Diocesan State Directors
Diocesan State Director - Indianapolis South
Brothers, and Faithful Readers,
October has come to an end, but praying the rosary should never end. Especially with the
upcoming elections of this Great Nation WE call America. With all of our prayers our elected
officials will make the right decisions in their voting, just like we do at the polls.
I drive two hours a day to work, so I see a lot of license plates. It’s nice to see a K of C license
plate during my travels. If you don’t have an Indiana K of C plate, get one this year. Remember
proceeds from these purchases help support the States Charity Fund. These funds in turn help
us help others in need during their most vulnerable moments. So, if you have a plate, and
someone toots a car horn as they pass you, it’s just me thanking you for your support!
Hopefully your Church Drives have netted some new members and prospects to help with your
council's activities in the future. We need to continue to increase our growth to lighten the load
of members. Make sure that you get your new members active in the programs that interest
them. If you have completed a Church Drive please let your District Deputy and your Diocesian
Chairman know of the event for recording purposes please.
As a side note, remember to check your Council email that is supplied to you by the State
Council. We send important information to that email for each Council. We are here for you
and you should also be there for your Council by staying informed.
Help America, Pray the Rosary!
The Knights from South Bend and Mishawaka are pleased to announce the dedication of the second Safe Haven Baby Box in the North Central part of the State. The first Baby Box was dedicated January 13th of this year in South Bend Firehouse #11 and the second one will be dedicated on August 22nd in Mishawaka Firehouse #3. Our great appreciation goes to Mayor Mueller and Fire Chief Buchanon of South Bend and Mayor Woods and Fire Chief Woodward of Mishawaka for their support.
The project raised the required $20,000 for the two boxes and was headed up by Council 553 with substantial support from Council 17043 as well as other Councils in the area and Assembly 242. PGK Tim McBride of Council 553 was the project leader for this endeavor and we appreciate all of his efforts. We are also very grateful to Nick Kowalski from First Response Disaster Restoration Specialists for coordinating the other volunteer organizations who performed the installations of the Baby Boxes. Some of those volunteers are Kuert Concrete, Cement Finishers Local 692, Bricklayers Local 4 of Indiana and Kentucky, Tri-Valley Glass, Joe Joe's Alarms, and of course the firefighters who helped get these Baby Boxes installed in their houses.
We pray and feel confident that any tiny guests of these Baby Boxes, who might have otherwise have been abandoned and perished, will be rescued, cared for, and will ultimately find good and loving homes.
God Bless the innocent.
Diocesan State Director - Gary
Wow, another month has passed by. Hoping you are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather.
October will be a busy month for all of us.
- 1 Town hall meeting with our State Deputy Scott Schutte !!
Start of the second quarter for us.
- 8 The Gary Diocese, Annual Men's Conference
Open to all Catholic Men! Come join us.
- 15 FS training for all FSs with 6 years or less. A must-attend for
all new FSs.!! This will be open to all Knights.
- 22-23 State officer training weekend.
As you can see it's a full month for all. I want to thank all who have been working hard to make Team Indiana a success!! Your hard work is paying off.
Always remember to connect me with any problems you or your council are having. Together with Christ, we can make it happen.