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.

Historian's Corner
Gems from the Museum
July 9, 2019

Mrs. Irving’s Pin

This cross pin was worn by one of our Founders, Mrs. Theodore (Marie Louise) Irving. It was donated to the Museum by Florence CarKhuff of New Jersey.

Mrs. Irving, one of the Original Ten, suggested the name “The King’s Daughters,” for the new sisterhood of service. Margaret Bottome said she “knew in a flash that was the name” (from the Ladies Home Journal September,1897).

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Health Careers Scholarship Program
Message from a Health Careers Scholarship Recipient
July 2, 2019

I am truly honored to be selected as an IOKDS Health Careers Scholarship recipient. Thank you for believing in my ability to become a competent, caring physician who will strive to provide my patients with the best care.

As I enter my final year of medical school, I reflect on a wonderful patient that I met during my psychiatry rotation.

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Annual Conference 2019
The 2019 Annual Conference in Nashville was a Great Success!
June 24,2019

Held in Nashville, Tennessee, the 1st Annual Conference of The King’s Daughters and Sons was both exciting and informative.  The reports from the Board of Directors, the Committees, and Branches may be found here:  https://iokds.org/programs-events/annual-conference-2019-reports/.


Learn & Discern Internships
A Message from our Internship Committee

Our summer internship can impact the course of a college student’s life.  Experiencing work in the non-profit world and experiencing the role of faith in creating positive change is an incredible way to discern your future.

Because an internship with us also focuses on living and working among a diverse set of people and perspectives at New York’s Chautauqua Institution, it provides more than a college requirement.  It prepares young adults to help heal the world.

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Fundraiser 2019
Seaside New England & Cape Cod - SOLD OUT!
July 2, 2019

This trip has been SOLD OUT!  THANK YOU MEMBERS!!

From October 4 – 11, 2019, during leaf-peeping season, visit Boston, Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod, Nantucket Island, Provincetown, and New Bedford in Massachusetts, then onto Newport, Rhode Island and Pomfret, Connecticut, concluding with your return to Massachusetts!

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Vacation in Chautauqua
Chautauqua Scholarship
Clergy Renewal Week
New Horizons Program
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