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State Deputy Patrick Winchester's Message
May 2016

My Brother Knights:

Don’t forget to have your Officer Elections this month.  It sure makes it easier on the State Secretary, as well as Supreme, if your Council has its elections earlier, rather than later.  Don’t forget that the results of your Council elections should be submitted on Officer Report Form 185.

We just completed a fantastic Convention, and I‘d like to make some very public thank you’s!  First, I thank Bishop Kemme for participating in all three of the Masses at the Convention, and Bishop Weisenburger for participating in the Memorial Mass.  I thank them both for attending and speaking at the Convention Banquet. Their kind words and inspirational message made it memorable event for all.

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In the Beginning….........

Week 9 = Chris’s fingerprints are already evident. The fingers can curve around an object placed in the palm. Now Chris can feel pain but who would want to hurt Chris? Chris is having a wonderful time wriggling, shifting, dancing and playing with the toys in the womb – other fingers, toes, nose, ears – such fun! If only we had a window to the womb. The mother is coping with many changes – nurturing a baby is hard work.

“You know me through and through, from having watched my bones take shape when I was being formed in secret…” Ps 139:15

June 4th Exemplification - Junction City

ATTENTION:  The location of the Fourth Degree Exemplification in Junction City on June 4 has been changed.  The degree will be held at the Geary County Convention Center, 310 Hammons Drive (adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott).  The main entrance is on the East side.  For those not familiar with Junction City, the location is off Chestnut Street and west of the Wal-Mart near I-70.  Mass will still be at the Church.  Please share this change with anyone planning to attend.

Marian Hour of Prayer

A Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program is currently traveling through the state. The prayer program will continue through August this year. Click here view a schedule of where each icon will be in the state. Please contact your local council for prayer service times and locations.

2016 Kansas Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Get your teams together and join us for a weekend of golf and fraternity at the annual Knight of Columbus State Golf Tournament on July 30 and 31, 2016 and hosted by Council 601 in Salina. For more information about the tournament and for registration forms click on the attached files, fill them out and mail them to Joe Bachofer at 439 South 8th St. Salina, KS 6740. More information and registration forms click on the link to the Council 601 Salina website:

Click here for official tournament letter.
Click here for tournament entry form.

2015-2016 Seminarians

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2015-2016 school year. Read More

Sign Up for Email Communications

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Kansas Knight of the Month

For the Month of March
George Fulghum
Council #11692 - Wichita-Resurrection
District 33

For the Month of February
Steve Kerr
Council #12546 - Wea
District 11

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Family of the Month information was not available from the Supreme Office at this time.
Winners for the last two months will be listed when received.


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 coveted Star Council Award? The three requirements for the Star Council Award are 1) make the membership quota, 2) make the insurance quota, 3) complete and submit three forms to the Supreme office. Click on the links below to view the progress your council is making towards achieving these three goals. These reports will be updated on a regular basis, so check back often!

Membership and Insurance Report
Report Summary

2015 Supreme Featured Program Summary

The Knights of Columbus Featured Programs initiative runs in conjunction with the Surge. . .With Service Program and its six specific program areas — Church, Community, Council, Culture of Life, Family and Youth. Meeting requirements for a featured program listed for one Surge program area fills all four activity requirements for that area. More information on each featured program may be found on the Order’s website or in the Surge. . .With Service guide.

Click here for a summary of the requirements for each featured program.

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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