April marks the beginning of the fourth and final quarter of this fraternal year. It is time when we, the leaders of our Order in Kansas, must review our progress in reaching the goals set at the beginning of the fraternal year.
In making my review as State Deputy, I find we are having a great year in programming with new records being set and participation increased. In membership, we are showing a positive growth rate directly attributed to membership recruitment activities of many councils. With continued efforts in recruiting we will meet our goals of reaching the Circle of Honor.
Everything in our Order depends on you, the members. As Knights of Columbus members, you should be dedicated and proud of what you have accomplished. Recruiting new members is every member’s privilege and responsibility and it’s the only way to sustain your council’s growth. The prospects are out there waiting to be asked.
From now through June 30, 2013, each council will receive a $9.00 credit for each new member it recruits. The council will also receive a $9.00 credit for each of its reinstatements or reactivations of members suspended prior to January 1, 2013. There is no cap on the amount a council can receive through this program.
The credit for each council will be calculated and applied to the July 1, 2013, council bill.
In addition to this special program for 2013, effective immediately, each new council will have its first council assessments waived for per capita, Catholic Information Service and the Culture of Life Fund.
Grow in Faith - Grow the Order One Member per Council per Month
These contests and programs reward our successes growing the Order for the remainder of the fraternal year. I hope that the contests promote a friendly competition and a great deal of success for Kansas as we finish the fraternal year strong. Read More
Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2012-2013 school year. Read More
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Council #796 - Fort Scott
Michael & Judith Holthaus Family
Council #534 - Topeka
Mark & Angie Bettencourt Family
Council #1370 - Wamego
Anthony & Cheryl Smith Family
Council #2614 - Arkansas City
William & Helen Wales Family
Council #9767 - Wichita
With the historic election of Pope Francis, the Knights of Columbus has a unique opportunity to express our solidarity with the Holy father by expanding our charitable outreach and growing our membership.
In taking his name from St. Francis of Assisi, “the man of poverty,” and identifying himself so closely with the poor by his public acts and statements, the Holy Father has shown himself to be dedicated to charity. Since our Order’s guiding principle is charity, there is no better way to express our solidarity with Pope Francis than to build each council in its charitable outreach by serving those in need.
With this in mind, the Supreme Council is pleased to introduce a Membership and Program Special Incentive in Honor of Pope Francis.
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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.
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.