Membership and Recruitment Awards

Round Tables

Round Tables are not only a way for a council to serve the parish, but also a great way to recruit new members. The national average of new members per active round table is currently three.

During the last fraternal year, the councils established 3,969 Round Tables, a new record. Each state deputy who reached his jurisdiction’s Round Tables quota and based on the number of Round Tables that filed the annual report received a gift certificate.

Last year’s winners were:

California –273 Round Tables – Past State Deputy James R. Scroggin,

Delaware – 16 Round Tables – Past State Deputy Andrew M. Elisee

District of Columbia – 21 Round Tables – Past State Deputy Peter D. Gervais

Florida – 111 Round Tables – State Deputy James J. Schonefeld

Idaho – 23 Round Tables – State Deputy James W. Herman

Iowa – 127 Round Tables – Past State Deputy Michael P. Gaspers

Kansas – 49 Round Tables – Past State Deputy Donald L. Wagner

Maryland – 94 Round Tables – Past State Deputy Edgar D. Haynes

New Mexico – 70 Round Tables – State Deputy Francisco R. Gomez

North Carolina – 62 Round Tables – State Deputy John C. Gouldie

Quebec – 495 Round Tables – Past State Deputy Jean Richard

Rhode Island  – 31 Round Tables – Past State Deputy Arthur D. Sylvester

Utah –13 Round Tables – Past State Deputy Charles E. Dover, Jr.

Virginia – 92 Round Tables –  Past State Deputy Leonardo P. Pulizzi

 

New Council Development

New Council Development and council reactivation continue to be the foundation of the Order’s growth and our goal to establish a Knights of Columbus presence in every parish. During the past fraternal year, 244 new councils were instituted and 169 councils were reactivated.

A state deputy attaining the new council development quota for his jurisdiction receives the Supreme Knight’s New Council Development Award. This plaque bears a replica of the jewel of office for the state deputy and lists the councils instituted during the fraternal year.

Awardees were:

  • Alberta, 100 percent – State Deputy Walter Streit

  • California, 100 percent – Past State Deputy James R. Scroggin

  • District of Columbia, 100 percent – Past State Deputy Peter D. Gervais

  • Mindanao, 100 percent – Mindanao Deputy Sofronio R. Cruz

  • Nebraska, 100 percent – Past State Deputy Donald A. Ferneding

  • Nevada, 100 percent – Past State Deputy Paul S. Dendary

  • New Mexico, 100 percent – State Deputy Francisco R. Gomez

  • North Carolina, 100 percent – State Deputy John C. Gouldie

  • Prince Edward Island, 100 percent – State Deputy Alvin R. Curley

  • Rhode Island, 100 percent – Past State Deputy Arthur D. Sylvester

  • South Carolina, 100 percent – Past State Deputy Robert W. Ficco

  • Utah, 100 percent – Past State Deputy Charles E. Dover, Jr.

  • Ohio, 110 percent – State Deputy Lawrence A. Moegling

  • Luzon, 115 percent – Luzon Deputy Alonso L. Tan

  • Pennsylvania, 117 percent – Past State Deputy Michael J. O’Connor

  • Maryland, 125 percent – Past State Deputy Edgar D. Haynes

  • Florida, 133 percent – State Deputy James J. Schonefeld

  • Georgia, 133 percent – State Deputy Daniel J. Baker

  • Virginia, 133 percent – Past State Deputy Leonardo P. Pulizzi

  • Colorado, 150 percent – State Deputy Claude A. Trujillo, Jr.

  • Guam, 200 percent – State Deputy Joseph J.A. Yatar

  • Visayas, 250 percent – Visayas Deputy Dionisio R. Esteban, Jr.