Membership and Recruitment Awards

Star Council Award

The Star Council Award is the highest distinction any council can receive. It takes into consideration membership and insurance growth as well as programming activities reported in each of the six program categories of our “Surge ... with Service” program.

At the end of the 2009-10 fraternal year, 1,138 councils achieved Star Council status.

Additionally, 318 councils met both the membership and insurance quotas. We continue to urge all grand knights to give closer attention to completing and submitting their Columbian Award Application before the June 30 deadline.

As a special incentive for those grand knights whose councils attained Star Council status, their names were entered into a drawing for one of four incentive trips for their efforts. The grand prize drawing was for one grand knight and his wife to come here to the Supreme Convention.

Richard F. Reich from Pope John Paul II Council 13900 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., was chosen from the drawing to be recognized on behalf of his council for outstanding efforts in attaining Star Council Status during the past fraternal year.

  • The three grand knights and their wives who have won a trip to New Haven during the fall of 2010 are:
    Edward J. Young of Monsignor Tombu Council 6169 in Biggar, Saskatchewan.
  • Henry F. Montoya of St. Louis Demontfort Council 14553 in Oak Lawn, Ill.
  • Matthew M. Harmon of St. Luke Council 14689 in Shoreline, Wash.

The five jurisdictions with the highest number of Star Council winners as of June 30, 2010, are:

Texas 97

Luzon 94

California.64
Michigan 53
Mindanao  47
A total of 3,090 councils earned the Father McGivney Award, which recognizes outstanding recruitment and retention efforts.

A total of 2,120 councils won the Founders’ Award, which is earned for excellence in insurance promotion and attainment of the council’s insurance quota.

Star District Awards

District deputies are responsible for ensuring the growth of the Order, and the attainment of Star District status is the ultimate goal of every district deputy.

The Star District Award goes to district deputies attaining 100 percent or more of their district’s membership and insurance quotas.

A total of 508 district deputies qualified for the Star District Award during the 2009-10 fraternal year. Award winners receive a wall plaque with a Star District medallion.

The district deputies who attained Star District status during the fraternal year were entered into a drawing for one of four incentive trips for their efforts.

District deputies received additional entries into this drawing for each council that attained Star Council within their district.

The grand prize drawing was for one district deputy and his wife to come here to Washington, D.C.

District Deputy Joseph A. Muhl from District #73 in California was selected to be recognized for his efforts in attaining Star District status during the fraternal year at the convention.

The three runner-up district deputies winning a trip to New Haven are:

Robert Hall from District #5 in Kansas.

Gary Bogunia from District #11 in North
Carolina.

David Morris from District #70 in Ontario.

The following jurisdictions had the highest number of Star District winners as of June 30, 2010:

Luzon 110
Mindanao 70
Visayas 71
Texas 24
California 23