Council Growth & Development

As a department, Council Growth is charged with guiding the growth and expansion of the Order. In this department, the dream of Father Michael J. McGivney to have a council presence in every parish is our daily focus. To better incorporate the various Catholic populations, we have also expanded this dream to include colleges and universities, cultural parishes and Eastern Rite churches.

Staff members of Council Growth periodically take to the field, traveling around the various territories of the Order to better facilitate the development, reactivation, and retention of Knights of Columbus councils. A council presence in every parish and on every college and university campus is our goal; that is our commitment.

Guidelines

The following links will provide you with the guidelines for New Council Development, Spanish-Speaking Council Development, College Council Development, Round Tables and Council Reactivation of suspended councils. The procedure for instituting a council, reactivating a council or starting a Round Table requires dedication and meticulous attention. If you have more questions, please contact the Supreme Council, Membership Growth Department at 203-752-4247.

New Council Development

Designed to assist in the development of new councils, college councils, Spanish-speaking councils and the reinstitution of dissolved councils the following information gives a basic knowledge and understanding of procedures used in the development of new councils.

New Council Development

Title Number Print
New Council Development Guidelines 2119 New Council Development Guidelines - Print Version
New Council Development Initiatives 4520 New Council Development Initiatives - Print Version
Notice of Intent to Establish a Council             133 Notice of Intent to Establish a Council - Print Version
Notice of Institution of a Council 136 Notice of Institution of a Council - Print Version
Application for Council Charter 137 Application for Council Charter - Print Version

 

Naming of Councils

Title Number Print
Guidelines to Naming a Council   New Council Development Guidelines - Print Version

 

How to Start a Spanish-Speaking Council

Designed for use in conjunction with New Council Development Guidelines, this information provides ideas on where and how to target parishes for Spanish Council or Round Table development. If you have more questions, please contact the Supreme Council, Membership Growth Department at 203-752-4378.

Spanish-Speaking Council Development

Title Number Print
Spanish-Speaking New Council Development Guidelines 2119-S Spanish-Speaking New Council Development Guidelines - Print Version
New Council Development Initiatives 4520-S New Council Development Initiatives - Print Version
Notice of Intent to Establish a Council 133-S Notice of Intent to Establish a Council - Print Version
Notice of Institution of a Council 136-S Notice of Institution of a Council - Print Version
Application for Council Charter 137-S Application for Council Charter - Print Version

 

College Council Development

The information below offers guidance in developing a college council, however, active communication with the College Councils Department is needed to best guide students and local Knights developing the council. The College Councils Department will send resources to aid in your new college council development as well as work to plan a campus visit from one of our college coordinators. The College Councils Department can be reached at 203-800-4807.

College Council Development

Title Number Print
College Council Guidelines   College Council Guidelines - Print Version
College Councils Guide 10224 New Council Development Guidelines - Print Version
Notice of Intent to Establish a Council             133 Notice of Intent to Establish a Council - Print Version
Notice of Institution of a Council 136 Notice of Institution of a Council - Print Version
Application for Council Charter 137 Application for Council Charter - Print Version

 

Round Table Guidelines

This information explains the Round Table Program while providing all the information needed to establish one. If you have more questions, please contact the Supreme Council, Membership Growth Department at 203-752-4247.

Parish Round Table

Title Number Online Print
Parish Round Table Guidelines 2632   Parish Round Table Guidelines - Print Version
Parish Round Table Initiatives 4519   Parish Round Table Initiatives - Print Version
Report of Round Table Coordinator (Notice of App't of) 2629 Report of Round Table Coordinator (Notice of App't of) - Online Version  Report of Round Table Coordinator (Notice of App't of) - Print Version
Annual Report KofC Round Table 2630 Annual Report KofC Round Table - Online Version Annual Report KofC Round Table - Print Version

 

Council Reactivation Guidelines

Looking to reactivate a suspended council? This information provides basic steps and procedures for reactivating a suspended or inactive council. If you have more questions, please contact the Supreme Council, Membership Growth Department at 203-752-4250.

Council Reactivation

Title Number Print
Reactivation Guidelines   Parish Round Table Guidelines - Print Version
Notice of Intent to Reactivate a Council   Parish Round Table Guidelines - Print Version


Spanish Speaking Councils

Spanish-speaking councils of the Knights of Columbus can be found in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Cuba, Panama, and Guatemala. The Order is making every effort to bring the benefits of membership to every eligible Spanish-speaking Catholic gentleman through our Operation Hispanic Outreach and New Council Development programs.

For guidelines on how to start a Spanish-speaking council please click here.

If you need more information on Spanish-speaking councils or Operation Hispanic Outreach, please contact us.