August 2014

Greetings Brother Knights,

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to assist each Council in the State of Indiana in my new role as Program Director. Based on the mid-July Organizational Meeting with the District Deputies, Directors, Chairmen, & Officers, we are off to a great start of what will be an exciting and productive year with the new administration. Many of these men are new to their roles, but they have already become active in taking on the various responsibilities.

At the State Website (, you will find the “who’s who” of the State positions, as well as lots of valuable information. Looking across the top of the homepage, you can easily find and submit an Activity Form (or any State form). Also, just below the KofC Crest logo you can check the schedule for upcoming degrees of all levels. Take time to read the newly re-written Indiana GK Program Guide for 2014-2015 when you receive it from your DD (also available at the State websiteProgramsProgram DirectorGuide), and encourage your local leadership to do the same.

Upcoming Dates of Significance:

  • Supreme Convention in Orlando Aug 5-7 (pray for safe travels)
  • Council Audits due by Aug 15th (Feast Day of the Assumption)
  • 4th Degree Exemplification (& 100 years) Sept 13-14 in Merrillville
  • Gibault Envoy Conference on Sept 20th in Terre Haute
  • Order-wide Church Drive Oct 11-12 (although we can also recruit every day)
  • Be sure to have your local council leadership attend the District Meeting and the Diocesan Leadership Training Sessions that will occur in your areas. The better you understand your office and know the tools that are available, the easier it will be for your Council to succeed.
  • You can expect the first Tracker (covering late June and all of July) to be posted around August 21st, to help you in monitoring your progress toward success.

Good luck to the 13 KofC Councils in the Ft Wayne, South Bend, and surrounding areas as they combine to sponsor the 3rd annual Festival of Faith on August 15-16. This has been a fabulous event in the past and I encourage all Knights and families to check out and attend, if possible. If you would like to promote your large event here to increase attendance, please notify me well in advance, and I will publicize what I can.

Mike Worden
Knights of Columbus Indiana State Council
State Program Director
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Activity Tracking

Vivat Jesus!

Fred Schmits
Knights of Columbus Indiana State Council
Program Director
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