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.
Recruit more than the other jurisdictions in your division from January 1st – March 31st, 2014 and take home the gold! The top four jurisdictions in each division with the highest percentage of membership intake will be rewarded. The jurisdictions must be Net/Net positive for the three month period to be eligible to win a prize. As an added bonus, recruit 10% of your membership intake quota each month and your rewards will double with each goal of 10% completed.
We have some exciting initiatives that we hope District Deputies will take advantage of and will bring us to the close of the fraternal year on June 30th. These initiatives are meant to evangelize fellow Catholic men by getting them more involved in the life of the Church and to reward District Deputies for making it possible. Please click on the title above to read the qualifications.
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.
One of the best recruitment programs is the Officers Challenge. This recruitment effort allows the council officers to lead by example. This program is so important that we are giving the officers one fraternal year to meet the challenge.
If each officer recruits one new member and the council reports the results on the form that was mailed, the council receives 26,000 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 that was mailed.
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 Path of Conversion for Your Council
In praying that “every Church community will undertake a fruitful Lenten journey,” Pope Francis’ 2014 Lenten Message clearly spells out what evangelical charity can look like for a Knights of Columbus council. Drawing inspiration from St. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians 8:9, Pope Francis reminds us that the path to conversion comes through the poverty of Christ.
This month's Chaplain's ReportState Chaplains Meeting