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Surge Kit

The following is a list of items included in Surge…with Service kit. The materials in the Surge kit should be reviewed immediately by council officials so your council can begin to implement the service program. If you have any questions about the Surge kit, please contact 203-752-4270.

Surge...with Service program manual (#962) contains information and suggestions that council officers and directors need to effectively perform their individual roles in the Service Program and membership recruitment.

The Grand Knight's Guide (#5085) is designed to help you be an effective Grand Knight by defining 10 high level keys to success as a Grand Knight. This guide should be used in conjunction with The Method of Conducting Council Meetings (#10318) and the Knights of Columbus Leadership Resources (#5093).

The Method of Conducting Council Meetings (#10318) includes guidelines for the grand knight on conducting meetings in a professional and efficient style.

The Supply Catalog (#1264) features a format specifically designed to help you quickly locate materials. Materials can be ordered from the catalog by using a Requisition Form (#1).

The Council Report Forms Booklet (#1436) contains the reporting forms that a council needs to run smoothly. It also includes two checklists in the front, listing when these forms are due.

The Knights of Columbus Protocol Booklet (#1612) contains guidelines on proper conduct and procedures for a variety of situations including council meetings, the relationship of the district deputy to the grand knight and a state deputy visit.

The Family of the Month booklet (#1993) contains guidelines on participating in the Knights of Columbus "Family of the Month" and "Family of the Year" programs.

The Duties and Responsibilities of Council Officers and Directors (#4241) provides a brief description of the duties of council officers and directors and a short explanation of your jewel of office.

The Knights of Columbus Round Table Program booklet (#2632) contains details and guidelines for the Round Table program.

The Knights of Columbus Certificates flyer (#2640) lists information, including prices, on all certificates currently offered by the Supreme Council office.

The Chaplain's Handbook (#945) covers the relationship of the chaplain to the council, information on the Order and a brief history of the Order's founder, Father Michael J. McGivney.

The Vocations Handbook (#1942) includes information on the Order's various vocations initiatives (including the Refund Support Vocations Program), available student loans and scholarship for seminarians, suggested activities and a reading list of materials.

The Getting Your Message Across –Knights of Columbus Councils Public Relations and Publicity Guide (#2235) explains how to effectively work with news editors and directors in getting your council's newsworthy events published and broadcast.

All the information needed to conduct the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest is included in the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest Guide (#4112).

All the information a council needs to know on how to submit an article and/or photo for the “Knights in Action” section of Columbia is included in the “Your Story in Columbia” flyer (#4344).

The Parish Round Table Initiative flyer (#4519) features information on how to set up a Round Table at individual parishes covered by one council.

The Soccer Challenge Guide (#4576) features instructions on how a council can participate in the Order Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge.

Information on the rules set for youth leaders and programs to ensure the safety young people participating in the Orders’ programs, as well as applications for youth leaders, are all included in the Youth Protection Program booklet (#4670).

The Financial Secretary Quick Facts flyer (#4720) provides a brief list of the financial secretary’s duties and responsibilities.

The CIS program offers a variety of faith-based educational materials that can be used in councils, parishes and faith formation programs. Use the link to access more information on the CIS program.

The Financial Aid booklet (#951) provides information on the various scholarships available through the Order.

The Free Throw Guide (#1928) includes all of the information necessary for a council to participate in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild serves as a source for information about the life, works and spirituality of Father McGivney. Use the link to access more information on how to join the guild today.

The “Promoting the Insurance Program” flyer (#4532) offers information on how to encourage your members to take advantage of the Order’s top-rated insurance products.

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest (#4202) is designed for young people from your community involved in exploring the role of a Catholic citizen from a variety of perspectives.

Membership Recruitment and Retention Manual (#10237) will assist your council in implementing a successful membership program to attract and engage members in charitable activities.

Knights of Columbus Leadership Resources (#5093) is designed to offer District Deputies, Grand Knights and Financial Secretaries practical information in the exercise of their duties and responsibilities. In particular, the Financial Secretary is encouraged to become familiar with the entire publication as information is provided on the Member Management and Member Billing Applications, membership transactions and record retention to name a few topics.

Financial Secretary's Guide (#5089) is designed to help you be an effective financial secretary by defining 10 high level keys to success as a Financial Secretary. This guide should be used in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus Leadership Resources (#5093) in which you will find detailed information on the Member Management and Member Billing Applications, generating membership cards, membership transactions and record retention to name a few topics.

Safe Environment Manual (#5095) is designed for Grand Knights and Faithful Navigators to successfully implement the Safe Environment initiative in their council/assembly.

Fraternal Leader Success Planner (#5033) A planner that should be used by each fraternal leader to keep track of council programs, membership drives, Admission Degrees, etc. The planner is also a tool to measure your council's success with each charitable outreach program.