The Membership Recruitment Training video, has two parts, first an overview from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson on the importance of training and membership recruitment, and second, the membership recruitment training presentation. The training presentation covers four methods that councils can employ to recruit and retain members. Please show this video at upcoming council and council officer’s meetings. This video presentation can be viewed online or downloaded to a computer. Please use the information in this presentation to help ensure a great year in membership recruitment.
This production is geared to help councils strengthen their rosters with active new members and develop local leaders for the Order. The production looks at a successful council and its efforts to work with other local councils to make a difference in the local parish and community.
A coordinated membership Recruitment Drive is an all-out effort to maximize your membership teams' efforts by canvassing an entire parish on one weekend, gathering the names of prospective new members for follow-up. Order your supplies now for your next Recruitment Drive.
The Supreme Council office has automated the processing of Honorary/Honorary Life awards and the issuing of the appropriate cards for council/assembly members. This change includes the new Fourth Degree Honorary distinction. With this, notification to the Supreme Council office requesting these updates is no longer needed. After the initial run, the cards will be sent to FSs/FCs weekly for presentation at a suitable occasion.
All You Need to Succeed
All council payments for Per Capita, Catholic Advertising and Culture of Life assessments as well as any Supply Charges can be mailed to:
Knights of Columbus
Attn: Council Accounts
P.O. Box 1480
New Haven, CT 06506-1480
These payments should be forwarded to the Supreme Council Office within 65 days of the January 1 and July 1 billing date to allow sufficient processing time prior to the suspension date of April 10 and October 10.
The Order encourages all councils and assemblies to sponsor the Knights of Columbus Essay Contest at schools in their communities. The essay contest is a creative way to encourage young people to become citizens who are firmly grounded in the Faith.
Now is the time to order your Soccer Challenge Kits for your council competititions in September. Click on the title above to learn more about the Soccer Challenge. District Deputies should start preparing for their district competitions and order your kits. Also, order your district medallions by calling (203) 752-4016.
Council Challenge - If the council recruits 12 new or former members and reports the results on the form, the council receives VIP points to be used at the council's discretion. The points can be used to purchase merchandise for the Knights of Columbus gift catalog. Remember there are two steps: first, recruit the new members and second, complete the form. Guidelines are as follows:
Recruit 12 by September 30, 2014 and receive 60,000 V.I.P. Points.
Recruit 12 by December 30, 2014 and receive 40,000 V.I.P. Points.
Recruit 12 by June 30, 2015 and receive 20,000 V.I.P. Points.
Please note points will be sent out at the end of each time frame.
On Par for Star - This contest is for councils that may need to catch up to be on track for the Star Council award; the contest runs from October 1 through December 31, 2014. By the end of December your council should be halfway towards its Star Council Award net membership quota. Please click here for details.
Star Council is the ultimate goal for any council. For the fraternal year 2014-15 ending on June 30, 2015, if your council attains:
Star Council - Council will receive 10,000 VIP points
Double Star Council - Council will receive 20,000 VIP points
Triple Star Council - Council will receive 30,000 VIP points
Over 400% - 40,000 VIP Points
These points are in addition to the plaque for the council and the lapel pins for the Grand Knight, Council Membership Director, and Council Program Director.
BONUS - Please click here
Compete against other jurisdictions in your country and stay NET/NET positive each month. Click on countries below for more information. Click on the title for the World Sports Membership Championship Report.Philippines
The final standings are in for the World Series of Membership. This challenged each state to compete against another to advance into the finals. Congratualtions to the following states for winning their divisions:
Visayas, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, and District of Columbia
Click on the title to get the final State Report.
The World Series of Membership started July 1, 2014 for the District Deputies and finished September 30, 2014. Click on the title to get the detailed information on this inititative.
The World Series of Membership started July 1, 2014 for the recruiters and finished September 30, 2014. This challenged each recruiter to recruit members for additional VIP Recruitment Reward Points and a chance to win a full-size Louisville Slugger personalized bat. Click on the title to get the detailed information.
Recruit new members between October 1 and December 31, 2014 and you will receive one or more of the following commemorative items:
|Members Recruited||Commemorative Item|
|1 or 2||Ceramic Mug|
|3 or 4||Swiss Army Knife|
|5 to 9||Coaster Set|
|10 or more||Receive all the above|
Recruiting new members is essential to the continued growth and well-being of your council and the Order. Offering a man membership in the Knights of Columbus gives him the opportunity to improve his own life and his community. Membership allows him to experience the fraternal bond that Knights share while growing closer to his family and faith.
The Service Program is designed to establish each council as an influential and important force within the community, elevate the status of the programming personnel, provide more meaningful and relevant programs of action, establish direct areas of responsibility, build leadership, and ensure the success of council programs.
Keep yourself informed by reading the latest handbooks, magazines, newsletters and reports
Knightline - News from the Supreme Office
District Deputy reminder - Membership and programming
Squires newsletter - Monthy updates for circle leaders
Chaplain's report - Monthly updates for Chaplains
Columbia Magazine - Knights of Columbus monthly magazine
“Memento Mori.” Remember Death. These are words every brother Knight is sure to recall. While the exemplary practice of being present to the grieving family of deceased brother Knights and of offering the rosary during the wake or funeral is widespread, knowledge of the Catholic practices surrounding death continues to wane. I was stunned recently when cousins announced that they would not have a funeral Mass for my uncle — a devout, daily Mass-going Catholic — because the wake and funeral combined would be too much for the family to bear. November is an appropriate time to revisit the distinct teachings of the faith and Catholic practices on this vital subject with the men of your councils, and to invite them to inscribe their own wishes in their wills!
This month's Chaplain's ReportState Chaplains Meeting