NEW Membership Recruitment Training Video

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.

 

 

 

"The Power of One"

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.

 

 

 

Recruitment Drive

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.

 

 

 

Automated Honorary/Honorary Life Awards

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

The Surge Kit 
Officer handbooks 
Media Library
Forms
Officers Online
Recruit Retain Reactivate to Council Health (.ppt)

 

 

 

Council Assessments

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.

 

 

 

Knights of Columbus Essay Contest

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.

 

 

 

Soccer Challenge

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. 

 

 

 

World Series of Membership

We have new exciting incentives that have started July 1, 2014 for the State, District, and Recruiters.  The incentive is called the World Series of Membership.  Please click on the links below to see the specifications for each.  Click on the title to get the most recent State Report.

State 

District 

Recruiters

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Race to the Finish

The checkered flag is waving and the final results are in.  Click on the title above to see the final results. Any questions please call (203) 752-4247.

 

 

 

Star Council Incentives

Star Council is the ultimate goal for any council. For the fraternal year 2013-14 ending on June 30, 2014, if your council attains:

 

Star Council - Council will receive 4,000 VIP points

Double Star Council - Council will receive 8,000 VIP points

Triple Star Council - Council will receive 16,000 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.

*For every level above Triple Star Council, the council will receive an additional 5,000 VIP points.

 

 

 

Membership Growth

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.

 

  Supreme Knight on Membership
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Program Planning

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.

 

 

 

Service Activities

Church 

Community 

Council 

Family 

Culture of Life 

Youth

 

 

Leadership Communications

Keep yourself informed by reading the latest handbooks, magazines, newsletters and reports

 

 

 

Publications

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

 

 

Council Growth

The dream of Father Michael J. McGivney was to have a council presence in every parish is our daily focus

 

 

 

 

 

For Chaplains

Father Jonathan D. Kalisch O.P.

Father Jonathan D. Kalisch
O.P.
Director of Chaplains and Spiritual Development

The Persistent Hope of the Founder

“How many of us weep before the suffering of a child, before the breakup of a family, before so many people who do not find the path? The weeping of a priest... Do you weep? Or in this presbyterate have we lost all tears? Do you weep for your people? Tell me, do you offer intercessory prayer before the Tabernacle?  Do you struggle with the Lord for your people, as Abraham struggled?”  These words of Pope Francis to the priests of Rome in March 2014 remind us of an essential mission of every priest: to act and intercede on behalf of those on our path whom God has entrusted us to serve.

 

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Chaplain’s Report Archives

Chaplain’s Handbook 

State Chaplains Meeting