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State Deputy Patrick Winchester's Message
September 2014

After the hazy, crazy, lazy days of summer, with kid’s home from school and everyone else taking a better vacation than I, most of us have settled back into the routine of life that seems to reset itself every September. That means that your Council’s Meetings and activities should settle back into some semblance of routine, also! If your Council has not done so, make certain that Forms 185 (Report of Officers), 365 (Service Program Personnel Report) and 1295 (Semi-Annual Council Audit Report) have been completed and submitted to the appropriate distribution list.

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Supreme Consultant Visits Kansas

Knights of Columbus Supreme Membership and Program Consultant Dannie Harris is going to be in Kansas for membership workshops at the end of September and first part of October. The State Council invites all Grand Knights and members in the area to make plans to attend these work shops. The schedule and locations are listed below.

September 30th in Dodge City, Council #2955 at 7:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
800 W Frontview St, Dodge City, KS 67801

October 1st in Salina, Council #601 at 7:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
115 North 10th St, Salina, KS 67401

October 2nd in Wichita, Council #10483 at 7:00 pm
Mother Seton Hall at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
645 N. 119th St. W, Wichita, KS 67235-1911

October 3rd in Greely, Council #1901 at 7:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Church Parish Hall
Hwy. 169 and Prairie St. Greeley, KS 66033

15th Annual State Golf Tournament

The results of the 2014 Knights of Columbus Kansas State Golf Tournament hosted by Topeka-St. Matthews Council #13012 at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course July 26 through July 27, 2014 are in.

Click on the following link for more information from the host councils website:

Click here to see list of winners and message from State Council Activity Director.

Sign Up for Email Communications

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Kansas Knight of the Month

Duane Feldkamp
Council #10321 - Effingham
District 03

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Scott & Carmen Flater Family
Council #796 - Fort Scott

Craig & Bernice Altenhofen Family
Council #1181 - Chapman

Timothy & Cindy Donohoue Family
Council #1832 - Manhattan

Sean & Deana Buell Family
Council #2608 - Topeka

William & Martha Beer Family
Council #4113 - Wakeeney

Terry & Christina Gradig Family
Council #8976 - Downs

All of the councils that submit the name of a Brother Knight for Knight of the Month for all three months of a quarter are entered into a drawing for a crucifix. The quarterly council winner is Council #3033 - Atwood

2014 Silver Rose Program

In the 1990s, the Knights of Columbus made the Silver Rose an official program. In 2001, One Life, One Rose was added to the name of the program, recognizing Mary’s role in fighting the culture of death. Three roses followed three routes that year from Canada through the United States to arrive at the Basilica in Monterrey on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

This year the Knights of Columbus are “running” five Silver Roses across Canada and the United States. The five roses will come together in Texas to travel over the International Bridge on December 12 to be handed over to the Knights from Monterrey.

The Kansas Knights of Columbus will receive the Silver Rose on September 21 from Nebraska and hand it over to Oklahoma on October 12.

Click here to see route map for the 2014 run across Kansas.

Mon 9-22   Goodland     Thur 10-2     Salina
Tues 9-23 Oakley         Fri 10-3       Manhattan
Wed 9-24   WaKeeney     Sat 10-4     Topeka
Thur 9-25   Hays           Sun 10-5     Topeka
Fri 9-26     Russell         Mon 10-6   Lawrence
Sat 9-27   Great Bend     Tues 10-7   Kansas City
Sun 9-28   Pratt             Thur 10-9     Ottawa
Mon 9-29   Wichita         Fri 10-10     Chanute
Tues 9-30   Hutchinson     Sat 10-11   Parsons
Wed 10-1   McPherson     Sun 10-12   Coffeyville

A Mother’s Heart

Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial


Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2013-2014 school year. Read More

Did You Know?

The Knights of Columbus does many wonderful things everyday. As members we can be proud of our record of service, support for our priests and the work we do in our parishes and community. The “Did You Know” series is intended to keep the good works done by the Order first and foremost in your minds. Remind your councils of these successes at their business meetings and use them when recruiting new members.

# 4 October 2012
# 3 January 2012
# 2 July 2011
# 1 July 2011

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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