State Program Director

January 2022

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Dear Brothers, 

            Well, here it is, 2022!  Six months left of the fraternal year.  So, where does your council stand?  What kind of shape are YOU in?  I want everyone to take this time to evaluate where everyone is.  Some councils are still stagnant when it comes to activities and getting out into the community.  It’s hard to imagine how a council is still locked out of a parish but if your parish isn’t allowing parish ministries to meet and hold events, then guys, way past time to come up with a game plan.  Figure it out, ask us for help and we’ll help you come up with some ideas how to do this a different way.  Throwing up our hands in the air in despair is no longer an option.  Like our IPSD said last month, if you can’t figure out a way to move forward, or don’t want to, then maybe it’s time to hand the reigns over to someone who can.

            January is going to be heavy with pro-life activities, so I just want to remind everyone that you have one of the best opportunities to travel to Washington DC via your state council.  Contact Mike Velasco, our pro-life chairman and he’ll set you up with one of the best trips to DC for the annual March for Life.  If you can’t make the trip, check with your diocesan pro-life offices, and find events local to you and participate in those efforts and show our strength in numbers by wearing your K of C apparel at those events.  (For more info on obtaining K of C apparel, name tags, etc., email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

            District Deputies, you received a lot of information at the mid-year meeting in Indianapolis so now it is time to get that information back to your councils.  All of you should schedule and hold a district meeting no later than the end of January and meet with all council leaders in your district.  Every council GK, DGK, council program, and council membership director should attend to review the information you received.  If a state officer or director/chairman lives close to you, don’t hesitate to invite one of us to your meeting so we can offer additional assistance.  Plan an agenda for your meeting and stick to it.  Don’t deviate from it or you’ll wind up with a meeting overrun with chaos and upset guys who want to get home.

            I’m still looking to set up meetings with the districts and councils from the Evansville diocese and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  These meetings are pertaining to the Roberts Rules of Order training and protocol training for meetings that I discussed with many of you previously.  I’m already working with DDs from the Lafayette and Ft. Wayne/South Bend dioceses.  To arrange a meeting for your councils, please email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            Alright guys, that’s enough for now.  We have a great deal of work ahead of us and now is not the time to let up on the gas.  Let’s crank it up and get to it.  I know you guys can do it.  I’ve seen you in action time and again and I know you all can rise to a challenge when it presents itself.  If you need our assistance, do not hesitate to contact any of us at the state council.  That is what we are here for.

Vivat Jesus!

SK David C. Negrete, FN, FDD, PGK
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
State Program Director
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Vivat Jesus
 

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