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.
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 - http://www.indianakofc.org/forms/. Remember, it is the Grand Knight's responsibility to make sure that all required forms are completed by the 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 (http://www.indianakofc.org/download/state/2016_2017_Program_Guide.pdf) 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. Your District Deputy is also there as a resource if you have a question and to help guide you and your council throughout the year. Our State Directors and Chairmen’s main goal is to keep your council functioning in a healthy way, and to help your council reach STAR Council. By reaching Star council, you will keep your council growing in a way with activities that keep your members active and interested in the council’s events and programs.
If you fail to submit the forms for your council’s work/events for credit, you will be depriving the KofC and also your members for the hours of work and dedication they put into the organization. The events and activities your council conducts will help to keep it thriving and growing and attracting new members.
“BUILDING THE DOMESTIC CHURCH, WHILE STRENGTHENING OUR FAMILIES!”
The Supreme program that ALL COUNCILS must be working on this year is “Building the Domestic Church”. THIS PROGRAM IS NOW A REQUIREMENT FOR THE COLUMBIAN AWARD! Please visit the Supreme website for further information - http://www.kofc.org/un/en/domestic-church/index.html and make sure to read “Into the Breach” by Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, which can be viewed/downloaded for free at the CIS website - http://www.kofc.org/en/resources/cis/cis340.pdf.
Many of the programs areas that your council should currently be working on are:
- Youth – Soccer Challenge, 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 – Ordering the Keep Christ in CHRISTmas kit, Building the Domestic Church
- Council – Fall Membership Drive - Remember to plan ahead in laying the groundwork for the Order-wide Church/Membership Drive that each Council should conduct in October.
- 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. Please contact the director associated with the program if you need further info or assistance.
This is a busy month for degrees, please visit the state website’s (http://www.indianakofc.org/) --> Membership --> Degrees for the latest degree information.
Use the following link at our state website to submit all your council activities online (SOON after occurrence) at: http://www.indianakofc.org/forms/ 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!
State Program Director
Indiana State Council
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