Community Director

November 2019

Brother Knights,

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:

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-October, I have received 39 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 17 Blood Drive Reports with a total of 410 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 16 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 were held at Guerin Catholic High School in Noblesville on October 20, 2019 with 23 shooters present.  Andy Gorgol did a great job running the state finals in his first year as chairman of the event.  Pictures and results were sent out to DDs and can be found HERE on the state website.  It is not too early to get your free throw kits and plan a council event for your area.  DDs should start finding out which councils are having an event and set a date for early February for a District event.  The regional schedule should be out in in the next month or so.      

Please contact me with any of your questions and we can find answers.      

VIVAT JESUS!

Joe Erpelding 

Community Director

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