NEW Membership Recruitment Training Video

The Membership Recruitment Training video, has two parts, first an overview from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson on the importance of training and membership recruitment, and second, the membership recruitment training presentation. The training presentation covers four methods that councils can employ to recruit and retain members. Please show this video at upcoming council and council officer’s meetings. This video presentation can be viewed online or downloaded to a computer. Please use the information in this presentation to help ensure a great year in membership recruitment.




"The Power of One"

This production is geared to help councils strengthen their rosters with active new members and develop local leaders for the Order. The production looks at a successful council and its efforts to work with other local councils to make a difference in the local parish and community.




Recruitment Drive

A coordinated membership Recruitment Drive is an all-out effort to maximize your membership teams' efforts by canvassing an entire parish on one weekend, gathering the names of prospective new members for follow-up.  Order your supplies now for your next Recruitment Drive.




Automated Honorary/Honorary Life Awards

The Supreme Council office has automated the processing of Honorary/Honorary Life awards and the issuing of the appropriate cards for council/assembly members. This change includes the new Fourth Degree Honorary distinction. With this, notification to the Supreme Council office requesting these updates is no longer needed. After the initial run, the cards will be sent to FSs/FCs weekly for presentation at a suitable occasion.


All You Need to Succeed

The Surge Kit 
Officer handbooks 
Media Library
Officers Online
Recruit Retain Reactivate to Council Health (.ppt)




Council Assessments

All council payments for Per Capita, Catholic Advertising and Culture of Life assessments as well as any Supply Charges can be mailed to:



Knights of Columbus
Attn: Council Accounts
P.O. Box 1480
New Haven, CT 06506-1480
These payments should be forwarded to the Supreme Council Office within 65 days of the January 1 and July 1 billing date to allow sufficient processing time prior to the suspension date of April 10 and October 10.




Knights of Columbus Essay Contest

The Order encourages all councils and assemblies to sponsor the Knights of Columbus Essay Contest at schools in their communities. The essay contest is a creative way to encourage young people to become citizens who are firmly grounded in the Faith.




Soccer Challenge

Now is the time to order your Soccer Challenge Kits for your council competititions in September.  Click on the title above to learn more about the Soccer Challenge.  District Deputies should start preparing for their district competitions and order your kits.  Also, order your district medallions by calling (203) 752-4016. 




Council Membership Awards

Council Challenge - If the council recruits 12 new or former members and reports the results on the form, the council receives VIP points to be used at the council's discretion. The points can be used to purchase merchandise for the Knights of Columbus gift catalog.  Remember there are two steps:  first, recruit the new members and second, complete the form.  Guidelines are as follows:


Recruit 12 by September 30, 2014 and receive 60,000 V.I.P. Points.

Recruit 12 by December 30, 2014 and receive 40,000 V.I.P. Points.

Recruit 12 by June 30, 2015 and receive 20,000 V.I.P. Points.


Please note points will be sent out at the end of each time frame.


On Par for Star -  This contest is for councils that may need to catch up to be on track for the Star Council award; the contest runs from October 1 through December 31, 2014.  By the end of December your council should be halfway towards its Star Council Award net membership quota. Please click here for details.




Star Council Awards

Star Council is the ultimate goal for any council. For the fraternal year 2014-15 ending on June 30, 2015, if your council attains:


Star Council - Council will receive 10,000 VIP points

Double Star Council - Council will receive 20,000 VIP points

Triple Star Council - Council will receive 30,000 VIP points

Over 400% - 40,000 VIP Points

These points are in addition to the plaque for the council and the lapel pins for the Grand Knight, Council Membership Director, and Council Program Director.

BONUS - Please click here 




World Sports Membership Championship

Compete against other jurisdictions in your country and stay NET/NET positive each month. Click on countries below for more information. Click on the title for the World Sports Membership Championship Report.

United States






World Series of Membership

The final standings are in for the World Series of Membership. This challenged each state to compete against another to advance into the finals. Congratualtions to the following states for winning their divisions:


Visayas, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, and District of Columbia


Click on the title to get the final State Report.




World Series of Membership

The World Series of Membership started July 1, 2014 for the District Deputies and finished September 30, 2014. Click on the title to get the detailed information on this inititative.




World Series of Membership

The World Series of Membership started July 1, 2014 for the recruiters and finished September 30, 2014.  This challenged each recruiter to recruit members for additional VIP Recruitment Reward Points and a chance to win a full-size Louisville Slugger personalized bat. Click on the title to get the detailed information.




Knight 4 Charity

Recruit new members between October 1 and December 31, 2014 and you will receive one or more of the following commemorative items:

Members Recruited Commemorative Item
1 or 2 Ceramic Mug
3 or 4 Swiss Army Knife
5 to 9 Coaster Set
10 or more Receive all the above
Click on the title above for more detailed information.




Membership Growth

Recruiting new members is essential to the continued growth and well-being of your council and the Order. Offering a man membership in the Knights of Columbus gives him the opportunity to improve his own life and his community. Membership allows him to experience the fraternal bond that Knights share while growing closer to his family and faith.


  Supreme Knight on Membership






Program Planning

The Service Program is designed to establish each council as an influential and important force within the community, elevate the status of the programming personnel, provide more meaningful and relevant programs of action, establish direct areas of responsibility, build leadership, and ensure the success of council programs.




Service Activities





Culture of Life 




Leadership Communications

Keep yourself informed by reading the latest handbooks, magazines, newsletters and reports





Knightline - News from the Supreme Office

District Deputy reminder - Membership and programming

Squires newsletter - Monthy updates for circle leaders

Chaplain's report - Monthly updates for Chaplains

Columbia Magazine - Knights of Columbus monthly magazine



Council Growth

The dream of Father Michael J. McGivney was to have a council presence in every parish is our daily focus






For Chaplains

Father Jonathan D. Kalisch O.P.

Father Jonathan D. Kalisch
Director of Chaplains and Spiritual Development

Waiting in Hope

Pope Francis has highlighted the dispositions that aid the disciple along the Advent journey: “Perseverance in prayer: to pray more. Diligence in fraternal charity: to draw closer to those in need. And joy in praising the Lord” (Homily, Meeting Jesus with our Defenses Down, 2 Dec. 2013). All of these dispositions encourage a greater openness to the encounter with the Lord, who the Pope reminds us, also seeks us out during Advent!


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Chaplain’s Handbook 

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