Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk

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Our Kiwanis Mission

Meetings, Projects & Events

Kiwanis Family & Community

  • Tuesday Weekly Meeting:  
  • Speaker Schedule:

  • 10/10:  Mae Weed / Nancy Morrison – Woolly Worm History Book
  • ​10/17: Kathy Boone - Woolly Worm Brief
  • Woolly Worm Festival ​ 10/21-22/2017
  • 10/24:  James Nipper- the “Jason Project” and “Grandfather Challenge”
  • 10/31: Tim Holloman
  • ​11/7: Woolly Worm debriefing
  • 11/21Danielle Truot- Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge 

A team of ladies presented a new souvenir Woolly Worm Festival publication:  A Look Back at 40

years of the World-Famous Festival to the members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk on

October 10.  From left to right, Mae Weed, Nancy Morrison, Tamara Seymour and Babette

McAuliffe comprised the work committee. The book was published in honor of Roy Krege and in

memory of Jim Morton and is available for a five dollar donation.​


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.


Two key leaders of the 40th Woolly Worm Festival, Kathy Boone (left) as co-chair of the festival committee and Melynda Pepple as director of the Avery County Chamber of Commerce, presented to fellow members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk on October 17.  The vendor field should be packed, the weather pleasant, the crowds overflowing and the woolly worms some of the state's fastest.  Hope to see everyone in Banner Elk on October 21 and 22 for this world famous festival!.


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

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.

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AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.