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.

  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

Our first 40 days of service TOGETHER have been incredible! We have helped with Pancake Days in Raleigh and Wilmington. In Wilmington they had to brave an early morning sleet storm (yes I said sleet storm) in Wilmington on November 1st. We attended the Key Club Fall Rally, and even though it rained in the morning, it did not dampen any of the high energy spirits of the 2,200 Key Clubbers in attendance.

We participated in Charter Nights/Installation of Officers with Hope Mills, North Brunswick, Cape Fear and Western Harnett.

We spent the weekend in Black Mountain at the Kiwanis Family Conference with 220 other Kiwanis Family members: Kiwanians, Circle K’ers, Key Clubbers and one Builders Clubber creating an unbelievable bond. We visited the Kiwanis Thrift Store in Black Mountain where Jim Parsons and Bill Cox run an efficient operation.

We attended Division Council Meetings in 11 and 26 where there were over 40 Kiwanians at each of those meetings. We witnessed firsthand the obsession of racing woolly worms at the Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk. This was the most well run event of this magnitude I have ever seen and they did it despite a shortage of woolly worms, a great deal of rain leading up to the event and high winds on Saturday night that blew down vendor tents. But here is what all of these events have in common and makes them special: all the money goes to the children in each of those communities. A special thanks to Peg & Greg McDonald, Mary Jo & Dan Brubaker and Ann & KC Ramsay for opening their homes to us during our visits.

I want to always remind you of “our” goals for 2014-2015 because without goals we will never improve the health of our Clubs, Divisions, Regions or District.

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 December 31st.

Celebrate – Plan a special 100th Anniversary fundraiser, service project or banquet or all 3. 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. Please see the link to the brochure.

As you can tell from the above places we have been so far, we want you to invite us to “serve” with you. I was told in Raleigh that I was the best syrup pourer they had ever seen; but it was early and I am not sure their eyes were wide open yet. 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.

Thank you for all you do for Kiwanis and the youth we serve.

Yours in Service,

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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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