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State Deputy Patrick Winchester's Message
November 2015

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 a strategy to both grow and retain its’ members.

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In the Beginning….........

Week 35 = Chris weighs about 5 and half pounds now. Chris is really putting on baby fat which will help keep Chris warm after birth. “I’m still eating leftovers from Thanksgiving.” The lungs are almost complete. You may be able to see Chris’ body parts as the uterine wall gets thinner – feet, head, and hands. Mom is looking for a pediatrician to examine the baby after birth. She’s getting ready in case Chris is ready.

“So stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming.” Mt. 24:42

72nd Annual State 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.

2016 State Bowling Tournament - Royal Crest Lanes Lawrence, Kansas
                Feb. 20-21, Feb. 27-28, Mar. 5-6

The 72nd Annual State Bowling Tournament, hosted by Councils in District 18, will be held at Royal Crest Lanes, Lawrence, KS on February 20th & 21st, February 27th & 28th and March 5th and 6th, 2016 Entry forms will be mailed to all current Grand Knights and Team Captains from last year’s tournament.

Requirements to host the 2017 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 2017 Tournament MUST MAKE their request in writing, to Michael Grothoff, Council Activities Director before January 19, 2016.

Click here for the bowling tournament website information.

Click here for 2016 Kansas State Council Bowling Letter.
Click here for 2016 Kansas State Council Registration Forms.
Click here for information concerning masses and rooms.

Message from Culture of Life Director

Click here to see October 2015 Culture of Life information from Culture of Life Director Thomas Schmeidler.

2015-2016 Seminarians

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2015-2016 school year. Read More

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Kansas Knight of the Month

For the month of September
Gary Long
Council #5631 - Hill City
District 44

Supreme Council Families of the Month

James & Mary Sullivan Family
Council #834 - Horton

Kelly & Stacy McKinney
Council #1149 - Paola

Bob & Mary Rodeker
Council #3018 - Ottawa

John & Deborah Twohig
Council #10834 - Lansing

2015 Supreme Featured Program Summary

The Knights of Columbus Featured Programs initiative runs in conjunction with the Surge. . .With Service Program and its six specific program areas — Church, Community, Council, Culture of Life, Family and Youth. Meeting requirements for a featured program listed for one Surge program area fills all four activity requirements for that area. More information on each featured program may be found on the Order’s website or in the Surge. . .With Service guide.

Click here for a summary of the requirements for each featured program.

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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