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State Deputy Patrick Winchester's Message
November 2014

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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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 71st Annual State Bowling Tournament, hosted by Council #13012 St. Matthews, will be held at West Ridge Lanes, Topeka, KS on February 21st & 22nd, February 28th & March 1st and March 7th and 8th, 2016. Entry forms will be mailed to all current Grand Knights and Team Captains from last year’s tournament.

Requirements to host the 2016 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 2016 Tournament MUST MAKE their request in writing, to Michael Grothoff, Council Activities Director before January 19, 2015.

Click here for the bowling tournament website information.

Click here for 2015 Kansas State Council Bowling Letter.
Click here for 2015 Kansas State Council Registration Forms.
Click here for information concerning masses and rooms.


2014-2015 Seminarians   -  Updated

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2014-2015 school year. Read More


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Kansas Knight of the Month

David Edge
Council #8059 Topeka – Mater Dei
District 19

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Matthew & Mary Hoisington Family
Council #862 – Great Bend

Richard & Nancy Kirmer Family
Council #1521 – Hoisington

Michael & Chris Miles Family
Council #2937 – Garden Plain

Steven & Connie Stein Family
Council #5781 – Ulysses


Pro Life Mass March and Rally for Life in Topeka

This year’s Pro Life Mass, March and Rally will be held in Topeka on Thursday January 22, 2015.  This state wide Pro Life event is sponsored by the Kansans for Life.  Both the 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus are being asked to play a big role again this year.

The schedule for the day’s activities is as follows:

8:30 AM Knights to arrive at Mater Dei Assumption Church basement (8th and Jackson) - donuts and coffee will be available.  Sir Knights to get dressed in full Regalia and receive instructions for the day.

9:30 AM Leave for Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC), 214 SE 8th Ave, Topeka

10:00 AM Mass at TPAC Sir Knights to form Honor Guard

11:30 AM March for Life - Knights to lead March from TPAC thru downtown to the South Steps of the Capitol. Knights, families, students will follow carrying banners and signs.

12:00 AM Pro Life Rally on the south steps of the Capitol. Sir Knights will provide the back drop for Pledge of Allegiance

1:00 PM Time to meet with your legislatures on Pro Life issues

Event is co-hosted by Christ the King Council #8411 and James W. Gibbons Assembly #0286

For more information please contact Knights of Columbus Coordinator Doug Martinek PSD, FDM at 785-633-5564

See the attached flyer for more details click here


A Mother’s Heart


Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial


Did You Know?

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.

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# 3 January 2012
# 2 July 2011
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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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