Grand Knights and Membership Directors as well as all Council members:
With your DDs participation and members of the State Team, we are always here to help
Here are some of the resources W15 PDFs attached that you should have on hand as well as a firm knowledge of where to find it online. In addition, you should have the ability to instruct them on how to run and conduct Church Drives at your Councils and also how to use these materials:
This section contains valuable information for success in increasing membership while at the same time, allowing new members to be a part of the faith and sound principles which unite all members of the Knights of Columbus.
Why You Should Become a Knight (#10100)
A Charity that Evangelizes (#4976)
These Men They Call Knights (#937)
To assist your council in its recruitment efforts, the Supreme Council offers a variety of membership-related materials for your use. These items are available free of charge (unless otherwise noted) when ordered in reasonable quantities.
Review the listing below to determine which items best suit your recruitment plan and then place your order via Supplies Online, the supply ordering portal available on Officers Online.
|Prospect Referral Card (To be completed by members)||921|
|Prospect Card (To completed by prospect)||921A|
|“These Men They Call Knights” overview booklet ($ 0.25 each)||937|
|Member Interest Survey||1842|
|“Become a Knight” place mats (In packages of 500 for $10)||1915|
|Pocket Flip Chart||2041|
|Membership Invitation with envelope||2599|
|Suggested Remarks for Membership Recruitment||10067|
|Family Fraternal Benefits flyer||2761|
|Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit flyer||2773|
|How to Design Council Brochure flyer||4125|
|Council Brochure Template (In packages of 250 sheets for $5)||4242|
|Shining Armor qualification card||4292|
|Shining Armor certificate ($ 0.25 each)||4293|
|Shining Armor flyer||4297|
|Make a Difference poster||4498|
|Emergency Personnel Benefit flyer||4582|
|Military Personnel Benefit flyer||4685|
For the most recent videos produced by the Supreme Council, please visit kofc.org/recruit1
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 his faith.
For your council’s recruiting efforts to succeed, you need to devise a plan of action and follow through on it. The “Action Steps” and “Support Materials” links to the right will lead you to strategies that your council can implement to execute a successful recruitment campaign and give you a view of the variety of materials available to you.
Use these ideas and materials: to help your recruitment efforts, to keep our Order growing and strong, and to give every qualified man the opportunity to become a Knight of Columbus.
This page is your guide to having a successful recruitment program in your council. The suggestions in the links below are proven winners. You should decide which ones offer the best opportunities for success in your council. These strategies are easy to organize and implement. If you follow all the steps described, you’ll be successful.
Review the programs outlined, take the steps to get organized, implement your program and follow through on it. Please click on the title of the strategy to view the Web page for each, and the “PDF” option to open a PDF file that you can print and distribute among your council members.
Remember, there are a lot of qualified Catholic men just wanting to be asked to join. Now is the time to take your first steps toward offering these men membership in the Knights of Columbus.
All PDF’s are found in this link:
Use your District Deputies as extensions of your Teams to plan these Recruiting events. Also refer to your Strategic Playbook for additional recruiting opportunities and also additional top recruiters to develop additional recruitment Teams that can assist in other Church Drives the State Team cannot be at.
Remember what worked as a standard before needs to be more diverse in how we engage future new Members, whether it be Activity Drives, Program Drives, Community Drives, Church Drives etc… you have to be creative and maybe even design State Specific materials like Posters, Brochures, Recruitment cards to engage the non- member to join us!
Do not be afraid to go to beaches and campsites or big venue stadiums/events to place cards in windows or maybe even a simple letter to men by sending a written letter to invite friends colleagues or neighbours to join. But you have to instruct them from State on the why and how you want them to do it!