adjacent to the office. After five years of hard work and dedication from the membership, the property was paid off in June of 1998.
Located at the office are assorted donations from chapters and members, a photo gallery of Past International Presidents, an armored knight and building donation plaques. Members are welcome during business hours.
CHAPTER STARTER KITS
Persons interested in starting a new Blue Knights chapter receive a “Starter Kit” from the International Office. The kit includes bylaws, applications, info concerning the protection of our trademark, sales guidelines, contact phone numbers and more.
International notifies the conference where the potential new chapter is located in order to allow them to assist and verify that there is not an existing chapter in or near that area so recruiting conflicts may be avoided.
If you as a member learn of someone interested in starting a chapter, either provide their name and address to the International Office, or direct them to call the International Office.
Recruitment & Retention Line 1-800-BKILEMC (254-5362).
The five membership classifications are:
Special honorary members (Chapter Chaplain)
No members will hold membership in more than one chartered chapter of the BLUE KNIGHTS. The criterion for membership is detailed in the International Constitution, Article 6, Sections 1-6, and in the International Bylaws Article II. Sections 2.01 to 2.06. When determining if a person qualifies for membership make certain that they meet all criteria before the person is given membership.
“Friends” or “Associates” of the Blue Knights are not permitted and are ineligible for membership if they do not meet the requirements. Any chapter found violating this Bylaw will be subject to disciplinary action to include the possible revocation of their charter. ( Intl. Bylaws, Article VII, Section 7.04)
Heaven I is the chapter that our deceased members are transferred to upon their death. The names are recorded on a leather bound book displayed at the International Office. Beginning in 1996, the memorial book has been taken to the annual International Convention for display and a reading of the previous year’s deceased members is given, with a moment of silence offered on their behalf.
Upon request by the chapter President, the surviving spouse of a member transferred to Heaven I, will receive a letter from the International President, that entitles them to remain welcome at all BLUE KNIGHTS® functions, a special certificate is also available.