Congratulations to Council 13971, Saint Patrick of Arcola. They are the first council to complete all four community activities, submit the IN-SOI-AMB Special Olympics Ambassador Form, and host a blood drive. Great work!
Great work by Council 10811, Good Shepherd, Merrillville. In coordination with Rebuilding Together, 6 knights, together with 10 other volunteers, spent 55 hours painting and performing plumbing and electrical upgrades on the home of an elderly Merrillville resident.
Fantastic work helping the homeless by Council 11896, Mary Queen of Peace, Danville. The council combines with Family Promise, Mary Queen of Peace Parish, and the local Methodist Church to feed and house homeless families from Hendricks County for one week every quarter. They also assist in educating adults on job searches with the hope of finding employment to support their families.
STATE OUTSTANDING SERVICE PROGRAM AWARD – Entry forms needed for Community!
Please submit your council’s outstanding community activity on FORM #STSP that is found on the Supreme forms website. http://www.kofc.org/un/en/forms/council/state_serviceaward_p.pdf
The completed form for a Community Activity MUST be submitted to the State Community Director by February 28, 2018. This is a different activity form submission from the State Activity form, since the State Form does not enter your council into this contest. The purpose of this is to recognize an outstanding community activity that we can share the idea throughout the state, and the state winner will be sent to Supreme for the International judging.
With the new year fast approaching, take a stand against drunk driving -the number one killer on our highways- and work toward getting the drunk driver off the road. To find out more about what your council can do, contact your local or state police department or the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence at www.ncadd.org.
Host a Blue Mass in February to honor law enforcement officials, firefighters, and paramedics. Include time for fellowship with the “blue knights” and have programs explaining to them the spiritual and material benefits that come from membership in our Order. Use this Mass to present your council’s Firefighter of the Year and Police Officer of the Year to deserving individuals. Consult their chaplains and pastors when planning the event.
In closing, I want to wish all my brother Knights a Merry Christmas! Remember to keep Christ in Christmas for He is truly the reason for the season.
"Our principles are just words if we do not live them out." Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight