June 2018

Brother Knights,

We are in the FINAL MONTH of this 2017-18 Fraternal year!
Last Chance to get those forms submitted NOW, since it takes time to process the submissions and forms will NOT be accepted at the end of June!

We have MANY council’s on track to be a STAR council this year, but they just need to complete a form or two. 
Make sure to get the REQUIRED Columbian Award Application Form SP7 submitted by June 15th to allow for processing.  It can be found on the Supreme’s Form webpage - http://www.kofc.org/un/en/members/resources/forms/council.html 

Thank you to all the councils that submitted the forms throughout the year, reporting the GREAT ACTIVITIES their council has performed!

I would also like to say “THANK YOU” to the Team of Programming Directors and Chairman for their dedicated and caring work over the year!  GREAT JOB!

NEW SUPREME PROGRAMMING CHANGE for the 2018-19 Fraternal Year!

The June/July 2018 Knightline has information to help you gain an understanding of this new programming structure. If you didn't receive one, it is available at  http://www.kofc.org/un/en/resources/lc/knightline/knightline_20180601_en.pdf 
 
As mentioned in my breakout training session “Planning for the next fraternal year” at the State Convention, Supreme is changing the Programming categories from 6 down to 4.  Supreme has announced that after nearly 50 years since Surge… with Service was introduced as Supreme’s program model, and in order to simplify the program structure and better align programs under main priority areas, they have announced a new program model titled “Faith in Action”.
The new program categories will be:  FAITH, FAMILY, COMMUNITY, & LIFE.  (Councils should appoint a Director for each of these areas.)
Visit the Supreme website in the next few months for the latest information and updates on this program!  Keep up to date by checking BOTH Supreme and State Websites, newsletters, and e-mails.

Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities (a.k.a. the “Tootsie Roll Drive”)

The Tootsie Roll order form and apron order form are on the State website “Forms page” - http://www.indianakofc.org/forms and there is a ‘fillable’ form at http://www.indianakofc.org/download/community/CharityDriveTootsieRollOrderform.pdf . 

NOTE for Councils in NW Indiana: Please place your Tootsie Roll order ASAP with “The ARC of NW Indiana”by going to www.arcnwi.com  and click on the image of a Tootsie Roll to open up the order form. https://www.cognitoforms.com/NWIDDConsortium/KnightsOfColumbusAndArcOfNorthwestIndianaTootsieRollDriveOrderForm. The primary contact for ordering and delivery with The NWI ARC will be Lorrie Johnston.  She may be reached at (219) 874-4288 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Transition Meetings:  With your council’s election of officers coming up, make sure to schedule your councils “TRANSITION MEETING” for a smooth transition of ALL your Council Officers leaving their current office to transfer info and pass on their knowledge to the incoming officer.  This will help your council succeed and be strong in its leadership.

UPDATE YOUR COUNCIL INFO in the STATE DIRECTORY: Please make sure to update your council’s information for the State Directory by having your financial secretary e-mail the council’s information to the State Administrative Assistant, Brad Soule, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please be sure to check the current state directory for your council and correct and update the information for your council for the upcoming year.

***  LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT FORMS  ***

- ALL Forms must be submitted by June 15th to be processed and credited this year – DON’T WAIT!

REMEMBER - All forms need to be submitted online or sent by e-mail in PDF format in order to be credited, except those sent with a check, and make sure to copy (with PDF attachment) in an e-mail all those required at the bottom of the form.  

NOTE:  Page 13 in the 2017-18 State Program Guide has a Worksheet with ALL the Supreme and State Forms and their due dates.  The “Due Date” is the last day for the form to be accepted, so get them submitted BEFORE the Due Date!

It is the Grand Knight's duty and responsibility to make sure ALL forms are submitted on time for his council.  The Grand Knight does not need to be the submitter, but should have someone in the council with computer access submit the forms and the Grand Knight just needs to follow up to make sure the forms are submitted on time.  So, council members need to step up and assist the Grand Knight, since we are all in this together. THIS is a GREAT WAY to get the “YOUNGER” MEMBERS with Computer Knowledge INVOLVED!!!

The District Deputy will be following up regarding the forms for the councils in his district, so help him out by submitting the forms BEFORE the due date.

Keep up to date by checking out the monthly Activity Tracker for your council’s status on the State Website - http://www.indianakofc.org/programs/program-director/activity-tracking  and please contact the appropriate state director if you have any questions on the numbers for your council.

 

GIBAULT RAFFLE TICKETS

The Gibault Annual Raffle took place at the State Convention - April 2018, so see the Gibault Envoy webpage for the results

Mark your Calendars – 

The Gibault Envoy Conference will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Also, Gibault needs your “Box Tops for Education”  

Save them and Mail them to:   Gibault, 6401 S. US Hwy. 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802 

 

STATE GOLF OUTING/TOURNAMENT (July 28th & 29th, 2018)

Please visit http://indianakofc.org/programs/council/athletics for information on the State Annual Golf Tournament and register with the form https://www.indianakofc.org/download/athletics/2018_GOLF_State_Entry_Form.pdf.  All Knights are invited to attend and have a GREAT time. 

COACHING FOR CHRIST - Many Knights are involved in Coaching - Check out the “Coaching for Christ” program website for information - www.coachingforchrist.net and view a video about the program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAZva-31zGQ 

 TRAINING:

Have YOU earned your training medallion / coins?

Supreme Fraternal Training Portal Micro-site for Council officers and members - https//goo.gl/fFrac9     

Also, every council officer and ANY interested member should be involved in the Supreme webinars - http://www.kofc.org/en/members/resources/membership-webinar.html 

It’s easy to sign-up and register for each webinar, and if you miss it, they are recorded for you to view at your convenience!!!

 STATE PROGRAM GUIDE:

The State Program Guide (http://www.indianakofc.org/programs/program-director/program-guide) has the answers to 9 out of 10 questions that we are asked, so it should be your 1st GO TO REFERENCE RESOURCE, when you have a question and need information about a program.  Page 13 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.  There is now a quick-link to the State Program Guide on the right side of the State’s main webpage (www.indianakofc.org). 

COUNCIL WEBMAIL/E-MAIL:  It is very important that you and your council officers frequently check the State (http://www.indianakofc.org/) and Supreme (http://www.kofc.org/un/en/index.html) websites for current events and information.  

It is imperative to constantly check your own councils e-mail account that the state created for your council and the State’s IT Administrator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and IT Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) can help you in accessing your councils’ 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.

NOTE:  When sending regular informational e-mails to your council members, DO NOT include any of the State’s e-mail addresses in your regular council informational/business e-mails that you are sending to your council members.  The State e-mail addresses are ONLY to be used to conduct business with the State.

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!

ACTIVITY FORMS - 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) different 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!

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Directors or Chairmen if you need assistance in their area!

We are here to help you.

Vivat Jesus!

Gil Spisak

State Program Director

Indiana State Council

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