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    Communicate with Members

    Member engagement begins with communication. A member that doesn’t know what’s going on is going to have a hard time attending programs and events and participating in the work of the council. It’s important to remember that there are many ways to communicate – phone, email, social media, text. Also, don’t forget to use tools like your parish’s bulletin and website (with Father’s permission of course).

    Tools for Communication Email Tool Training Video Data Extract Training Video

    Ask For Member Feedback

    One of the best ways to engage council members is to ask their opinion. Good councils regularly ask their members for feedback on council programs, events and initiatives. This is also a good way to ask for new ideas and to find out if a member might want to get more involved.

    Member Interest Survey

    Recognize Life Events and Milestones

    Another great way to engage members is to recognize life events and milestones. For example, sending a card or email wishing a member “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Anniversary” (for his membership anniversary) is a great engagement strategy. You can similarly recognize the other life events of a member such as graduation, wedding, birth of a child or retirement. You can also recognize the sacramental milestones of a member’s children such a Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation or Marriage.

    Sacramental Gifts

    General Member Benefits

    Knights of Columbus members have access to a suite of benefits including exclusive content, faith formation resources, opportunities to foster fraternity and grow in charity, insurance products, and much more.

    Benefits Download PDF

    KnightCast

    KnightCast is a video series exclusively for members that shares timely, compelling information to promote personal development and faith formation.

    Learn More Sign Up

    Insurance

    The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society, which means we can provide financial security to members and their families, while turning premiums into charitable impact.

    Product Overview Find an Agent

    Updating Member Address

    When a member moves, it’s important that his contact information is updated so that he continues to receive Columbia magazine and other important communications. Council leaders can update this on Member Management or the member can update his own information online.

    Self Update Member Management

    Find a Council

    Do you have a member who's moving to a new community and wants to transfer his membership? Help him find a new council by using the "Find a Council" tool, or connect him with the Agent in the area.

    Find a Council Find an Agent

    Shining Armor Award

    The Shining Armor Award program is designed for members of your council to engage in and maintain an active level of participation in council programs and activities.

    To qualify for the Shining Armor Award, during the fraternal year, brother Knights must:

    • Be involved in at least 3 council Faith in Action programs.
    • Attend at least 3 council meetings.
    • Attend an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.
    • Meet with your council’s insurance representative or attend a fraternal benefits night.
    • Sponsor at least one man who becomes a member of the Order.

    See the Shining Armor Brochure for more information.

    Shining Armor Brochure

    Honoring Deceased Brothers

    Councils and Assemblies should adopt resolutions of condolence for the families of deceased knights. These resolutions should be entered into the formal records of the council and delivered to the families upon the death of a member.

    Council Resolution Assembly Resolution

    Family of the Month/Year

    Promote and support the development of strong and vibrant families. Each council establishes a committee to recognize a deserving Family of the Month and Family of the Year with potential for recognition on the international level.

    Resources

    VIP Program

    The Very Important Proposers (VIP) Club recognize recruiters and seek to inspire future recruiting.

    VIP Club Information VIP Order Form
    Engaging Members

    Communicate with Members

    Member engagement begins with communication. A member that doesn’t know what’s going on is going to have a hard time attending programs and events and participating in the work of the council. It’s important to remember that there are many ways to communicate – phone, email, social media, text. Also, don’t forget to use tools like your parish’s bulletin and website (with Father’s permission of course).

    Tools for Communication Email Tool Training Video Data Extract Training Video

    Ask For Member Feedback

    One of the best ways to engage council members is to ask their opinion. Good councils regularly ask their members for feedback on council programs, events and initiatives. This is also a good way to ask for new ideas and to find out if a member might want to get more involved.

    Member Interest Survey

    Recognize Life Events and Milestones

    Another great way to engage members is to recognize life events and milestones. For example, sending a card or email wishing a member “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Anniversary” (for his membership anniversary) is a great engagement strategy. You can similarly recognize the other life events of a member such as graduation, wedding, birth of a child or retirement. You can also recognize the sacramental milestones of a member’s children such a Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation or Marriage.

    Sacramental Gifts
    Promoting Member Benefits

    General Member Benefits

    Knights of Columbus members have access to a suite of benefits including exclusive content, faith formation resources, opportunities to foster fraternity and grow in charity, insurance products, and much more.

    Benefits Download PDF

    KnightCast

    KnightCast is a video series exclusively for members that shares timely, compelling information to promote personal development and faith formation.

    Learn More Sign Up

    Insurance

    The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society, which means we can provide financial security to members and their families, while turning premiums into charitable impact.

    Product Overview Find an Agent
    Updating Member Info

    Updating Member Address

    When a member moves, it’s important that his contact information is updated so that he continues to receive Columbia magazine and other important communications. Council leaders can update this on Member Management or the member can update his own information online.

    Self Update Member Management

    Find a Council

    Do you have a member who's moving to a new community and wants to transfer his membership? Help him find a new council by using the "Find a Council" tool, or connect him with the Agent in the area.

    Find a Council Find an Agent
    Recognition & Awards

    Shining Armor Award

    The Shining Armor Award program is designed for members of your council to engage in and maintain an active level of participation in council programs and activities.

    To qualify for the Shining Armor Award, during the fraternal year, brother Knights must:

    • Be involved in at least 3 council Faith in Action programs.
    • Attend at least 3 council meetings.
    • Attend an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.
    • Meet with your council’s insurance representative or attend a fraternal benefits night.
    • Sponsor at least one man who becomes a member of the Order.

    See the Shining Armor Brochure for more information.

    Shining Armor Brochure

    Honoring Deceased Brothers

    Councils and Assemblies should adopt resolutions of condolence for the families of deceased knights. These resolutions should be entered into the formal records of the council and delivered to the families upon the death of a member.

    Council Resolution Assembly Resolution

    Family of the Month/Year

    Promote and support the development of strong and vibrant families. Each council establishes a committee to recognize a deserving Family of the Month and Family of the Year with potential for recognition on the international level.

    Resources

    VIP Program

    The Very Important Proposers (VIP) Club recognize recruiters and seek to inspire future recruiting.

    VIP Club Information VIP Order Form

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