The Kiwanis Club of Barbados South was formed on September 26th, 1989. It was chartered with twenty-six male members on 26th March, 1990 at the Sam Lords Hotel in St. Philip, Barbados by Mr. Carlton E. Levy, District Governor of the Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District. The Kiwanis Clubs of Bridgetown and Barbados North sponsored the club making it the third Kiwanis Club in Barbados. Kiwanian Dennis Graham was elected Charter President and Kiwanian Desmond Willett the Charter Secretary.
Throughout the club's existence, membership remained all male until the Board of Directors at it's meeting on April 8th 1999 approved a proposal for membership from Mrs. Joycelyn Johnson. Kiwanian Joycelyn was inducted on April 20th 1999 as the first female member of the club. Distinguished Lieutenant Governor Lennox Prescod (1998 - 1999) of Division 27 performed the induction at which three other members were inducted. A few weeks later, Kiwanian Eleanor Small earned the distinction of being the second female inductee.
Mr. Ernest Marshall joined the Kiwanis Club of Barbados South at the invitation of K. Oswald Simmons in the year 1997. He soon became a Club Director and subsequently a chairman of several committees. He was awarded the Mel Osborne Fellow and Chairman of the Year awards in 1999. During the Administrative year 2007-2008 he served as Lieutenant Governor for Division 27. This prestigious position would have afforded him the opportunity to work closer with the Presidents of fifteen clubs in this Division throughout the region. For the duration of his tenure, he focused on his four (4) goals which alluded to serving the children of the world, working assiduously with the clubs in the Division, encouraging participatory attendance at the International Conventions and Divisional Council Meetings and supporting the practices of Kiwanis as the premier service club in the Caribbean. Past Lieutenant Governor Ernest is the only Lieutenant Governor of the Kiwanis Club of Barbados South to date.