State Council Announcements

Welcome to the

Missouri State Council Website

Greetings from State Deputy Bob Hawkins and your State Officers

One Family United


Online Membership 

A Faster Way to Join – One of the most common objections to joining the Knights of Columbus is “I don’t have time.” Through Online Membership, a join process that can take as many as two months now takes five minutes.

A Digital Experience –This initiative provides a new membership experience that is tailored to younger men and busier men who may not yet be ready for council-based membership. This low-pressure, low-commitment and digital experience meets men where they are, helps to form them as Catholic men, and enables us to bring more men into the fold.

An Amplified Message – The Online Membership initiative is backed by a substantial marketing campaign that will find and work to convert prospective members.

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Online Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity



Brother Knights,


On Tuesday night, June 23rd the Missouri State Council of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting an online Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity at 7:00 pm. This Exemplification is being hosted with State Deputy, Robert Hawkins as the Honoree.


Please use the following link to have candidates register for this historic event. (If the link does not allow you to click on it, you can copy and paste it in your browser.)


Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 7:00 PM 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the

webinar. If you have any trouble registering, email me at and I will get you registered.


Many Councils in the state have had to cancel Degrees since March. I want to encourage them to invite those candidates to this Exemplification. I also want Councils to look at their prospect tab and invite all online members to this Exemplification. All current first-degree members should also be invited to advance to the third degree.


This has been a very difficult time because of the current pandemic. Churches were temporarily closed, and Councils were unable to meet in person. State Deputy Hawkins has done an amazing job shepherding the Missouri State Council through these troubled times. He has asked us to step up and be Knights. A shining example to our parishes and communities. It is fitting that we honor Bob with this Exemplification.


We have several membership incentives for Councils in June. Councils will receive $15 for every member recruited. They will also receive and entry in a drawing for $250 for every new member. Councils that have not recruited a member yet this fraternal year will be entered in a special drawing for $250. Recruiters will also be entered into the drawing for the Rosary given to Mick by Pope Francis. There are lots of great reasons to recruit in June.


Let's have a great turnout for this event.


Vivat Jesus!


Doug Kissinger

State Membership Director



State Council Forms

The new website forms can be accessed here:


Officers Only Section

To log in to the Officers Only section of the page, please provide your Membership Number and Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY format).  If it doesn't work, please e-mail the Website Coordinator.


Items in this section include a Forms / Reports link, and the current Program Manual.

2015-2016 International Respect Life Award presented to O'Fallon Council #2269 GK Michael Catalfano and current / past State Deputies.

Missouri State Council - Host of 2017 Supreme Convention

2015 State Soccer Challenge Championship

2015 Coats for Kids Drive at Lindenwood University

Coats for Kids Drive at Cardinal Glennon

Our Past State Deputies

Mass at 2016 State Convention

Marshall's leading in their Honor Guard

Past State Chaplain Fr. Gins

State Chaplain Fr. Paul Gins on an AWESOME ride!!

State Deputy Joe Rosenthal

New State Deputy Joe Rosenthal congratulated upon his election

Past State Deputy's Larry Pierce and Brad Grill solving the world's problems

State Deputy Elect Joe Rosenthal addresses the Banquet

State Deputy Keith Milson addresses the Banquet

Our welcome from the Capitol Plaza for the 2016 State Convention

State Council Activities Chairman Mike Tesmer, State Deputy Joe Rosenthal, and Past State Deputy Brad Grill clowning it up at the Outpace Poverty Walk

Clowning at work at the Outpace Poverty Walk in Kansas City

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Upcoming State Council Events

State Summer Meeting

Friday, July 17, 2020
5:00 pm

State Golf Tournament-Norwoods Golf Club, Hannibal, MO. Good Shepherd Coucnil #907

Saturday, July 18, 2020
1:00 am

State Summer Meetings

Saturday, July 18, 2020
8:00 am

State Summer Meetings

Sunday, July 19, 2020
8:00 am

Barbeque Contest, Wm. Barnwell # 1263, Perryville, MO Picnic Grounds

Friday, July 24, 2020
1:00 am

Barbeque Contest, Wm. Barnwell # 1263, Perryville, MO Picnic Grounds

Saturday, July 25, 2020
1:00 am

Ste Horseshoe Tournament-Bishop Timon Council #6405, Jackson, MO

Friday, August 14, 2020
8:00 am

Ste Horseshoe Tournament-Bishop Timon Council #6405, Jackson, MO

Saturday, August 15, 2020
8:00 am

Family Night at the St. Louis Cardinals

Saturday, August 15, 2020
6:15 pm

Ste Horseshoe Tournament-Bishop Timon Council #6405, Jackson, MO

Sunday, August 16, 2020
8:00 am

State Sporting Clay Shoot, Our Lady of the Lake #6470, Ozark Shooters Sports Complex

Saturday, September 12, 2020
1:00 am

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Report of Columbian Charities of Missouri, Inc.
Report of the 4th Degree.
State of the Union.
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2020 Resolutions.

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