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.

Current Events

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.

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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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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Vacation in Chautauqua
Chautauqua Scholarship
Clergy Renewal Week
New Horizons Program
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