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State Deputy Patrick Winchester's Message
June 2015

The 114th Annual State Meeting of the Kansas State Council of the Knights of Columbus in Topeka wrapped up on May 3rd.  I wish to thank all of the Past State Deputies, State Officers, Directors, Chairman, Committee Chairmen, District Deputies, Grand Knights, Delegates, the Convention Host Council Topeka #534, and most of all, Convention Chairman Mike Stottmann and his lovely wife Darlene, for making this Convention not only memorable, but also very efficiently ran.  It truly was a great experience for me and I am glad that, working as a team, we were able to pull this operation off with very few errors! Well done!

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In the Beginning….........

Week 15 = “Soon I will be able to grasp with my hands. What will I grasp? My other hand! Did you know that I have my own unique fingerprints now? My fingernails and toenails are growing. I also have an adult’s taste buds. My eyebrows and hair on my head are sprouting. But it will probably change color and texture after birth. I’m kicking, twisting, and flailing really hard.” But, mother can’t feel Chris moving in the womb, yet.

“Did you not . . . clothe me with skin and flesh, and weave me of bone and sinew?” Job 10:13

2015 Kansas Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

The 2015 Kansas Knights of Columbus State Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 25 and 26, 2015 at Emporia Municipal Golf Course, Emporia, Kansas.  This year’s tournament is hosted by Emporia Knights of Columbus, Leo Council No. 727.  All Knights of Columbus members and their families are encouraged to participate in this event.  All entries must be a current Knights of Columbus member they must present a current card to participate, wife’s are eligible to play under husbands current card.  Entry forms, tournament and course information can be found by clicking the link below or by contacting Gene Ohlman, 2125 West 22nd Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801, telephone: (620) 794-2460 via voice or text or you can email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Kansas Knight of the Month

For the month of March
John Strella
Council #3400 - Ellsworth
District 38

For the Month of April
Joe Mainey
Council #8488 - Manhattan
District 25

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Michael & Valerie Schuetz Family
Council #1832 – Manhattan

William & Patricia Chamberlin Family
Council #1181 – Chapman

Dennis & Mary Beth Fund Family
Council #1370 – Wamego

Lawrence & Trudy Lohman Family
Council #2093 – Nortonville

Valentin & Cynthia Dino Family
Council #5781 – Ulysses

Thomas & Rosemary Bachman Family
Council #7318 – Lakin

Mike & Cecilia Reinert Family
Council #8976 – Downs

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.

2014-2015 Seminarians   -  Updated

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2014-2015 school year. Read More

A Mother’s Heart

Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial

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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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