State Deputy

October 2021

October is Church Drive Month – is everything in place to conduct it successfully – did you include your field agent? Recruitment opportunities abound – ask a Catholic friend or parishioner to join our Order at one of your council activities - the time is now!

The next live, state Virtual Exemplification will be Tuesday, October 19th (8pm EDT). To register: Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity Registration (google.com)

Free, E-Member Special (Promo code: MCGIVNEY2020). Go to: kofc.org/joinus – now thru Dec. 31st, 2021, in honor of Blessed McGivney.

Our first Virtual Fraternal Benefit Night is Monday, October 13th at 7:30pm EDT - “Financial Success Under Any Circumstance”, conducted by Van Mueller, an author and dynamic speaker known for helping clients plan successful insurance and retirement strategies. He is a global speaker, inspiring his audience to take control over their financial future. You must register in advance for this Zoom Webinar:

Knights of Columbus Midwest Region Fraternal Benefit Night with Van Mueller - October 13th, 2021 - Van Mueller

Our Associate Regional Growth and Training Director, PSD (MD) Steve Cohen, is focusing on one training topic each month, which is: “You Are Your Programs”. Register and attend one session only:

“This is designed to help councils understand that their programs are their brand. It looks at the three main things that all programs should be.” – PSD Steve Cohen, Associate Supreme Regional Training Director

OCTOBER 7 – 7:00 PM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1251970327801627147

OCTOBER 16 – 10:00 AM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7235601666600575755

OCTOBER 26 – 7:00 PM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7090623361896991755

Watch archived Webinars from Supreme on demand: Fraternal Video Resources | Knights of Columbus (kofc.org)

Councils and Districts – Please let your district deputy, or our St. Ceremonials Chairman know, your council Exemplification schedule, so we can post it on our State website. Please welcome our new State Ceremonials Chairman, Joe Stefanich, from Monsignor Weis Council 10596 in Munster.

All councils need to complete and e-file the Semi-annual Council Audit: Semiannual Council Audit Report ending June 30th (kofc.org)

Our Supreme Office asks that you please continue to use e-forms or scan and email all correspondence. DO NOT use the Postal Service.

 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 (constantcontactsites.com)  

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 (kofc.org)

Our Supreme “Leave No Neighbor Behind” program will continue this fraternal year. Because of Past Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson, this 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.

Finally, we owe a deep debt of gratitude to retiring State Ceremonials Chairman, Jeff Gadbois, who has devoted five and a half years to this invaluable position, after assuming the role from recently departed Marty Ruzbasan. I was on the former NWI Degree Team that Jeff was the conferring officer. Jeff was professional and delivered an academy award presentation every time. He traveled the state to establish more Third Degree teams. Jeff’s passion and desire was boundless, and he will be dearly missed but always remembered.     

Craig Hanusin
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
State Deputy
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