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

The Carolinas District of Kiwanis International covers both North Carolina and South Carolina with 175 plus clubs and close to 6,000 members. 

Our Defining Statement: To assist the clubs to serve one child and one community at a time in the Carolinas District. 

Our Core Purpose and Values: To improve lives through fellowship in service. 

Our Vision: To be the leading civic organization providing service to others.

Our Mission: To offer service and leadership opportunities to those who desire to serve the needs of children, youth and adults in our communities.


    Message from the District Governor 


Greetings Friend and Kiwanian!

I hope this message finds you well. As they say, “The more time, treasure and commitment you put into serving others, the more you personally get from it as well!" It is my sincere hope that you, your kids, and community are all super busy and feeling a huge positive impact because of your membership in Kiwanis.

We are now smack dab in the midst of our busy Kiwanis year and have lots of really cool activities under way. At this writing, our Boys and Girls Home Kiwanis Cottage Legacy Fund is already more than half-way to being fully funded. Clubs all over North and South Carolina are busy supporting kids through Service Leadership Programs and other projects for their local youth. And, many clubs, after attending Club Coaching Days, are experiencing unprecedented membership growth!

Additionally, we have eleven sites across our two states where new Kiwanis clubs are in formation. Yes, there is a lot going on, and there is still much more coming! Next month, we will have a hefty delegation from our Carolinas District representing all of us at the Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Paris, France. And, a month later, we will be hosting our own annual Carolinas District Convention in North Charleston. One goal this year is to control the costs to members and make it so everyone who might like to attend can easily do so. For example, for the first time, we will be offering members a “Day Pass” to most of Saturday’s activities at a greatly reduced rate. We are working hard to encourage more and more members to attend so they may meet others from similar size clubs, have fun making new friendships, learn of new programs, services and projects available to them and stand to be recognized for the good works they are undertaking back home. And, prior to our traditional Sunday morning Memorial Service honoring members lost to us during the past year, I will complete my pledge to the Boys and Girls Home, Lake Waccamaw, by walking the Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River acknowledging my sponsors for their financial backing of our Legacy Fund! All this is only what is scheduled so far!

You can expect to receive ongoing updates from our District Office on all the offerings and activities being put in place for you. Register early, don’t miss out!!!

And, a number of North Carolina resident members will be attending, and staying an extra day, because North Charleston is in the “Zone of Totality” for the total eclipse of the sun which is happening the Monday after convention, whereas North Carolina is outside the zone and will offer partial views only. We will have information on the eclipse, and a “Live Views of the Sun” station available for you at Convention.

I hope you will be part of it all! Kids are fortunate to have Kiwanis, and Kiwanis is fortunate to have you! Thanks again, my friend, for being on the side of good, and being a Kiwanian.

Take care, God bless and be well. Hoping to see you soon!

Les King






Total Raised for the Carolinas:  $3,336,340.42   (94.91%)*

Goal: $3,515,315.00

$178,975 still needed

                                                                                                                                     *As of Jan 23, 2017

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