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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 

Jeff Davis and Kathy Boone with Woolly Worm Crawl Head soon to be part of the Tate-Evans Playground


AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.


Our Kiwanis Mission

​​Meetings, Projects & Events

Representatives from three of the largest hunger relief agencies in Avery County shared their stories with members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk on April 17.  Pictured (left-to-right) are Janet Millsaps of Reaching Avery Ministry, Cindy Lindecamp of Volunteer Avery County and Dick Larson of Feeding Avery Families. 



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.


Nancy Owen from the Town of Banner Elk inspects the recent shipment of playground equipment for 2-5 year olds.  Community volunteers will gather at Tate-Evans Park at 9am on April 14 to erect the structures and "spring clean" the park grounds.  

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 Family & Community


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tuesday Weekly

Speaker Schedule:



April 10..............Henry Chuag, Men's Volleyball Coach at LMC

APRIL 17............Representatives from Feeding Avery Families, RAM and Volunteer Avery

April 24...............Elizabeth Young, Executive Director of the Hunger and Health Coalition 

May 1..................Virginia Alvarado and the Mayland CC Aktion Club.

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

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

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.

Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk

"Throwback Thursday - The beginnings of a new tradition. A coming together of the two major service clubs, Rotary and Kiwanis, for a joint meeting. That tradition lives on with this year's meeting already scheduled."