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Order Your K of C Polo Shirt Now!

CLICK HERE for Order Form
 

Do you have a Knights of Columbus polo shirt that is a little tight after lockdown, a little faded, a little too BBQ stained…or have you just never gotten around to getting one?

NOW is the time to update your wardrobe for the next season of sevent and activities.  If you need to replace your Knight name badge you can also request that on the polo shirt order form.

Print the order form and bring it with your check to the next business meeting or mail to David Renard at the address on the order form

Complete Youth Protection Certifications Now!

CLICK HERE for Prevent & Protect STL Registration Instructions
 

The St Louis Archdiocese Office of Child and Youth Protection has developed an updated set of requirements for parish volunteers.  The NEW program is called Prevent & Protect St. Louis.  Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults is required to register in the new system, whether you are new to volunteering or not. 

Even if you completed the previous training program, this new certification must be completed.

As Knights, we frequently interact with the Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, school students and others so it is imperative that we help our parishes to stay in full compliance with the Archdiocese requirements.

DIOCESE OF ST LOUIS PROGRAM:

The Archdiocese previously required "Protecting God's Children" certification training which many of us have completed. This program was replaced in 2020 with the NEW "Protect & Prevent St Louis" and now all volunteers that interact with young people are required to have this new certification.

If you have not completed this NEW program, please click the link above for  printable instructions to register for and complete the certification. 

This internet based program takes just about an hour, so get your certification now and be ready to volunteer in full compliance with our parish and Archdiocese requirements.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PROGRAM:

In addition to the Archdiocese program, The Knights of Columbus Office of Youth Protection has established a "Safe Environment Program" to safeguard children and other vulnerable persons.

This program assures members and families that we maintain a safe environment, protect members from awkward situations, misunderstandings, and appearances of impropriety, builds trust with parishes and the Diocese, and protects the good name of the Knights of Columbus.  Every member that interacts with youth as part of our Council activities should also complete this certification program. 

For most members this program takes no more than 15 minutes to complete.  Please click on the this Youth Safety Program link to be taken directly to the program website and complete your certification today!

Update Your Contact Information

Your Council Officers have been working for several months updating contact information for all members.  We have found many members with missing email addresses, out of service phone numbers and undeliverable mailing addresses.

You now have the ability to review and update your own contact information right here on your Council website in just a few simple steps:

 - Select "Members Only"  from the left column menu

 - Enter your KofC member ID (from your member card) and your birth date

 - Select "Access Council Members List" button and scroll down to your name

 - Select "Update" button and make corrections to your personal information

 - When complete, select "Submit Corrections" button and close window

By keeping your contact information current, you give us the ability to easily keep you informed of important events and activities of Council 2117.