Sharpen Our Recruiting Skills

Brother Knights,

Supreme Representative Patrick Maloney, Supreme Membership Program Consultant, will present Teaching us How To Recruit at St. Huberts Catholic Church in Chanhassen on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9:00 am. All officers and interested members should attend this important training session. There will be another training session in Owatonna on Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30 pm.

All officers are encouraged to attend at least one of the sessions. The other sessions are further away–see attached information.

Orville Fillbrandt will be leaving at 8::40 am on Saturday if anyone wants to ride with me to Chanhassen. Please let me know if interested in a ride and I will stop by the KofC Hall to pick you up. I have an appointment at 7:30 am so can’t be there before 8:40.

Please call or email me if you have any questions or comments.

January Speaker in 2 Weeks

Our Lecturers program on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm will be Lloyd Cybart, the Knights of Columbus General Agent for the seven county metro area, where he oversees 14 Knights of Columbus Field Agents, to which position he was promoted to in 2011. The Cybart Agency was the top Knights of Columbus agency in Minnesota in 2012. Lloyd has been recognized as Agent of the Year for 2007, protecting KofC Families with over 10 Million Dollars of Volume in 2008, and Top Knights of Columbus Membership Recruiter in 2009.

He served in the Minnesota State House of Representatives from 2004 to 2006 where he earned the distinction of Guardian of Small Business and was also recognized for his work providing for our troops and law enforcement. Lloyd Cybart is a 20 year Military Veteran serving as a Military Policeman in the Air Force. His duty assignments ranged from Central America to the Arctic Circle with three tours in Europe and a real remote assignment, Minot, North Dakota. His last assignment brought him to Minnesota as a First Sergeant. His decorations included two Meritorious Service Medals, Two Accommodation Medals, and One Achievement Medal, along with many other Military Distinctions. Lloyd retired from the Air Force in 2001.

Lloyd credits all his accomplishment to his wife of 30 years who he says without her support and encouragement, none of this would have been possible. Lloyd and Hieke have four great kids, one who is a member of the Knights. Lloyd should have a very interesting presentation to us about the Knights of Columbus products that are available.

The Lecturers program will be after our short meeting, approximately 8:00 p.m. Members, spouses and/or significant others and guests are welcome for our Lecturers programs. After our program we will go upstairs to the lounge for socializing, treats and refreshments.


Essay Contest 2016

Attention writers! The Knights of Columbus Essay Contest is open to all Catholic students — in public, private or parochial schools — in grades 10, 11 and 12 during the current (2016-17) school year.

The theme of the essay contest is “The Importance of Religious Freedom.” The contest opens the doors of young minds, enabling the entrants to be creative, thoughtful and introspective in their work.


A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the first place winner in each grade level.  Winning essays will be passed on for additional competition at the district, state and international levels.


Essays must reflect the assigned theme and topic (“The Importance of Religious Freedom.”), and be submitted by February 12, 2017.

Essays must be the student’s original work.

Essays must be typed on 8 1/2” X 11” paper, one sided, double spaced, with one-inch margins.

Essays must be between 500 and 750 words long.

The student’s name should appear only on the official Knights of Columbus Essay Contest entry form which should be included with the essay.

All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.

Entries may be submitted electronically here or mailed to Essay Contest, 1114 W. American Blvd., Bloomington MN 55420.


Essays will be judged on a 100-point scoring system:
35 points: Content? How clearly is the theme presented?
30 points: Grammar? How well is the essay written with respect to sentence
structure, paragraph construction and spelling?
35 points: Style? Does the essay show creativity, imagination and development
of the topic in a compelling style?