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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Speaker Schedule:


June 26 -  Talia Freeman with Girls on the Run

July 3 -      Business meeting

July 10 -     Dr. Lee King, LMC President

July 17 -     Picnic at Wildcat Lake

July 24 -     Michael Joslin, Director of the Stephenson Center

July 31 -     Tim Holloman with Boy Scout Troup 807 

August 7 -   Chris and Becky Fowler with Eagle Rock Ministries

August 14 -  Ken Walter, Chairman of Avery County Economic Development 

August 21 - Sandra with Left Behind

August 28 -  Twila Ingwerson with Depression in the School System.

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.

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.


The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk had a busy fourth of July!  The honor of serving as Grand Marshall for the Banner Elk Chamber Fourth of July Parade was followed by the Kiwanis Party in the Park featuring duck races sponsored by Big Duck Games.  Pictured at the race ticket booth are Kiwanians (left toright) Kathy Boone, Mae Weed, Ann Swinkola and Dick Newman.  Party in the Park raised almost $10,000 in support of local youth projects.

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

Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk

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Officers and Board Members:

Jeff Davis, President

Brenada Lyerly, Vice President

John Heinlein, Treasurer 

Ann Swinkola, Secretary 

AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.