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Español  |  Français VOLUME 50| April 21, 2022 | KOFC.ORG/FORMEMBERS Forward This Email Share This Email Important Webinar for Fraternal Leaders Do you know we have councils in Ukraine and Poland that are helping refugees? We will show you Knights providing shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing, and spiritual support to victims. You will hear testimonials from survivors who escaped. We will tell you how you and your council can help. In addition, we will highlight some recent operational developments that will help you finish the year strongly and meet the challenging requirements for the Founders’ award (Insurance) and Columbian award (Programs). Join us tonight, April 21st at 8:00pm EDT for this important and informative webinar. Click Here to Register Fraternal Benefit Seminar Opportunities Join us for an informative webinar as the Knights of Columbus hosts “Retirement Planning in a Changing Landscape,” featuring America’s IRA Expert Ed Slott. If your council still needs a seminar to qualify for the Founder’s Award you need to take advantage of this opportunity. Be sure to promote all of the available sessions to your council members and parishioners and submit a Fraternal Benefit Seminar Form (#11077) to your General Agent upon the completion of the event. And remember, if you can’t join us live, it will be available on-demand afterwards. Be sure to sign-up to ensure you get the link for this important webinar. To register, please click the link below for the session you would like to attend.
May 16th @ 9:00pm EDT
May 24th @ 7:30pm EDT
May 26th @ 9:00pm EDT
June 3rd @ 7:30pm EDT
June 14th @ 7:30pm EDT
June 15th @ 7:30pm EDT
June 23rd @ 9:00pm EDT Join the KofC Faithful Citizenship Program! The Knights of Columbus Faithful Citizen Program gives members in the United States a way to voice their Catholic beliefs and values on important public policy issues. Members of the program will receive a special e-newsletter that provides insight on various federal legislative, regulatory, and legal issues. Join your voice with thousands of fellow members. With Knights, you never act alone. Sign up here. We encourage you to share this program with the members of your councils. Simply direct them to kofc.org/faithful citizen. Fraternal Operations Is your council on track to earn Star Council?
There are already 34 councils that have earned the Star Council Award. Review the criteria and finish the year strong so your council can join this list of high performers.Picture1.png2022-2023 Council Officer Elections & Reporting Section 128 of the Laws of the Order requires that officers be elected by ballot at a regular council meeting held between May 1 and June 15. Councils holding virtual meetings should review the resources and guidelines for virtual elections. For more information on council meetings and elections refer to the Guidelines for Council Meetings. Immediately after council elections the Report of Officers Chosen for the Term (#185) and Service Program Personnel Report (#365) should be submitted via the Member Management portal of Officers Online. This method immediately updates the Supreme Council system at the start of the new fraternal year with the name and contact information for all officers and directors of your council. Watch this short video tutorial to walk you through the easy process.
MLB Faith Day With opening day behind us, people are thinking about baseball. Here is a way you can partner with teams in your jurisdiction on an event that can raise the profile of the Order and introduce us to countless prospective members. Programs Family: International Family Day – Family Prayer Night As part of the International Family Day, which is on May 15th, organize a Family Prayer Night for your council, either virtual or in person, to pray and grow together in friendship. Click here to learn more about how your councils and families can participate in this program. Community: Habitat for Humanity As the weather gets warmer, Knights of Columbus councils will continue to work closely with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit Christian organization, to build homes for families in need at substantially reduced costs. Each year, councils throughout the Order donate many volunteer hours and dollars to this worthy cause. Contact your local Habitat for Humanity office by visiting habitat.org to learn about Habitat for Humanity projects near you. For more information, visit kofc.org/habitatFaith: Eucharistic Processions Learn how to host a Eucharistic Procession with your council and parish. Visit kofc.org/holy hour to access new Eucharistic Procession resources falling under the Holy Hour program. Life: Pregnancy Center Support The Dobbs v. Jackson ruling will soon emerge. Is your council prepared? Search for a pregnancy center to support in your area with this guide sheet. For important dates, action items and resources, visit our Overview and Highlights page here. Invite & Engage St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father This Knights of Columbus-produced film, now available in Spanish, features interviews with leading experts and theologians, in addition to powerful firsthand testimonials about the Guardian of Jesus and of the Holy Family. WATCH NOW District Deputy Corner Submit a Semiannual Report on Council Status (#944) for each council in your district. These are due June 30. If a council is “inactive” or “dormant” please indicate that on the form. This is a requirement for Star District Conduct a quarterly district meeting to ensure your councils close the fraternal year strong. Review Star Council progress, council election procedures, and have council leaders share best practices. Council Officer Corner Grand Knight Ensure timely processing of your RSVP and Food for Families refund applications by gathering the necessary supporting documentation and submitting the forms early. Complete the Fraternal Benefit Seminar Form (#11077) and submit to your General Agent as soon as possible after promoting an approved seminar. All fraternal webinars are available ON DEMAND. The slides and resources can be downloaded. These presentations from the Fraternal Operations, Growth, and Program teams provide valuable information every fraternal leader should know. Important Links Membership BenefitsCelebrate McGivneyFormsSuppliesFraternal OperationsTraining & WebinarsProgramsInviting Men to JoinEngage Your MembersCeremonialsThank you for your service to the Order. If you have any questions or suggestions during your term, please email fraternalmission@kofc.org SUBSCRIBE TO THE FRATERNAL LEADER ADVISORY – CLICK HERE For a full list of who receives this newsletter and the FLA Archives, please click here..          
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