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.


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

COVID-19 and Chautauqua Institution

From Chautauqua Institution:  There are no federal, state or local declarations regarding COVID-19 that currently impact Chautauqua Institution’s summer assembly season, June 27–Aug. 30. Visit covid-19.chq.org for the latest information on the preventative measures we are taking.

At The King’s Daughters and Sons, we will be following the direction from Chautauqua Institution.  Should the season be modified and your stay prohibited, you will be contacted by staff.  Should you have questions or concerns, please email:  iokdschqreservations@gmail.com.

Calling All Circle Members
A new project: IOKDS Stands Together—Apart Challenge
April 3, 2020

Since there is no biological vaccine for Covid-19, the behavioral vaccine of social distancing/isolation is needed.  As important as social distancing is to slow the pandemic, a side effect can be emotional risk for personal depression.  Our project goal is to promote the emotional health of every IOKDS member with a personal conversation from a distance by Easter Sunday.

COVID-19 Impacts Conference Plans
ATTENTION: Conference 2020 is CANCELLED
March 14, 2020

Dear IOKDS members:

On March 12, with all due consideration of the advice about COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and Health Canada, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel IOKDS Conference 2020.  Given that the participants at our conferences are mainly older adults and that the conference requires us to gather for 3 days in a hotel, it was a prudent decision.

Read more about Conference 2020
Health Careers Scholarship Program
Message from a Health Careers Scholarship Recipient
March 27, 2020

My initial healthcare work experience started as a personal care attendant (PCA) at
Anderson Parkway Cathedral Square in South Burlington, VT. This was when I first encountered and personally learned about the struggles quadriplegic and paraplegic people have to go through everyday.

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!

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!  

Read more Celebration 2020
Vacation in Chautauqua
Clergy Renewal Week