State Deputy's Message

June 2017

As we start the last month of the fraternal year, there is still considerable work to be done. We must make one final push to reach our goals for this fraternal year. Every council must make an effort by June 30 if we are going to be successful.

Several councils have already met the requirements for the coveted Star Council Award and the “Sunflower Award for Excellence” with the submission of their Columbian Award Application. Many other councils are very close to reaching their Star Council goal, only needing one or two members. Every council has potential for membership growth. We simply need to continue asking eligible men to join. Review your parish rosters and visit with your high school graduating class or RCIA candidates. You have nothing to lose by asking and a lot to gain. The Knights of Columbus has so many benefits to offer to a new member, his family, his parish and his community. We just have to get the word out to those who are eligible and not be afraid to ask them to join. Then, schedule a Admission Degree and make them a member. Remember, to receive the benefits of the Order, the Form 100 must be processed at the Supreme Office by June 30.

We must also work to retain our members by getting them involved. Before considering the suspension of a member, you need to make personal contact with him. When visiting with this member make it personal and positive. Every member joins for a reason. We should not lose a member by failing to give him an opportunity or reason to stay. Again, the Knights of Columbus has so much to offer.

There is still time for every council to become active in membership. There is time for you to meet your goals, but you must act now! Sign up a new member or reinstate a former member today before the end of this fraternal year. Let’s make Kansas #1 in membership and be in the Circle of Honor this year!

Vivat Jesus

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