Welcome (Council Activities)

Written by Jeff Slama. Posted in Welcome

Council Activities cover a wide range of endeavors to enhance members' enjoyment of being a member of the Knights of Columbus. This can also provide opportunities for members to grow as Knights by becoming more familiar with the history of the Order and working of the Council.

Council Programming goes beyond conducting the required meetings ... beyond the minimum action to sustain a Council. Grand Knights and Program Directors should look beyond the forms, reports and various tasks that consume most of their time and focus on providing a fraternal atmosphere to generate and promote the health of the council itself and its membership.

Fraternity - Athletic events are a tremendous manner in which to bring brother knights from around our great state together. When we do so, not only do we participate in a bowling, horseshoes, softball or golf tournament or even the sporting clay/trap shoot, we celebrate a multitude of the blessings we have in our lives, and display the founding principles and virtues of the Knights of Columbus. Our athletic events also provide the opportunity to mingle and enjoy the company of brother knights and their spouses, families, and friends. Even if you are not the athletic type, there are many associated activities, such as Mass, banquets, socials, and more, that are op~n to all who wish to attend.

Unity - The unity displayed at our athletic events is very evident in our church and communities. By being a part of one of these great events, we gain in unity with one another fraternally and spiritually.  My brothers, I ask you to consider attending, participating, or volunteering to be a part of our upcoming athletic events.

Council Activities has a lot to offer each Council across the State. This not only include the athletic events but also includes Fraternal Recognition, Ladies Auxiliaries, PublicitylNewsletters, MO KoC History, Clown Clubs, MARINER, the Father McGivney Guild, our State Web-Site and Communications/Technol.ogy just to name a few. S.ome of the activities of the Knights of Columbus sound demanding and certainly many are but that does n.ot mean that others can't be there just for the fun. Our mission is quite simple. We want to strengthen the fraternal bond of brotherhood that comes with being a member of the Knights of Columbus and create awareness of the various Council activities available for council participation throughout the State both at the State and Council levels.

Don't forget, your local Council information is vital to the operations of the State Council.  Please click here to update your G.K. and F.S. contact information, as well as your Council meeting day and time.

Mike Auchly, Council Activities Director     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Written by Jeff Slama. Posted in Athletics

Participating in the sporting events sanctioned by the Missouri State Council of the Knights of Columbus is a wonderful way to re-kindle old friendships and start new ones. It’s a great family get away for a weekend not to mention the bragging rights for placing in the event.

Upcoming Events (download the State Athletics Flyer) :ATHLETICS

  • June 28-29 - State Softball Tournament - Columbia
    • 2013 State Tournament Results here
  • July 19 - State Golf Tournament - Union (Birch Creek Golf Course)
    • 2013 State Tournament Results here
  • August 16-17 - State Horseshoe Tournament - Leopold
  • September 20 - State Sporting Clay / Trap Shoot - Old Monroe (Blackhawk Valley Hunting Club) - Dutzow #1927 host
  • Oct 18-19 & 25-26 - State Bowling Tournament - Washington (Town & Country Lanes)

Further information on events will be posted as they become available, check back here often.

Here is a Statement from the Athletics Chairman showing in detail all 2013 events, and also where the charitable funds were applied  As you can see, Athletics participation and sponsorship are making a real impact in Missouri!

For Information or Questions about Hosting an Athletics Event, contact:   

Ennis Wm. Hinkebein II   State Athletics Chairman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fraternal Recognition (Knight of the Month)

Written by Jeff Slama. Posted in Fraternal Recognition

Recognition of those members whose efforts allow the Council to be successful in its projects is crucial to continued success. The Supreme Council's Supply Catalog contains numerous certificates, plaques, pins and awards to acknowledge members, wives, community leaders and other supporters. Take advantage of these awards to further your Council's programming efforts.

Give A Deserving Member of Your Council The Opportunity to Be Selected and Featured in Next Year's Manual.

The Deadline Dates for 2013-2014 Are:

  • JUNE / JULY   (Due by July 31st)
  • AUGUST / SEPTEMBER   (Due by September 30th)
  • OCTOBER / NOVEMBER   (Due by November 30th)
  • DECEMBER / JANUARY   (Due by January 31st)
  • FEBRUARY / MARCH   (Due by March 31st)
  • APRIL / MAY   (Due by May 31st)

Fill Out and Send In A Knight of the Month Application:

For more information, contact:

Mike Jarrett, State Fraternal Recognition Chairman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sympathy Cards

Written by Jeff Slama. Posted in Sympathy Cards

The Missouri State Sympathy Card Program was instituted to comfort and console the loved ones of a departed brother.  A Sympathy Card is sent from the State Council, and (optionally) the deceased can be listed on the State Memorial Board.

 On Line Sympathy Card Request

pdficon  Print & mail Sympathy Card Request


For more information contact:

Mike Jarrett, Sympathy Card Chairman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Relations

Written by Jeff Slama. Posted in Public Relations

Each Council should have a Public Relations Chairman who will:

  1. Publicize all Council events as well as activities in the Church and Community.
  2. Oversee all information and publishing’s in the Council newsletter.
  3. Gather news articles, photos, announcements and awards for the Council.

Here are the publications from Supreme to assist you with Public Relations:


Send copies of your newsletter to your Parish Priest, Parish Council President, State Deputy, State Directors, State Chairmen. Also send a copy to the State Public Relations Chairman for an entry into the State Newsletter Contest, judging on these will also be held at the State Convention.


When your Council holds a function you should let the community know. This makes for good P.R. and assists in signing up new members. When people know what the Knights of Columbus is doing they will be more apt to support our efforts.

For more information contact:
Dennis Buchheit, Chairman    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.