"WELCOME ONE ANOTHER AS CHRIST HAS WELCOMED YOU"

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State Deputy Dale A. Weber Message
December 2018

State Membership Director Pat Burnett reports that our membership progress to date is like prior years. This means that we still have much work ahead of us to finish acroState Membership Director Pat Burnett reports that our membership progress to date is like prior years. This means that we still have much work ahead of us to finish across the goal line successfully. We will have to substantially pick up our pace for the last half of the fraternal year. I know we have been working hard on membership; however I’m asking for your help to reach our membership goals, set by the Supreme Council.  Brother Knights, it is now time to set up for success and get things lined up for the second half!  Let’s “Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you” into our great Order. ss the goal line successfully. We will have to substantially pick up our pace for the last half of the fraternal year. I know we have been working hard on membership; however I’m asking for your help to reach our membership goals, set by the Supreme Council.  Brother Knights, it is now time to set up for success and get things lined up for the second half!  Let’s “Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you” into our great Order.

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2019 Bowling Tournament

The State Bowling Committee extends an invitation to all Knights to join in the fraternity, fellowship, and fun at our Annual Men’s Bowling Tournament. A current Traveling/Membership Card is required for entry to the tournament. Knights do not have to be a League Bowler to participate.

The 75th Annual Knights of Columbus Men’s Bowling Tournament will be held at Seneca Bowl in Wichita. The dates of the tournament are, Feb.16-17, Feb. 23-24 and March 2-3 2019.

Requirements to host the 2020 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. Councils interested in hosting the 2020 tournament must make their request in writing, along with a letter from the bowling establishment (quote on price of lineage) to the State Council Activities Director Tom Smith by January 19, 2019.

Click here for 2019 Kansas State Council Bowling Letter.
Click here for 2019 Kansas State Council Registration Forms.
Click here for 2019 Kansas State Council Bowling Tournament Hotel Information.
Click here for 2019 Kansas State Council Bowling Tournament Mass Schedule.


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.


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 October
Jared Wasinger
Council #5212-Scott City
District 51

For the Month for September
Lee Haverkamp
Council #13087-Baileyville
District 23

Supreme Council Families of the Month

For the Month of October
Rod Homan Family
Council #657 – St. Marys
District 25

Paul Sommer Family
Council #3018 – Ottawa
District 14

Michael Goodman Family
Council #6761 – Haysville
District 37

David Rempel Family
Council #10932 – Overland Park – Ascension
District 11


Pro Life Mass March and Rally for Life in Topeka

This year’s Pro Life Mass, March and Rally will be held in Topeka on Tuesday January 22, 2018.  This state wide Pro Life event is sponsored by the Kansans for Life.  Both the Knighted and Patriotic Degree Knights of Columbus are being asked to play a big role again this year.

The schedule for the day’s activities is as follows: Tuesday 8:30 AM Knights to arrive at Mater Dei Assumption Church basement (8th and Jackson) - donuts and coffee will be available.  Sir Knights to get dressed in full Regalia and receive instructions for the day.

Event is co-hosted by Christ the King Council #8411 and James W. Gibbons Assembly #0286

For more information please contact Knights of Columbus Coordinator Patrick Winchester at 785-608-6940

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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.


Safe Environment Program

Our Safe Environment Program safeguards children and other vulnerable persons, assures members and their families that we maintain a safe environment, protects members from awkward situations, misunderstandings, and appearances of impropriety, builds trust with arch/dioceses and parishes, and protects the good name of the Knights of Columbus.

Three training modules are required for members serving in youth leader and certain officer roles: “Meet Sam,”addressing the issue of sexual abuse awareness, “Duty to Report,”covering legal reporting obligations, and “Know Your Policies,”a review of Knights of Columbus safe environment policies. We also maintain a youth leader screening process, including background checks, specifically for members who lead Knights of Columbus youth activities.

Please click on link below to access Supreme Councils webpage for more information and what positions are required to acquire this training:
http://www.kofc.org/un/en/members/programs/youth-activities/safe-environment-program.html


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