Membership Growth

  Supreme Knight on Membership

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.

Utilize this section of our Web site when organizing and implementing successful membership recruitment and membership retention programs in your council. The links below will connect you to recruitment and retention suggestions that are proven winners. You should decide which of these ideas offer the best opportunities for success to your council.

Use these links to access more information on the following topics:

The Supreme Council office provides many tools to help with membership recruitment and growth. If you don’t find the membership related materials you need listed here, contact the Department of Fraternal Services for additional resources:

Leadership Guide (pdf, 1.05 mb) - Features ideas and resources to help promote the Order, assist your council’s member recruitment efforts, and encourage new membership for recruitment success. This pdf includes "clickable" fields to allow you to fill out the forms.

Shining Armor Program (pdf. 63, mb) - A program that encourages new members to become immediately involved in council activities.

How to... (pdf. 130 mb) - A guide of successful recruiting programs that can be coordinated by your council throughout the fraternal year.

Membership Blitz - An Orderwide emphasis that targets membership recruitment during specific weekends throughout the fraternal year. Detailed plans will help you run a successful Blitz.

VIP Club (pdf. 23 mb) - Proposers have their own Club - "Very Important Proposer." Promote this program to your members to help you recruiting.

Duties of a Proposer - Your duties don’t end after the First Degree. Learn the role a proposer should take in the life of a new member.