August 2022

2021-2022 Supreme Awards

Star Councils (21) – Excellence in Insurance, Membership and Programming                                        

451 Fort Wayne, District 14                                Star District                           

1221 New Albany, D35                                       D14, DD Ed Waldschmidt                                   

1542 LaPorte, D7                                              

1790 Garrett, D12

5521 South Bend, D11

6323 Syracuse, D9

7431 Mooresville, D27

7541 Goshen, D9

8082 Dyer, D2

9460 Fort Wayne, D15

12177 Schererville, D3

12417 Fort Wayne, D14

12541 Evansville, D33

12951 Michigan City, D6

14214 Avilla, D12

14673 Evansville, D33

14449 Indianapolis, D18

16065 Fort Wayne, D14

16305 Greenwood, D37

17043 South Bend, D10

17069 Bristow, D34


Founder’s Award (21) – Insurance Growth, Promote Fraternal Benefits

553 South Bend, D10

560 Muncie, D20

1010 Brookville, D28

1043 Elkhart, D11

1096 Bloomington, D29

1584 Jasper, D32

3228 Indianapolis, D18

3433 Indianapolis, D23

3631 Griffith, D2

3660 Indianapolis, D37

4263 Granger, D11

4511 Warsaw, D9

5581 Ireland, D32

8487 Osgood, D28

8617 Mishawaka, D11

10596 Munster, D2

11044 Carmel, D22

11276 Fort Wayne, D13

12540 Brownsburg, D21

12741 New Haven, D14

14895 Indianapolis, D23


Father McGivney Award – Excellence in Membership Growth (10)

712 Vincennes, D31

1348 Jeffersonville, D35

1477 Notre Dame Student Council, D10

4377 Brazil, D26

13720 Culver, D9

14476 Cicero, D38

15058 St. Meinrad Seminarian Council, D34

15859 IU Student Council, Bloomington, D29

16396 Fort Wayne, D15

16466 Indianapolis, D37


Columbian Award – Excellence in Programming (10)

864 – Decatur, D15

1347 – Hobart, D5

7235 – Columbia City, D13

9441 – Clinton, D26

9696 – Lowell, D4

9706 – Noblesville, D22

10257 – Boonville, D36

12510 – Zionsville, D21

13971 – Arcola, D13

15712 – Fortville, D39

Columbian/Founder’s Award – Excellence in Programming & Insurance Promotion (9)

1014 – Huntington, D19

1131 – Princeton, D31

4047 – Merrillville, D3

7839 – Kendallville, D12

11353 – Fort Wayne, D14

13105 – Indianapolis, D18

13968 – Lebanon, D17

15777 – St. Anthony, D32

16008 – Highland, D2

Father McGivney (Membership) / Founder’s (Insurance) Award (2)

1878 – Mishawaka, D11

8056 – West Lafayette, D17

Columbian (Programming) / Father McGivney (Membership) Award (3)

2215 – Haubstadt, D31

9186 – Auburn, D12

17446 – Fort Wayne, D15

Hearty Congratulations on an effort extremely well done!

Craig Hanusin
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
Immediate PSD
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Vivat Jesus

I Believe councils should take stock in what 's going on. Our #1 Charity is running at a minus this 1st quarter of the year. The State has done its fair share of donating. Now it's time for our Council to kick it into high gear.  councils should start setting up some fundraisers just for Gibault. This charity needs your help like never before. So, come on let's make this happen. Thank you, my brother Knights.

Joe Hennekes
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
Membership Ombudsman
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Vivat Jesus


Good day gentlemen, 

   I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as your new State Trainer.

   I will be working with Jon Olson of Supreme and reporting directly to our State Deputy Scott Schutte.

   This will be a Supreme" pilot program" being developed in Indiana only at this time. It will help every Knight to be trained in their position as a Knight from member to State Deputy.

   Our goals will be 

1) all councils’ members know the part they play in the big picture   

2) to make sure all officers needing help receive it

3) to meet with every council in the next two years collecting your needs and input on this program.

4) to work with and meet with all District Deputies and Diocesan District Deputies.

5) To make our state one of the best in the country.

Looking forward to meeting and working with you!

Michael Finley

State Trainer


Fr. Mick wants you to buy
an IN K of C License Plate!

