Welcome to the Missouri State Ladies Auxiliary Page!
KofC Ladies Auxiliary
"Helping Knights Help Others"
The objectives of the Ladies Auxiliary shall be:
- To promote sociability among the members.
- To assist in promoting the welfare of the Missouri State Council of the Knights of Columbus.
- To promote charitable activities.
The Ladies function both as an Auxiliary and alongside the Knights to exemplify the motto "Helping Knights Help Others". The Ladies Auxiliaries help to promote spiritual and social well-being of the Knights, Ladies, and families. They also provide opportunity to form friendships and serve Christ by serving our Church, community, and each other.
Ladies Auxiliaries enjoy their work and all the time they share with others. If your Council does not have an Auxiliary, we hope you would consider how an Auxiliary can help your Council. If your Council has an Auxiliary already, please reach out to your Ladies and make sure you are working together whenever possible.
Here are just a few of the benefits and some information about our Ladies. Across the State we have 97 Auxiliaries with 3,154 members. As of the 2016 Convention, the Ladies Auxiliaries had reported donations of 240,393 hours and Total Dollars of $291,217. Some of the strongest Councils have an active Ladies Auxiliary which helps to promote family and strengthen the Knights membership.
Ladies are invited to join others from their area or from across the state by attending Area Meetings and the State Convention. Area meetings are held in the fall and State Convention is in April. These meetings provide opportunities for Presidents and their board members to talk with other Auxiliaries in their areas, to learn and share ideas, and receive information and guidelines concerning State programs and forms.
District Deputies, Grand Knights, and Faithful Navigators, please include the Ladies in your semi-annual District Deputy meetings. The Ladies depend on you to bring information back from State, such as the State Directory and Program Manuals, awards and certificates not distributed at State Convention, and any new State programs or initiatives. Please also reach out to the Ladies Auxiliaries to see if you can assist with any functions or if they can help you. Do not forget they are great social planners and recruitment tool for your Councils and Assemblies.
Thank you everyone for all your assistance over the past 2 years. We have enjoyed working with each of you and wish you the best. We welcome the new Chair Couple, Chris and Linda Teel, and know they will do a great job leading the Auxiliaries!
If you have any questions or suggestions, please e-mail or call any time. We will continue to be available for you until June 30, 2016.
Phone (John): 417-880-4292
Phone (Julie): 417-880-4220