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5/7/24 Lansing Council General Meeting, Kasey’s Banquet Hall - Lakeside room - Open to the Public 8:00 p.m.

5/7/24 Fraternal Benefit Night Kasey’s Banquet Hall - Lakeside room - 7:00 p.m. (see below for details)

5/16/24 Degree Exemplification Kasey’s Banquet Hall - Lakeside room - Open to the Public 7:00 p.m.

5/20/24 Columbian Club Meeting, Kasey’s Banquet Hall - Restaurant - Open to the Public 7:30 p.m.

72 Years of Tradition - for the Lansing Council # 3540:


Inspired by the works of the Knights of Columbus in other communities, a group of Knights, members from various councils and living in Lansing, and all members of St. Ann’s parish, consulted with their Pastor, Rev. Fr. Francis Bellerive and his assistants, Rev. Raphael Orozco and Rev. John Eichelman about forming a Knights of Columbus council in Lansing. These men saw the need for a catholic fraternal organization in the community. Like Fr. Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus in 1882 in New Haven, CT., these men too saw what an organization of Catholic men could accomplish. Their vision was to encourage other Catholic men to join the order and help spread the works of the Knights of Columbus. The council was established on June 22, 1952. See the "about us" tab more council history.

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In-Person Fraternal Benefits Event

4/11/24: Brother/Sir Knights, the Council needs 11 men to attend this May, 2024 event!  See below details for your attendance - come for this event, stay for the General meeting @8PM!

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3-15-24 - A message from Grand Knight William Benne to all brother and Sir Knights of Lansing Council # 3540

When you took your oath to become a member of the Knights of Columbus, you gave your word to adhere to the following:

  1. Do you promise to conduct yourself as a Catholic gentleman, and to live your life guided by the principles of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity?

  2. Do you promise to promote the well-being of your brother Knights, and to support the mission and activities of your council?

  3. Do you promise to obey the laws, rules and lawful authority of the Order?


This has been reprinted here to remind YOU of your pledge given to our order.

Pray for all our sponsored Seminarians, Details are HERE!
Have YOU paid your annual Dues?  Did your physical address & telephone number change?!  Want to add your e-mail address with the council?! Contact 3540's Financial Secretary:
Make your easy payment via: PAYPAL, Contact the F.S. above for all of the details.

3540 Members:
2024-2025 SLATE!



May, 2024 our slate committee will be meeting for the last time.  If you want to learn and become a part of the future leadership for the council, let either the Grand Knight and/or Past Grand Knights of your intentions. You must be a 3rd Degree member in the Order, council membership must be in good standing for an Elected position. You must also attend our monthly officer’s meetings and General Council Meetings, to be eligible to run for the SLATE.

Membership to the Knights of Columbus! (quick link)

Collection for Manteno Veteran's Home:

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2024 State Spelling Bee Details:

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2024 Regional Spelling Bee on 3/16/24:

Congratulations to our regional WINNERS held at the Lansing Council.  See our PHOTO ALBUM tab for details on this program!


Congratulations to our WINNERS for the Lansing Council Essay Contest and Keep Christ in Christmas Contest.  See our PHOTO ALBUM tab for details on these two (2) programs!

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Visit our photo album page for this successful event!


Annual Clergy Night

On behalf of our Grand Knight, William Benne, and all members of Lansing Council #3540, thank you for attending our council Annual Clergy/Religious Night, to held on Friday, April 12. This evening is to honor all members of the Clergy and Religious serving our local parishes and community, which includes Priests, Sisters and Deacons who shepherd the congregations at their parishes.  Visit our photo album page for what you missed!!

Upcoming events:

Are you interested in Joining the Knights?  See our information and detailed membership requirements can be found on the "Recruitment" page of this website.

Interested in learning about the Venerable Rev. Fr. Michael J. McGivney?  This is a FREE membership, for details on how YOU can join, follow this link: HERE!

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