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


DC Smith, lifelong resident of the Banner Elk area and his niece, Louann Smith Morehouse, presented an oral history and heartwarming stories from their family experiences over the years in the Parallel Road area.

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.


A group of Woolly Worm Festival leaders and supporters honored 2017 and 2018 festival chairman Kathy Boone.  In appreciation of her leadership and team building, she was presented a plaque of appreciation by the Avery Chamber of
Commerce. . 

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




Tuesday Weekly

Speaker Schedule:

3/26 - Alzheimer's Association of WNC by Emily Jaynes

​4/2       Phillip Barrier,  Avery County Manager

4/3  Tech for Seniors. A program for those that need help with today's technology, social media and their phones .April 3, 2019 in the Lees-McRae College library from 4 pm to 6pm.  

4/9       Sean Royall,  Parks and Recreation Director, Beech Mt.  Shane
Outpost Park

4/16      Sally Wimberley,  LMC Cheerleading Coach

4/23      Jud Gowin and others,  Changes in Scouting

4/30      TBA

5/7        Quarterly Business Meeting

5/14      Janet Speer,  Summer Theater and Heritage Celebration

AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.

Kiwanis Family & Community

Principal Justin Carver (far left) stands with Banner Elk Elementary School's Kiwanis grant winning teachers (left to right) Jill Rogers, Amy Fortune and Brittany Hughes.  Kiwanian Jim Swinkola (far right) presented the grants on January 22.  The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk supports classroom projects meant to improve student learning. 

Our Kiwanis Mission

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.

​​Meetings, Projects & Events

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Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk

About Us

Officers and Board Members:

Brenada Lyerly, President

May Weed, Vice President

John Heinlein, Treasurer 

Ann Swinkola, Secretary