State Advocate

February 2021

Thanks to Bob Dylan, here’s a reference most of you won’t get…” the times they are a- changin’”.

Let’s face it, 2020 was certainly a year of life-altering change for millions around the world. Not that there’s road construction so I must find an alternate route to the office change but change that has altered the way in which we do business, make a living, and without a doubt, how we engage with each other on a professional, and personal level.

To that end, we can no longer afford to do things “the way we’ve always done them”. From shopping for groceries and educating our children to attending mass, the coronavirus has effectively impacted nearly every aspect of how we live our lives, and our Order has not been immune to the devastation! The virus has taught us there is no such thing as “business as usual”.

Now for the Big Question…Where do we go from here and what do we do until this is all behind us? Here’s what we do we become innovators! We learn do things differently than we’ve done them before. Supreme has offered us new guidelines in how we run our meetings, how we recruit, and how we conduct council business for the duration of this crisis and well into the future.

So, let us put whatever downtime this pandemic has afforded us to good use and get our houses in order so that when we reach the other side of this, we can get back to the business of serving our parish communities with the same zeal that the Knights of Columbus have come to be known for. I want to personally thank each of you and all Knights around the state for your hard work and unfailing dedication to the order.

Thank you and Vivat Jesus!

Bob Zielinski

State Advocate

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