About the Knights

who are the knights? 
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members. The Knights of Columbus provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

strong multi-cultural council
Our council has a strong, established Hispanic community, with many bilingual, and Spanish only speaking brothers.

Contact our Grand Knight for further information.

membership benefits 
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

Our council is very active. You will be immediately impressed with the friendliness and camaraderie of the men in this council.  They are in a continuous mode of planning and executing a number of important activities throughout the year.  You will have the opportunity to be involved in our fundraising activities ranging from Christmas Tree sales to the  4th of July parking concession, and pancake breakfasts. The funds we generate go to worthy causes that include, among others, providing medical equipment to senior citizens, seminarian support, It's About Life symposiums, and scholarships.

how to join 
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus, or you may join immediately online, and coming into our council later through the 1st Degree ceremony.

Please drop an email to our Chancellor to obtain an application or process a council transfer, or contact our Grand Knight at (509) 713-3732.

fourth degree
If you are over 18 years of age; a citizen of the country in which you reside; a practical Catholic in union with the Holy See; and you are a Third Degree member in good standing, it’s time to consider joining the ranks of the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.  The Fourth Degree assembly that is associated with council 8179, is Fourth Degree Assembly 2258

catholic daughters 

From its inception in 1903, Catholic Daughters of the Americas has grown and developed into the largest organization of Catholic women in the Americas. Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, its members are united by their faith in Jesus Christ and their devotion to the Church and the Holy See.

The purposes of the organization are to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their special God-given talents in a meaningful way to positively influence the welfare of the Church and all peoples throughout the world.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas strive to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

History of the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus - What We Do