Louisiana Columbian Squires The Knights of Columbus
A Message from the State Chief Squire, Dylan Barrios

July 1, 2013

George S. Martin

Worthy State Officers, Brother Knights and Squires,

Let me take this time to introduce myself to you. My name is Dylan Barrios
and I will be serving as the State Chief Squire for the Louisiana State Columbian Squires. I have been a Squire since I turned 10 in 2006 and have
served in most of the local circle offices. At the state level I have previously
served as State Notary and State Deputy Chief Squire. I am 17 years old and I am going into my senior year at Terrebonne High School in Houma. I am an Eagle Scout and serve in a number of positions at my church, my school
and in my community. I have two main goals for the Columbian Squires this fraternal year:

1.) To grow the order, both in the number
of circles and the number of Squires and

2.) To create a closer relationship
between the Squires and our benefactors,
the Knights!

Much like you have KCLS each year, we Squires have a state planning meeting, which this year will be held on July 28th at the state office in Lafayette. At this meeting, the elected state officers, the state committeemen and counselors and Squires representing all of the Circles come together to plan a year of activities. This planning actually began back at our state convention which was held June 7-9 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Houma. Circles bid on the events that they would like to host
and have taken that information back to their membership to continue planning. Our first event is already scheduled. Our state bowling tournament is scheduled for August 17 & 18 at Creole Lanes in Houma. Please promote this event to the Squires in your area. And if you have a group of young men ages 10-18 who might like to become Squires...let us know and they can join us for the fun and see what we are all about.

In closing, I hope that over this fraternal year we can grow the Squires program in the state together. Remember that an 18 year old Squire just needs to fill out a Form 100 to become a Knight
and that young man already has some knowledge of the workings of the order and some leadership experience. What a great way to build your membership!

Gentlemen, I am always open to new ideas so feel free to contact me at if you have any questions or comments about the Columbian Squires! Esto Dignus!


Dylan Barrios
State Chief Squire