Our Kiwanis Mission

​​Meetings, Projects & Events

Kiwanis Family & Community



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tuesday Weekly

Speaker Schedule:

October 30 = LMC May School of Animal Rehabilitation and
Katherine Jones of the Avery Schools as a special guest

November 6 = Barb Holdcroft and Avery County Special Olympics

Monday/November 12 = Rotary sponsored Veterans Day Luncheon at Best

November 13 =Christon Clark  and Avery Habitat for Humanity

November 20 = Carl Griewisch and Red Cross of Avery County

November 27 = Richard Grubb of Mountain Electric

December 13 = Kiwanis Christmas Party at Holston Camp

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

​​Professor Nina Fischesser, MA and Director of the May Wildlife Center at Lees-McRae College presented the program this week at Kiwanis. The presentation included a beautiful white red tailed hawk, a red tailed hawk, a peregrine falcon, a white squirrel. Pictured, left to right: Lees-McRae Senior Rian Wilkie,  Fischesser; and, Lees-McRae alumna Dakota Beck.

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 is proud to continue oyr 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..

Zeller Awards

Zellers Awarded to

 3 Club Members

Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk

About Us

AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.

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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.

Officers and Board Members:

Brenada Lyerly, President

May Weed, Vice President

John Heinlein, Treasurer 

Ann Swinkola, Secretary