The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk is proud to continue our 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..

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.

AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.


Our Kiwanis Mission

​​Meetings, Projects & Events

Kiwanis Family & Community




Tuesday Weekly

Speaker Schedule:

Enjoy Christmas Day and New Year's Day without Kiwanis meetings

January 8 - The Sport of Curling by Christon Clark at Holston Camp

January 15 - Banner House Museum by Meredith Ola

January 22 - Williams YMCA by Michelle Scott

January 29 - Eagles Nest by Lisa Bender​

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

Banner Elk: A man with a dream of doing more, providing more, helping more...and a building to put it in!  Avery County Cooperative Extension Director Jerry Moody told members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk that he's half way toward achieving his dream, now that the county's new agriculture center is complete. Extension services, 4-H programs and spaces for meetings and classes are now available in the new building.  Moody stated the second part of the project will be a community center for larger groups and larger events.  He added that the million dollar project, all part of the Heritage Park area in Newland, will provide space for non-profits, entrepreneurs, farmers, children’s camps and a variety of shows, events, concerts and receptions.

Zeller Awards

Zellers Awarded to

 3 Club Members

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:

Brenada Lyerly, President

May Weed, Vice President

John Heinlein, Treasurer 

Ann Swinkola, Secretary