Important Updates for Operations and Programs!
|Español | FrançaisVOLUME 62| October 20, 2022 | KOFC.ORG/FORMEMBERS Forward This Email Share This Email Important Updates for Operations and Programs You won’t want to miss this webinar. We will cover changes to the online join process that make it easier for candidates to join. We also will review recent changes to the Charter, Constitution, and Laws (CCL) that affect your council’s bylaws. We will share best practices for hosting Fraternal Benefit Seminars (FBS) and popular programs like March for Life and Global Wheelchair Mission. We also will discuss procedures and resources for managing disaster relief, and much more.|
Join us tonight, Thursday, October 20th at 8:00pm EDT. Can’t make it tonight? Register today and you can watch it later, on demand at your convenience. Register Now Mother Teresa: No Greater Love Following the success of its initial theatrical release, Mother Teresa: No Greater Love is expanding to cinemas in both the United States and Canada!
US Encore Nov. 2, 2022: Click here for council promotional resources.
Canadian debut Nov. 2 & 3, 2022: Click here for council promotional resources.Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly also announced that the Knights would allocate all its revenue from ticket sales for charitable purposes and efforts to advance the legacy of Mother Teresa.Individual TicketsGroup TicketsProgram SurveyThis week for our Program Mini Survey, we will focus on Habitat for Humanity! It is especially important to complete the survey even if you do not participate in the subject program. Your reasons for not participating are just as valuable as responses from those participating. The survey data will support decisions to retain, update, or remove certain programs.
Please complete the Habitat for Humanity survey by clicking on the button below. This survey will take less than a minute.Complete Survey**In case you missed last month’s survey on the Mass for People with Special Needs, you still have an opportunity to complete it using the link here! **Vivat Jesus 2023Copies of the 2023 edition of the Vivat Jesus prayer planner will be available on Nov. 1, through Supplies Online via Officers Online. This pocket-sized book includes monthly calendars for 2023 along with the Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenges, suggested prayers and devotions, space to develop a personalized prayer plan for each month, and much more! Vivat Jesus 2023 will be available in English and Spanish. A bulk discount will be offered through Supplies Online: 20 books for $100. Plan to order copies for your council and the men of your parish when they become available on Nov. 1. District Deputy CornerLAST CALL: DDs are required to submit the new online Annual Report on Council Status (Form 944) for every council in their district including those that are dormant, inactive, or suspended. This report, which takes less than two minutes to complete, was due September 15. Since this is a new report, we will accept late submissions through October 31. District Deputies who fail to meet this deadline will not be eligible for the Star District award unless an exception is requested and justified by their State Deputy.
Thank you to the district deputies that already submitted reports on over 7,500 councils. The valuable information in these reports helps us to allocate and direct precious resources tosupport the councils that need help. Council Officer CornerGrand KnightContact your Pastor to discuss how the council can assist him during the Christmas season.Complete your Safe Environment training and confirm that your Program, Family and Community Directors have done the same. Members will automatically be removed from their director positions if they do not complete the required training within 45 days of appointment. Council and member status can be checked using the Reports tab on Officers Online.Financial SecretaryGo to Supplies Online via Officers Online to order your supply of the new design membership cards that no longer require signatures of the Financial Secretary, Grand Knight, and Member. Use them for the upcoming billing cycle and save many hours of volunteer time.Programs
Family of the MonthSince the rollout of Family of the Month reporting to the online 10784 form, we have received numerous incomplete forms that disqualify families from being nominated for Family of the Month.
Please click on the sample 10784 image or click here to see how to fill out the report.March for LifeThe National March for Life in Washington, DC is less than 100 days away! This year’s theme, “Next Steps: Marching in a Post-Roe America,” seeks to orient the national pro-life movement as it moves to dismantle abortion across all 50 states. Join hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates and brother Knights on Friday, January 20, 2023, for this historic march following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Start organizing your council’s plans, including a bus trip for your local parish community, today! The Order’s iconic “Love Life, Choose Life” signs can be ordered for free on Supplies Online. Visit kofc.org/march or marchforlife.org for information and resources. Employment OpportunitiesWith over 50 departments across three locations, the Knights of Columbus offers a diverse set of opportunities. Visit https://careers.kofc.org/ to find one that matches your skills and goals.Important LinksMembership 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgSUBSCRIBE TO THE FRATERNAL LEADER ADVISORY – CLICK HEREFor a full list of who receives this newsletter and the FLA Archives, please click here..
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