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.




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.




"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.




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 (.pps)




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. 




2016 Membership Madness

February 1 - March 31, 2016

Membership Madness 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 council on to victory by revving up your recruitment efforts in February and March during this contest for jurisdictional pride. Please click here for the guidelines.




Winter Membership Tournament

November 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

The final results are in. Awards will be sent out very soon for the month of January.  Thank you for all your recruiting efforts.




2nd Quarter District Deputy Incentive

January 1 - June 20, 2016 - One First Degree, per District, per Month

Do at least one First Degree per month or more.



  • Conduct 6 First Degrees*, one in each month, and receive 30,000 VIP points*
  • Conduct 5 First Degrees* in separate months, and receive 22,500 VIP points*
  • Conduct 4 First Degrees* in separate months, and receive 16,000 VIP points*
  • Conduct 3 First Degrees* in separate months, and receive 10,500 VIP points*
  • Conduct 2 First Degrees* in separate months, and receive 6,000 VIP points*
  • Conduct 1 First Degree* between January 1 and June 30th and receive 2,500 VIP points*


For every additional degree each month, receive 2,500 VIP points* per degree.


*Must submit all form 450s by July 15, 2016 to receive credit for each degree; additionally each degree must have at least 2 new members. Multiple degrees within the same month will still get credit for those degrees as well.




Council Challenge 2

January 1 - June 30, 2016

The council needs to recruits at least 12 new or former members by:


March 31, 2016 - the council will receive 30,000 VIP* points

June 30, 2016 - the council will receive 20,000 VIP* points


*VIP points can be redeemed for any article available on, excluding those under the supply tab, and by filling out the order form which is available by clicking on the title.




Star Council Awards

Star Council is the ultimate goal for any council. For the fraternal year 2015-16 ending on June 30, 2016, the following awards are available if your Council attains Star Council:

  • Newly designed plaque with Council's Net Membership goal attained
  • Star Council Lapel pins for the Council Grand Knight, Membership Director and Program Director
  • 10,000 VIP points per Star attained up to 5 stars
  • 20% Bonus on VIP points for those councils who attained Star Council status last Fraternal year and earn the same level or higher status this year.




Celebrate 2015

January 1 - June 30, 2016

Celebrate 2015 by giving the gift of Membership to a fellow Catholic.



   -Recruit 1 to 4 members receive 1,500 VIP* points for each member.

   -Recruit 5+ members and receive 3,000 VIP* points for each member.**



*VIP points can be redeemed for any article available on, excluding those under the supply tab, and by filling out the order form which is available by clicking on the title.

**Those members that recruit 5 or more will automatically receive 1,500 VIP points at the end of the month they recruited the members, you will receive the additional 1,500 points after June 30, 2016.




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.




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

This month's Chaplain's Report
Father Jonathan D. Kalisch O.P.

Father Jonathan D. Kalisch
Director of Chaplains and Spiritual Development

Men on the Periphery

This year, on Aug. 14, we commemorate the 125th anniversary of the death of Venerable Servant of God Michael J. McGivney. Having devoted himself to the pastoral service of the Church, Father McGivney died at the age of 38 in 1890. Among the extraordinary virtues of his life, his evangelical zeal stands out. Over the course of 13 years, this parish priest sought out Catholic men on the peripheries. He was stationed at a church with an enormous building debt, where his own parishioners were derisively described as “servant-girls” by The New York Times (28 July 1879). There, in the shadow of an elite Protestant Ivy League university, Father McGivney reached out to those on the margins.

This month's Chaplain's Report

Chaplain’s Report Archives

Chaplain’s Handbook

State Chaplains Meeting