Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk

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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.

About Us

Officers and Board Members:

Jeff Davis, President

Brenada Lyerly, Vice President

John Heinlein, Treasurer 

Ann Swinkola, Secretary 


Our Kiwanis Mission

​​Meetings, Projects & Events

Ruthie Styles from Blue Ridge Partnership for Children spoke to members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk about the many programs available for birth to five year old children in Avery County.  The importance of quality early childhood education was stressed.  For more information call 828-733-2899.



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.


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..

Kiwanis Family & Community


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tuesday Weekly

Speaker Schedule:



May 8 .................Jesse Pope, Executive Director of Grandfather Mountain Conservancy.

May 15.................Ruthie Styles with Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

​May 22 - Jason Pope with Daymark

May 29 - Dr. Bryan Taylor, Superentendent of Avery County Schools

June 5 - Hannah Parkhurst with Avery State of the Child

June 12 - Opioid Panel 

June 19 - Megan Lynch Ellis, Regional Director of Development,  NC Community Foundation

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

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

Woolly Worm Grant was used by Mrs. Ellington's Banner Elk Elementary 5th grade to purchase Art in History projects for the students. The projects supported the curriculum of study. 

Zeller Awards

Zellers Awarded to

 3 Club Members




Banner Elk Mayor Brenda Lyerly read the "Resolution in Support of the Banner Elk Kiwanis Club's Golden Jubilee Saluting "Kiwanians' Past, Present and Future" to members of the Town Council and attending audience.  The resolution passed unanimously on May 14, 2018.


AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.