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VOLUME 75 May 4, 2023 | May Webinar: Practical Tips for a Strong Finish Has your Council achieved all its objectives this year? Make the last month count! Please join us for this month’s webinar, Practical Tips for a Strong Finish. This webinar will be packed with information to assist councils in successfully completing all aspects of council activities and operations – Growth, programs, and much more will be discussed! We’ll cover essential information, practical suggestions, and concrete examples.
Join us on Thursday, May 25th at 8:00pm EDT. Register now for the live webinar or to watch it on demand at your convenience.Register NowIt’s not too late to view our April webinar, Accept a Leadership Challenge, and prepare to take on a leadership position. Learn what to expect, and how you will be supported. Hear from successful leaders who stepped into the breach and had wonderful, life changing experiences. 
Click HERE to view the April webinar on-demand.Warriors to Lourdes PilgrimageAs Knights, we have a calling rooted in our commitment to Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. This deep commitment allows us to put our faith, and love of country, into action. Each May, we have the privilege of supporting our U.S. military soldiers and veterans on a journey of hope and healing during the Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage. Help our warriors experience the spiritual journey of a lifetime by donating to the 2023 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage. No amount is too small and every gift will go towards providing a life-changing experience for our wounded warriors.  DONATE TODAY!Register today for fraternal benefit webinarsParticipation 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 promotional resources are available to help council leaders host and promote successful Fraternal Benefit Events. To access the resources, login to the Supply Store and go to “Shop > Fraternal > Fraternal Benefit Events Resources”. Please note that the catalog appears differently for the Canada Supply Store, but the name is the same. Take Our Mini Survey – Good Friday PromotionThis week’s Mini Survey focuses on Good Friday Promotion. It will take less than a minute.
Please complete the survey even if you haven’t done the program. Your reasons for not participating are just as valuable as responses from those participating.Click on the button below to complete the Good Friday Promotion survey. Complete Survey**If you missed last month’s survey on the Spiritual Reflection Program, you can still complete it using the link here! **District Deputy CornerReview your progress toward earning the Star District Award.Ensure councils hold their election of officers by June 15 and submit the Report of Officers Chosen for the Term (#185) and Service Program Personnel Report (#365) by June 30. Submitting these forms via Member Management is the best way to ensure officers and directors receive timely access to Officers Online and critical communications from the Supreme Council. Council Officer CornerGrand KnightSubmit the Columbian Award Application (#SP-7) as soon as your council has completed 16 program activities or credits. Continue to submit Fraternal Program Report Form (#10784) for program activity upon completion of every event. This report gives us important real time data on council activities. Your inputs are used in ongoing evaluation and improvements to our Faith in Action programs.Hold your council officer elections between May 1 and June 15 and submit the Report of Officers Chosen for the Term, Form 185 by June 30.Schedule a transition meeting with outgoing and incoming officers and directors.Financial SecretaryTimely processing of member additions and changes is critical as we approach the end of the fraternal year. If your council is on track to earn Star Council, all form 100s need to be processed by June 30. You can submit a paper form 100 or use the Candidate Tab on Officers Online.Immediately after officer elections submit the Report of Officers Chosen for the Term (#185) and Service Program Personnel Report (#365) using the Member Management application. View a short ‘How To’ video on using Member Management here. These forms are essential for effective communication between the Supreme Council and fraternal leaders.If your council’s annual accounting period ends Dec. 31, then May 15 was the deadline to submit the proper IRS form 990 (US Councils only). Ensure that this paperwork was filed.ProgramsEarn a Grant from Supreme for your Mother’s Day ASAP Fundraiser!Is your council hosting a Mother’s Day fundraiser for ASAP? Be sure to submit your ASAP Grant Application by June 30th to receive a grant from Supreme to benefit the pregnancy resource center or maternity home your council supported.
Share this video featuring a college council’s support of a local pregnancy center to inspire your members to participate! The St. Joseph Icons’ Pilgrimage ContinuesSt. Joseph Icons will continue to travel through jurisdictions for the 2023-24 fraternal year. Contact your State Pilgrim Icon Chairman to reserve a date to host a Pilgrim Icon Prayer Service. Resources are available at kofc.org/saintjoseph.
Already hosted a prayer service? Report your council’s participation in the Pilgrim Icon program today and add to the 22 million participants reported since 1979!International Family Day – Family Prayer NightAs part of the International Family Day on May 15, 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.For more information on how to pick a Family of the Month or the program or additional information, please visit www.kofc.org/familyofthemonthHockey ChallengeThis program can be run any time of the year, on ice/rink in the winter or in a parking lot during those warm days.  When councils think about fun, easy-to-run programs during the summer, please consider running the Hockey Challenge program.  For more information about this program, visit kofc.org/hockey. For Hockey pucks, street balls, plaques, medals, or hockey kits, visit Supplies Online via Officers Online. Employment OpportunityThe Knights of Columbus has a fantastic job opportunity for the position of Hispanic Fraternal Trainer.
The ideal candidate for this rewarding position is an experienced fraternal leader that has successfully served as Grand Knight and District Deputy (State officer/director experience is a plus). He is a college graduate (preferably with an emphasis on training/education, communications, and/or marketing) and has at least 3-5 years of public speaking, marketing, or presentation experience. Fluency in Spanish is required, and a native speaker is preferred. The position is located at the Supreme Headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Hispanic Fraternal Trainer develops and conducts training at the State, District, and Council levels on all aspects of the Order, including, but not limited to, membership, programs, member engagement, and officer duties and responsibilities. Trainings will be virtual and in person. This position will also be involved in the creation and production of videos and webinars for our Hispanic membership.
Click HERE for more information and to apply. Please forward this opportunity to any members who you feel would be qualified.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 HERETo view the FLA Archives, please click here.          
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