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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
June 2018

The 117th Annual State Meeting of the Kansas State Council of the Knights of Columbus in Overland Park wrapped up on May 6th.  I wish to thank all the Past State Deputies, State Officers, Directors, Chairman, Committee Chairmen, District Deputies, Grand Knights, Delegates, the Convention Host Councils Greeley # 1901 and Olathe # 1913, and most of all, Convention Co-Chairman Ed Miller and Fred Bleedorn, for making this Convention not only memorable, but also very efficiently ran.  It truly was a great experience for me and I am glad that, working as a team, we were able to pull this operation off with very few errors!  Well done!

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E-member Program

State Deputy Vincent P. Melvin III wishes to inform the Kansas State Council we are going “live” tomorrow, April 9, 2018 with the E-member program.  This is a very exciting program and I challenge every council to try to sign up at least five members through this new E-member program.

Please get this message out, with your pastors permission, place into the parish bulletins and get the word out via social media.  I have talked with other jurisdictions about this program and they are having success with it.  We must use all tools that are available to us to reach new members in the state of Kansas.

Click here for more details regarding E-Member from State Deputy Vincent Melvin III.

Please click on this link to access E-Member

Lets finish the year strong in membership, we can be number one in Division 2!

Social Media Links

Knights of Columbus Kansas State Council information and notices can now also be found on Twitter and Facebook. Just follow the links below to their respective account.

Our Twitter account is @Kansas_KofC and is located here:

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Kansas Knight of the Month

For the Month for March
Raymond Schroeder
Council #2773 – Angelus
District 51

For the Month for April
Cole Mangers
Council #3033 – Atwood
District 52

Supreme Council Families of the Month

For the Month of March

Donald Jacobs Family
Council #834 - Horton
District 02

Justin Patterson Family
Council #976 - Newton
District 29

Paul McAnerney Family
Council #1832 - Manhattan – Seven Dolors
District 25

David Ebenkamp Family
Council #2987 - Conway Springs
District 31

Kurt Brock Family
Council #4113 - WaKeeney
District 48

Scott Greenwood Family
Council #7769 - Osage City – Scranton
District 20

Marvin Sobba Family
Council #9856 Leawood – Lady of Peace
District 11

Corey Koelzer Family
Council #13087 - Baileyville
District 21

For the month of April

Kent Biggs Family
Council #534 - Topeka
District 20

William Mathia Family
Council #900 - Leavenworth
District 05

Melvin Waite Family
Council #1187 - Ellinwood
District 39

Steven Stout Family
Council #6761 - Haysville
District 32

Tim O’Shea Family
Council #13012 –-Topeka – St. Matthew
District 19

Stephan Wherrell Family
Council #16700 - Wichita – Christ the King
District 34

5th Annual Pitching for Priest Softball Game

The 5th Annual Pitching for Priest Softball Game will be held on July 6th at 7pm. Pre-game is at 5pm and tailgating at 4pm. This is an event to raise money for both the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph. This event will be held at the Community America Ballpark or the Tbones Stadium at 1800 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111.

Please click on this link to access more information and ticket purchase

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.

2017-2018 Seminarians

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

Program and Membership Guide

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


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.

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.

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