Indiana State Council Officers

Gilbert E. "Gil" Spisak

State Secretary

StateSecretary@IndianaKofC.org

Home Council : 9114 - NATIVITY OF OUR SAVIOR PORTAGE, IN

Home Assembly : 240 - FATHER SORIN VALPARAISO, IN

Worthy Brother Knights,

Happy Easter to Everyone!

We should work to become more like CHRIST during this Easter Season, not only with our words, but even more as we Lead by Example with our Deeds and Actions in the way we treat others.  Instead of condemning another person, we should be asking them “What can we do to help.”  Think about it – How would you feel if you in the other persons shoes?  With the Knights working to be the Example to help others, we can become better Christians in the way we treat other people this Easter season and throughout the year with our actions and deeds.

A Reminder:  We have several upcoming events to mention in the State, one being the 123rd Annual State Convention that will be held at the Monroe Convention Center in Bloomington on May 17th to 19th, 2024.  Attending is as easy as 1-2-3 for the 123rd Annual State Convention!

123rd Annual Meeting of the Knights of Columbus (2024 State Convention)

The information and registration for the 2024 State Convention can be found on the State website - https://indianakofc.org/Resources/News/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/3110/2024-State-Convention-May-17-May-19

Everyone must register online through Whova to attend the State Convention - https://whova.com/portal/registration/ikocs_202405/.  Register early to save on the registration costs.

NOTE:  Whova limits registration to one person per email address.  Registration code if asked is INKofC2024.

Each attendee must register individually, so complete/submit the registration for yourself, and if registering another person, register them after your registration has been completed/submitted.  Whova identifies each person by their email address, only 1 email address per person.

Additionally, there are two hotels mentioned in the State Secretary letter and the Courtyard is next door to the convention center for those with accessibility needs.  Hotels are booked separately by the attendees with the links and group codes provided in the State Secretary letter on the State’s website convention section.

We are planning a Eucharistic Procession for Saturday morning, May 18th from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Convention in addition to all the other great activities.  District Master, Patrick Glavin, is coordinating the 4th Degree Knights for the procession.

Credential Forms for Delegates/Alternates are to be submitted by the council FS, and must be received before the 5/1/2024 deadline to the State Secretary, to be processed in time for the convention.  If the form is submitted by email to the State Secretary, it must be in PDF format and clearly legible.  Photos or pictures of the council’s credentials form should not be submitted.  When submitting the Credentials form by e-mail, it MUST contain in the subject line “State Convention Credentials” and the Council #.  Make sure to have the council Alternates listed on the form, in case the Delegate is unable to attend, since additions/changes will not be permitted after the deadline.  A Thank you reply to the submitter, will be sent within 2 weeks of receipt, to let the submitter know the emailed submission has been received.  If the email submitter doesn’t receive a Thank you reply after 2 weeks, then it means the email wasn’t received by the State Secretary.

Per Capita must be paid in full for the council Delegates / Alternates to be seated at the State Convention.  Payments must be received by the May 1st deadline to be processed in time for the event.

Every Council in the State is a “Member” of the State Council, and as all meetings we should have all members present to participate in the council meeting.

We ask councils to pay for their Chaplains costs for the Convention registration/meals/mileage. 

Note:  Several Chaplains will be attending who cannot cover their costs, and we ask if other councils can make a donation to help out those Chaplains/Priests.  Make the check payable to “Indiana State Council” and mail to the State Secretary – Thank You in advance to those councils that help the Priests!

Convention Book Advertisements:

We are accepting advertisements this year for the State Convention Book, to help defray some of the costs of the State Convention.  If your Council/Assembly or you know of a business or person who would like to place an advertisement in the convention book, please contact the State Secretary for further information on purchasing an ad.  Submissions will be reviewed for acceptance/approval, before being placed in the book.  It is the responsibility of the advertiser to create the ad for submission.

Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis – July 17th to 21st, 2024

The National Eucharistic Congress will be held in Indianapolis and information can be found at – https://www.eucharisticcongress.org/ with pilgrimage information at https://www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/ .  Much help will be needed and details/information will be provided in the future, so reserve the dates on your schedule.

Regional Town Hall meetings held in NW Indiana

Thank You to all the councils that hosted the NW Indiana Regional Town Hall Meetings.

Michigan City, Queen of All Saints Council #12951 – John Wolsiefer, Coordinator and Great Help by the council members!

Lake Station, St. Clement Council #3283 – Noe Vera Duran, Coordinator and the Great Help by the council members and the translators!  Congratulations on the Supreme Award presented for a Percentage Gain of 480% !!!    GREAT WORK by the Council!

Griffith, Marquette Council #3631– Steve Malone, Coordinator and Great Help by the council members!

We especially want to say THANK YOU to all the members who took time out of their day, to attend and get their questions answered and grow as a Knight to help their councils.

A Special THANK YOU to Supreme Regional Growth Director, Joe Ramirez, and all the District Deputies, Chairmen and Directors who were there for the presentations and answering questions.

To ALL Councils, Assemblies, and Brother Knights:

Thank you for all the work you and your council does and we look forward to seeing you at the State Convention!  With your Actions and Deeds, you are leading as an example of Christ to Grow in our Faith and to help those in need!

HAPPY EASTER!

Vivat Jesus and GOD Bless!

Gil Spisak
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
State Secretary
statesecretary@indianakofc.org 
webpage HERE
Vivat Jesus

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