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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
April 2017

In just a few weeks, we will meet in Topeka for the 116th Kansas State Convention!  The Convention is and will always be a great time to renew old friendships and to celebrate the achievements of the fraternal year.  It looks we’ll have many things to celebrate:  new records in tootsie roll donations, a record amount of Religious Education monies raised, the installation of two sonogram machines in pregnancy crisis centers, and the installation of two new Knights of Columbus Councils! I was looking at the State membership numbers and I realize that we are doing much better this second half of the year.  Kansas hit its membership goals for both January and February.  It is hoped that by the time you read this, Kansas will have achieved its goal for March, also.

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2017 Kansas Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Get your teams together and join us for a weekend of golf and fraternity at the annual Knight of Columbus State Golf Tournament on July 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2017, Hosted by Council 727 in Emporia. For more information about the tournament and for registration forms click on the attached file, fill them out and mail them to Gene Ohlman at 2125 W. 22nd Avenue, Emporia, KS 66801. More information and registration can be found at the link to the Council 727 Emporia website:

Click here for tournament entry form.

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.

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Kansas Knight of the Month

For the month of February
Steve Moser
Council #1777 - Marysville
District 21

For the month of January
Ivan Dressman
Council #1383 - Frankfort
District 22

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Families for the Month of January

Blake Butler Family
Council #0883 - District 16

Brent Blocker Family
Council #1181 - District 26

Joshua Maher Family
Council #1913 - District 10

Richard Ketner Family
Council #2217 - District 31

Dion Lake Family
Council #4254 - District 19

Orville Huffies Family
Council #10301 - District 2

Gates Brown Family
Council #10834 - District 5

Families for the Month of December

Scott Klepper Family
Council #1187 - District 39

Glenn Mies Family
Council # 2987 - District 31

Ben Ramsey Family
Council #3273 - District 47

James Wilson Family
Council #7485 - District 30

Andrew Burr Family
Council #8196 - District 28

Albert Rottinghaus Family
Council #10301 - District 2

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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