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

The Kiwanis Club of Columbia is among the most established service clubs in the Midlands of South Carolina.   

Each year, we support charities throughout the Midlands, both with our labor and financially.  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.  

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

October 23- Terry Linder, Executive Director of Communities in Schools

November 13- Seth Rose, Richland County Councilman, District 5

Novemeber 27- No Meeting,Thanksgiving

December 10- Holiday Social, Palmetto Club 6:30-9:30pm

December 25- No Meeeting, Christmas

January 22, 2015- Chad Holbrook, South Carolina Gamecocks baseball coach


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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. 

Bill Lamotte Memorial Golf Tournament:

Our annual Golf Tounament was held on April 23, 2014 at Woodcreek Farms.  We enjoyed another fantastic tournament in 2014, ultimately raising $10,000 for the Ray Tanner Foundation.

Details regarding the 2015 golf tournament are forthcoming.  For more information about the 2015 tournament, please contact Rawlings LaMotte at