Our Kiwanis Mission

​​Meetings, Projects & Events

Kiwanis Family & Community




Tuesday Weekly

Speaker Schedule:

Fri-Sun/December 7-9 = Banner Elk Small Town Christmas

December 11 = Jerry Moody and Avery Cooperative Extension

Thursday/December 13 = Kiwanis Christmas Party at Holston Camp

December 18 = Quarterly Business Meeting with report from our Foundation

Meeting at Holston Camp.

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

January 8. Presentation TBA,

location is 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

Madison Cornwell, development officer at the Grandfather Home campus of Children’s Hope Alliance presented “Calling Friends of Wildcat Lake.” This fundraising campaign is led by the board of the Edgar Tufts Memorial Association (ETMA) of which Cornwell serves as liaison. There is no admission fee at Wildcat Lake. All funds raised will support the cost of annual expenses. Wildcat Lake is open every weekend Memorial Day through Labor Day and open daily June 11-August 20

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

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About Us

AHS Key Club Awards

AHS receives multiple awards at Carolinas' District Convention.

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