October 2019

 

Praise be Jesus Christ!

 “How good and how pleasant it is when brothers dwell together as one!”  (Psalm 133:1)

Dear Brothers,

Focus items for October:

  • Recruiting
  • Working Together 
  • Safe Environment, and
  • Officer Training

October is the order-wide Church Drive month.  Watch and listen for our Indiana K of C ads promoting membership in your Diocesan newspapers, on Catholic Radio, and in social media.  Every council should be planning a Delta Church Drive.  The Delta Church Drive kit is now available through Supplies Online in English and Spanish.

October is one of our best months for recruiting new members.  Schedule an Admission Degree, promote it, and recruit to it.  Ask a good Catholic man to join your council and be an active member.  Every council needs new members to:

  • Provide more hands to work and lead your council programs,
  • Start working their way through council chairs toward Grand Knight, and
  • Add vitality to your council

We need to recruit good men to give them fraternal support and encouragement to grow in the Catholic faith and remain engaged in the Church.

Every Grand Knight should have received my September 26th letter listing six opportunities for councils to work together to accomplish important and meaningful work: Ultrasound Initiative, SOS, Food for Families, Special Olympics, Gibault, and the National March for Life.  The September 26th letter also states your council new member intake goal and progress towards it.  We’re counting on your council to reach its intake goal.  Are you on pace to reach your goal?  You should be at least 1/3 of the way to your goal by end of this month.  Let’s see every council reach 50% by December 1st.

Every council must be fully compliant with our Safe Environment Program (SEP).  Compliance begins with submitting Form 185 and 365.   Watch the “Protecting Our Children: A Family’s Response" video before you talk with your council about SEP.   This is why the K of C is pushing this program.  Share this video with your council.

Supreme has excellent online training available for Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Deputy Grand Knights, and Council Officers.   All officers should take this training via kofc.org/trainingmicrosite website. See our State Training webpage for other opportunities, as well.

Your District Deputy is your most important resource.   The FY19-20 Indiana State Program Guide and Supreme's Fraternal Planner are must reads.  The Kofc.org and Indianakofc.org websites have great information.  However, when you need help to understand it, the first person to call is your DD.

Your District Deputy, State Officers, Directors, Chairmen, Coordinators and General Agents of the Indiana State Council are committed to assisting your council to have a successful year.   You have the opportunity to create a legacy!  Make Fraternal Year 2019-2020 your best year yet!

Thank you for all you've done to grow our order in membership, charity, unity, fraternity, and insurance!

Paul Zielinski

 

Indiana State Deputy

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