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State Deputy Vincent Melvin III's Message
December 2017

State Membership Director John Schulz has repeatedly told me that “we are not where we want to be for Membership.”  Our Supreme Programming and Membership Consultant, Levi Leyba, has mentioned that we are going to really have to “pick it up” if our Councils are going to reach their Membership Goals this year.  I have assured both John and Levi that our “team,” the Knights of Columbus in Kansas, is a “second half team.”  Men, it is now time to set up for success and get things lined up for the second half!  Let’s “Become the Cornerstone.”

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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 Monday January 22, 2018.  This state wide Pro Life event is sponsored by the Kansans for Life.  Both the 3rd and 4th 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: Monday 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

See the attached flyer for more details click here

2018 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 74th Annual State Bowling Tournament will be held at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence, KS on February 17th & 18th, February 24th & 25th and March 3th and 4th, 2018.

Requirements to host the 2019 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. Any Council interested in hosting the 2019 Tournament MUST MAKE their request in writing, to Randy Testa, Council Activities Director before January 21, 2018.

Click here for 2018 Kansas State Council Bowling Letter.
Click here for 2018 Kansas State Council Registration Forms.
Click here for 2018 Kansas State Council Bowling Tournament.


2017-2018 Seminarians   **  Updated December 3, 2017

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2017-2018 school year. Read More

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.

Kansas Knight of the Month

For the month of October
Mark Vaughn
Council #2217 - Andale
District 31

For the month of September
Raymond Stockman II
Council #11352 - Tonganoxie
District 18

Supreme Council Families of the Month

For the month of October
George McAfee Family
Council #834- Horton District 2

Roger Wahlmeier Family
Council #1510- Norton District 43

Allen Morton Family
Council #1862- Wright District 50

Leroy Schawe Family
Council #2955- Dodge City District 50

Richard Shutzam Family
Council # 7485- Andover District 30

Jonathan Oakes Family
Council #11534- Overland Park Holy Cross District 8

Program and Membership Guide

The 2017-2018 Program and Membership has been published.
Click here for a full version of the guide.

Marian Hour of Prayer

A *GREAT* parish / family activity, the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program is currently traveling through the state.This 2017 - 2018 program will continue through April 2018. Click here to view the 2017-2018 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.


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 2017-2018 Theme for Recruiting this year is “Become The Cornerstone”. 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.

A Mother’s Heart

Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial


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