What we do
The Latham Colonie K of C participates in a variety of programs that serve both the Church and our Community. Any member interested in volunteering for any of these programs may contact us.
Adopt a Highway Program
The council participates in New York State's highway cleanup by picking up a section of Rte. 2 approximately 4 times a year. Clean up takes about an hour to 1 and a half hours, depending on help.
If you would like to volunteer click here.
Each Knight and Columbiette in good standing is provided with an Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy at no cost to a member.
In addition, the Knights of Columbus has highly rated annuities and life, disability and long-term care insurance policies which are available to members at very reasonable rates. For information about policy terms and rates, or to obtain assistance, you may contact our Council's Fraternal Benefits Coordinator Geoffrey B. Van Epps, FIC by calling him at
Substance Abuse Poster Contest
The poster contest is a program for children between the ages of 8-14. The posters have to represent an aspect of either Alcohol Awareness and Abuse, or Drug Awareness and Abuse. Council judging begins in January. District and State competition takes place in Febuary or early March. Anyone interested in helping with this program may contact Grand Knight Bob Ostiguy by clicking here.
Founded by a parish priest, the Knights of Columbus has always worked hard to encourage young men and women to consider God’s call to service in the priesthood or religious life.
Under the motto “Keep the Faith Alive,” the Order’s vocations initiative has a number of programs based on prayer and designed to reach the hearts and minds of young people, as well as to provide financial support during their years of seminary training or religious formation.
The heart of the Order’s vocations effort continues to be the Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP). Our council provides monetary and moral support for seminarians and postulants who are preparing for the priesthood or religious life.
CHARITABLE & BENEVOLENT (C&B) RAFFLE
Our Council participates in the NYS Council C&B Raffle with sales beginning in July and the drawing held in December. Grand Prize is $25,000; Second Prize $10,000; Third Prize $5,000, and 10 Consolation Prizes of $1,000 each. Sellers also are eligible to receive prizes. Profits from the raffle are shared by the State Council and local selling councils. Proceeds are used for various programs including: Religious Vocations, Pro-Life Programs, Youth Programs; and, Charitable Works of Mercy. For tickets or more information, contact FS Hank LaRose by clicking here.
Our Council participates in Parish Roundtables at Our Lady of the Assumption and St Ambrose Parishes. The purpose of the roundtable program is to meet with the pastor of the parish and ask him how our Council can better serve the parish. If you are interested in participating in either of the above roundtables or forming a roundtable in one of our other Colonie parishes, please contact Grand Knight Bob Ostiguy by clicking here.
Our Council provides five scholarships valued at $300 each to eighth grade students from Our Lady of the Assumption, St Ambrose, St Clare's, Christ Our Light and St Pius X parishes who will be attending a Catholic High School . For more information about these scholarships or to apply, contact the Grand Knight by clicking here. You may also download an application here.
The NYS Council also provides scholarships and grants to attend Catholic High Schools. Click the respective title for more information.
The Supreme Council sponsors scholarships for college and graduate level studies. Click here for more information.
For help or more information about any of these programs click here.
Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest
In a society where Christmas has become for many - especially children - a secular holiday, the Knights of Columbus sponsors a Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest. This program allows young people to engage their creative talents and imaginations while understanding the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas. Entries in the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas”. Each submission must include a slogan reflecting the topic and an original visual image. The contest is open to all youngsters between 5 and 14.