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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 180 plus clubs and over 6,200 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.


Register online through August 1.
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The Carolina Hotel is now sold out.
Rooms are still available at the Holly Inn.
Click here for more info.


Governor Cooper's 100th Anniversary Service Project:

 
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO
DISTRICT CONVENTION


Friday, February 6, 2015, the Carolinas District Board of Trustees adopted a food drive as the district's 100th Anniversary Service Project.


Past Governor/Region 2 Trustee Bill Wiggs challenged clubs to give 100,000 lbs (or 2.5 truckloads) for our 100th birthday.

On average, a truckload costs $560.
Follow this link to learn more.

Message from the District Governor

GARY COOPER
Welcome to my blog! (I still can’t believe I’m blogging.) I hope you’ve conducted club elections and reported the results; if not please do so as soon as possible. For the summer, since this is typically our slow “serving” time of the year, I’d like for y’all to focus on growth. One of our goals is for every Club to finish +1 in membership. But, because they are the beneficiaries of our service, we’re really giving the children in our communities a present with every new Kiwanis member. Growth With Service Is Our Purpose.

For those who attended the International Convention I extend a big THANK YOU. It was an honor to meet some for the first time and a pleasure reacquainting with others. All indications are that everyone had fun (part of our mission). Each of us worked hard to elect Elizabeth as VP; even though she didn’t win, she made us proud!! Her speech was by far the best and highlighted a true plan to move us forward into our next century of service. Thank you, Elizabeth and Tom, for the sacrifices you’ve made while serving these past three years. Another big “thank you” goes to Stan Perry and his bride Ann for hosting the hospitality suite and planning the most impressive District Dinner I have ever attended.

Kiwanis will converge on the beautiful and relaxing Carolina Hotel in the Village of Pinehurst on August 14-16 for our District Convention. What a WONDERFUL place to unite with fellow Kiwanians for a weekend full of Kiwanis educational opportunities, celebration, and begin the next 100 years of serving the children of the world. We will elect our next Governor, Governor-Elect, get rid of me, and hear the 82nd Division All-American Chorus. And we get to do this at a venue that personifies elegance and relaxation. This convention will be like no other you have attended and one you will not want to miss.

Than you for your involvement in the District’s 100th Anniversary Food Drive! We have collected over $52,000 and another 1,100 pounds of food. We are going to continue this project until the District Convention in August. Click here to find out more and see your area’s food bank info.

Believe it or not, we have just completed our 9th month of serving the children of the Carolinas together. Our journey has been spiritually rewarding, educational, but, most of all, FUN. I thank each of you for keeping your eyes on our goals; we still have work to do to accomplish our goals:

Cultivate – Help us establish new Clubs. Give yourselves a 100th birthday present by finishing the year at least +1 in membership. Volunteer to be a part of the Formula Team. Love It. Share It. Live It.
Eliminate – If you haven’t pledged to rid the world of Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus, do so NOW; we want to complete our $3.5 million goal in the memory Tom Dimmock. We are at 92% of our goal, so dig deep for Tom!
Celebrate – Plan a special 100th Anniversary fundraiser, service project, banquet, or all three. Strive to be a Distinguished Club as a present to yourself for our great milestone. See proclamations from SC Governor Haley and NC Governor McCrory proclaiming January 21, 2015 as Kiwanis Day.
Liberate – We need each Club to contribute at least $500 to the Kiwanis Cottage 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund Campaign to make sure that the Kiwanis Cottage is operational for perpetuity.
I’m happy to report that we’re +94 members through June. We have 6 Regions, 16 Divisions and 78 Clubs with growth. Clubs that have +4 membership growth or better: Banner Elk +22, Roanoke Island +20, Raleigh +17, Black Mountain-Swannanoa +14, Wilmington +13, Wake Forest +11, Hope Mills Area +9, Seven Lakes +9, High Point +8, Hampstead +8, N. Brunswick +8, Asheboro +6, Florence Pee-Dee +6, Cape Fear +5, Oxford +5, Aiken +5, Tryon +4, Lenoir +4, Lincoln County +4, Mount Airy +4, Charlotte +4, Clinton +4, Goldsboro +4, Greater Greenville +4, Greenville University City and Columbia. I convey my thanks to all clubs with positive growth because more Kiwanians can serve more children.

We have quite a few new club building sites in some stage of the opening phase. Congrats to the Wake Forest Club for starting a Satellite Club in Rolesville with Tom Dimmock’s divine guidance. Where will our next new club be: Brevard, Clayton, Goose Creek, Morehead City, West Brunswick, Yadkinville, Pleasant Garden or a surprise location? Surprises that benefit the children are very exciting.

TOGETHER we can make a difference in our communities, the world and in the lives of the children we serve. While we serve, always remember to have FUN.

As always, thanks for all y’all do for Kiwanis and the youth we serve.

 
Yours in Kiwanis Service,
Coop




UPDATE as of 2/16/15

Campaign Goal: $110,000,000 Total Progress to Date: $75,595,052.08 or 68.72% of goal

41,997,251 lives saved and protected

District Goal: $3,515,315
with 100% club participation

District Progress to Date: $3,201,809.55 or 91.08% of goal
with 74% of clubs participating

1,778,783 lives saved and protected

Carolinas District SLP Clubs $176,210.35*

*included in Carolinas District Progress to Date

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 www.TheEliminateProject.org.

District News
Carolina Hotel Sold Out for Convention - Rooms remain at the Holly Inn
7/23/2015
The Carolina Hotel has sold out for our District Convention.
However,
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Divisions changed for 2015-16 Year
7/13/2015
The District Board has approved the following changes to take affect(more)
DCON 2015: Pinehurst
4/30/2015

Carolinas District Convention
August 14 - 16, 2015
The Carolina Hotel
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