, lunch box items for children, etc.)
  • Individual hand sanitizers
  • Blankets/ sheets for twin and full size beds
  • Diapers (Sizes Infant – 5)
  • Coloring books, DVDs
  • Baby wipes
  • Storage totes for toys
  • Baby monitors
  • Crib sheets and blankets
  • Towels, wash cloths

 Belk Charity Day – 11-7-2015IMG_0056

Fatz Pancake Breakfast – 9-12-15

 Terrific Kids – September 28, 2015

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Belk Charity Day   5-2-2015IMG_5673
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KIWANIS CLUB OF ASHEVILLE BREAKFAST BENEFIT

November 1, 2014 – Benefit Breakfast at Fatz Cafe

Filling Backpacks for Kids August 9, 2014

http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/filling-backpacks-kids-17321.shtml#.U-dV41boZz8

A Heritage Event Sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Asheville, Co-sponsored by the City of Asheville

Jan 4, 2014

Pawndemonium XXV

Stephens-Lee Center

30 George Washington Carver Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

5 Sections: K-12 Championship, K-8 Under 1000, K-5 Under 900, K-3 Under 800, Rated Adult

Send t-shirt size, team, grade, birth date, and USCF ID (if applicable) with entry

Note
New location! 50 Trophies including Biggest Upset and Best Kindergartner; 100 T-Shirts (to first 100 entrants)

K-12 Championship

Prizes:
Trophies to top 10 individuals and top 2 teams
Format:
5 Round Swiss, G/40;d5
Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9:30am – 11:00am -12:45pm – 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Entry Fees:
$15 by Jan 2, 2014. $20 onsite.
Entries To:
Scott Schwarzkopf, 72 Baldwin Road, Arden NC 28704

K-8 Under 1000 (8th grade and under)

Prizes:
Trophies to top 10 individuals and top 2 teams
Format:
5 Round Swiss, G/40;d5
Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9:30am – 11:00am -12:45pm – 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Entry Fees:
$15 by Jan 2, 2014. $20 onsite.
Entries To:
Scott Schwarzkopf, 72 Baldwin Road, Arden NC 28704

K-5 Under 900 (5th grade and under)

Prizes:
Trophies to top 10 individuals and top 2 teams
Format:
6 Round Swiss, G/20;d3
Affects Quick rating only. Round Times: 9:30am – 10:30am – 11:30am – 12:45pm – 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Entry Fees:
$15 by Jan 2, 2014. $20 onsite. If required, USCF membership fee up to $17 will be paid by Kiwanis Club of Asheville for K-5 Buncombe County students
Entries To:
Scott Schwarzkopf, 72 Baldwin Road, Arden NC 28704

K-3 Under 800 (3rd grade and under)

Prizes:
Trophies to top 10 individuals and top 2 teams
Format:
6 Round Swiss, G/20;d3
Affects Quick rating only. Round Times: 9:30am – 10:30am – 11:30am – 12:45pm – 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Entry Fees:
$15 by Jan 2, 2014. $20 onsite. If required, USCF membership fee up to $17 will be paid by Kiwanis Club of Asheville for K-5 Buncombe County students
Entries To:
Scott Schwarzkopf, 72 Baldwin Road, Arden NC 28704

Rated Adult

Format:
5 Round Swiss, G/40;d5
Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9:30am – 11:00am -12:45pm – 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Entry Fees:
Onsite free entry, no prizes
Entries To:
Scott Schwarzkopf, 72 Baldwin Road, Arden NC 28704
For More Information:
Kevin Hyde
E-mail:
hyde@ioa.com
Directions to site:
New location! The Stephens-Lee Center is located off S. Charlotte Street at Max Street.
Official Web Site:
https://kiwanisofasheville.org/
Note:
K-3 & K-5 awards: 3:30pm, K-8 & K-12 awards: 5:00pm (earlier if possible)

USCF membership required. Top 4 individual scores from a school determine team score. Register/check-in at tournament site 8:30 – 9:00am, Jan 4, 2014

Worldwide

Annual contributions are made to the Kiwanis International Foundation to enable Kiwanis International to have a positive impact in the lives of people affected by natural disasters, poverty and disease around the world.

The club and its individual members have contributed almost $30,000 to the Kiwanis International Worldwide Service Project. It is estimated by Kiwanis International that 600,000 children were saved from the scourge of Iodine Deficiency Disorders as a result of this contribution.

Regional

Annual contributions to the Carolinas District Foundation have enabled the district foundation to support district wide projects that were beyond the scope of one individual club.

One of the most visible projects is the Kiwanis Family Care Center at Mission Hospital. This center is part of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit opened in 2003. Spearheaded by the Kiwanis Club of Asheville, Kiwanians from across North and South Carolina combined to contribute $360,000 to build the Family Care Center.

Current Local Projects

Begun in 1999, the Backpack Project has served over 500 children a year.  With strong corporate support from the Mission Foundation, much needed school supplies have been distributed to disadvantaged children in our area.  In August 2007, some 650 back packs filled with school supplies were assembled and distributed to deserving children identified by ABCCM, Salvation Army, the Slavic community, and St. James Church.

Since the mid 1980’s, we have partnered with Emma Elementary School and its Parent Teacher Organization to sponsor a Terrific Kids program.  Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, positive self-esteem and perseverance.

Each year our club organizes a chess tournament for local school children from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The tournament, usually held in early January, is going into its 18th year.  Some 100 kids compete for over 50 trophies.  Learning to play chess can have a major positive influence on academic performance.

Our club provides advisors for the Ira Jones chess club.  The chess club, with around 20 young kids, meets every week during most of the school year.

We support a Key Club at Enka High School.  We understand the value of teaching the meaning of service to our youth, and recognize those values we instill today help build a better and brighter future for us all.

Since 1946, this club has sponsored the Kiwanis-4-H Beef and Dairy Calf Chains by providing high quality beef and dairy calves to 4-H members who care for them and later return a heifer calf to the chain for another member. In addition, cash incentives are provided members who show the animals at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair.

In 2001, we began awarding scholarships to deserving young scholars.  Since that time, 22 students have received $22,000 toward their college education.

Since 1997, our club has participated in the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP), an adaptation of the historic Marshall Plan Technical Assistance Program.  PEP brings non-English-speaking Russian manufacturers and business owners to the United States to receive management training in American firms and plants.  Our club has hosted four such delegations and will host a fifth in 2007.  Each PEP Delegation consists of about ten delegates plus two bilingual support staff.

In 2004, we began awarding bicycles to selected school children with a perfect attendance record and no tardiness.  The program provides incentives for enhanced student performance in Asheville elementary schools.

Each year we distribute flowers to individuals in assisted living facilities.

Every year, our club contributes over 100 hours as bell ringers for Salvation Army during the Christmas season. The club has been recognized for three years for collecting the most money for this project when compared with other civic clubs.

Every year, in cooperation with ABCCM and the Salvation Army, we provide dinner and a shopping trip for 15-20 homeless families at Christmas. Children are taken shopping for Christmas presents.

We facilitate regular weekly contributions of hot food to the Salvation Army’s Emergency Lodge (Center of Hope) for homeless and hungry.