By now your council should have a plan for successful programs in 2019-2020. There have been updates and minor changes to a few of the community programs. Please click on the following links for more information:
- Catholic Essay
- Coats for Kids - featured-so can be counted as two activities if you meet Supreme requirements
- Disaster Preparedness
- Free Throw
- Global Wheelchair - featured-so can be counted as two activities if you meet Supreme requirements
- Habitat for Humanity - featured-so can be counted as two activities if you meet Supreme requirements
- Helping Hands - required that one of your community activities satisfies requirements
- Soccer Challenge - regional schedule will be on state website under Programs/Community
Of course, these are the Supreme programs listed under Faith In Action - Community. As always here in Indiana, we are very supportive of other youth and community efforts such as Gibault, Blood Drives, Tootsie Roll Drives that can benefit community organizations just to name a few.
As of mid-September, I have received 35 Form 10784s and most of them were impressive activities. However, I must remind a few councils that simply cutting a few checks at a business meeting is not an activity to be reported on the 10784…the activity is what was done to raise the funds. I have also received 14 Blood Drive Reports with a total of 335 units of blood collected. I really would appreciate it if your council program director could complete a Form 10784 for Blood Drive activities even though you have filed the BD state form. This could serve you well in that it could even qualify as a required Helping Hands activity. I have also received 7 Tootsie Roll Drive Report copies. Here again, if the Tootsie Roll Drive was done for Special Olympics, you could file a Form 10784 and report it as a LIFE activity. Or if the Tootsie Roll Drive was for Gibault, file the Form 10784 as a COMMUNITY activity.
Also, please remember to comply with the SAFE Environment program to work with youth at both the Supreme level as well as your Diocesan requirements. Remember that if you do not comply with the SAFE Environment program, you will not win any awards and we all need to make sure we are protecting our youth in every way we can. The DDs have reports that show which councils are not yet in full compliance. Let’s get this done!
The State Soccer Challenge finals will be held at Guerin Catholic High School in Noblesville on October 20, 2019 with registration at 10:30am EST and shooting starting at 11am EST. The Regionals will be held the prior two weekends and that schedule is on the state website. In fact, I just chaired the NW Indiana Regional on September 29th at Andrean High School in Merrillville. We had 16 shooters and 9 champions are headed to the State Finals on October 20th. Click HERE for a copy of the Regional-State sites schedule, which also shows the State Finals info.
Please contact me with any of your questions and we can find answers.