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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
March 2017

March is Founder’s month, and March 29, in particular, is Founder’s Day.  Don’t forget that our founder, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, wanted our Order to be a society of Catholic men, established in every Parish, that would support the Priests, but also provide a financial safety net for Catholic men and their families.  For 135 years, the Knights of Columbus have been doing just that.  Let prospective members, especially young family men, know what the Order can provide for them.  If they joined the Order because of the fraternal benefits, encourage them to join in the works of the order in support of the Church.  If they joined the Knights of Columbus to participate in the works of the Order, let them know about the fraternal benefits that membership avails them, including the Orders solid insurance and financial programs. Everyone joins for a reason. We simply have to let our members and prospective members know what we have to offer!

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116th Annual State Convention

The 116th Annual State Convention is being hosted by Topeka Council #8411 in Topeka. Please visit for more information

2017 Kansas Free Throw Winners

Final Results for the Kansas Knights of Columbus 2017 Free Throw Contest can be found by clicking on the following.

Click here for Free Throw Winners Results.

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.

Sign Up for Email Communications

Would you like to receive information from the State Council including notices concerning illness or death of current or former state personnel and announcements from the Supreme Council. If you want to sign up please contact the State Webmaster at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Kansas Knight of the Month

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

For the month of December
Joe Finar
Council #1913 - Olathe, St. Paul
District 10

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Joe Harbert Family
Council #1269 - Kingman
District 40

John Burns Family
Council #1370 - Wamego
District 23

Rick Binder Family
Council #6984 - Hays, St. Marys
District 45

Robbie Weishaar Family
Council #2093 - Nortonville
District 3

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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