"WELCOME ONE ANOTHER AS CHRIST HAS WELCOMED YOU"

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State Deputy Dale A. Weber Message
August 2018

We are already one month into the 2018 – 2019 fraternal year.  The State Officers, Directors and Chairmen have developed an Action Plan for membership and programs to insure the success of the Order in Kansas.  The District Deputies have been installed and have had their weekend of training. The Council Officers should have been installed by their District Deputy.  The Grand Knights and Council Officers, Directors and Chairmen have attended the Regional District Meetings.  Directories, Program and Membership Guides, forms, matrix’s, pamphlets and information have been distributed and discussed.  Now, it is time to put this to work to achieve the coveted Star Council Award or even better the Sunflower Award for Excellence. The measure of success for any team is to end the season as a champion.  The Knights of Columbus is no different.  Each Council should strive for the coveted Star Council Award or reach higher for the Sunflower Award for Excellence.  The Star Council is a measure of a champion that our Supreme Council has identified as the line between average…. or completely successful.

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2018 Supreme Convention - Balimore, Maryland

On August 6th through 8th, 2018, the annual Supreme Convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland. A Delegation of Representatives from the Kansas State Council attended activities during their visit. Following are several pictures from those attending.

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Proclamation Signing

Proclamation with the Governor
July 2018 signing of Proclamation with the Governor of Kansas


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 June
Edward Keeley
Council #900 – Leavenworth
District 05

For the Month for May
Russell Schultz
Council #4219 – Holton
District 02

Supreme Council Families of the Month

For the month of June
Alec Ruffini Family
Council #9856 - Leawood-Lady of Peace
District 10

Walter Lobmeyer Family
Council #8411 - Topek-Christ the King
District 19

Joe Baumchen Family
Council 657 - St Marys
District 25

James Lauterwasser Family
Council #11534 - Overland Park-Holy Cross
District 09

Carl Mohler Family
Council #4113 - WaKeeney
District 50

Leroy Linck Family
Council #834 - Horton
District 03

Jim Metzinger Family
Council #2614 - Arkansas City
District 38


2018 Supreme Convention - Balimore, Maryland

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Silver Rose Run Program

The Silver Rose program features a sculpted silver rose carried by Knights from Canada, through the United States, to Mexico, bringing the Culture of Life message on its journey. The silver rose is received at councils and parishes along its way and Masses and prayer services are offered. Special border ceremonies with Patriotic Degree honor guards are held when the rose is transferred from one state to another. The Silver Rose program is a sign of the Order’s unity on life issues.

The Silver Rose arrives in Kansas on Saturday, September 16. Click here to see more details regarding the Silver Run history.

Click here to see a schedule of where the rose will be and the associated prayer services and masses.


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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