State Program Director
First things first, if you haven’t completed Supreme form 185 and 365, you need to make that your first item on your “to do” list. Looking at the last report from Supreme, there are still many councils out there that haven’t completed this simple task. Ten minutes fellas, that’s all it takes. Second, once you have completed and submitted those forms, save a copy of them, and then attach them to the state’s “IN-FORM 1” if you haven’t completed that either. Filling out these 3 simple forms eliminates many communication issues and will also ensure that your council is on track to being compliant with many of our rules, especially safe environment compliance. Many thanks to all those councils out there who have already completed these 3 easy and simple tasks. If you need assistance with any of these forms or have questions, I am more than happy to assist you and walk you through the process. Here are the links for the reports:
Supreme 185 and 365 (English): https://www.kofc.org/en/for-members/resources/council-forms.html
Supreme 185 and 365 (Spanish): https://www.kofc.org/es/for-members/resources/council-forms.html
IN-FORM 1 (state form): http://www.indianakofc.org/download/forms/IN-FORM1%20-%20v.%202021-08-07.pdf
There are many things going on throughout our state and throughout the order so thank you for all your hard work and dedication. With everyone’s participation, this year will be great. Make sure to include membership materials at every event. Treat every event as an opportunity to pick up new members. Every council should be promoting the “Family of the Month” program and selecting a knight and his family to honor each month. Our “Into the Breach” activities are highlighted for September so if your council is engaged in this activity, make sure this is your focus this month.
Soccer/Hockey challenges should be conducted this month. Plan accordingly so you have enough time to have your council winners participate in district and regional competitions. District competitions are to be organized by the district deputies and the regional and state final will be put together by our state youth director, Andy Gorgol. Please contact Andy if you have any questions about regional or state competitions.
On the Special Olympics front, please make sure you check in with our state SOIC chairman, Mike Lewis for any events and activities. Sponsor and be active in plane pull and make sure that you are in touch with your county coordinators to assist them.
Have a great month brothers and stay safe. Vivat Jesus!