My Brother Knights:
November was a busy month for yours truly and the State Council. Early in November, I attended a 4th Degree Exemplification in Overland Park at Ascension Catholic Church. 64 new Sir Knights were conferred the Patriotic Degree. The next day, I drove to Wichita to meet with Kansas’ Supreme Membership and Program Consultant, New Mexico PSD Levi Leyba to discuss membership and programs in Kansas. I then observed a 3rd Degree Exemplification at the #4118 Knights Clubhouse in Wichita, where 12 men were conferred the Fraternal Degree.
Week 36 = Chris is absorbing about a gallon of amniotic fluid per day. Chris is now receiving valuable antibodies from mom to fight off infections. Fat is deposited in Chris’ cheeks this week and the muscles that help Chris suck are helping to fill Chris’ little face. Chris is about 6 pounds and over 20 inches in length. “I’m a little plump but I’m ready for my first picture.” Mom is probably seeing the doctor every week and should take a Group B Strep test.
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7
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.
Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2015-2016 school year. Read More
For the month of October
Thomas B. Young
Council #10834 - Lansing
Jeremy & Katherine Ludolph Family
Council #1052 - Westphalia
Dave & Angie Doffing Family
Council #10834 - Lansing
Glen & Anite Neuberger Family
Council #6984 - Hays
Steven & Cindy Broxterman Family
Council #9535 - Mayetta
David & Paula Auten Family
Council #13012 - Topeka
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 kofc.org or in the Surge. . .With Service guide.
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.
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.