ADDITIONAL MEMBER BENEFITS
OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Columbia 12 free issues annually of the world's largest Cathoilc family
magazine. Cahtolic family evangelization at its best!
Daily Mass Remembrance Mass offered daily for deceased members at the
Knights' Altar, St. Mary's Church, New Haven, Conn.
Insurance Program Offers member, spouse and children the opportunity
to provide for their security and well-being. Rated AAA (Superior) by Standard
& Poor's and A++ by A.M. Best.
Annuity Program Enables member and spouse to provide for retirement
and build an estate through tax-deferred savings.
Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit Accidental death coverage for member
and spouse at no cost.
Orphan Benefit &80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families;
up to $7,000 in college scholarships available.
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.
New Member Plan Offers a one-time low-cost whole life policy to new
members and their spouses upon joining the Order.
Widow Benefits a) Continues to be covered under the
Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit; b) May purchase insurance or annuities
up to 90 days after insured member's death; c) Receives a free lifetime
subscription to Columbia; d) Eligible with her children for scholarships,
student loans, etc.
Scholarships/Fellowships Six different college scholarships programs
for members and their families; three different graduate fellowship programs;
and scholarship programs for seminarians.
Matthews and Swift Educational Trust Fund Provides full scholarships
(tuition, Board, expenses) to Catholic colleges for children of member
killed or permanently and totally disabled from military service in armed
conflict, or from criminal violence while performing duties as full-time
law enforcement officer or full-time fireman.
Student Loans Available to member, spouse and children, as well as to
all pursuing a religious vocation.
Leadership Development Opportunity to build personal leadership skills
through active involvement in the Order's unique structure, supported by
Knightline/Program Supplement: fraternal newsletters mailed to state and
local council officers and chairmen.
Fourth Degree Eligibility of Third Degree members to join the "Patriotic
Degree" at least twelve months following their initiation into the
Honorary Life Membership at Age 70 After 25 years of continuous service,
member merits this distinction and no longer need pay dues.
Catholic Information Service Opportunity for member and family to avail
themselves of a variety of literature on Catholic faith and spirituality.
Membership Card Entitles participation in all Catholic, fratenal and
social activities in member's council and also in the 10,400 councils throughout
Family Activities Eligibility for recognition in Orderwide "Family
of the Month/Year" program and participation in wide variety of local
family events, such as family breakfasts.
Athletic Programs Participate in annual council, state and international
golf, bowling and softball tournaments; many councils sponsor teams in
a variety of sports.
Youth Programs Opportunities for your children to participate in a variety
of youth-oriented programs such as the Columbian Squires, a leadership
training program for young men under council sponsorship.
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