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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
February 2017

As we enter into the second half of this fraternal year I would like to share with you a couple of thoughts. Membership in our Order is important not only to us as a viable organization but to the Catholic Church as a whole. More important than any one of us individually, membership in our Order is evangelical in that it engages many of our members to do more in their communities, churches, and often their own families. Simultaneously, our evangelical charity also provides a living example of Catholic men in action living their faith through prayer and works of mercy, which in itself evangelizes lukewarm Catholics and often men from other denominations to strive to be like us.

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Thank You from Pregnancy Care Center of Lawrence

Letter of thanks received from the President of the Board of Directors Pregnancy Care Center, in Lawrence.

Click here to review letter

Lino Munoz
Culture of Life Chairman

Message from Culture of Life Director

Click here to see February 2017 Culture of Life information from Culture of Life Director Lino Munoz.

2017 Bowling Tournament

The State Bowling Committee extends an invitation to all Knights to join in the fraternity, fellowship, and fun at our Annual Men’s Bowling Tournament. A current Traveling/Membership Card is required for entry to the tournament. Knights do not have to be a League Bowler to participate.

The 73rd Annual State Bowling Tournament will be held at West Ridge Lanes, Topeka, KS on February 18th & 19th, February 25th & 26th and March 4th and 5th, 2017.

Requirements to host the 2018 Bowling Tournament are a site with a minimum of 24 lanes and sufficient lodging for the participants and their families. Bowlers at this year’s event will choose the location for next year’s tournament site by popular vote at the tournament. Any Council interested in hosting the 2018 Tournament MUST MAKE their request in writing, to Tom Halbleib, Council Activities Director before January 21, 2017.

Click here for 2017 Kansas State Council Bowling Letter.
Click here for 2017 Kansas State Council Registration Forms.
Click here for the 2017 Bowling Tournament website and further information.

2017 Free Throw Contest

The annual free throw contest is open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Winners progress through local, district, and state competitions.Click here for more information including regional free throw locations and contact information.

Marian Hour of Prayer

A *GREAT* parish / family activity, the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program is currently traveling through the state.This 2016 - 2017 program will 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. Council support is greatly appreciated.

Sign Up for Email Communications

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Kansas Knight of the Month

For the month of December
Joe Finar
Council #1913 - Olathe, St. Paul
District 10

For the month of November
Joseph Vestering
Council #2296 - El Dorado
District 30

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Joe Harbert Family
Council #1269 - Kingman
District 40

John Burns Family
Council #1370 - Wamego
District 23

Rick Binder Family
Council #6984 - Hays, St. Marys
District 45

Robbie Weishaar Family
Council #2093 - Nortonville
District 3

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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