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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
March 2018

March is Founder’s month, and March 29 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 136 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 must let our members and prospective members know what we have to offer!

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2018 Kansas Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Get your teams together and join us for a weekend of golf and fraternity at the annual Knight of Columbus State Golf Tournament on July 21st and 22nd, 2018, Hosted by Council 2970 in Dodge City. For more information about the tournament and for registration forms click on the attached file, fill them out and mail them to Pat Baalmann at 719 East 975 Street, LaCrosse, KS 67548.

Click here for tournament entry form.

117th Annual State Convention

The 117th Annual State Convention is being hosted by Greeley Council #1901 and St. Aloysius and Council #1913 in Overland Park. Please visit for more information.

See the State Convention Packet attached for more information and details click here

See the Ladies Luncheon Flyer - Finding Joy attached for more information and details click here

2018 Bowling Tournament

The State Bowling Committee thanks all the participants in The 74th Annual State Bowling Tournament at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence, KS on February 17th & 18th, February 24th & 25th and March 3th and 4th, 2018.

Requirements to host the 2019 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 2019 Tournament MUST MAKE their request in writing, to Randy Testa, Council Activities Director before January 21, 2018.

Attached are the final results for the tournament.

Click here for 2018 All Event Division 1.
Click here for 2018 All Event Division 2.
Click here for 2018 Team Division 1.
Click here for 2018 Team Division 2.
Click here for 2018 Doubles Division 1.
Click here for 2018 Doubles Division 2.
Click here for 2018 Singles Division 1.
Click here for 2018 Singles Division 2.

2017-2018 Seminarians   **  Updated December 3, 2017

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2017-2018 school year. Read More

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.

Kansas Knight of the Month

For the month of January
Matthew Coleman
Council #727 - Emporia
District 24

For the month of December
John Betts
Council #9856 - Leawood-Lady of Peace
District 11

Supreme Council Families of the Month

For the month of January

Jerome Huslig Family
Council #1187 - Ellinwood
District 39

Doug Schmitt Family
Council #1645 - Tipton
District 37

David Foster Family
Council #2955 - Dodge City
District 50

Gary Curtis Family
Council #4219 - Holton
District 02

Rodney Honn Family
Council #7446 - Mound City
District 13

Mike Reinert Family
Council #8976 - Downs
District 37

Michel Davenport Family
Council #11352 - Tonganoxie
District 18

ABC Pregnancy Care Center Sonogram Dedication

Attached are photos from the dedication and blessing of the sonogram machine at the ABC Pregnancy Care Center in Garden City.

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Program and Membership Guide

The 2017-2018 Program and Membership has been published.
Click here for a full version of the guide.

Marian Hour of Prayer

A *GREAT* parish / family activity, the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program is currently traveling through the state.This 2017 - 2018 program will continue through April 2018. Click here to view the 2017-2018 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.


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 2017-2018 Theme for Recruiting this year is “Become The Cornerstone”. 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.

A Mother’s Heart

Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial


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