Knights of Columbus
THE UNDERSIGNED, each for himself, in consideration for his admission to membership in the Knights of Columbus, does hereby covenant and agree with the Knights of Columbus as follows:
a. That I am not less than 18 years of age, and I am a practical Catholic man in union with the Holy See, which means that I accept the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, that I aspire to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and that I am in good standing in the Catholic Church.
b. That the Charter, Constitution, and Laws and the Rules and Regulations of the Knights of Columbus, and of any subordinate unit thereof of which I may at any time be a member, which are now in force or which may at any time hereafter be duly made or enacted, shall be binding upon me.
c. That I will abide by the decision of the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus, or their successors in office, in all matters of difference or dispute between the Knights of Columbus or any council or any officer or member thereof and myself relative to membership or the obligations of membership.
d. That, in accord with the disciplinary and procedural rules of the Knights of Columbus, and the Order\u2019s commitment to a policy of Zero Tolerance of abuse of minors and vulnerable persons, I declare that I am not currently required by law to register as a sex offender or child offender; that I agree to notify my council\u2019s Grand Knight and/or Financial Secretary of any arrest, charge, indictment, guilty plea, criminal conviction, civil judgment, or adverse administrative determination involving either sexual misconduct or an offense against a child; that I agree to notify my council\u2019s Grand Knight and/or Financial Secretary of any felony conviction that occurs after having been initiated in the Knights of Columbus; and that I further agree that any suspension, expulsion, or forfeiture of membership shall not result in a refund of membership fees.
e. That I have read my application for membership in its entirety and am fully acquainted with its contents and I hereby warrant that each and every material statement made by me therein is true. On my honor as a Catholic gentleman, I declare it to be true.