Who Are The KDS?

The King’s Daughters and Sons (KDS) is an interdenominational Christian service organization with the International Headquarters located in Chautauqua, New York. It is comprised of approximately 4000 members, about 250 or so of whom are under the age of 18.


If you would like to BECOME A MEMBER or organize a Circle and Lend a Hand with the many projects undertaken by the KDS, please contact Headquarters, HQ,  and/or fill out the New Membership Form. International dues are $35.00 annually beginning in 2020.

Officers Needed
A Message from our Nominating Committee
September 27, 2019

Positions open for 2020 election include President, Vice President, and Health Careers Director.  These Officers will be elected at the IOKDS Conference in 2020, and begin their terms at the close of the Conference.

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Historian's Corner
Gems from the Museum
September 20, 2019

Stationery and Envelope from the Committee on Tenement House Work

From The Silver Cross, August 1892 –

Jacob Riis tells of suggesting a flower mission be started so that bouquets be sent to the “mites of humanity huddled together in filthy rooms.”

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Fundraiser 2020
Kentucky's ARK Encounter & Creation Museum
September 12 ,2019

Experience the Bluegrass State’s Unbridled Spirit!

Discover the most picturesque town in Kentucky; see the largest collection of White Christmas memorabilia; gaze in awe at the ARK Encounter and the Creation Museum.  Stop at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.  Visit the Kentucky Artisan Center where everything is Made in Kentucky.   Get a taste of the Bluegrass State as we travel its hilly backroads on a journey you’ll always cherish!

Health Careers Scholarship Program
Message from a Health Careers Scholarship Recipient
September 11, 2019

“Boop boop boop.” As a probationary volunteer member at the fire department, the dispatch tones still caused my heart to skip a beat followed by rapid acceleration as I listened for more information. “Specialty Unit requested.” With adrenaline rising knowing we had a hike ahead of us, I jumped into the back of the ambulance having a vague idea that a patient had fallen somewhere in the adjacent State Park and someone would meet us to guide us back to the patient.

As the medic driver raced down the narrow two lane highway, I bowed my head praying for safety…

Celebration 2020
Join us for our 100th Year in Chautauqua!
July 30, 2019

Throughout the summer of 2020, we will be celebrating 100 years of formal IOKDS presence on the grounds of the renowned Chautauqua Institution.   We invite you to join us!

Be sure to let all of your past Chautauqua Scholarship Program participants and staff know about our #Celebration2020 next season.  Week 5 (July 25 – August 1, 2020) is Reunion Week for all former scholars and staff at the IOKDS houses in Chautauqua, NY!  

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Vacation in Chautauqua
Clergy Renewal Week
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