The Knights of Columbus is very much a grassroots organization. The international body does not dictate
the charitable programs and activities of local councils. Rather, local councils develop the programs they believe will best serve the needs of their parishes and communities.
It's through five areas of service – faith, community, family, youth, and fellowship – that Council 4031 members truly make a difference as Knights.
Faith. Dedicated to the Catholic Church's growth and her good works, we provide financial support for seminarians, provide manpower support for parish projects such as construction of the Ten Commandments Monument and Garden, lead the weekly Cenacles of Life and Sunday morning Rosary, and participate in a Prayer Chain. This way, we help our parish and strengthen our personal faith.
Community. We are also committed to the larger community. By leading the charge in pro-life, by supporting organizations such as the Special Olympics, Cody Cupboard, and Spirit Mountain Hospice, and by participating in the Adopt-a-Highway program, our members have helped the Cody community prosper.
Family. Serving our families is not only part of what we do, it's part of who we are. To that end, we sponsor family-focused events such as a monthly Family Night dinner and program, parish breakfasts, the annual Horton Hears a Who Party, and Keep Christ in Christmas activities. Most importantly, we are able to provide assistance to local families experiencing special needs due to uninsured medical expenses, house fires, and other emergencies.
Youth. We assist youth through support for St. Anthony's Catholic Preschool, Sacred Heart Catholic Co-Op, local Boys and Girls Clubs, Cody Recreation Center After School Programs, and the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
Fellowship. As Knights, we pray, work, and play together in everything from Corporate Communion Sundays to the annual Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball (our major fundraiser) to Sporting Clay Shoots. Council 4031 also has trained 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Teams that are available to conduct exemplifications for councils throughout Wyoming and southern Montana.