Membership and Recruitment Awards

Round Tables

Round Tables are not only a way for a council to serve a 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, councils established 4,018 Round Tables, a new record. Based on the number of Round Tables that filed the annual report, each state deputy who reached his jurisdiction’s Round Tables quota received a gift certificate.

Last year’s winners were:

Quebec - 594 Round Tables - State Deputy Claude Rosseau

Illinois - 268 Round Tables - Past State Deputy Philip J. Barone

Massachusetts - 157 Round Tables - State Deputy William F. Donovan

Florida - 123 Round Tables - Past State Deputy James J. Schonefeld

Maryland - 91 Round Tables - State Deputy Richard V. Siejack

Virginia - 89 Round Tables - Past State Deputy Kelly J. Mortensen

New Mexico - 79 Round Tables - Past State Deputy Francisco R. Gomez

North Carolina - 76 Round Tables - Past State Deputy John C. Gouldie

South Dakota - 56 Round Tables - Past State Deputy Maynard J. Konechne

Rhode Island - 41 Round Tables - State Deputy Stephen Ciolfi

Oregon - 26 Round Tables - Past State Deputy Dennis J. White

Saskatchewan - 21 Round Tables - State Deputy Arden P. Andreas

Delaware - 17 Round Tables - Past State Deputy Edward J. Lichman

Utah - 16 Round Tables - State Deputy Douglas P. Shane
 

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, 237 new councils were instituted and 129 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.

Each state deputy and his wife were recognized at the convention:

  • Visayas, 360 percent - Visayas Deputy Dionisio R. Esteban, Jr.

  • Hawaii, 300 percent - Past State Deputy Larry M. Akana

  • North Carolina, 200 percent - Past State Deputy John C. Gouldie

  • Arkansas, 150 percent - State Deputy James R. Neff

  • Texas, 108 percent - State Deputy Javier S. Martinez 

  • Luzon, 105 percent - Luzon Deputy Alonso L. Tan

  • Alberta, 100 percent - Past State Deputy Walter N. Streit

  • Arizona, 100 percent - Past State Deputy Stanley J. Schroeder

  • Colorado, 100 percent - Past State Deputy Claude A. Trujillo, Jr.

  • Delaware, 100 percent - Past State Deputy Edward J. Lichman

  • Dominican Republic, 100 percent - Past State Deputy José A. Pérez-Payano, Jr.

  • Florida, 100 percent - Past State Deputy James J. Schonefeld

  • Georgia, 100 percent - Past State Deputy Daniel J. Baker

  • Kansas, 100 percent - State Deputy Francis G. Drouhard

  • Manitoba, 100 percent - Past State Deputy Larry W. Kustra

  • Mexico Central, 100 percent - Past State Deputy Juan Fernando Brand-Ayala

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

  • Nevada, 100 percent - State Deputy James J. Kelly

  • Oklahoma, 100 percent - Past State Deputy Paul G. Weigl, Jr.

  • South Carolina, 100 percent - State Deputy Joseph F. Gubeli, Jr.

  • Utah, 100 percent - State Deputy Douglas P. Shane