Who Are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic
family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million
members. It provides members and their families with
volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church,
their communities, families and young people.
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
As a member of Assembly 1564 you have an opportunity
to work with one of the oldest assemblies in Florida. Our rich history includes
many years of patriotic service to the local comunity. Our comunity embraces their knights.
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.
Contact any Knight for a form 100 to enter the Knights of Columbus or if you are already a 3rd degree knight ask for a form 4 to become a Sir Knight. You may also e-mail Henry Fair for more information.
Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year
after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for
membership in 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
See activities page for council meeting times.
The Ladies join the men in service to the community as an auxiliary to the men's group.
They enjoy helping the men accomplish fund raising activities that help local charitable organizations such as Horizon's of Ft Walton Beach and Special Olympics of Okaloosa County. Ladies are welcome and encouraged to join the Auxiliary. For more information about the ladies Auxiliary please contact Mary Bonck.
Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald
(1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was
instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic
boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are
many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church
and community. Each circle elects officer members from their
own rank, teaching skills of leadership and
We curently don't have a squires unit, But if their is interest we will gladly start a unit.