International Family of The Year

Membership and Recruitment Awards

Round Tables

Parish Round Tables are not only a way for a council to serve a parish, but also a great way to recruit new members. The Orderwide average of new members recruited per active Round Table is three.

During the 2011-2012 fraternal year, councils established 3,376 Round Tables. Jurisdictions reaching their goals for 2011-2012 are:

Delaware, 10 Round Tables
Past State Deputy David R. Brown, Sr.

District of Columbia, 15 Round Tables
Past State Deputy Peter A. Gabauer

Utah, 22 Round Tables
Past State Deputy Ray L. Lopez

Idaho, 25 Round Tables
Past State Deputy John R. Ganguzza

Manitoba, 25 Round Tables
State Deputy Merlyn A. Onyschuk

South Carolina, 46 Round Tables
Past State Deputy Thomas M. Monahon

Virginia, 60 Round Tables
Past State Deputy Ronald P. Gorman

Mindanao, 70 Round Tables
Mindanao Deputy Balbino C. Fauni

Colorado, 83 Round Tables
State Deputy Roger G. Muller

Florida, 97 Round Tables
State Deputy Christopher E. Kernan

Wisconsin, 197 Round Tables
Past State Deputy Daniel E. Hull

Michigan, 204 Round Tables
Past State Deputy Thomas A. Marcetti, Sr.

Iowa, 230 Round Tables
Past State Deputy Michael P. Laake

California, 266 Round Tables
Past State Deputy Charles H. Clark

Texas, 308 Round Tables
Past State Deputy Anton A. Herreth


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, 206 new councils were instituted and 57 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.

Alabama, 100 Percent
Past State Deputy Raymond M. Carney

Arkansas, 100 Percent
Past State Deputy Charles L. Ketter

Delaware, 100 Percent
Past State Deputy David R. Brown, Sr.

Florida, 100 Percent
State Deputy Christopher E. Kernan

Iowa, 100 Percent
Past State Deputy Michael P. Laake

Kentucky, 100 Percent
Past State Deputy Richard D. Arnold

Mississippi, 100 Percent
State Deputy Gerald E. Schmuck

Poland, 100 Percent
State Deputy Krzysztof E. Orzechowski

South Carolina, 100 Percent
Past State Deputy Thomas M. Monahon

South Dakota, 100 Percent
State Deputy Terry M. Schweitzer

Utah, 100 Percent
Past State Deputy Ray L. Lopez

Washington, 100 Percent
State Deputy Donald J. McBride

West Virginia, 100 Percent
Past State Deputy Darrell W. Capral

Luzon, 112 Percent
Luzon Deputy Arsenio Isidro G. Yap

Visayas, 115 Percent
Visayas Deputy Rodrigo N. Sorongon

Dominican Republic, 140 Percent
State Deputy Robin E. Santana Hirujo

Oregon, 150 Percent
State Deputy Patrick L. Rice

Mindanao, 160 Percent
Mindanao Deputy Balbino C. Fauni


Every Council Active

The Every Council Active program is designed to encourage all councils to recruit at least one new member during the fraternal year. During the 2011-2012 fraternal year, 11,532 councils brought in at least one new member.

All state deputies are encouraged to strive towards attaining Every Council Active status during their term in office.