State Deputy

July 2021

I witnessed History and was part of it, as I was installed as your returning state deputy in New Haven, Connecticut, on Friday, June 11th. Our new Supreme Knight, Patrick Kelly, was installed as our 14th supreme knight ‘Our Highest Calling’ | He has dedicated his term to St. Joseph. Entering St. Mary’s Church was a dream fulfilled. I lit two votive candles – one for our deceased knights, the other for our living knights in need of prayers.

With a new Fraternal Year starting, I ask everyone to recommit and re-engage your council. Submit (via email) Supreme Forms 185 and 365. Ask your Catholic friends to become members! By doing these simple steps, you will get your council off to a flying start, and, by years end, achieve Star Council.

Our Supreme Office is slowly reopening. Please continue to email all correspondence. DO NOT use the Postal Service.  

Your district deputy will be attending our Organizational Meeting the weekend of 9-11 July. In addition to getting critical information to take back to you, he will be giving you three key items to ensure success: Our Faith in Action Guidebook, the Fraternal Planner and our 2021-‘22 State Program Guide. If you utilize these invaluable resources, your success is assured!

Our Associate Regional Growth and Training Director, PSD (MD) Steve Cohen, will now focus on one training topic each month. This month’s training is: “Delta Church Drives”. Register and attend one session only:

 Saturday July 17, 2021 – 10:00 AM

 Wednesday July 21, 2021 – 7:00 PM

 Wednesday July 28, 2021 – 7:00 PM

 An Exclusive Member Benefit
KnightCast is a new video series that shares timely, compelling information to promote personal development and faith formation. To register: Home - KnightCast (  

Free, E-Member Special (Promo code: MCGIVNEY2020). Go to: – Good thru Dec. 31st, 2021, in honor of our founder.

The next live, state Virtual Exemplification will be Tuesday, July 20th (8pm EDT). To register: Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity Registration (

Councils and Districts should be scheduling the new Exemplification live.

Supreme webinar’s continue – I highly encourage council leaders to attend these invaluable, 1-hour sessions: Fraternal Video Resources | Knights of Columbus ( 

All councils need to complete and e-file the Semi-annual Council Audit: Semiannual Council Audit Report ending Dec 31st (

If you would like to receive the Fraternal Leader Advisory, an excellent online resource containing timely information to keep your council current and on track, go to: Fraternal Leader Advisory - Archive | Knights of Columbus (

To view archived, video content from Membership, Programming and Insurance Breakout sessions, plus the Gibault Raffle Drawing, from our 2021 State Convention, go to: (14) Knights of Columbus - Indiana State Council - YouTube

Our Supreme “Leave No Neighbor Behind” program will continue one more fraternal year. Because of Past Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson, this instrumental initiative has impacted those in most need, and it starts with every brother and council. Continue to help your fellow council members, widows, and your church community get back up to speed.

Craig Hanusin
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
State Deputy
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