Welcome (Council Activities)

Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Welcome

Welcome to Council Activities


The theme is simple, “Giving Councils opportunity to “Do More” through programs designed for Communications, Family, Fraternity, and Remembrance.

Our Website, Constant Contact, and Mariner provide information necessary to achieve our goals as Knights. What a better way to spread the word about our organization than thru these wonderful works of communication.

Ladies Auxiliaries allow councils to grow and achieve much higher because of the family values demonstrated by these Knights and Ladies. Their motto: Helping Knights Help Others, is demonstrated when Ladies work side by side with the Knights to accomplish their programs and membership goals.

Knights of Columbus are known for their charitable works, the Meet Life Campaign, the Religious etc.
It is just as important for these Councils to have FUN and to bring excitement and entertainment to our Knights. We can do this with our State Sporting Activities: Softball, Golf, Horseshoes, Bowling, and Sporting Clay just to name a few.  We also can bring joy to our Councils with our Activities and Events.  Clown Clubs, State BBQ Tournament, and Knights on Bikes, to name a few.  

We want to remember those who have gone before us, who set this path we follow, our Sympathy Chairman keeps track and notifies families of those we have lost. The State Historian, can save priceless artifacts, and important documents that track our rich History as a State Council. Finally, we would not exist today if not for our founder Fr. Michael J McGivney and his vision. We as Knights strive and pray for his Canonization and we do this through the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Guild.

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



Written by Kevin Hudnut. 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) :

Date Event Name Location / Host Other Info
June 25-26, 2016 State Softball Tournament Ozzie Smith Sports Complex
O'Fallon, MO
Host: Harvester #9625

John Breneman

2015 Tournament Results

July 15, 2016 State Golf
Adams Pointe Golf Course
1601 NE R.D. Mize Rd.
Blue Springs, MO
Host: Holy Spirit Council 8334

Tournament Flyer
Tournament Entry Form
Attractions Flyer
Friday Night Social
Sponsor Flyer

2015 Tournament Results

July 22 - 23, 2016 BBQ Contest Bishop Timon #6405 Council Hall
: Bishop Timon #6405

Karlios Hinkebein
Ennis Wm Hinkebein II
573-243-3367 or 573-450-4719

Sponsorship Opportunity
Entry Form

2015 Tournament Results

August 20 - 21, 2016 State Horseshoe Tournament Scott City
Host: St. Joseph Council #6420

Contact: Mike Miller

Entry Form

September 17, 2016 State Sporting Clay / Trap Shoot Blackhawk Valley Hunting Club
Old Monroe, MO
Host: TBD
October 21-22 &
October 28-29, 2016
State Bowling Tournament Farmington Family Fun Center
Farmington, MO
Host: Fr. Lewis Tucker #1321
Contact : 
Joey Allgier

Entry Form

Further information on events will be posted as it becomes 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.

Sympathy Cards

Written by Kevin Hudnut. 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:

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


Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Mariner


PHONE AND FAX NUMBER IS: 573-547-5561 • OUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mariner material should be in the office of the Mariner Editor, 23 South West St., Perryville, Missouri 63775, ON OR BEFORE each deadline date. A common error made by persons submitting copy for publication is that of writing or
mailing the material on the deadline date. This means the material will not reach the editor in time for publication. Please allow two or three days prior to the actual deadline for the articles or photos to reach the editor's desk if you are sending via regular mail. If you are submitting by Fax, or by E-mail, you have until the deadline date to send it to us. Our address, phone and fax number, and E-mail address is listed above.

All articles sent by regular mail, or by fax, we would prefer being typewritten (and in caps and lower case if at all possible), in order for us to avoid as much mis-spelling of members names, places, etc., as possible. However, if you are unable to type, please write or hand-print your copy as legible as possible to avoid typographical errors. With this latter thought in mind, we have had many District Deputies and/or Chairmen who fell into that category of not being able to type, but they still did a fantastic job of making their copy legible. If you send your article via fax machine, please take precautions to make sure that we received it in good condition. If you receive an "alarm" on the fax machine you are using, re-send it. If you submit your article via E-mail, please do so in a basic Microsoft Word Format. However, if you do not have a Word Format program, just type your article in the form of an email, and we may be able to convert it. Also, if you ask for a returned e-mail as confirmation that we received it, we will be more than happy to respond.

Pictures submitted should be in positive form if you submit by regular mail. It can be a colored print; it can be a polaroid/instamatic print; it can be a digital print. But please remember WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET! IF YOU ARE USING A CAMERA PHONE OR DIGITAL CAMERA, MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE PHOTO OF YOUR SUBJECT AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE. THE LARGER THE ENLARGEMENT, THE GRAINER THE SUBJECT. YOU CANNOT SEND A PHOTO VIA FAX, NOR DO WE WANT A COPY-MACHINE PRINT OR PHOTO COPY FROM A DIGITAL PRINTER. If you submit a photo via e-mail, please provide it in JPEG format, and limit the size that you send to no larger than 8x10.

