"WELCOME ONE ANOTHER AS CHRIST HAS WELCOMED YOU"

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State Deputy Dale A. Weber Message
September 2018

After the long days of summer, with kid’s home from school, ball games, swimming and possibly squeezing in a vacation, most of us have settled back into the routine of life that seems to reset itself every September.

That means that your Council’s Meetings and activities should settle back into a routine nature!  If your Council has not done so, make certain that Forms 185 (Report of Officers), 365 (Service Program Personnel Report) and 1295 (Semi-Annual Council Audit Report) have been completed and submitted to the appropriate distribution list.

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2018-2019 Seminarians

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2018-2019 school year. Read More


Proclamation Signing

Proclamation with the Governor
July 2018 signing of Proclamation with the Governor of Kansas


E-member Program

Our parishes, communities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values.

For over one hundred and fifteen years, the Knights of Columbus in Kansas have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us and strengthening our parishes and families. Eligible Catholic men, 18 and older, can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamline process.

As a member, you join a worldwide community of nearly two million men, including over 38,000 here in Kansas, who stand together. Men we have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified Catholic men to answer the call.

We must use all tools that are available to us to reach new members in the state of Kansas.
Please click on this link to access E-Member http://kofc.org/un/newjoin/en/index.html.


Kansas Knight of the Month

For the Month for July
Trent Andler
Council #9535-Mayetta
District 03

For the Month for June
Edward Keeley
Council #900 – Leavenworth
District 05

Supreme Council Families of the Month

For the month of July
Michael Hurla Family
Council #534 - Topeka
District 19

Ronald Ebert Family
Council #902 - Flush
District 25


Marian Hour of Prayer

A *GREAT* parish / faith activity, the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program will begin in the State of Kansas September 23th.The 2018 - 2019 program will continue through June 2019. Click here to view the 2018-2019 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.


Silver Rose Run Program

The Silver Rose will begin it’s run through Kansas on Sept 16th at 2:00 PM. Representatives from both Nebraska and Kansas will meet for the exchange near the
parking lot of C&M supply in Chester, NE.  This is on the state line north of Belleville on Highway 81.

The Silver Rose program features a sculpted silver rose carried by Knights from Canada, through the United States, to Mexico, bringing the Culture of Life message on its journey. The silver rose is received at councils and parishes along its way and Masses and prayer services are offered. Special border ceremonies with Patriotic Degree honor guards are held when the rose is transferred from one state to another. The Silver Rose program is a sign of the Order’s unity on life issues.

The Silver Rose arrives in Kansas on Sunday, September 16. Click here to see more details regarding the Silver Run history.

Click here to see a schedule of where the rose will be and the associated prayer services and masses.


Supreme Faith in Action Program

Supreme Council Faith in Action Program information can be found at http://www.kofc.org/faithinaction. Or you can Click here for a full version of the guide.


Program and Membership Guide

The 2018-2019 Program and Membership has been published.
Click here for a full version of the guide.


Social Media Links

Knights of Columbus Kansas State Council information and notices can now also be found on Twitter and Facebook. Just follow the links below to their respective account.

Our Twitter account is @Kansas_KofC and is located here: https://twitter.com/KansasKofC

Our Facebook account is KansasKofC and is located here: https://www.facebook.com/KansasKofC


FORMS

The Program and Membership Guide references the “Council Reports CD” in many places.The forms can be found on the Supreme website at http://www.kofc.org/en/members/resources/forms/council.html.

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 2018-2019 Theme for Recruiting this year is “Welcome One Another as Christ Has Welcomed You”. 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.


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.


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