Knights of Columbus
Bon Homme Council 4002
100 East 20th Avenue  P.O. Box 47
Tyndall, SD 57066  
About Us

The Knights of Columbus Council 4002 was formed as a sub-council of Yankton in 1915 but became
inactive about 1927.  However in the early 1950's the council reactivated.  It presently sponsors many
youth activities such as the Easter egg hunt, coats for kids and free throw contest.   Pancake breakfasts,
fish frys during Lent, as well as memorial masses for all deceased members families are just a few of the
programs.  It is a great source of support for many parish and community activities.  

Current Officers

Grand Knight:  Ken Ranek
Deputy Grand Knight:   John Cihak,
Treasurer: Steven Vellek
Recorder: Francis Koster
Financial Secretary: Hubert Zimmerman
Chancellor: Ed Kniffen
Advocate: Don Zimmerman
Warden: Elton Rokusek
Chaplain: Fr. Joe Forcelle
Inside Guard: Ethan Kniffen
Outside Guard: Chuck Frasier
Trustees: Robert Rennolet, David Vellek
and Ron Zimmerman

Who are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with nearly 1.6
million members in more than 12,000 local councils.  Last year, Knights donated 55 million volunteer
hours and more than $110 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their
church, councils, communities, families and youth.  

The Knights of Columbus are dedicated to four principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and  Patriotism.  

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.
                                              The 24-Hour Knight

"I don't have time to give to the Knights, so why should I join?"

It's a common concern among many men that just don't think they have the time to be part of the Knights
of Columbus. Imagine if you will, that I tell you that it only takes 24 hours a year to be a Knights of
Columbus member, and that you can make a positive difference in your Church, yourself and your
community. Even with this minimal commitment, you can be an important part of a council, and reap the
benefits of what membership in the Knights of Columbus has to offer you and your family.

Here is the time break down:

• 12 hours a year reading your weekly parish bulletin, the state & local council newsletters, the diocese
newspaper, the Columbia magazine, and surfing the state council and Supreme Council Web sites.

• 2 hours a year volunteering at the council's annual drive for people with intellectual disabilities.

• 2 hours a year attending, with your family, two council corporate Communions or prayer services at
your parish.

• 2 hours a year on a council-sponsored Church, community, council, family or youth project of your

• 2 hours a year attending a council meeting. (If it's a well-run interesting meeting you might be back for a

• 4 hours a year enjoying (again with your entire family) a council social function such as a dinner, dance,
picnic, etc.

There are 8,760 hours in a year. By giving the Knights of Columbus 24 hours (less than .3 %), YOU CAN
Think of the difference that the Knights of Columbus can make if you join us. Know that it only takes 24
hours a year to make a difference in your Church, in yourself and in your community.