This is a directory of Upstate area clubs and organizations compiled by library staff based on information provided to us by the organizations themselves. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information. Please send any corrections or additions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (864) 527-9241.
Civitans are everyday citizens who come together in communities throughout the world to make life better for their neighbors. Family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers meet at local Civitan clubs to socialize, learn, and serve in communities. Civitans seek to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. Kiwanis believes that working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.”
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with 1.35 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. Founded in 1917, the volunteer organization’s motto is “We Serve.”
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.