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.

MidYear Conference
February 6 - 8, 2015
Embassy Suites
Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach

Our district is the #1 district in the US in funds raised!

  UPDATE  as of 7/16/14
Campaign Goal:      $110,000,000

Total Progress to Date:
$60,966,543 or 55.42% of goal

lives saved and protected

District Goal:          $3,515,315

with 100% club participation

District Progress to Date:

$3,041,437 or 86.52% of goal

with 69.4% of clubs participating

lives saved and protected

     Carolinas District SLP Clubs $134,491*

*included in Carolinas District Progress to Date

Message from the District Governor

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends during the holidays.

I am so excited about 2015 and all the milestones that will happen this year. Kiwanis turns 100 years old and 13 of our Clubs will celebrate their 95th birthday as well as 34 other Clubs will be celebrating significant birthdays that end in 0 or 5. On January 26th we will officially charter our newest Club, the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke Island. But based on the due diligence of our Regional Trustees and Lt. Governors we have the opportunity to charter many more new Clubs this year. Where will our next new Club be - Goose Creek, Brevard, Clayton, Pleasant Garden, Morehead City or Yadkinville? We owe it to the children in these communities to make sure we have Kiwanians to serve their needs. As a reminder here are our goals to achieve this year.

Cultivate – Help us establish new Clubs in areas we currently do not serve. 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 have not pledged to rid the world of Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus please do so NOW because we want to complete our $3.5 million goal by the MidYear Conference.

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.

Liberate – When each Club contributes at least $500 to the Kiwanis Cottage 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund Campaign we will make sure that the Kiwanis Cottage is operational for perpetuity.
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I hope you have signed up for the MidYear Conference being held February 6-8 at the Embassy Suites in Myrtle Beach. If you have not, do so now because we have special entertainment for Friday night: the 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus from Fort Bragg. If you have never heard these great Americans, they are absolutely fantastic and put on a GREAT show. If you have heard them, you know how special they are and to be able to hear them again is a blessing. We are also planning a District Service Project for Saturday afternoon to honor our 100th Anniversary.

Make plans now to join Debbie and me in Indianapolis from June 25-28 for the 100th International Convention that will be the convention of all conventions. Stan Perry is currently planning a special evening for the Carolinas District dinner so WE can get together to dine and fellowship and enjoy the beauty and ambiance that Indianapolis has to offer.

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 Service,

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.

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