All You Need to Succeed - The Surge Kit
Near the start of the fraternal year (July 1) all financial secretaries of record will receive a “Surge...with Service” program kit on CDs. Each kit includes all the information your council needs to succeed at programming and recruitment. Upon receipt of this kit, the financial secretary should immediately deliver it to the grand knight. If your council did not receive a Surge CD kit by July 15, please contact 203-752-4270.
The following is a list of items included in the kit. The materials in the Surge kit should be reviewed immediately by council officials so the Service Program and membership recruitment can be quickly implemented.
Share these items among your council officers, directors and chairmen and visit this page at kofc.org/surge to review the pdf files of each item included in the kit.
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) contains the 10 Keys to Success as a Grand Knight.
The Knights of Columbus Leadership Resources (#5093) booklet contains practical information for Grand Knights and Financial Secretaries.
The How to Conduct a Meeting booklet (#483) 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 by visiting knightsgear.com.
The K of C Audiovisuals flyer (#1539) includes a listing of the recruitment/promotional DVD productions available from the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Services on a free-to-keep basis. Order forms for these videos are also included.
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 Official Knights of Columbus Emblem and Council Jewels booklet (#1910) contains color photographs and descriptions of their symbolism of the various council jewels and the Order's and Fourth Degree emblems.
The "Order of Business" Card (#1937) contains guides for conducting a council meeting, suggests for holding an officers' meeting and a review of the responsibilities of the grand knight.
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.
Use the Meeting Notice poster (#893) to notify your members of the time and date of the next council meeting.
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“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 canSoccer 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 Safe Environment Guide (#5095).
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 FAQ About the Columbian Squires flyer (#480) includes answers to some commonly asked questions about that program.
The Financial Aid booklet (#951) provides information on the various scholarships available through the Order.
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.