Membership 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.

State Membership Awards

March Membership Madness

March Membership Madness

The Knights of Columbus March Membership Madness Contest starts March 1 and runs through April 11, 2017.  The contest runs almost the entire Lenten season, one day short of the beginning of the Easter Triduum.  The contest is divided up into six weeks, beginning on a Wednesday and ending on a Tuesday of each week.  The six week schedule follows:



Week 1:  March 1 through March 7, 2017
Week 2:  March 8 through March 14, 2017
Week 3:  March 15 through March 21, 2017
Week 4:  March 22 through March 28, 2017
Week 5:  March 29 through April 4, 2017
Week 6:  April 5 through April 11, 2017

Each week, every jurisdiction will be paired up in head to head matches against another jurisdiction within a given division. * Matches for the week will be announced at the beginning of each contest week.  The winner at the end of each Tuesday will receive the prize below provided that the winner meets or exceeds 3% of their annual intake goal.  Losing jurisdictions can also receive a consolation prize provided that they meet or exceed 3% of their annual intake goal.  Jurisdictions need not be net/net positive to earn a prize.  Click here for more info.


Winter Blast

World Sports Membership Championship

In January 2017, the supreme knight challenged us all to increase our efforts with respect to membership growth. The challenge is to exceed last year’s membership milestones and ensure consistent and sustained membership growth.
In line with this challenge, the February Winter Blast contest will reward jurisdictions that either:

  • exceed their February 2016 performance by 3% or more; OR
  • exceed their jurisdictional average established in advance of the January Winter Blast contest by 3% or more; whichever number is greater.

This number can be found under the “Contest Benchmark” column in the chart on the next page.
Remember, this contest is based upon your jurisdiction’s ability to exceed its own past performance. The contest is not based on a percentage of your jurisdiction’s Circle of Honor quota.

Click here to view your jurisdictions goals for the Winter Blast and award amounts.


World Sports Membership Championship

World Sports Membership ChampionshipOctober 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

The World Sports Membership Championship is an intake-based challenge between jurisdictions within the same division. The main focus is to challenge each state to compete against the other jurisdictions in their division to have the highest intake percentage based on the state council’s fraternal year intake goal. Your council members can help your state by running up your recruitment efforts in October, November, and December during this contest for jurisdictional pride. Please click here for the guidelines.


District Membership Awards

3rd Quarter Incentive

3rd Quarter Incentive

District deputies will receive 1,000 VIP points for each first degree that is held within their district from January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. If at least one first degree is held within the same district in each month (January, February and March), the district deputy will receive an additional 5,000 VIP points.

In order to receive credit, a Form 450 must be submitted to the Ceremonials Department for each degree held. The deadline for Form 450 submissions for this contest is April 15, 2017.


July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

The World Sports Membership Championship is a challenge to have each one of your active councils recruit at least one new or former member between July 1 and December 31, 2016. Please click here for the guidelines.

Council Membership Awards

Domestic Church Council Incentive

Domestic Church Council Incentive

Councils that recruit six (6) or more members between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017 will receive a Domestic Church Kiosk & Booklet Set.* Councils that recruit twelve (12) or more members between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 will also receive a Domestic Church Kiosk & Booklet Set.* 
Councils that qualify for the Domestic Church Kiosk incentive during the third quarter of the fraternal year will receive a Booklet Set refill if they qualify again during the fourth.*

  • Offer valid only for councils and agents in the United States, Canada and Guam.


The World Sports Membership Championship

The World Sports Membership Championship is a challenge to recruit at least one new or former member between October 1 and December 31, 2016, for your council and receive an Unframed Portrait of St. Theresa of Calcutta.


Star Council

Star Council is the ultimate goal for all councils. This year we have some new incentives for attaining any level of Star Council. Please click here to see the details.

Recruiter Membership Awards

3rd Quarter Incentive

3rd Quarter Incentive

Any recruiter who recruits a new or former member between January 1 and March 31, 2017, will receive 1,500 points per member.


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

Agent Membership Awards

Attain Star

Field agents who service councils that attain one or more levels of the Star Council Award by June 30, 2017 will receive 17,000 VIP points.


Field Agent Star Council Lapel Pins

Each of you are an important part of the Order's growth and success, Therefore, if any of your councils attain one of the levels of the Star Council Award, you will receive a lapel pin with the number of councils that have attained Star Council. Additionally, you will receive some VIP points for each Star Council in your area. Click on the title to view the postcard sent out to the field.