September is here! Children are back in school and football season has begun. Most councils in the state are meeting and putting their Action Plans into motion for this fraternal year. Involve as many members as possible. Contact them by phone, email, Facebook or talk to them at church. Participation is the key factor in maintaining membership, as well as, attracting new members. New members should be assigned to a project of their interest and use the Shining Armor Award Program to keep them involved.
Week 22 = “I can hear mom’s conversations more clearly now. I can hear her read, sing and talk. I like to kick back, suck my thumb, and listen to her read to me. My eyelids and eyebrows are fully formed. My fingernails have grown to the end of my fingers. My brain is growing really fast so I’m going to be very smart.” Chris weighs nearly a pound now. Dads, did you know: Low-frequency sounds, mimicking a male voice, penetrate the abdomen and uterine wall better than the higher frequencies of the female voice?
“Teach them (God’s ordinances) to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Det. 6:7
The 2015 - 2016 Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program traveling through the state will continue through August this year. Click here to view the 2015-2016 schedule of where this icon will be in the state. The 2016-2017 prayer program will begin September 2016 and 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.
Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2015-2016 school year. Read More
For the month of July
Council #7279 - Hutchinson
For the Month of June
Council #8976 - Downs
David & Deborah VanLaar Family
Council #10834- Lansing
William & Patricia Chamberlin Family
Carey Mooradian Family
Council #2608 - Topeka
Dustin & Melissa Hern Family
Council #3828 - Danville
Pat & Julie Sieve Family
Council #6671 - Valley Falls
Brice & Anna Feldt Family
Council #8411 - Topeka
Lenny & Jill Vohs Family
Council #12546 - Wea
The Program and Membership Guide references the “Council Reports CD” in many places.The forms can be found on the Supreme website at http://www.kofc.org/en/members/resources/forms/council.html.
The form to include with scrapbooks is Form STSP - State Council Service Program Awards Entry Form.
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!
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”
If you would like to review the membership presentation given at your
regional meeting, click the link below:
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.
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.