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Common Questions and Their Correct Answers

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE A KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS?

A practical Catholic, male, who has attained his eighteenth birthday, is eligible to join the Knights of Columbus. You may send an email to the State Membership Chairman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

IS THERE A CHARGE?

Yes, each prospective member must pay a one time initiation fee, usually $10.00 for the first 3 degrees, and annual dues which vary between Councils.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

You get the national magazine, the “Columbia”, and can participate in the many functions sponsored by each Council. Your paid up traveling card entitles you to attend the meeting of any council in the Order and to use the facilities offered by any council.

You have an insurance system owned and operated by and for members which now has in excess of 64 billion dollars of insurance in force providing benefits for members and their families. The Order has 1,300 professionally trained insurance agents available to explain the fraternal benefit program. With 14 billion dollars of assets the Knights of Columbus insurance program is one of the highest rated in the United States.

Children of servicemen whose fathers died or were permanently and totally disabled while in the service of their country are guaranteed a college education.

Children of law enforcement officers or full time firemen who are killed or permanently and totally disabled by criminal violence while in the lawful performance of their duties are also guaranteed a college education.

Depending on age and years of membership, every member and his spouse have from $1,000 to $2,500 of accidental death insurance free of charge.

Deceased brother Knights are remembered in a daily Mass said at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut.

I AM A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING BUT I WOULD LIKE TO BE KEPT INFORMED ABOUT KANSAS KNIGHT ACTIVITIES. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

The Kansas Knights of Columbus, through its official website, makes available a monthly newsletter called “The Explorer”. This publication is sent by mail to all State Personnel, but all Kansas Knights may view and read it on this website. Click here to see the current and last year’s issues. They are in Adobe PDF format. If you need the Adobe Reader to view these publications, a link is available on The Explorer webpage.

Also, if you wish to periodically receive information or notices from the Kansas Knights of Columbus, you may sign up here.

I DROPPED MY MEMBERSHIP IN THE KNIGHTS - COULD I REINSTATE AND WOULD I BE PENALIZED?

Any former Knight, who is a practical Catholic, would be very welcome if he returned to the Order. The following charges apply: for 3 months or less he must pay the dues in arrears; for more than three months the member must pay $7.50. You may send an email to the State Retention Chairman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

WHAT IF I MOVE AFTER I JOIN?

Upon the completion and acceptance of a transfer application, your membership can be transferred to another council at your new location. You may send an email to the State Membership Directory at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

DISCOVER THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

You have just read a thumbnail sketch of this great Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Patriotic Organization, the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. If you are a Knight “Share” your membership with those that are not. Ask them to join our ranks. If you are not a Knight join our ranks and “Share” with us the joy and pride of being the strong Right Arm of the Church.

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