November 2016

Brother Knights,

The Thanksgiving Holiday is approaching and the Indiana State Council Officers, Directors, and Chairman wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

The State Director’s and Chairmen goal is to help your council reach STAR COUNCIL.

Please contact them if you have any questions or need further information and help.

 *** An IMPORTANT reminder that “Building the Domestic Church” program is now a REQUIREMENT for the Columbian Award and Star Council!  Please visit the Supreme website - for further information about the program.

Your council should be well under way with the calendar of events and activities for the coming year.  Please read the ALL of the sections of the State newsletter to see what is happening in the various areas around the State.  Make sure to submit your council’s activities right after they happen on the State’s activity form; it can be found on the state’s forms website -  

Grand Knights – it is your responsibility to make sure that all required forms are completed by your council and submitted to Supreme and State.  All forms should be submitted online or by e-mail to the proper personnel in PDF format. 

The State Program Guide ( has the answers to 9 out of 10 questions that we are asked, so it should be your 1st GO TO RESOURCE, when you have a question and need information about a program.  Page 12 in the guide is a good source regarding the Supreme and State forms and when they are DUE.  Please contact your District Deputy if you need help or have any questions.

It is very important that you and your council officers frequently check the State and Supreme ( websites for current events and information.  

It is imperative to constantly check your own council's e-mail account that the state created for your council and the State’s IT Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Administrator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) can help you in accessing your council's account.  Once logged in, you can have your council e-mails forwarded from your council e-mail account to your council officer’s personal e-mails, so they can be aware of the information being sent to the council.

PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES - Many of the programs areas that your council should currently be working on are:

  • Youth – Ordering Kits for Substance Abuse Poster Contest, Essay Contest, and OCY-1, Planning the Free Throw Contest (Council level to be held in January)
  • Culture of Life – Pro Life March in Washington D.C. in January – WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND! 
  • Community - Coats for Kids, Blood & Platelet Drives, and Special Olympics
  • Church – “Keep Christ in CHRISTmas” poster contest, Building the Domestic Church
  • Family – Building the Domestic Church while strengthening the Family

For the details on these programs, please see the sections in this newsletter and on the State website. Contact the director associated with the program if you need further info or assistance.

Use the following link at our state website to submit all your council activities online (Soon after occurrence) at:  and click on Activity Form.  Each council needs (4) qualifying activities in each category to satisfy the Pinta Award requirement.  Remember to save these reports to use for the Columbian Award (Form SP-7).  Remember, Building the Domestic Church program from Supreme is now a requirement for the Columbian Award and to achieve Star Council!

Vivat Jesus!

Gil Spisak

State Program Director

Indiana State Council

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