In this month's issue of the e-newsletter, you will find Special Olympics news in the Community Director article, Athletics information (Bowling/Golf tournaments) in the Community Director article, and GK/FS training dates in the Membership Director article. In addition to the 6 main service area reports, several of the Chairmen have included articles for this issue. You can find information about Major Degrees (Ceremonials), Retention, Roundtables, Veterans, Public Relations (Communications), and Vocations in addition to the programs & councils highlighted under Church, Community, Council, Family, ProLife, and Youth. Be sure to read this newsletter in its entirety, pass the email along to your council members, and discuss the items at your business meetings (or sooner). The writers are looking ahead to help give you as much lead time as possible. I think those of you who have been reading this monthy newsletter since last summer would agree with me that the separate articles are getting better and better in both style and substance. Feel free to send those Directors and Chairmen a little feedback.
Many of your councils have completed unique and significant projects since March 1st 2014, and these can be submitted for the Outstanding Service Program Award. Although the entry form is located at the Supreme website (http://www.kofc.org/un/en/forms/council/state_serviceaward_p.pdf), the competition starts at the State level, so you need to submit your entry directly to the main Category Director or to me. The winning projects will be described and the councils will be honored at the Indiana State Convention in April. Please refer to page 33 of the Indiana Programming Guide for details on these and other competitive awards, but don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need help.
In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed, symbolizing Christ, who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church. (from USCCB http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/consecrated-life/world-day-for-consecrated-life.cfm)
Upcoming Dates of Significance:
FORMS (see pg11 of the IN Program Guide)
As always, you can check your Council's or District's membership and activity progress by looking at the current Tracker on the State website at http://indianakofc.org/programs/activity_tracking.htm.
Wishing you a spiritually successful Lent,