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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
July 2016

The 2015-2016 fraternal year ended on June 30th, and what a great finish for the Kansas Jurisdiction.  The details of this finish are in our Immediate Past State Deputy Pat Winchester and outgoing State Membership Director Bob Duffin’s column.  Every member in the state should be proud of the accomplishments achieved in the areas of Membership, Programming and Insurance Promotion.

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In the Beginning….........

Week 17 = “When I am sleeping, I have REM (rapid eye movements) which means I am dreaming, but I can’t remember my dreams. My vocal cords have formed but I don’t make a sound – must be because there is no air in here. Isn’t it amazing that I’m able to breathe “underwater,” inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid?” Chris is working on developing great lungs. Mother may start to feel Chris as a flutter in her lower abdomen.

“Is there anything too wonderful for Yahweh? At the same time next year I shall visit you again and Sarah will have a son.” Gen. 18:13-14

Marian Hour of Prayer

The 2015 - 2016 Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program traveling through the state will continue through August this year. Click here to view the 2015-2016 schedule of where this icon will be in the state. The 2016-2017 prayer program will begin September 2016 and continue through September 2017. Click here to view the 2016-2017 schedule of where this icon will be in the state. Please contact your local council for prayer service times and locations.

2016 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 30 and 31, 2016 and hosted by Council 601 in Salina. For more information about the tournament and for registration forms click on the attached files, fill them out and mail them to Joe Bachofer at 439 South 8th St. Salina, KS 6740. More information and registration forms click on the link to the Council 601 Salina website:

Click here for official tournament letter.
Click here for tournament entry form.

2015-2016 Seminarians

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2015-2016 school year. Read More

Sign Up for Email Communications

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Kansas Knight of the Month

For the Month of June
Alan Fiest
Council #8976 -  Downs
District 37

For the Month of May
William Becker
Council #675 - Severance
District 01

For the Month of April
Marlin Bodin
Council #13394 - Corning
District 22

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Family of the Month information concerning the Family of the Month winners was not received in time for inclusion in this edition. It will be included next month.


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 2016-2017 Theme for Recruiting this year is “Fishers of Men”. Every Knight of Columbus is a Fisher of Men. 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. Below is our presentation video supporting the theme “Fishers of Men”

2016 - 2017 Regional Membership Presentation

If you would like to review the membership presentation given at your
regional meeting, click the link below:

2016 - 2017 Regional Membership Presentation

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.

A Mother’s Heart

Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial

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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