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 

Our family is growing! Welcome to the members of our newest club in Bluffton, South Carolina. The Bluffton Kiwanis Club chartered on May 11, 2016 with 22 members. Many of those members are former Kiwanians who have moved to South Carolina in retirement. Other members are working professionals new to the Kiwanis family. They are a strong club, already active in their community and sponsoring a Key Club. Thanks to the formation of this club, we have children now being served in a community that previously did not have a Kiwanis Club. Our family is also growing district-wide with the addition of new members in clubs across the Carolinas. We have added 436 Kiwanians to our clubs since October. To inspire and reward continued growth, we are having a membership competition. For all new members added (and paid) during the months of May, June, and July, your club will be entered into a drawing to win a free registration and two nights hotel to our MidYear conference in Myrtle Beach in February! (You should have read that in my best game show host voice.)

So what's your first step? Look around. Are members of your family in Kiwanis? Did you share your love of service with your children and nieces and nephews? How about your friends and business associates? Who is not in your club that should be? School district personnel? Community partners? Once you make a list of potential Kiwanians, invite them to a Kiwanis event. Yes, this could be a meeting. I encourage you to invite them to a service project where they'll see the direct difference we are making.

For more information on membership and the Formula, visit Remember, more Kiwanians equals more hands and more hearts for service. Kids need Kiwanis. See you in Toronto!

Yours in Kiwanis Service,


Total Raised for the Carolinas:  $3,296,213.54   (93.77%)*

Goal: $3,515,315.00

$219,101 still needed

*As of March 23, 2016

What if you could save a baby's life?

With The Eliminate Project, you can. Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills one baby every nine minutes. But three doses of a 60-cent vaccine can protect mothers and babies. Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces to bring this vaccine to 38 countries, eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. What can you do right now? Learn about MNT and advocate for the cause. Participate in our fundraisers. Over the next few years, the work we do will change the world. Find out more at