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

As we enter the Christmas season and as we have just celebrated Thanksgiving let’s all pause, reflect back on all the many blessings God has provided for us and give thanks. We are all thankful for our families, friends and health, but we need to include the ability to serve others through Kiwanis as a gift to be thankful for. We are making such a difference every day in the lives of children in each of our communities that we have to give God the glory.

I know that between now and the first of the year each of us are going to be caught up in the Christmas holidays and rightfully so. But let’s not lose sight of the children we serve because their holidays are going to be much different than the ones we experience. So please ring the bell for the Salvation Army, continue to work with agencies that tend to the needs of the homeless—particularly the children - and whatever your community does during the holidays to help make these times somewhat “normal” for the children we serve.

While you are enjoying your family and continuing to serve the children in your communities during these holidays please do not forget our goals because our goals directly benefit the children. I am listing them below as a reminder:

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.

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.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. And as always, I want to thank you for all you 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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