Purchase an Indiana K of C License plate now!
2020_IN_License_Plates.pdf (
We need 500 members to either renew or purchase a new one, or
we will not have it come January, 2023

You can now purchase Indiana Knights of Columbus Charity Fund Inc. Special Group Recognition License Plates for your vehicles (cars, light trucks, RV, and motorcycles) from your local BMV office.  The Indiana BMV requires 500 license plates be sold in the first two year or we risk having our special group recognition plate discontinued.  As of 30 Nov 2021, we're short by 138 plates. 
These plates can be ordered through, at BMV branches, at BMV Connect kiosks, or BMV partial service providers.  The plates will cost $30 in addition to applicable taxes and registration fees.  A $15 supplemental fee and a $15 group fee is due for each Knights of Columbus plate that is purchased.  The BMV will return the $15 group fee for each license plate sold to the IN K of C Charity Fund Inc.  This plate may be personalized for an additional $45.  The BMV will give you a credit if you buy a new plate before your current plate expires. 
The IN K of C Charity Fund Inc is our 501(c)(3) established to help people in urgent need situations; disaster relief, coats for kids, food for families, ultrasound machines for crisis pregnancy centers, and other similar needs.
Other ways to donate to the IN K of C Charity Fund Inc are:
  • Sending a check payable to "Indiana State Council Knights of Columbus Charity Fund Inc." and mailing it to me  fund treasurer Paul Zielinski (4974 Roxbury Ct., Pittsboro, IN 46167).
  • Online donations through "Network for Good" using this link:
  • Amazon purchases.   Sign in to and designate "Indiana State Council Knights of Columbus Charity Fund Inc" as your current charity.
All donations are greatly appreciated.  The Indiana State Council Knights of Columbus Charity Fund Inc. does not have a paid staff or board, so operating expenses are minimal. All donations are used to help people in urgent need situations to the maximum extent possible.

Please continue to promote our IN K of C License Plate.  

Thank you,

Paul Zielinski, Treasurer
Indiana State Council Knights of Columbus Charity Fund Inc.


Pilgrim Icon       Communications HERE       Schedule HERE     Instructions HERE

Dear Brothers,

The Pilgrim Icon Program has begun.  First, some history.  The program began in 1979. Each Knights of Columbus Jurisdiction received Marian images to be the centerpiece of prayer services in churches and councils throughout the Order over the last 40 years. In 2018, the State of Indiana received two Marian images that traveled through 38 Districts across the state from November 18, 2018, through June 30, 2020. The current Icon Program is the 19th Prayer Program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The first program in 1979 honored our Blessed Mother under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Since then, the Blessed Mother has been honored under several of her titles, with the latest as Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians.  Our current Icon Program features St. Joseph holding the child Jesus.  What a blessing to have the patron of our Church as our travelling icon.  We have two travelling images that began December 12, 2021 and continue to August 31, 2023.

Each Indiana District and Council will have the blessing of hosting the Icon over the next two years.

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Icon by the hand of Elizabeth Bergeron. Based on a drawing by Alexandre Sobolev. Photograph by GrapheStudio

St. Joseph, pray for us!

Larry Kunkel
Pilgrim Icon Coordinator



Good evening.  I hope this finds you and yours doing well.

The online version of the State Directory, FY 2021-2022 has been posted, in Word and PDF formats, on the State Council Google Drive. It can be accessed using your individual, State Council-provided credentials or the State Council-provided credentials for each Council and Assembly.


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Please note that, due to security considerations, we cannot provide access to the online directory using a non-State Council-provided email address.


The online directory needs to be updated when anything is missing or anything changes, until next year's directory is published. An important reason for the online directory is to always have a version available where the data is current (e.g., councils who did not submit an IN-FORM1 and assemblies who did not provide a copy of their Form 186 can still make their current information available online even if it isn't in the printed copies).

Please use the form at the back of the directory or contact me via email, text or phone call with any changes.


·  Position change for any position listed in the directory

·  USPS and email address change

·  Phone number change

·  Meeting location/date/time change

·  New/reactivated or deactivated council or assembly

Printed copies of the Directory are being mailed to:

·  State Officers

·  State Directors and Chairmen

·  District Deputies

·  Grand Knights

·  Financial Secretaries

·  Faithful Comptrollers

·  General Agent (multiple copies for Field Agents)

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or call or text the number below if you have any questions about the directory, problems accessing it, etc.

Have a safe week and hope to see you in Indy in December!


Vivat Jesus!

~ Purchase your Indiana Knights of Columbus license plate when it's time for your personal car or truck / motorcycle / RV / commercial truck renewal! ~

SK Rich Laudeman, PGK, FDD

Administrative Assistant

Indiana Knights of Columbus




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