Welcome (Membership)

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Missouri State Membership Program

2015-2016

"Join Us and Ig-Knight your Faith"

 

Why Join the Knights of Columbus?

Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie, it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

How Do YOU Increase Your Membership? Just ASK someone to join! 

For Membership Assistance Contact Your Regional Membership Chairman, as listed in the "Program Chairs" selection under "Leadership" menu above.

Give Every Member An Opportunity to Get Involved With Programs that Interest Him and His Family

Bob Hawkins, Membership Director     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Membership Invitation Program

The Insurance General Agents also rolled out a new and improved Membership Invitation Program that is integrated with the State Council's UKnight Interactive webpage.

This is a program to target prospective members, and having an invitation automatically sent to them.  It also includes follow up's from the council membership teams.  

For more information on how the program works, click here for instructions.

 

Leadership Academy

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Grand Knight Training:
The success of a council is dependent upon effective leadership. The Missouri State Council has enacted a program to help those members wanting to learn how to be an effective Grand Knight.  This program can be presented onsite or over the internet.

Financial Secretary Assistance / Training:
The success of any council is largely dependent on the Financial Secretary. He is the backbone of the council and deserves the support of all officers and members. He has a very demanding job. 

If your Financial Secretary needs assistance or training on the duties of his job, information is available from both the Supreme and State Councils.

If you would like to learn more about how to become a Financial Secretary, check into the Leadership Academy

Lucas Volkman, Leadership Academy   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Council Development

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The dream of Father Michael J. McGivney to have a council in every parish is our daily focus. To better incorporate the various Catholic populations, we have expanded this dream to include the colleges and universities, Spanish-speaking parishes and Eastern Rite churches. We are seeking a Knights of Columbus presence in every place that we are needed. That is our goal; that is our commitment.

Want To Start A New Council?

Contact:
John Salanky, New Council Development - West   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Kobylski, New Council Development - East  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Retention

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Retention - Save A Member

Retention PowerPoint documents:

Procedures for Retaining Members
Form 1845 Procedure
Suspension Process Timeline
Retention Flow Chart (Doc)
Retention Flow Chart (PDF)
Suspension Template (Member)
Suspension Template (Council)

For Information and Assistance Before Suspending, contact:
Bill Stump, Retention Chairman   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roundtables

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There are many benefits in establishing a Parish Round Table for the parish, its priests, and its member Knights. Having a round table creates a unique and effective support structure within the parish. Whether it is fund raising or actively participating in the parish’s ministry, devoted Knights serve as invaluable resource for seeing the needs of the parish.

For more information about the Parish Round Table Program contact:

Ray Olson, Roundtable Chairman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supreme Awards

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Fraternal Year July 1, 2015 Through June 30, 2016

The first requirement for the Columbian, Founders’ and Father McGivney Awards (Star Council Designation), is to complete and submit the Service Program Form (#365C) to Supreme Service Department by August 1, 2015. This form is available in the Council Report Forms Booklet which is included each year with the “Surge...With Service” package sent to each Council. This form may also be found online at http://www.kofc.org.

Father McGivney Award

This award recognizes Councils that meet or exceed their Membership quota.  This would be intake over losses.  Deaths or transfers in and out do not count against the Council quota.  Quotas are 7% of a Council's membership as of July 1.  The minimum qoata is 4 and the maximum is 35.

Founders’ Award

This award recognizes Councils that meet or exceed their insurance quota. Growth is considered to be insurance member increases over losses. Deaths or transfers in and out do not count against the Council quota. Quotas are 2.5% net increase in insurance membership as of July 1. The minimum qoata is 3 and the maximum is 18.

Star Council Award

This prestigious award is presented to Councils who have qualified for the Columbian, McGivney and Founders’ Awards, and submitted all required reports.

Century Club Award

Record a net membership increase of 100 new members.

Distribution of 2015—2016 Awards

Star Council, Columbian, Fr. McGivney and Founders’ awards will be forwarded to the District Deputy of record for 2015—2016, who will arrange for presentation. If the Council attains only the Founders’ Award, the award will be forwarded to the appropriate General Agent for presentation. Century Club Awards will be sent to the State Deputy of record for 2015—2016.

Contest of Champions

One award is presented to the Council in the Missouri jurisdiction that shows the highest percentage of membership quota attained, and one is presented to the Council that shows the highest number of additions over deductions recorded.

Columbian Award

Requirements: Conduct and report four programs or activities in each of the six "Surge...with Service" categories. Another way is to conduct a Supreme Council designated "Featured 8 Program" that satisfies that category's requirements.  Featured 8 programs are:

Church - R.S.V.P.
Community - Habitat for Humanity, Global Wheelchair Mission
Council - Special Olympics
Culture of Life - Ultrasound Initiative, March for Life
Family - Food for Families
Youth - Coats for Kids

Two forms are necessary to satisfy reporting requirements for the Columbia Award:

  • The Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity Report (#1728) must be completed and submitted to the Supreme Council by January 31, 2014.
  • The Columbian Award Application (#SP-7), listing all programs conducted in each of the six programming areas, must reach the Supreme Office by June 30, 2014.

    Both forms are found in the Council Report Forms booklet and online at www.kofc.org.

    The Columbian Award will not be presented to any council which has not met all the necessary qualifications, including submission of the appropriate application form

John MyersAwards, Financial Secretaries, and Star Council Chairman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Star Council

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Be a Star!

The State Council has someone to help you become a STAR.  John Myers will be keeping records of reports needed as well as monitoring your progress towards STAR COUNCIL.

 One New Member, Per Council, Per Month
One First Degree. Per District, Per Month 
One Star Council Per District

 


 

Outstanding District Deputy

District Deputies, there's an award just for you!!  An Outstanding District Deputy is awarded to those who excel in their position. Complete information will be presented during the July meeting by the State Council Activities Director.

If you have any questions please contact:

John MyersAwards, Financial Secretaries, and Star Council Chairman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

College Councils

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College Campuses: Candidates For Councils!

College campuses are a great place to develop Councils. At the same time, there are some unique challenges with maintaining these Councils. Special emphasis is being given to developing Councils at Colleges and Universities throughout Missouri, as well as supporting those Councils already in existence. Please contact our Recruitment and New Council Development for Colleges and Universities to begin - a new adventure. Contact Peter Nicastro to start a membership drive for your Council at a local College or University.

Peter Nicastro, Recruitment & New Council College Chairman   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Ceremonials

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First Degree

The new member has his first look at the Knights of Columbus when he receives his First Degree. The lessons of Charity is the first and foremost one to be learned in our Order, and the memorization of all parts is important to the learning of this lesson.

Second and Third Degree

The strength available in Unity, and the meaning of Fraternity, are the lessons of these degrees.

Every district is encouraged to have a Second Degree team

Please schedule any Second and Third Degree through the State Ceremonials Chairman.

You can also contact the State Ceremonials Chairman if you have questions about or would like to join a 2nd or 3rd Degree team.

Other Information

First Degrees are scheduled in cooperation with your District Deputy.  Once the Degree details are finalized, please notify the Webmaster (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the following information so the degrees can be put on the State Calendar:

  • Day and time of the Degree.  Optionally, the time for Candidates to arrive.
  • Address of where the Degree will be held.  This is for Google Maps.
  • Council contact (if one).  Phone number only, email addresses will NOT be published.  Note the DD will always be listed in addition to the Council contact.
  • Any special notes, like room numbers, "refreshments served after...", etc.
  • The DIOCESE of the hosting Council.

For more information contact the Ceremonials Chairman:

Charles Feltmann, Ceremonials Chairman    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.