Star Council Award
Prior to the end of the fraternal year on June 30, make sure that your council achieves the requirements to qualify for the Father McGivney, Founders’, Columbian and Star Council Awards. There are no application forms for the Father McGivney and Founder’s Awards.
Star Council Award
The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. In order to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder’s, and Columbian Awards.
*To be eligible for the Star Council Award in the United States and/or Canada, councils must be fully compliant with applicable safe environment requirements.*
This award recognizes excellence in your council’s programming and charitable outreach. Complete and submit the Columbian Award Application (#SP-7). Councils must conduct and report at least four major programs in each of the Service Program categories: Church, Community, Council, Family, Culture of Life, and Youth. Completed applications must reach the Supreme Council office by June 30.
In addition to meeting the traditional Columbian Award requirements – conducting at least four programs in each category – each of the six Columbian Award categories also has at least one featured program. By meeting all requirements for a featured program activity in a particular category, a council fulfills all requirements for that category. The six categories and the featured programs for each are as follows:
- Church – Refund Supports Vocation Program (RSVP)
- Community – Habitat for Humanity, Global Wheelchair Mission
- Council – Special Olympics
- Culture of Life – Ultrasound Initiative, March for Life
- Family – Food for Families
- Youth – Coats for Kids
Father McGivney Award
This award recognizes excellence in your council’s membership growth. Your council must meet or exceed its yearly membership quota to be eligible. The quota for councils is 7 percent increase of the council’s membership as of July 1. The minimum quota is 4 and the maximum is 35. Councils that attain Star Council status and achieve 200 percent of their net gain goal will receive the Double Star Council Award. If they achieve 300 percent of their net gain goal, they will receive the Triple Star Council Award.
This award recognizes excellence in your council’s promotion of our top-rated and exclusive insurance products. Your council must meet or exceed its yearly insurance quota to be eligible. The quota for councils is a 2.5 percent net increase in insurance membership as of July 1 for the fraternal year. The minimum quota is 3 and the maximum is 18.
(Note: all membership and insurance transactions must be received, processed, recorded and released at the Supreme Council office by June 30.)