The Arkansas State Council was organized on May 5, 1909. It covers the entire state of Arkansas which is served by only one Catholic Diocese, the Diocese of Little Rock. Sir Knight Michael Kieffer is currently serving as State Deputy. For more information about the Knights of Columbus in Arkansas, contact the State Deputy by email. Visit the Hall of Honor, listing the Past State Deputies of this state
The annual meeting (state convention) of the state council is held in April. There is an organizational meeting held in July each year for the State Officers and Program Chairman to coordinate goals, plans and programs for the new fraternal year.
The State Council in conjunction with the local councils conducts and promotes programs in the five program areas of: church, family, youth, council and membership. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service Organization. Membership is open to all Catholic men 18 years of age or older who are practicing Catholics in union with the Holy See. For more information, contact the State Membership Director.
There is also an official youth organization, The Columbian Squires, for Catholic young men between the ages of 10 and 17. For more information about the Columbian Squires, please visit the Arkansas State Columbian Squires webpage or contact the State Squires Chairman.