NOTE: In response to the challenges faced and restrictions enacted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Supreme has REDUCED the requirements for achieving awards this year. Councils will qualify for the McGivney Award if they meet 60% of their membership quota, and will qualify for the Founders Award if they meet 50% of their insurance goal or host one Fraternal Benefits meeting (live or virtual). Click HERE to see the updated Membership Insurance State Intake Progress Report to see how your council is doing. (supreme reductions for the Columbian Award can be found on the State Program Director page.)
Thank you for all you are doing to drive membership growth during these difficult days. As you know, the Supreme Council is hosting several online Exemplifications of Charity, Unity and Fraternity each week…two every Tuesday and two every Thursday…in addition to frequent degrees in French and Spanish. In addition, many jurisdictions are conducting their own state, regional or diocesan degrees. If your District is not already hosting online degrees, I encourage you to do so.
In order to encourage and reward ongoing recruitment activity, the Supreme Council is offering the following incentives during June:
- Every district deputy whose councils recruit 10 or more candidates to either Supreme-led or State-led exemplifications during June - and those new members are processed into the receiving councils by Membership Records – will receive $50.
- Every new member who joins during June either online or through a Supreme Council or state council sponsored degree will receive a specially crafted coin depicting our founder, Fr. Michael J. McGivney, who will soon be beatified and declared Blessed by the Church.
Please promote these incentives among your Grand knights, encouraging them to make every effort to grow the Order so that we can continue our work helping those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and make them better Catholic Gentlemen.
Nothing is impossible with God!
State Membership Director
SK Frank Joseph
RECRUIT --> ENGAGE --> RETAIN