The 2019 State Convention is being welcomed back to the capitol city of the state- Des Moines. From May 3-5, over 500 brother Knights and the families will descend on the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for three days of spiritual growth, fraternal rejuvenation, and quality training and support.

The State Convention encompasses a number of special events, including an exemplification of the Patriotic Degree, the Annual Meeting of the Fourth Degree District, the presentation of the 2019 Individual merit and council awards, and the annual meeting of the Iowa State Council.

There are many activities for the wives and kids to keep them quite busy throughout the weekend. All events are very affordable in an effort to have as many of our KofC families with young kids able to join in our celebration.

We hope you discover the excitement that is the State Convention, and look forward to seeing you in Des Moines May 3-5, 2019!

Lodging

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Our hotel is the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. This is the building where all of our activities, meetings, and celebrations will take place.

 

Parking

You can click on HERE for parking information. There are city-owned parking garages around the property and connected to the hotel via skywalk. Those garages are free on the weekends.

Meals and Activities

There are LIMITED tickets left for most of the activities and meals. They will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be found at the registration tables on the 3rd floor of the Marriott.

 

Delegate Credentials

Each Council is entitled to send two members in the third degree to serve as the official delegates, who could be eligible for a per diem and mileage provided they participate in the required business meetings.

Mileage for each delegate will be $0.15 per mile round trip from your council's home city to the convention hotel, and a per diem of $50.00 for each day of the State Council Annual Meeting. To see the report of the mileage and per diem for all councils, click HERE

It's not to late to serve as a delegate. Simply come to the Convention and fill out the form at Registration.

Schedule of Events

To download a copy of the tentative schedule, please click HERE.

 

Convention Awards

During our State Convention, we bestow a number of awards highlighting individual merit and recognizing outstanding council programs.

  • The presentation of the Diocesan Chaplain of the Year and the Deacon of the Year will occur during the Opening Banquet on Friday.

  • The presentation of the Outstanding Council Programs awards will occur during the business meeting on Saturday

  • The presentation of the Individual Merit awards will occur during the Convention Banquet on Saturday.

 

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Convention Forms & Documents

Word format, submit to admin@iowakofc.org

Delegate Credential Form

Covers all meals EXCEPT for Ladies Luncheon

Meals Order Form

Kids are welcome to join during these activities

Children Activities Info & Registration Form

Covers activities on Saturday May 4

Saturday Ladies Activities Info & Form

This flyer covers all of the 4th Degree info, make sure to complete a Form 4 and bring with you to Convention

Fourth Degree Exemplification Information

Non-perishable products needed; donation can count towards Faith in Action program

Food Drive flyer

Submit online HERE

Delegate Credential Form

Allows the state council to report the collective efforts of all local councils

Vocational Support Form

Kids are welcome to join during these activities

Friday Ladies Activity Info & Form

Updated last 3/5/19

Tentative Schedule

Deadline extended to March 28, 2019

Convention Ad Book Form and Sample Size

All pop can tabs are collected and donated to the local Ronald McDonald House

Pop Can Tab flyer