Kiwanis Family & Community

Tuesday Weekly


  • Speaker Schedule:


  • ​11/7: Talia Freeman (Director of Marketing for Beech Mountain resort on upcoming winter season)
  • 11/14 Brent Nidiffer (YMCA programming for new Blackburn and O’Connell facilities)
  • 11/21Danielle Truot- Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge 
  • 11/28 – (possible Woolly Worm Debriefing)
  • 12/5- Kris Fowler - Eagle Rock Ministries  
  • 12/ 8 - Christmas Party
  • ​12/26 - NO MEETING

Economic development for Avery County is in good hands!  Larry Hazen, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, shared his vision with members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk on December 12.  Hazen emphasized that the committee is seeking input from all segments representing what is "good" in Avery County.​ Melynda Martin Pepple, Executive Director, Avery County Chamber of Commerce also shared the vision of the chamber for Avery County. 


2015 Eagle Membership Award

BE Kiwanis has largest club net growth!

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

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.


Christmas Party 2017

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..

Zeller Awards

Zellers Awarded to

 3 Club Members

About Us

AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.


Our Kiwanis Mission

Meetings, Projects & Events

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.

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