About Us

The Kiwanis Club of Florence was established in 1920 as the first Kiwanis Club in the Pee Dee. We meet every Thursday at the Florence Country Club for a social lunch and program that consists of speakers from all areas of the community. Since our inception, we have strived to maintain the Kiwanis ideals of helping children develop into model citizens. Involvement in the community is one of the ways that Kiwanis of Florence helps to reach the children one on one. Our organization hosts several fundraisers as well as direct community involvement throughout the year. We also host several annual club gatherings that allow members to socialize and just have a good time.


Kiwanis of Florence offers several fun activities for its members throughout the year as a time to meet new friends and socialize with old ones. Club gatherings are an important part of the Kiwanis experience and members are encouraged to attend as many events throughout the year as possible. Visitors are always welcome as this is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about the Kiwanis club and its members.

Special Events and Club Activities

  • Bar-B-Que Fundraiser
  • Veteran’s Day Special Program
  • College Football Recruiting Day with Phil Kornblut
  • Oyster Roast
  • Gun Club Meeting – extended meeting at Jack Buschs’ with an unforgettable BBQ lunch
  • Pastor’s Day Meeting
  • High School Football Coaches Preview Show
  • …and many more…

Service Projects

  • Terrific Kids Program
  • Best of Terrific Kids Field Trip
  • Lonnie Lester Memorial Annual Terrific Kids Christmas Shopping Trip
  • Department of Disabilities and Special Needs Adopt-A-Dorm Christmas Party
  • Kiwanis Reading Day at the Library
  • Francis Marion University Scholarship

See Philanthropy tab for more information on our local service projects.