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VOLUME 76 May 18, 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 urge council members to view our April webinar, Accept a Leadership Challenge, and prepare to take on a leadership position. Learn what to expect, and hear from successful leaders who stepped into the breach and had wonderful, life changing experiences. 
Click HERE to view the April webinar on-demand.Take Our Mini Survey – Ukraine SupportThis week’s Mini Survey focuses on relief effort support in Ukraine. 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 Ukraine Support survey. Complete Survey**If you missed last month’s survey on the Good Friday Promotion, you can still complete it using the link here! **Fraternal OperationsIs your council on track to earn Star Council?
There are already 146 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.District Deputy CornerEnsure 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. Plan to hold the Installation of Council Officers as close to the start of the new fraternal year as practical. Guidelines for installations can be found here.Council Officer CornerGrand KnightCraft an effective communication plan to engage all council members. Form a committee to verify contact information and then update Member Management. Consider holding an in-person Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity before the end of the fraternal year. This is a great way to bring the community together and add new members to your council.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. Form 100s need to be processed by June 30. You can submit a paper form 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.ProgramsCoats for Kids – Inventory Still AvailableOn Knightsgear.com, coats are still available for purchase until July 1 at the price they were sold for this Fraternal Year 2022-2023. If interested, please act fast, as the inventory is limited.
RSVP Forms Due June 30, 2023Did your council support a seminarian or religious postulant during the 2022-23 fraternal year? Submit an RSVP Refund Application Form (#2663) by June 30 to receive a refund of $100 for every $500 donated (up to $400 for $2,000).
Support Special OlympicsFor the past nine years, Council 15920 in Burlington, Ontario, has participated in Special Olympics events, donating $50,000 in support of local athletes with intellectual disabilities. Start planning your council’s involvement as volunteers, coaches, or officials in the next fraternal year.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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