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The Kiwanis Family of Avery County includes the Banner Elk Kiwanis Club, Avery High Key Club, Mayland Aktion Club, Avery Middle Builders Club and Terrific Kids. Coming soon is a new Builders Club at Cranberry Middle School.

AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.


Our Kiwanis Mission

Golden Jubilee 2018 - Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk

July 4, Wednesday 10am, Grand Marshall for Fourth of July Parade, 100 Main St.

July 4, Wednesday 12pm, dedication of playground equipment, Tate-Evans Park

July 17, Tuesday, Noon Meeting: Mayland Aktion Club picnic, Wildcat Lake

September 8, Saturday, 6 pm, Golden Jubilee Closing Dinner, Best Western

Contagious enthusiasm marked Lees-McRae College President Lee King's presentation July 10 to members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk. A standing ovation by club members followed Lee's list of positive college attributes, and a pledge that the college be an active partner in the community.

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


The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk is proud to continue oyr co-sponsorship of the official Woolly Worm Festival of North Carolina! Now in it's 41st year, The Woolly Worm festival has warmed the hearts of children for generations.  All proceeds are given back to the community to enhance our schools, children's programs, and to promote business and tourism in Avery County. 

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects..

​​Meetings, Projects & Events

Kiwanis Family & Community



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tuesday Weekly

Speaker Schedule:

​​​​​October 16-Andy Rein, Olympic medalist

2015 Eagle Membership Award

BE Kiwanis has largest club net growth!

We welcome you to visit our club. Fellow Kiwanians vacationing in the High Country are invited to join us for our club meetings and participate in our club service projects during your stay.

Zeller Awards

Zellers Awarded to

 3 Club Members

Officers and Board Members:

Brenada Lyerly, President

May Weed, Vice President

John Heinlein, Treasurer 

Ann Swinkola, Secretary 

Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk

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