Message from State Deputy Elect:


Dear Brother Knights of Saskatchewan,


It is a blessing to be part of the Knights of Columbus, a group of committed, caring and compassionate men who serve our church and serve others.


I want to thank all of you for your service and dedication to promote membership and programming throughout Saskatchewan.


There are about 4 weeks left before the end of 2017-2018 Columbian year with many important tasks that need to be done before June 30th.

  1. We concentrate on finishing the year strong.
  2. Elections of Council Officers generally are held at the May Council meeting to elect new officers for the 2018-2019 Columbian year. I remind all GKs to summit the names of the GK, FS, Chaplain and Membership Director to Executive Secretary Gerry Gieni by June 15th. We need the information to compile and print the 2018-2019 State Directories.
  3. Form 185—Council Officers needs to be submitted to Supreme, the State Deputy, the District Deputy and to by June 30th.
  4. The SP7 also needs to be submitted to Supreme, the SD, to the DD, and to by June 25th. This is an award that most councils can achieve, but the form needs to be filled out and submitted to Supreme.
  5. I remind all Grand Knights to talk to your council Chaplains about the Priest’s Sports Days in Muenster on July 16th and 17th. The council is asked to pay the expenses for the chaplain to attend and to accompany him to Muenster if you can.
  6. State Golf will be held in Spiritwood on June 22, 23 and 24. Please support the State Golf; come out for some fun and fraternity.

As one Columbian year comes to an end, we prepare for the next year.


First of all, I want to again thank all of you for placing the trust in me to serve you as your State Deputy for the 2018-2019 Columbian year. I promise to do my best to serve you and to work hard to grow the order in both programming and membership. I ask for your help and assistance to meet our goals.

  1. I thank all those who have declared their willingness to serve as a DD, State Program Director, State Activity Chairman and as a Council Officer.
  2. Special thanks to all those who submitted the questionnaire of ideas for the Saskatchewan Strategic Plan that was developed on May 4th and 5th. The ideas of all who responded were very helpful as we worked through the plan.
  3. We are still in need of 5 more District Deputies: Districts 4, 21, 23, 25, and 28. The position of DD is one of the most rewarding experiences. If you would like to serve, please contact me and I will be glad to appoint you and work with you so that you will be successful.
  4. Remember the Summer Organizational Meeting will be held in the Battlefords on July 6th, 7th, and 8th. Registration forms have been sent out to all those who are required to attend. The focus of the meeting will be on District Deputy Training and on developing District plans for the 2018-2019 Columbian year. Information will also be provided on the new “Faith in Action Program Model which has 4 program areas: Faith, Family, Community and Life.
  5. I encourage councils to plan a couple of family activities during the months of July and August. I also encourage councils to remain membership active and recruit some new members in July and August. There will be individual and Council Incentives for July, August and Sept. The details of the incentives will be made available soon.
  6. I also encourage councils to conduct their planning for the 2018-2019 Columbian year. A model yearly plan will be provided as a guide for councils to use to assist in the planning process. Also, Success Planners will be sent to each Financial Secretary from Supreme to be distributed for council use.
  7. We are in need of filling some State events for the 2018-2019 Columbian year: Hosts are needed for the Midterm Meeting in Dec. of 2018, for the State Curling in 2019, and for the State Golf in 2019. Please call Paul Ponak, State Council Director or your Cluster leader for more information.
  8. Brother Knights can receive our monthly newsletter by going to the Sask. Knights of Columbus State Website- , click on the article that says “SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER CALLED SAKATCHEWAN KNIGHTLINE, then enter their email address and click on SUBSCRIBE.

I ask all knights of Sask. to continue to serve and live the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism in your parishes and communities.


Vivat Jesus,

Chris Bencharski- State Deputy Elect