State Program Director
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I hope everything is well with you and that you had a great Thanksgiving. We are now in the Advent season, preparing for Christmas, so during this time of year, I'd like to thank each of you for all of your hard work so far and continue to encourage each of you to participate in programs that will benefit the poor and less fortunate. During the holidays, we make sure to care for those who go without, and I'm confident that each and everyone of you will carry out the programs of the Knights of Columbus that cater to these people in our communities and parishes.
If you haven't started already, councils should begin preparations to schedule and host council free throw competitions. All councils should have their competitions wrapped up by January 31st. District deputies should make sure they schedule and conduct district competitions during the first two weeks in February. I'm going to ask our diocesan chairmen throughout the state to oversee scheduling and execution of regional level competitions since we do not have a state director or chairman at this time that would normally oversee this. I'm also looking for a volunteer to plan, schedule and execute our state level free throw championship.
All grand knights, make sure that your council turns in your supreme form 1728 by January 31st. This is the fraternal survey report. Meet with your officers and fill this form our correctly and accurately. There are resources on the supreme website that will assist you in filling this form out. If you have any questions, please contact our state forms chairman or myself and we will point you in the right direction.
On January 7th, the state will hold another virtual town hall meeting. I expect full participation from every council in the jurisdiction. Every GK, FS, DGK, and council program director should be on this call. Your state officers and directors/chairman will be available to answer your questions. You can enjoy this meeting from the comfort of your own home or feel free to gather with your brothers in your council at a location that has virtual meeting capabilities.
In case I don't have a chance to see you in person this month, I'd like to wish each and everyone of you and your families a very blessed and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May God bless you all. Vivat Jesus!
SK David C. Negrete, FN, FDD, PGK
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
State Program Director