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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
November 2017

Our Fraternal Year is now officially one-third of the way completed.  Your Council should have its’ Forms 185 (Report of Officers), 365 (Program Personnel Report Form), and 1728 (Semi-Annual Council Audit) completed and submitted to both the State and Supreme Offices.  Your Council should have scheduled its’ Programming Activities throughout the Fraternal Year.  Your Council should have a Membership Director, Membership Team, Retention Chairman and a Retention Team in place to handle membership recruitment and retention efforts.  Finally, your Council should have established an Action Plan to both grow and retain its’ members.

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Identifying Rank With The New Uniform

When wearing the new uniform, rank will be identified by a color patch that will be placed behind the 4th Degree emblem on the beret. The patch colors are as follows:
Purple for Color Corps Commander
White for Faithful Navigator or Past Faithful Navigator
Green for District Marshal
Gold for District Master
Light Blue for Vice Supreme Master
Members that currently use the red-lined regalia cape will not be issued a color patch for their beret. The patch WILL NOT be included with your new uniform from Knights Gear ( You must first order your uniform from Knights Gear, then you can order your patch. Do not order the patch first. Patches will only be sent to those who have already ordered the uniform. The color patch will be fulfilled directly from the Supreme Office with instructions on attaching it to the beret. Knights Gear WILL NOT be providing these patches. To obtain your color patch Send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) AFTER you have ordered your uniform In the Subject line of the email, type “Color Patch for Uniform Requested” In the body of the email, list your request for a patch, your membership number, your office/rank plus the color of patch you are requesting.

Program and Membership Guide

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

2017-2018 Seminarians   **  Updated September 26, 2017

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2017-2018 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 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.


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 2017-2018 Theme for Recruiting this year is “Become The Cornerstone”. 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.

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.

Sign Up for Email Communications

Would you like to receive information from the State Council including notices concerning illness or death of current or former state personnel and announcements from the Supreme Council. If you want to sign up please contact the State Webmaster at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Kansas Knight of the Month

For the month of September
Raymond Stockman II
Council #11352 - Tonganoxie
District 18

For the month of August
David Lyle
Council #10932 - Overland Park - Ascension
District #10

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Families for the month of September

Kevin Arnberger Family
Council #862 - Great Bend District 47

Tony Klepper Family
Council #1187 - Ellinwood District 39

Thomas Van Hoeke Family
Council #1901 - Greeley District 13

Kevin Rippe Family
Council #3033 - Atwood District 52

Joseph Wunderly Family
Council #7446 - Mound City District 13

Robert Butts Family
Council #9535 - Mayetta District 02

2017 Silver Rose Program

The Silver Rose Program ended in Kansas October 15th with the transfer completed at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Guymon Oklahoma.

Transfer of Silver Rose from Liberal Council #3381 with Father Jacob

Fr. Phillip Ley from San Antonio, Texas celebrates mass at St Peter the Apostle in Guymon, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Council #3309 with Fr. Phillip Ley and Silver Rose

Oklahoma Council #3309 with Fr. Phillip Ley and Silver Rose


A Mother’s Heart

Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial


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