Membership Incentives and Awards

Membership awards are granted by the Order to agents, recruiters, councils, districts and states based on their ability to reach or surpass their quotas.

Click here to see the Membership Incentive Leaderboard.


Fast Start 

July 1 - September 30, 2018

*For Insurance Territories only (United States and Canada)

Every Knight who recruits five men between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018, will automatically win a $50 KnightsGear gift card! To be eligible for the $50 gift card, you must be listed as the proposer on either the Form 100 or the Online Membership application. All membership applications must be processed by September 30th.

Council membership growth begins with a personal approach to perspective members. In a world where men are more and more conscience of their time, making the Knights of Columbus relevant to each every man and his family is important.

  • Listen to a man's needs for himself and his family. How does he want to be involved with in the parish and community?
  • Share how your K of C membership helps you and your family to live out your faith, help the community and be closer with each other.
  • Connect that man with real programs and opportunities in your council that match his interests. Then, sign him up for membership using a Membership Document (#100) or by visiting and using the Online Membership application.

Congratulations to our 10 winners of the World Meeting of Families trip to Ireland

Every time a brother Knight recruited a new member into the Order between December 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, his name went into a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 10 all-expense paid trips to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland. 

Thank you to all recruiters who participated in this contest and help to grow the Order!

We congratulate the following Knights of Columbus Recruiters who will be traveling to Dublin for the World Meeting of Families.

Richard Baker Council # 15625 California
Gregory Windbeil Council # 11666 Illinois
Melvin Szymanski Council # 1393 Maryland
Thomas Kempf Council # 3111 Michigan
Bernard Panther Council # 10144 Missouri
James Beasley Council # 15578 New Mexico
Daniel O'Keefe Council # 11836 New York
Agnel George Council # 5949 Saskatchewan
Jose Andrade Council # 7563 Texas
Dennis Marach Council # 2055 Wisconsin


V.I.P. (Very Important Proposer Club)

Year Round

Recruiting a new member into the Order is the most important and noteworthy accomplishment that any Knight can attain. New members keeps our organization vibrant and in tune with the pulse of our local communities. However – for the proposer there is more to recruitment then just asking a man to join.

When a proposer recruits a member, they will receive 500 VIP Points to use at Knights Gear.  Please visit the Knights Gear website and select items that your points will cover.  500 VIP Points are equal to $3.00.  Please fill out the order form and send the points and order form to:


Knights of Columbus

VIP Program

1 Columbus Plaza

New Haven, CT 06510


Star Council

The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. In order to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder’s, and Columbian Awards.

Additionally, the council must submit its Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728), its Service Program Personnel Report (#365), and remain in good standing with Supreme Council assessments.

*To be eligible for the Star Council Award in the United States and/or Canada, councils must be fully compliant with applicable safe environment requirements.*


Star District

District deputies are responsible for ensuring the growth of the Order, and the Star District Award is the ultimate goal of every district deputy. The Star District Award goes to district deputies attaining 100 percent or more of their district’s membership and insurance quotas, and, in addition, at least one of their active councils has to attain one of the levels of Star Council. Award winners receive a wall plaque and a Star District lapel pin, and the district deputies who earn the Star District Award are entered into a drawing to attend the Supreme Convention.

Award winners receive a wall plaque and a Star District lapel pin, and the district deputies who earn the Star District Award are entered into a drawing to attend the Supreme Convention.

State Council

Fast Start

The new fraternal year is underway and starting the year off strong in our recruitment efforts will make all the difference. New members who join now can become immediately involved in council activities. Highly successful jurisdictions promote strong recruitment efforts throughout the summer.

Any jurisdiction that attains 25% of their intake goal by September 30, 2018, will receive a cash award payable to the State Council that can be used for continued membership growth and engagement in the jurisdiction.


The top jurisdiction at the end of the Quarter will receive an additional bonus amount. The jurisdiction must exceed 25% to be eligible for the bonus.

Division Amount Top Jurisdiction Bonus
Div. 1 $800.00 $600.00
Div. 2 $700.00 $500.00
Div. 3 $600.00 $400.00
Div. 4 $500.00 $300.00
Div. 5 $400.00 $200.00
Div. 6 $300.00 $100.00
Div. 7 $800.00 $600.00