Who We Are

The International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons (IOKDS) is an interdenominational, intergenerational Christian service organization.  At the international and local levels, we strive to serve all ages and circumstances of need.


We welcome new members to join us in serving others of all ages and circumstances. If you would like to find out more about us, call or email our International Headquarters in Chautauqua, New York: 716-357-4951; headquarters@iokds.org. For Circle or Branch membership opportunities, see iokds.org/who we are/ Branches/ KDS on the map.


Conference 2020
Meet the 2020 - 2021 Officers!
June 29, 2020

With the cancellation of the IOKDS Conference 2020 due to COVID-19, the question of how to replace those officers whose terms were ending was forefront. As you know, our bylaws state that the members at the annual conference elect the officers.   With guidance of the International Parliamentarian, Phoebe McLelland, and under the authority of Robert’s Rules of Order, the following steps were taken.

Read More about the New Officers
Fundraiser 2020
CANCELLED: Kentucky's ARK Encounter & Creation Museum
June 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been cancelled:

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
June 10, 2020

Before COVID-19 swept through and closed off students like me from practicing in the hospitals, I remember I was leaving a patient’s room, when one of my fellow students asked me for advice about another patient. She said he kept trying to get her to come into his room, but that he didn’t speak any English, so she didn’t know what to do.

Vacation in Chautauqua
Clergy Renewal Week