State Secretary

December 2020

Welcome to December Bother Knights,

As I write this it is mid-November, and the weather is changing to a wintrier feel.  I am glad to be back hard at work for the State Council.  Some of you may have heard that I caught the COVID-19 virus.  It is true.  It was a long two weeks of illness and recovery.  I do hope you are able to avoid the illness.  

Today’s Gospel reading was the parable about a master giving talents to his servants and their investment of those talent or the hiding of the talents.  As Knights we are called to share the talents given to us by God to make the world a better place.  What are you doing currently to share your talents?  With all the limits and restrictions, we as Knights of Columbus need to work hard to make sure that those in need in our areas are taken care of.  Make sure that you are keeping involved, whether giving blood, working at food pantries, or raising funds.  Don’t hide our talents in this time of need.

With December we at the State have begun planning for the 2021 State Convention.  It is early this year on April 9-11, 2021.  I am hopeful that with the recent announcement of a vaccine that we will be able to meet again in person this year.  Please watch for the official announcement and registration paperwork to come out to the Councils via e-mail around Christmas.  I am also working to make online registration a possibility this year.

Per Capita payments have been coming in and I want to thank those Councils that were quick to respond with payments.  There are a few that remain that either have opted for the payment plan or have not yet submitted a payment.  I will be in touch to follow up soon.  Remember your per capita must be fully submitted before delegates can be approved for the Convention.  With the per capita received so far, we have submitted a payment of over $54,000 to Gibault.

Lastly, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas season and a Happy New Year.  I look forward to seeing you all soon and to continuing to work together on these important projects through the year.

Vivat Jesus!

Scott Schutte
Indiana Knights of Columbus
State Secretary
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