Kiwanis International


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



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 over 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 

What a wonderful year of service we have had in the Carolinas District.  I have visited clubs all across our district, attending meetings, service projects and fundraisers.  I am perpetually impressed by all the wonderful deeds your clubs are doing to improve the lives of children in your communities and around the world.  I am amazed by all the work some of our smaller clubs are able to accomplish.     

But this year is not over yet!  Take the next few weeks to honor members of your club who have done an outstanding job.  Say "thank you" to your SLP advisors.  Celebrate your successes and hard work.  And invite more people to join your club.  As you have heard me say many times, more members equals more hands and more hearts for service.  It can make the next year even that much more successful.

I am honored that you chose me to be your Governor this past year.  I have enjoyed the  challenge immensely and I hope you feel I have served you well. When I asked my eleven-year-old son Drew, who many of you have met, how he would describe the past year, he settled on the word "full".  I would have to agree.  He is wise beyond his years sometimes.  This year has been full in regards to time.  We are often traveling together, or I am gone to a meeting or event, or often I am on the telephone for Kiwanis.  He has been very patient with his mom.  But this year has also been full emotionally.  My heart is full.  It is full from seeing the service you do, the smiles on children's faces, the relief on parents' faces.  You and your clubs are amazing and doing amazing work.  You make me proud to be a Kiwanian.

Thank you for all you do for the children.


Total Raised for the Carolinas:  $3,309,257.69   (94.14%)*

Goal: $3,515,315.00

$206,057 still needed

*As of June 23, 2016

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