Happy New Year! Resolve to recruit one new member – Online membership is free up thru June 30th (see below), to get an Indiana K of C License plate (Microsoft Word - SD Letter to GK - License Plates (indianakofc.org) and to have one council officer, or yourself) attend the Virtual Supreme, 1-hour Training sessions, restarting January 24th (dates/information included below).These training sessions are open to every member.
We have a new Regional Growth Director, PSD Joe Ramirez (Iowa), and a new Associate Regional Growth & Training Director, Jon Olson, from Wisconsin. PSD Steve Cohen is our new Territorial Growth Director, beginning January 1st. I want to sincerely thank PSD Eric Johnson, whom is retiring on Dec. 31st, for his invaluable support and guidance as our T.G.D. these last one and a half years. His dedicated tenure to his home state of Pennsylvania, and our Supreme Council, has been 27 years! We are indebted to Eric, for his exemplary service to the Order and our state!
Our Supreme Council will start billing councils Per Capita and Catholic Advertising on January 1st, 2022. They were suspended last year, as our Supreme Council realized the gravity of the Pandemic.
Please work on and submit Supreme Form 1728 – Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity: 1728 Activity Survey Council (kofc.org) It is due January 31st. This is the most important form to submit, as it maintains our tax-exempt status. You can submit online, the preferred method, at: Form Invitation (kofc.org)
Council / Assembly Billing Statements Are Paperless:
The monthly Council / Assembly Billing Statements can be found in Officers Online, under the Reports tab. These statements are accessible to any leader that has access to Officers Online for a council or assembly. You can look up the previous 18-monthly statements by clicking on the “Past” link. New statements are available on the first day of each month.
The next live, state Virtual Exemplification will be Tuesday, January 18th (8pm ET, 7pm CT). To register: Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity Registration (google.com)
Free, E-Member Special Extended (Promo code: MCGIVNEY2020). Go to: kofc.org/joinus – good thru June. 30th, 2022, in honor of Blessed McGivney.
Virtual Supreme Training sessions restart in January:
Delta Church Drives – January 24th, 6PM CST (7PM EST)
Learn how to do the Delta Church drive method. this highly effective process of growth through communication will help you go from prospects to members and answer the why of growth. Register at:
Council Growth - January 25th, 6PM CST (7PM EST)
The presentation will help Fraternal leaders resolve to leave councils, parish, and community better than how they found it. Leader should also learn how to develop a simple, specific, year-round plan in place for growing council membership, that involves participation from the whole council. Attendees should commit to work with their pastor(s), field agent, and DD to accomplish their goals. Leaders should understand the importance of hosting regular ceremonials, incorporating recruitment into every event, and running membership drives. Register at:
Member Experience – January 26th, 7PM CST (8PM EST)
Understand what’s meant by the terms membership experience and membership engagement and how the two terms are related.
Complete the Council Engagement Assessment to assess their council’s strengths and weaknesses with regards to member engagement.
Understand that member engagement is the council’s responsibility. Successful council engagement leads to members having positive opinions about their membership.
Learn the five steps in the engagement cycle and how they relate to one another, ultimately leading a member to go through them again.
Discover tools that will help address deficiencies in your council’s current member engagement as based on your councils engagement score.
Understand that retention issues result when a council has failed to engage a member and show the value of his membership. These issues can be overcome by discovering where this breakdown occurred. Register at:
You are your programs - January 27th, 6PM CST (7PM EST)
Understand the council’s perception by fellow parishioners, particularly that of inactive members and future potential members.
Construct a council mission statement that reflects the council’s vision and goals. u Understand the Faith in Action program model and its four categories – Faith, Family, Community and Life.
Identify the council’s flagship program(s).
Access the council’s current program regimen and identify the current strengths and weaknesses among its program calendar.
Develop a calendar for the next 6-12 months that responds to the council’s mission statement and addresses some of the council’s strengths and weaknesses identified above.
Understand the Program Director’s role in leading the council’s programming efforts. Register at:
Watch archived Webinars from Supreme on demand: Fraternal Video Resources | Knights of Columbus (kofc.org)
Our Supreme Office asks that you please continue to use e-forms or scan and email all correspondence. DO NOT use the Postal Service.
Member Educational Resources
Released last month - Faithful Citizen Program, an opportunity for members to defend their values by getting involved in various federal legislative, regulatory, and legal issues that impact Catholic morals and teaching. Faithful Citizenship | Knights of Columbus (kofc.org)
KnightCast is a new video series that shares timely, compelling information to promote personal development and faith formation. A new episode airs Tuesday, Jan. 4th, featuring Supreme Knight Kelly’s first meeting as our leader with Pope Francis. To register: Home - KnightCast (constantcontactsites.com)
If you would like to receive the Fraternal Leader Advisory, an excellent online resource containing timely information to keep your council current and on track, go to: Fraternal Leader Advisory - Archive | Knights of Columbus (kofc.org)
Our Supreme “Leave No Neighbor Behind” program continues this fraternal year -utilize The COVID Recovery Program - COVID RECOVERY PROGRAM (CRP) | Knights of Columbus (kofc.org). Because of Past Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson, this initiative has impacted those in most need, and it starts with every brother and council. Continue to help your fellow council members, widows, and your church community.