It is most important that all photos be properly identified, and please try to answer the basic 5-"W" questions in your copy: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and WHY. Again, please avoid a larger size than a 8x10. We can enlarge or reduce to fit proper spacing.

Regardless of how you submit photos PLEASE try to submit a good photo for publication. We've had several cases where a member will cut a photo out of a local newspaper and try to submit it for publication. Some of these are just so badly reproduced in the local newspaper that we can't do anything with them.

Councils wanting articles/photos featured must go through their District Deputy, a State Council Officer, Director, or Chairman. If you send articles to your District Deputy, and they still do not get published in the Mariner, the Grand Knight should "drop me a line" at the address above, and I'll look into why your articles are not being forwarded.

- SEPTEMBER 5 2014 (Sept.)
– NOVEMBER 5, 2014 (Dec.)
– MARCH 5, 2015 (April)
– MAY 5, 2015 (June)


The MARINER mailing list is handled through the Supreme Council. IF YOU HAVE A CHANGE OF ADDRESS, YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR COUNCIL FINANCIAL SECRETARY. The Financial  Secretary of your Council must send all address changes in to the Supreme Office before they will be changed. The Supreme Office will only accept changes from your Council Financial Secretary. If you are having trouble receiving your MARINER, have your Council Financial Secretary find out the reason why.


For more information, contact:
Ken Wehmeyer, Mariner Editor
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Ladies Auxiliary

Written by Jeff Slama. Posted in Auxilaries

The Ladies Auxiliary program has acquired its own Program page.
All content, information, forms, instructions, and programs are available here.

Clown Clubs

Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Clown Clubs

Missouri Knights of Columbus Clown Clubs
"Promoting Brotherhood by Replacing Tears with Smiles"

clown                     MO State Council Logo                   clown2


  • Recruit a minimum of five (5) members for a full club; a minimum of two (2) members are required for a "Mini-Club". Clown Club members maybe the child, grandchild, wife, or friend of a member of the Knights of Columbus.
  • Obtain a sponsor, i.e.: Chapter, District or Council
  • Submit an application for a charter to the State Clown Club Chairmen. Include a check for $25.00 with the application for the first year's dues in the Missouri Knights of Columbus Clown Club.
  • Arrange to meet the State Clown Club Chairman, in order to hold an election of officers and an installation of officers.

Here is the current schedule for 2015-206:

  • TBD - State Clown Convention

Clown Club Officers:

Joe Moses
8438 Dittmer Catawissa Rd.
Dittmer, MO 63023
(636) 274-2927

Roland Cretel Jr.
6808 N Baltimore
Gladstone, MO 64118
Tony Braun
631 Sun Valley Dr. N
Arnold, MO 63010
(636) 287-6659
Jeff (Fancy) Brondel
314 Galena Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 893-5045
Deacon Steve Kliethermes
337 West Forest
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 893-3693

Active Missouri Clown Clubs:

Justin Jacobs
1694 F Herault
St. Louis, MO 63125
(314) 886-4892
Vince Benedetto
13807 Hillcrest Dr.
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 213-8715
Herman Gerke
17620 Pink Elephant Rd.
Boonville, MO 65233
(660) 537-3190
Jim Ebone
2823 Sundowner
St. Charles, MO 63303
(636) 947-7925
Rodney Loesch
P.O. Box 237
Moberly, MO 65270
(660) 263-3161
Darryl Griffin
P.O. Box 1218
Linn, MO 65051
(573) 897-2959
Larry Reynolds
1203 SW. Madison
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
(816) 524-8474
Joe Moses Sr.
8438 Dittmer Catawissa Rd.
Dittmar, MO 63023
(636) 274-2927
Roland Cretel, Jr.
6808 N Baltimore
Gladstone, MO 64118

Contact one of these clubs to learn more about being a KofC Clown. Our goal is to add three new clown clubs this Fraternal Year. Can your Council help? 

Ron Stuppy, Chairman     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Historian


The State Council Museum is located at Council 1054 in Jefferson City. Recently, bookcases and glass cases were purchased to hold the collection of materials that were
donated to the museum.

Several items from Past State Deputy Hilary Schmittzehe's estate were donated to be displayed in the museum. Donated items from councils and knights have also been placed in the museum.

Minutes from the state conventions of the Columbian Squires, the Columbus Girls, Ladies Auxiliaries, the bi-annual Fourth degree meeting and the exemplifications held, and the minutes from the State Officers and the Columbian Charities meetings are planned to be located in the library at St. Louis University in St. Louis (SLU).

