Fairborn Council 3724
934 N. Maple Ave.  •   Fairborn, OH 45324   •   (937) 878-2909   
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Why You Should Join the Knights of Columbus
Joining our local council of the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our portfolio of top-quality insurance products to financially protect your family.

The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. They stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles they cherish while lending their support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight.

But joining us does not mean that you need to sacrifice quality time with your family. By volunteering an hour here or an hour there - with your family - you can make an enormous difference in your life and in the lives of others.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.

Membership Benefits
The following are a few of the benefits that Knights of Columbus members and their family enjoy.

  • COLUMBIA MAGAZINE - Free subscription to the Order's monthly magazine examining issues of concern to Knights, Catholics and families.
  • KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS ROSARY - Blessed by the supreme chaplain, presented during the First Degree exemplification to each new member.
  • DAILY MASS OF REMEMBRANCE AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH - Mass for deceased members and their wives, and deceased members of the Squires program, at birthplace of the Order.
  • INSURANCE - Portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care, and annuity products exclusively for members and their families.
  • FAMILY FRATERNAL BENEFIT - For eligible families: a) Pays $1,500 for the child who dies before the age of 61 days; b) Pays $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception; c) Offers guaranteed-issue insurance up to $5,000 to any child under age 18.
  • ORPHAN BENEFIT - $80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families; up to $7,000 in college scholarships available.
  • MEMBER/SPOUSE FRATERNAL BENEFIT - Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost.
  • WIDOW BENEFITS - a) Continues to be covered under the Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit; b) May purchase life insurance, long-term care insurance, or annuities up to one year after insured member's death; c) Receives a free lifetime subscription to Columbia; d) Eligible with her children for scholarships, student loans, etc.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS - Scholarship programs for higher education available to members, their spouses and children.
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - Opportunity to build personal leadership skills, public speaking ability, organization skills, etc.
  • FOURTH DEGREE - Eligibility to join the "Patriotic Degree."
  • HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP at Age 70 with 25 years of membership.
  • MEMBERSHIP CARD - Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal and social activities in over 14,000 councils throughout the world.
  • ACTIVITIES - FAMILY/YOUTH/RELIGIOUS/SOCIAL/ATHLETIC - Participation in a variety of programs and activities conducted by local councils.

How to Join
If you are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus or if you would like more information about us and what we do, contact any Knight, who can enter your information on his cell phone. You can either to join the Order immediately or to find out more information about us and what we do. You also can call us at (937) 878-2909 and leave a message. Please make sure that you leave your name and a call back number and what time may be good to reach you. If you prefer, you can email us at Grandknight@3724kofc.org.

Current Members
Did you know you can recruit new members using your cell phone? Copy the following link to your cell phone and make it an app: kofc.org/join . When a prospect says, "I want to join," go to the app, fill out the information requested, and click "Submit." By indicating interest in a local council, the State Deputy, Membership Director and Online Member Coordinator are notified by email and the member is entered in the prospect tab on Officers Online.

If a prospect just wants additional information, here is another app, made just for our Council: council 3724/prospect. Fill out the requested information and click "Submit." By indicating interest in our Council, information will be sent to the prospect by email and our Council will be notified about the new prospect.

Fourth Degree
Any Third Degree member in good standing (dues paid up to date) is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster a spirit of patriotism. Local Fourth Degree groups are called Assemblies and their members are most visible as they participate in parades with their swords, colorful capes and chapeau's.

Fairborn Council 3724 hosts the meetings of the Msgr. Buckley Fourth Degree Assembly in their chambers. The Assembly meets on the Second Monday of the month at 7:30 PM.

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