Following up to last Month, it is not too late. Fall and Halloween are just around the corner. If you don't have a Family activity planned… Now would be a great time to start planning something for the Fall. It could be a simple Family Halloween Party at the Church. You could also look into having a hayride and/or bonfire at the Parish or a member's house.
These kinds of activities are also great for attracting those "Younger Family Guys" that may be looking to join the Council. It can either be open to the entire Parish, or by invitation. Regardless of how you get the non-member families to attend, you need to be sure to have key members welcome them. This will open up a one-on-one dialogue that you will never get at a membership drive. And besides that - they are FUN!
It is also time to start planning for a CHRISTMAS event. A Christmas event is another great time for a family event. A few good ideas to include: Collect gifts for local children charity, School, Parish, or Gibault; Have Santa make an appearance; Ask your Chaplain/Priest read/tell a Religious based store; Cookie contest; Have it planned to follow Saturday evening Mass and include some type of dinner, pitch-in or whatever.
Here are the Supreme Family of the Month winners for Indiana in August: 1548 Bernie Fallon and 8052 David Baker
Indiana State Family Director
State Family Director