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VOLUME 71 March 2, 2023 | Grand Knight and Financial Secretary Webinar: Getting Online Joins Into Your Council Grand Knights and Financial Secretaries are invited to a special edition training session on using the Prospect Tab in Officer’s Online. This session will take place online on Thursday, March 9 from 8pm – 9pm ET.
Knowing how to use the Prospect Tab will enable your council to: Welcome new members into your council promptly Ensure the best experience for new members of the Order Remain up-to-date on council best practices Accelerate your council’s progress toward membership quotas, the McGivney Award, and Star Council You can register for this online session at the button below. Can’t watch live? No worries, still register so you can access on-demand. Register Now Documentary on Relief Efforts in Ukraine Airs on ABC Beginning February 26, and running for six consecutive weeks, In Solidarity with Ukraine will air on ABC affiliates across the United States through a partnership with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission. In Solidarity with Ukraine, an inspiring new film from the Knights of Columbus, see a vivid example of what it means to be a Christian disciple in the midst of war, and how the light of the Gospel continues to shine in the darkness. Please visit www.ukrainefilm.com to learn more and check the broadcast schedule for airings in your area. Online Our cooperate print provider will be performing system updates from March 10 at 5:00pm CST until March 13 at 8:00am CST. The Supplies Online store will be down during this time period, and no items will be available for order. If you anticipate needing items around this time, please plan ahead and order early. Register today for upcoming webinars Knights of Columbus agencies are offering new financial informational webinars for 2023. These online seminars feature industry leading speakers who will touch on various topics of value to our members and their families: the importance of life insurance, retirement planning, savings and more! Participation in these events qualifies towards Founder’s Award requirements for Fraternal Benefit Events.
Click HERE to find a seminar offered in your jurisdiction. Promote your online seminar to your members and encourage them to register today. Space is limited.
For Canada: Canadian insurance agencies are planning for agent-led events and presentations. Please coordinate directly with your general agent. New! Marketing Materials for Fraternal Benefit Events New promotional resources are now live and available to help council leaders host and promote successful Fraternal Benefit Events. Review and download these new materials from the online Supply Store. 
Through the new Fraternal Benefit Event Resources catalog, fraternal leaders now have access to:Fraternal Benefit Events Guidebook – A 10-page guide for council leaders for successful event planningEvent Planning Workbook – An 8–10-week plan to maximize your event successBulletin & Pulpit Announcements – language to promote your events to members, prospects and parishionersSocial Media graphics, Poster and Email Invitation Templates – personalize materials for your events!To access the resources, login to the Supply Store and go to “Shop > Fraternal > Fraternal Benefit Event Resources.” Please note that the catalog appears differently for the Canada Supply Store, but the name is the same. Take Our Mini Survey – Family Fully Alive ProgramThis week’s Mini Survey focuses on the Family Fully Alive program. It will take less than a minute.
Please complete the survey even if you haven’t done the program. We are interested in your reasons for not participating.
Click on the button below to complete the Family Fully Alive survey.Complete Survey**If you missed last month’s survey on the Into the Breach Program, you can still complete it using the link here! **For important dates, action items, and resources, visit our Overview and Highlights page here.Fraternal Trainers: A Valuable ResourceFraternal Trainers are a resource for fraternal leaders in both the United States and Canada. They provide training for state, district, and council leaders, both virtually and in person. Click HERE to learn about upcoming virtual training opportunities.District Deputy CornerThe Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) was due Jan. 31, 2023. Please ensure all your councils have submitted this form. Share this short training video on how to complete the form online. Explain the value of this information by sharing this Excerpt from the 2022 Annual Report of the Supreme Knight, which uses data from the survey to tell the story of our Order.Ensure your councils are compliant with our Safe Environment Program on the Reports tab of Officers Online. This is a Star Council Award requirement. The Semiannual Council Audit Report (#1295) was due February 15. Please ensure all your councils have submitted this form. It is required to maintain the bonding on council financial secretaries and treasurers. Council Officer CornerGrand KnightThe Semiannual Council Audit Report (#1295) was due February 15. This form is required to maintain the bonding on your Financial Secretary and Treasurer.Acknowledge the hard work and perseverance of the brothers in your council by completing the State Council Service Program Awards Entry Form (#STSP) and submitting it to your state council for award consideration.Schedule a Spring Church Drive and Fraternal Benefits SeminarElect the delegates that will represent your council at your State Convention. Consult the Leadership Resources book for more information.Financial SecretaryCouncil Payments Due – The Per Capita, Catholic Advertising and Culture of Life levies are due to the Supreme Council before April 10. Failure to pay will result in suspension of the council. A suspended council may not be seated at their state convention, nor are its members eligible to be delegates to the Supreme Council Meeting and Convention.ProgramsGood Friday Family PromotionAs we approach Holy Week, your council should encourage families to attend the Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion. This is a perfect way to enter the passion and death of Jesus spiritually and an opportunity to support Christians in the Holy Land through the Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land.For Good Friday Family Promotion resources, visit www.kofc.org/goodfriday.March for LifeTens of thousands of Knights and pro-life advocates turned out for the 2023 National March for Life in Washington, D.C. Thousands more demonstrated in state Marches across the continent. Continue to speak in defense of the unborn and moms in need by marching in your next state or local March.Brother Knights in Canada can attend the upcoming National March in Ottawa on May 11 and other provincial marches across the country!Helping HandsAs Easter is quickly approaching consider the helping hands program with things like serving at soup kitchens or planting flowers. The Helping Hands Program is designed to recognize the important work many councils already do to care for the most disadvantaged members of our communities – the homeless, the addicted, the elderly who may feel isolated and abandoned, and many others. For Helping Hands resources, visit www.kofc.org/helpinghands.Employment OpportunitiesWith over 50 departments across three locations, the Knights of Columbus offers a diverse set of opportunities. Click on the links below to find one that matches your skills and goals:Become an Agent (kofc.org)Join our Corporate Team (kofc.org)Intern with us (kofc.org)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 fraternalmission@kofc.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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