Worthy Brother Knights,
January is an incredibly sad month for me. Sad because the United States has surpassed 400,000 deaths due to COVID-19. Sad because two of my friends succumbed to this virus. Don, a Brother Knight, was the unofficial State Council photographer during my term as State Deputy who chronicled in photos those two magical years of our state’s history. The other, Elaine, wife of my Executive Secretary Marty.
This past November, the State Council embarked on a new initiative, Reconnect 2020-2021 asking every Brother Knight to reach out to family members, their community and parishes and their fellow Brother Knights to offer any assistance in their struggles to fight this devastating pandemic. It did not suggest a grandiose project but just a phone call, email or text and saying, “How are you doing.” I am sad because I failed to include Don and Elaine on my calling list and now, they are gone.
So, I urge you to pull out your address book, Council phone list, and begin reconnecting with those people close to you. Start with “Thinking of You, do you need anything.” Fulfill our Order’s theme of “Leave No Neighbor Behind.” .
Steve Ziemba PSD 2008-10
Indiana Executive Secretary
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
Dear Brother Knight,
You can now purchase Indiana Knights of Columbus Charity Fund Inc. Special Group Recognition License Plates for your vehicles (cars, light trucks, RV and motorcycles) from your local BMV office.
These plates can be ordered through IN.gov/BMV, at BMV branches, at BMV Connect kiosks, or BMV partial service providers. The plates will cost $30 in addition to applicable taxes and registration fees. A $15 supplemental fee and a $15 group fee is due for each Knights of Columbus plate that is purchased. The BMV will return the $15 group fee for each license plate sold to the IN K of C Charity Fund Inc. This plate may be personalized for an additional $45.
The IN K of C Charity Fund Inc is our 501(c)(3) established to help people in urgent need situations; disaster relief, coats for kids, food for families, ultrasound machines, and other similar needs.
Immediate Past State Deputy
317-939-1958 (office phone)
317-443-3668 (cell phone)
I can also assist you in spreading information about fundraisers or any other important causes that you might want to assist. For example, brothers from out of town areas could assist you financially if you are raising money for a baby box. Or if your council has a long-standing history with a local women’s care center, your brothers throughout the state can assist you if they have some notice about it.
Remember to include contact information and a brief description when sending in photos or sending in a blurb about an event. If you need assistance with social media issues or wanting to feature your stuff in the local press, please email me and I can send you the appropriate information to help you out.
SK Walter Peycha, PGK
Indiana KofC Public Relations Chairman
Indiana KofC Online Membership Chairman
317-560-4858 IN KofC Membership Hotline
765-336-9454 (cell phone)