"WELCOME ONE ANOTHER AS CHRIST HAS WELCOMED YOU"

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State Deputy Dale A. Weber Message
October 2018

What does it mean to be a member of the Knights of Columbus?  The answers vary with everyone.  For some it means supporting our priests, our seminarians and religious through the Adopt-A- Seminarian program.  For other, it means raising funds to assist people with intellectual disabilities through our annual “Tootsie Roll” program.  Others promote the culture of life during Respect Life Month. Still others support the needy, sick, elderly or the youth in our communities.  Being a Knight means these and more.  They are all experiences we have come to know as Knights members.  Therefore, we join the Knights of Columbus, to help others in times of need.

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Silver Rose Run Program

During its run through Kansas, the Silver Rose traveled over 800 miles and services were attended by over 1000 people.  The Silver Rose concluded its run through Kansas on Saturday, October 13th with services at Sacred Heart Parish in Miami, Oklahoma.  Escorting the Rose out of Kansas was Life Director, Matt Micek and his wife Melissa, Membership Director, Pat Burnett, Regional membership Director, Ed Miller, and District Deputy 18 Rick Goodyear.  Members of the Oklahoma delegation included State Deputy, John T Pierce, State Chaplain, Rev. Price Oswalt, State Treasurer, Dennis Kunnanz and State Advocate, Christopher Victor.  A 4th Degree honor guard comprised of both Kansas and Oklahoma Sir Knights stood guard.

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Pictured: Rick Goodyear, Ed Miller, Oklahoma Stare Deputy John T. Pierce, Oklahoma State Chaplain Reverand Price Oswalt, Matthew Micek and Patrick Burnett.

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Transfer of Silver Rose at Nebraska-Kansas State Border.


2018-2019 Seminarians

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2018-2019 school year. Read More


E-member Program

Our parishes, communities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values.

For over one hundred and fifteen years, the Knights of Columbus in Kansas have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us and strengthening our parishes and families. Eligible Catholic men, 18 and older, can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamline process.

As a member, you join a worldwide community of nearly two million men, including over 38,000 here in Kansas, who stand together. Men we have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified Catholic men to answer the call.

We must use all tools that are available to us to reach new members in the state of Kansas.
Please click on this link to access E-Member http://kofc.org/un/newjoin/en/index.html.


Kansas Knight of the Month

For the Month for August
Patrick Komlofske
Council #11534-Overland Park - Holy Cross
District 09

For the Month for July
Trent Andler
Council #9535-Mayetta
District 03

Supreme Council Families of the Month

For the Month of August
George McAfee Family
Council #834 - Horton
District 03

Westin Holloway Family
Council #1052 - Westphalia
District 15

Justin Schell Family
Council #1777 - Marysville
District 23

Stephen Mayer Family
Council #16700 - Wichita – Christ the King
District 36


Marian Hour of Prayer

A *GREAT* parish / faith activity, the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program will begin in the State of Kansas September 23th.The 2018 - 2019 program will continue through June 2019. Click here to view the 2018-2019 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.

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Silver Rose/Marian prayer icon service at Lawrence, KS. Honor Guard of members from #2461 St. Pope John Paul II Assembly in Lawrence and #3768 Holy Family Eudora.


Supreme Faith in Action Program

Supreme Council Faith in Action Program information can be found at http://www.kofc.org/faithinaction. Or you can Click here for a full version of the guide.


Program and Membership Guide

The 2018-2019 Program and Membership has been published.
Click here for a full version of the guide.


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: https://twitter.com/KansasKofC

Our Facebook account is KansasKofC and is located here: https://www.facebook.com/KansasKofC


FORMS

The Program and Membership Guide references the “Council Reports CD” in many places.The forms can be found on the Supreme website at http://www.kofc.org/en/members/resources/forms/council.html.

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 2018-2019 Theme for Recruiting this year is “Welcome One Another as Christ Has Welcomed You”. 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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