What is the Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus was organized in Dixon in June of 1902 by John Ford, John Erwin and other Catholic men. Council 690 works closely with the St. Anne's, and St. Patrick's Parish in Dixon, providing funds for various projects and hours of volunteer service for the Community.


Who are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.


​​Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, (see our insurance agent on the Officers page!), and many more family and personal benefits. Benefits of being a member of your local council: Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities.


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.


When are the Meetings?

Meetings take place on every first and third Monday of the month at 7:30 PM, unless there is a national holiday. If the schools are closed or let out early, then the meeting is postponed until the day that the schools open again.

Our First Grand Knight

John E. Ford

Council 690's First Grand Knight

John E. Ford was the first Grand Knight of Dixon Knights of Columbus Council 690.

Eleanor Ford Kenward

John E. Ford's Daughter

This is John E. Ford's daughter. She is currently about 102 years of age!