Join the K of C online!
There is now an easier and faster way for interested (and practicing) Catholic men to join the Knights of Columbus that we would like all of our members to know about. It is hoped that, with this latest way of joining, we can let others know about it and perhaps persuade them to give the KofC a try.
Men can now go to KofC.org/joinus and fill out the short online application. The application will then be forwarded, by the Supreme office, to the appropriate state council (NY State Council, for example) in which the person lives, for processing. A person signing up via the online process, will not be directly assigned to a council. Instead, he will be considered a member of the state council’s “online member division” and at the earliest stage of his journey in the Knights of Columbus. Once he pays the $30 dues, the online member will then:
- receive a “online division” membership card;
- have access to the online membership portal (net) that contains information about the Order, events and current KofC news items;
- receive Columbia magazine;
- accidental death insurance;
- be eligible to purchase KofC insurance products.
The above described membership program does not eliminate councils, the attainment of “degrees”, or annual council dues. When a non-degreed online member is ready to join a council, he can initiate the transfer process to a local council of his choosing. Once the local council is made aware of the online member’s intention, that council’s financial secretary will complete the transfer process and arrange for the transferee to attain his First Degree. The transferee’s dues will be changed to what is charged by the local council.