Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World

The Kiwanis Club of Columbia was started in 1920.  We remain one of the most established service clubs in the Midlands of South Carolina.      

Each year, we support charities throughout the Midlands, both with our labor and financial contributions. Our primary fundraiser is an annual golf tournament.  In 2014, through proceeds from the golf tournament, we raised $10,000 for the Ray Tanner Foundation and $5,000 for the Reece Holbrook Win Anyway Foundations.  

Additionally, we support and sponsor the University of South Carolina Circle-K Club, two local high school Key Clubs, and "Terrific Kids" programs at several elementary schools.  We strongly encourage inter-club participation from members of the other Kiwanis Clubs in our area.  

For information about joining the Kiwanis Club of Columbia, or just to attend a lunch meeting as a guest, contact any member or Club Officer.  Our Club President is Ethan Betcher, and he can be reached at or 803-733-2742.

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings are held at the Capital City Club at 12:00pm

March 26th - March Madness Social

April 9th - CCC - Ryan Corcoran, American Red Cross

April 11th - Kiwanis One Day

April 22nd - Golf Tournament, Woodcreek Farms

May 14th-  State of the Club address

May 28th-  John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resoruces, Historic Columbia

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Bill Lamotte Memorial Golf Tournament:

Our 4th annual Bill LaMotte golf tounament will be held on April 22, 2015 at Woodcreek Farms.  We enjoyed another fantastic tournament in 2014, ultimately raising $10,000 for the Ray Tanner Foundation and $5000 for the Reece Holbrook Win Anyway Foundation.  For more information about the 2015 tournament, please contact Rawlings LaMotte at  

Home Works of America Fall Blitz Build:
On Saturday, 10/25/2014, Kiwanis once again joined Home Works of America to repair dilapidated housing for low-income, elderly homeowners.  Please visit our "Photo Gallery" section under the "Events" tab to see pictures of Kiwanians working to improve the housing of members of our community. kiwanis golf brochure(1).pdf