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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
July 2017

I had the privilege of recently attending the State Deputy Training and Installation Meeting in New Haven, Connecticut.  Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson gave the opening presentation. In his presentation, he stated that the Knights of Columbus did not have to rewrite or revise our mission statement every few years.  Our mission statement was the intent of the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney 135 years ago when he founded the Order.  Our four principles, Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism and the ceremonials involved in each of these degrees, state simply and clearly what our mission, our purpose is.

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Program and Membership Guide

The 2017-2018 Program and Membership has been published.
Click here for a full version of the guide.

Marian Hour of Prayer

A *GREAT* parish / family activity, the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program is currently traveling through the state.This 2017 - 2018 program will continue through April 2018. Click here to view the 2017-2018 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 May
Eric Nichol
Council #8411 – Topeka Christ the King
District 20

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Families for the Month of May
Davi McGill Family
Council #727-Emporia District 24
Jay Wieland Family
Council #1149-Paola District 12
Joseph Beck Family
Council #1832-Manhattan-Dolors District 25
Brent Martin Family
Council #2609-North Topeka District 19
Travis Henry Family
Council #4219-Holton District 02
Louis Barr Family
Council #7485-Andover District 30
Andy Henry Family
Council #10301-Wetmore District 02
Adam Henderson Family
Council #16700-Wichita District 34

Families for the Month of April
Aaron Cheney Family
Council #534-Topeka District 20
Dennis Fund Family
Council #1370-Wamego District 23
Sean Kreisler Family
Council #1645-Tipton District 37
Kevin Bowmaker Family
Council #6761-Haysville District 32
Cole Bonham Family
Council #7909-Olathe-Prince of Peace District 10
Andrew Brown Family
Council #12932-Eudora District 18

2016-2017 Seminarians

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


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”

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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