Four months of the fraternal year have been completed. In six months, we will gather in Manhattan for the State Convention. Every council should have in place its plan of action to achieve its membership and programming goals required to receive the “Star Council” award. Now is the time to put your plans into action.
Membership is the key to the growth and success of the Order. Without new members we can grow stale. Both the Supreme and Kansas State Council offer a number of incentives to recruiters, Grand Knights, and Councils for membership growth; however, the greatest reward is when a new member takes an active role in his council and the Church. The Knights of Columbus is about service to our Church, families, youth, communities, and each other. Let’s do our part by recruiting new members and getting them active.
“Two Knights Before Christmas” is a program that encourages and rewards councils that are able to bring in two members before Christmas. Every council that brings in two members in December will receive a framed picture of the Holy Father Pope Francis.
See the attached flyer for more details click here
You are no doubt familiar with our membership theme of “One Member per Council per Month” which challenges us to adopt an attitude of continual recruitment. When you look at our results thus far we haven’t been able to bring in new members at that rate. Supreme is offering our councils a reward for catching up. Attached is a letter from the Vice President, Membership Growth for the Knights of Columbus, Lou Barbour outlining the rewards that councils can achieve as they work to catch up during the months of November, December and January. click here
Division #1 No winner.
Division #2 Council #11917 Kansas City with 15 contest points District #7 Bob Hager
Division #3 Council #14218 Fort Riley with 70 contest points District #25 Dan Culbertson
Division #4 Council #10841 Overland Park with 30 contest points District #8 Bill Dickinson
Division #5 Council #10778 Salina with 90 contest points District #28 Terry Bohm
Division #6 Council #1370 Wamego with 40 contest points District #23 Steve Prockish
Division #7 Council #7486 Mulvane with 45 contest points District #32 Duane Koehler
Division #8 Council #1372 Lawrence with 50 contest points District #18 John Schulz
Division #9 Council #10407 Gardner with 55 contest points District #10 Kevin Stueve
Division #10 Council #4458 Derby with 90 contest points District #32 Duane Koehler
Honorable mention goes out to the following council that tied for first in their division but lost by the tie breaker.
Council #11352 Tonganoxie, Council #4118 Wichita and Council #10932 Ascension
Congratulation to all these councils and their leadership for embracing the challenge of ‘One Member per Council per Month’ and the attitude of continual recruitment.
Council #1832 - Manhattan
Marvin & Shirley Hammersmith Family
Council #834 - Horton
Adam & Cyrie Bruna Family
Council #2609 - Belleville
Jerry & Cecilia Clay Family
Council #7446 - Mound City
Clyde & Sarah Huffman Family
Council #10834 - Lansing
Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2013-2014 school year. Read More
The Knights of Columbus does many wonderful things everyday. As members we can be proud of our record of service, support for our priests and the work we do in our parishes and community. The “Did You Know” series is intended to keep the good works done by the Order first and foremost in your minds. Remind your councils of these successes at their business meetings and use them when recruiting new members.
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The Membership Playbook has been updated for 2012 - 2013. The new 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.