If your Council has an item of historical nature and you think it should be in the museum, please consider making a donation to our State Museum.

For further information, please contact:
David Kiesling, Historian     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Web Site

State Council Website

I am thrilled to again serve you as your Website Coordinator. I hope that many of you find the State Council's website useful, and full of good information. Hopefully you have used many of the online, interactive online forms that are available to help you report what you're doing, as it also helps us to gather and track information for historical purposes. Hopefully you have also used the State Calendar to help you keep track of state events upcoming, including degree events. With all of these nice features, we are about to turn the page into a new realm of available and easy to find information.

You should see some new online forms for information gathering, new and fresher pages for the committee chairman, and more concise ways to get the information you need to grow and excite our members.

It is the goal of the technology team to migrate our web site to fully utilize the web format provided by UKnight Interactive by the end of 2015. UKnight Interactive is a 3rd party program that has the backing of the Supreme Council to help setup consistent looking websites for the State Council on down to the local Councils and 4th Degree Assemblies. This will give us some new tools to use that will benefit many in the State Council. As we migrate, we will have all the same functionality we have today, and some new and exciting new ones. You will maintain your interactive forms, have a better and easier to use and manage Calendar tool, and we will gain the ability to open up some editing capabilities for our DD's and Chairman. Also, we will begin using an electronic marketplace for the reservation and registration for our future State Conventions.

As the year rolls on, you will see and hear more about UKnight Interactive, and how it may help your councils. Some of our councils have already made the move to UKnight Interactive for their websites, and rave about its ease of use and the information that they can have available with little effort. For more information, visit www.kofcknights.org.

Don’t forget about the wonderful communication tools that are available to everyone. The monthly State Newsletter is published exclusively on the website. The Mariner, the greatest State Council publication in the order, is also now available online.

Also, District Deputies and Grand Knights, when you have a 1st Degree scheduled, please submit them to me via e-mail. This will ensure that they get on the State Council calendar, and may attract more members to attend your degree!!

If anyone has any questions or needs help, don't hesitate to e-mail or call me.

The State Web Site is maintained by:
Kevin Hudnut, Website Coordinator    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fr. McGivney Guild

Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Fr. McGivney Guild


Apostle to the Young and Protector of Christian Family Life

The Order of the Knights of Columbus has established the Father McGivney Guild to promote the cause for canonization of our founder. The goal of the Guild is to spread the good word about his holiness of life, to encourage devotion to his memory, and to seek his intercession before the throne of God. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to share in this mission. All one need to do is fill out the application below and mail it to the address listed to become enrolled. There is no cost or obligation.

The Guild is anxious to receive reports of favors received through Father McGivney’s intercession before the throne of God on our behalf. As a member of the Guild you will receive a newsletter and periodic update on the progress of his canonization.

Fr. McGivney Guild applications:  Single  Multiple

For more information, check out www.fathermcgivney.org

Please consider using the following "Prayer for Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney" at your meeting:

"God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here you make your request). Through Christ our Lord, Amen."
Follow with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.

Please report all favors received to:
The Father McGivney Guild
One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT  06510-3326.

John Nabity  Father McGivney Guild    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Technology and Communications

Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Technology and Communications

Technology and Communications


As many of you know, as you look around you, technology is everywhere. Most of the homes in today’s world has at least one computer, and a seemingly infinite number of other gadgets like smart phones, tablets, interactive music players, etc.

It is time for the Knights of Columbus in Missouri to catch up. It is my job as the Chairman for Technology and Communications to see to it that we make better use of the available electronic media, and its countless ways to streamline and speed up communications amongst Knights in the state.

In the coming months, be looking for some new initiatives around making our internal communications more modern. While good old “snail mail” still has its place, be looking for more communications from the state level to be coming to you electronically. The first task that I will be working on is setup a directory consisting of e-mail addresses for our local council leadership.

For the directory, I will need the following: your name, position, Council number, and email address. When completed, send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with a header of State Directory – Council number. This information will be kept strictly confidential, and will be controlled only by me, and will only be used for Knights of Columbus business.

With this directory, we can then utilize the State Council mass e-mailing partner, Constant Contact, to keep in touch with all of you. This will allow for fast delivery, and will save the State Council money on mailings. Be looking in the near future for your State Newsletters to arrive via this method, as well as mailings regarding state meetings such as the 2016 State Convention.

Also, become a fan of the State Council Facebook page, and follow our Twitter feed as we try capitalize on the age of social media.

As you can see, it is an exciting time, and I am thrilled to be leading this fun and adventurous time!!

Robert Hook, Chairman - Technology and Communications       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.