New Kiwanis club forms in Davie

Published 9:27 am Thursday, May 13, 2021

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There is a new show in town, and its name is Kiwanis.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers made up of more than 7,000 clubs and 600,000 members around the world dedicated to the welfare of children. The goal is to improve the world one child and one community at a time.

The newest of these clubs is being formed in the Mocksville area.

“Kiwanis clubs provide a great opportunity to meet new friends who also believe in serving their community, networking with school and business professionals and making a significant impact on the community through volunteering,” said Joanne LeDonne, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Clemmons and opener for the new club.

“Kids need Kiwanis, in our community and in communities around the world, so they can grow up in a world where they are happy, healthy, safe, secure, and loved.”

This is why LeDonne has been working with members of the Clemmons Club and the Carolinas District to bring in new members from the Mocksville community.

The Kiwanis Club of Mocksville hosted its first in a series of in-person informational get togethers at 6:30 p.m. on May 11 at the Davie County Public Library. The new club is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Clemmons.

“We understand the changing needs of today’s busy volunteers, and encourage members to give time when they can, whether that’s at a service project or at a meeting,” said Chris White, governor of the Carolinas District of Kiwanis. “We hope that men and women of all ages will join us and help make a difference for children in their community.”

For more information, or if you want to join this new club, contact LeDonne at or 336-477-4505. Learn more at, at or