State Secretary

June 2022

Worthy Bother Knights,

WOW, what a crazy month and a half.  First getting the Convention completed and then Supreme sending me all kinds of paperwork and requests.  So first, Thank You all for your support both in electing me to be your next State Deputy and in working with me to make this year’s Convention a great event.

We at the Convention were able to complete our first state wide service project at a convention.  We worked with Cross Catholic Outreach and pack 40,176 meals for the hungry.  4,000 of those meals are staying right here in Indiana and will be distributed by the 10 Councils that donated the most in funds to the effort.  Councils 1014, 12540, 1221, 14214, 8082, 9460, 10596, 9696, 451 and 12177 each will have received their portion to share with their local community.  The larger portions will go to Central American and Caribbean countries that have a significant need.

I have been working with Supreme regarding our plans for next year.  I feel that we have set reasonable goals.  Looking at where we are at this time, Indiana still has a chance to make Circle of Honor this year, but we need your help.  We need at least two new members for each Council.  One this month and one next.  Let’s get out there and invite a good Catholic man to join us as we do God’s work in helping our fellow man.

I was able to share my plans for the upcoming year with the State officers in May.  We have a lot of work to get things in place to continue and improve upon Indiana’s effort within the Knights of Columbus.  One really big project will be introduced to you all in July.  I will give you a hint:  It is in response to the Dobbs decision.  Please embrace this new project and rally your Council around this effort.  IT will definitely be well worth the effort.

I am so looking forward to working with everyone going forward and meeting even more Brother Knights across Indiana and elsewhere.  Please know that my door is open.  I will be setting regular hours as I have a full time job/ business to run in addition to being a Knight.  Details will follow. 

As always, please listen in to our Knight Vision radio program.  We are doing a series on the Corporal Works of Mercy this year.  June will highlight visiting the imprisoned and July is burying the dead.  If you have a program that you would like to be considered as the highlight for any of the Corporal Works let me know so that we can interview you for the program.  If you can’t make the radio program on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month, check out our podcast version on Spotify and other podcast services.

Remember to ask a good Catholic gentleman to join our Order and to develop his faith.  Keep up your good works of charity and lead your community closer to God.

Scott Schutte
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
State Secretary
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