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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.Recruiters
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Keep yourself informed by reading the latest handbooks, magazines, newsletters and reports
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
The Measure of Success
Over 135 years ago, on July 28, 1879, The New York Times described in a front page article “Roman Catholic Troubles in New Haven: How an Aristocratic Avenue was Blemished by a Roman Church Edifice.” The article reported St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., as “cold and repulsive [in] appearance,” with parishioners who are “mostly servant girls.” Noting that the parish held only 85 cents in its treasury at the end of 1878, with a debt of $160,000 ($3.724 million in today’s money), the article states: “It is considered almost impossible to continue the Church in its present condition. ... How foolish were those who persisted in building the Church on the spot where it stands,” The New York Times concluded. “It invaded the most exclusive home of wealth and culture. It is an eyesore on the avenue, a source of annoyance and injury to neighboring residents, and a complete failure as a business enterprise.”
This month's Chaplain's ReportState Chaplains Meeting