April 30: Lori Ludwig, Strategy & Systems, with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, presented at this week’s Kiwanis meeting. The goals of BRWIA are (1) Increase consumer demand for local food, (2) Ensure equitable access to high quality local food, and (3) Provide producers the support they need. Ludwig is on the left, pictured with Kiwanis president, Brenda Lyerly.

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

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Our Kiwanis Mission


2015 Eagle Membership Award

BE Kiwanis has largest club net growth!

AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.

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


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Kiwanis Family & Community

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.




Tuesday Weekly

Speaker Schedule:

5/7        Quarterly Business Meeting

5/14      Janet Speer,  Summer Theater and Heritage Celebration

5/21      Donna Dicks and Allen Bolick,  Banner Elk Book Exchange and
Historic BE School

5/28      Bonita Smith,  Local Farmer's Markets

6/4     Sheriff Kevin Frye

6/11   Jesse Pope & Courtney Lane Grandfather Mountain

6/14   Joint Rotary/Kiwanis at 9 am at Tartan with NC Senator Warren Daniel

6/18   Justin Carver, Principal Banner Elk Elementary School

6/25   Lee King, President LMC

Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk

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A group of Woolly Worm Festival leaders and supporters honored 2017 and 2018 festival chairman Kathy Boone.  In appreciation of her leadership and team building, she was presented a plaque of appreciation by the Avery Chamber of
Commerce. . 

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.

Kiwanis One Day 2019

Banner Elk Kiwanis and Boy Scout Troop 807 joined together on April 27th, 2019 to volunteer for Kiwanis One Day. The community project for Kiwanis One Day 2109 was held at the Beech Mountain Bark Park.

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

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May 21st   Speaking to members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk, Banner Elk Town Councilman Allen Bolick detailed improvements to the Historic Banner Elk Elementary School after its purchase in 2015 by the town.  All improvements have been completed using donated dollars and not tax-based monies. Donna Dicks joined Councilman Bolick share details of Book Exchange offerings to the public and encouraged members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk to take advantage of these opportunities afforded at the Historic Banner Elk School. 

May 14th  Dr. Janet Barton Speer, with Lees-McRae Summer Theatre (LMST), presented at Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk. Of the three features, Speer showcased From the Mountaintop, The Edgar Tufts Story. An excerpt from the playbill reads “What did Banner Elk, NC, look like in the 1890’s? With the vision of Edgar Tufts, a young seminary student, one tiny town gained a church, college, orphanage and hospital… Using traditional mountain music mixed with a lyrical style, audiences will be moved and inspired by this great man…” The play is written and directed by Speer with music & lyrics by John Thomas Oaks and Tommy Oaks. Jim Swinkola, director of the Kiwanis Foundation, presented a check to Speer in Honor of Roy Krege for his longtime work in LMST, to Speer during the club meeting. Swinkola is pictured left and Krege appears on the right. 

Officers and Board Members:

Brenada Lyerly, President

May Weed, Vice President

John Heinlein, Treasurer 

Ann Swinkola, Secretary