State Program Director
Dear District Deputies and Council Officers:
Now is not the time to let up on the throttle! I am so proud of all the accomplishments that have been achieved thus far. I would like to commend those councils and their officers who have been able to continue with their schedules/events/programming, etc. Everyone, please continue to check on each other, look out for each other, dialogue with each other to ensure that we leave no one behind. Our greatest achievements are accomplished when we work together as one team.
Very quickly, I want to inform all district deputies and council officers that the deadline for award submissions is on February 28th. I’m referring to awards such as the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest, essay contests, state council service program awards, and the list goes on and on. Councils who want to recognize individuals must submit the necessary paperwork for candidates to be considered. Therefore, it is imperative that councils stop and review which forms they may be behind on and get them submitted ASAP. I would hate to see so many people participate in programs and their hard work go to the wayside and become ineligible for consideration because we became lax with the paperwork. The state awards and information about them can be found starting on page 34 of the state program guide that you received at the beginning of the fraternal year. You can also download a PDF copy of the program guide here: http://www.indianakofc.org/programs/program-director/program-guide I’ll be sending out more emails and information about them throughout the month of February.
Second, I would like to talk about form submissions. IF you are not aware, ALL COUNCIL ACTIVITIES are to be submitted via the supreme form 10784. That form can be found here: http://www.kofc.org/en/what-we-do/faith-in-action-programs/resources/index.html?1tab=1tab5 This form is to BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY. This form is no longer to be submitted via regular mail or scanned and emailed as a PDF. If you do it will most likely be rejected by the Supreme office. All other Supreme forms can be found via this link: http://www.kofc.org/en/for-members/resources/council-forms.html
State forms for the state awards can be found on our state website: www.indianakofc.org/forms except for the state council service program award and the Family of the Year Award. The STSP form can be found on the Supreme website (http://www.kofc.org/en/forms/council/state_serviceaward_p.pdf) but DO NOT SUBMIT IT to Supreme. That form must be submitted to either myself or the State Deputy. We will then handle it from there. Here is the link for the Family of the Year Award (http://www.kofc.org/en/resources/programs/family-of-the-month-year/10680-family-of-the-year-form.pdf) and this form is to be submitted directly to the state deputy.
Finally, you should have received information about our state convention, scheduled for that first weekend in April. All councils should start the process of electing delegates and alternates and start submitting the credentials for each. I’m pushing this because I want everyone to take advantage of the early registration and discounted registration fee. Please do not put yourselves in a position where you could have saved a couple bucks but did not, take advantage of the situation. More information about our convention can be found on the state website, including copies of the necessary paperwork needed to attend.
Thank you again for all the hard work that you do and thank you for your dedication to your council, the jurisdiction, and the Order.
Viva Christo Rey! Vivat Jesus!
SK David C. Negrete, FN; FDD, PGK
State Program Director
Knights of Columbus – Indiana State Council