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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
October 2016

What does it mean to be a member of the Knights of Columbus?  The answer varies with each individual. For some, it might mean supporting our Priests and in particular, our seminarians and religious through the Adopt-ASeminarian program.  For others, it could mean raising funds to assist people with intellectual disabilities via our annual Commitment to Humanities “Tootsie Roll” program.  Others promote the Culture of Life during Respect Life Month.  Still others support the needy, sick, elderly or youth in our communities.  Being a Knight of Columbus means all these and more.  They are all experiences we have to come to know as Knights members.  As leaders in the Catholic Church, we are challenged to live the Gospel in our daily lives by building a better world one charitable act at a time. Our service programs should reflect our involvement and commitment to our Church, Youth, Family, Community, Culture of Life and Council.  Have you and your council put your Action Plan into place?

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In the Beginning….........

Week 29 = Chris has doubled in size over the last 4 weeks and is getting cramped in the womb. “I don’t have as much room to do my exercises. My muscle tone is getting much better and my body is filling out with baby fat. Hair is growing on my head – nice fine hair. I can recognize my mom’s voice.” The third trimester is filled is aches and pains and general discomfort for mother but she knows that soon she will see her baby.

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalm 127:3
St. Gerard Majella, pray for expectant mothers.

2016-2017 Seminarians

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2016-2017 school year. Read More

Marian Hour of Prayer

A *GREAT* parish / family activity, the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program is currently traveling through the state.This 2016 - 2017 program will continue through September 2017. Click here to view the 2016-2017 schedule of where this icon will be in the state. Please contact your local council for prayer service times and locations. Council support is greatly appreciated.

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Kansas Knight of the Month

For the month of August
Dale Miller
Council #883 - Pittsburg
District 16

For the month of July
Patrick Sims
Council #7279 - Hutchinson
District 29

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Jeremy & Julie Rabe Family
Council #2955 – Dodge City

Victor & Pattie Straub Family
Council #4458- Derby

Lewis & Judy Scully Family
Council #6817 – Iola

Matthew & Mary Hoisington Family
Council #10834 – Lansing


The Program and Membership Guide references the “Council Reports CD” in many places.The forms can be found on the Supreme website at

The form to include with scrapbooks is Form STSP - State Council Service Program Awards Entry Form.

Membership, Insurance, and Missing Forms Reports

How is your council progressing in its quest for the Star Council Award and Sunflower Award for Excellence? The three requirements for the Star Council Award are 1) make the membership goal, 2) make the insurance goal, 3) complete and submit three forms to the Supreme office. The Sunflower Award has some additional requirements above the Star Council Award. Click here to view the requirements and awards for your Council. Click on the links below to view the progress your council is making towards achieving these three goals. These reports will be updated each weekday, so check back often!

Membership and Insurance Report
Report Summary

The 2016-2017 Theme for Recruiting this year is “Fishers of Men”. Every Knight of Columbus is a Fisher of Men. You are encouraged to offer membership to any Catholic male age 18 or older. It’s simple, all you have to do is ask them. Below is our presentation video supporting the theme “Fishers of Men”

2016 - 2017 Regional Membership Presentation

If you would like to review the membership presentation given at your
regional meeting, click the link below:

2016 - 2017 Regional Membership Presentation

Supreme Council Notice Regarding Youth Protection Training and Background Checks

The Board of Directors of Knights of Columbus has designated the following official positions in Knights of Columbus to receive mandatory Praesidium Armatus online safe environment training: State Deputies, State Squires Chairmen, State Youth Directors, Grand Knights, Youth Directors, Columbian Squires Chairmen, Chief Counselors, Committee Counselors, and Faithful Navigators (if their assembly sponsors a Squires Circle).
If you currently hold one of these positions it is important that you please read the attached notice from George Hanna, Senior Vice President for Fraternal Services.

Click here for the notice.

A Mother’s Heart

Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial

Membership Playbook - Revision #2 (June 2012)

The Membership Playbook has been updated for 2012 - 2013. The Membership Playbook can be opened by clicking here. Please contact a member of the Membership Team if you have questions or suggestions for additional information.


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