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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
April 2018

In just a few weeks, we will meet in Overland Park for the 117th Kansas State Convention! The Convention is and will always be a great time to renew old friendships and to celebrate the achievements of the fraternal year.  It looks we’ll have many things to celebrate:  new records in tootsie roll donations, a record amount of Religious Education monies raised, the installation of one sonogram machine in Garden City, and the installation of one new Knights of Columbus Council! I was looking at the State membership numbers and I realize that we are doing much better this second half of the year.  Kansas hit its membership goals for both January and February.  It is hoped that by the time you read this, Kansas will have achieved its goal for March, also.

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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:

Our Facebook account is KansasKofC and is located here:

Kansas Knight of the Month

For the month of February
Jason Marietta
Council #883 - Pittsburg
District 16

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

Supreme Council Families of the Month

For the month of February

Larry DeDonder Family
Council #727 - Emporia
District 24

David Zumbrunn Family
Council #1181 - Chapman
District 26

Timothy Olmsted Family
Council #1777 - Marysville
District 21

James McFadden Family
Council #2217 - Andale
District 31

Rex Weishapl Family
Council #6665 - Bird City - St. Francis
District 52

Eric Nichol Family
Council #8411 - Topeka - Christ the King
District 20

Frank Salb Family
Council #12960 - Lawrence Corpus Christi
District 18

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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