State Deputy

May 2023

My Worthy Bother Knights,

Wow what a fast year.  Seems like we just started and here we are back at Convention.  So, this month will be short since I will see you all live next week.

State Convention

On May 5, 6 and 7 we will have our next State Convention at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.   I hope many of you can join us for the Breakout sessions.  I myself will be leading two breakout sessions on Leadership.  I hope to see a few of you as I am hoping to discuss how to develop leadership at the local level. 

COR / Faith Formation

We will have a breakout session on this topic as well.  Learn more about his great initiative that Supreme is piloting in Indiana.  I am sure that there are members in your Councils that are looking forward to developing their faith and sharing it with the community.

Women’s Care Center Endowment

We will have a representative of the Women’s Care Center Foundation to talk to us about how endowments work.  More importantly, they will discuss how this effort helps now, tomorrow, and well into the future.

 In addition, Supreme has challenged each jurisdiction to have a pass the hat fund-raising effort for the ASAP program.  We will be asking everyone to chip in to raise some significant money towards our efforts with the Endowment.  I am working with the Foundation to get the W-9 to file with Supreme for the ASAP money. 

Disaster Relief

State Warden McDonald will be presenting regarding disaster relief.  Timely, given that Indiana just had a number of tornadoes.  Learn more about what the State does and how your Councils can be a part of it.

Veteran’s Affairs

Our Veteran’s Affairs committee has been working hard to put together a great program highlighting their hard work for the Warriors to Lourdes, VA medical support and the Military Chaplain’s Scholarships.  I hear they have a few new initiatives.  Hope you get to hear about them.  And I hear they have a great bourbon raffle planned. 

Safe Environment

Our last breakout is about the Safe Environment program.  This one is obvious.  We want children to be safe at our functions.  Learn what it takes for your Councils to be compliant. 

Closing Thoughts

We are so close to meeting our goal for membership growth.  Thank you for your hard work.  We need one new member per Council to finish this off.  Let’s get those new members in through the e-membership portal as soon as possible.  We could meet our goal within a few weeks if everyone asked someone this week to become a new member.  Wouldn’t it be great if I could announce that we have met our membership goal next weekend at the convention?

I was fortunate to meet with the steering committee for the Eucharistic Congress this last week.  They are looking forward to July 2024 and Indianapolis.  We discussed how the Indiana Knights could be part of the event.  They were very excited about our participation.  Let’s be proud to be a Knight and be willing to make this event showcase our State.

More to come at the Convention. Keep dreaming big and be ready to Evangelize Through Our Works.

Vivat Jesus

Scott Schutte
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
State Deputy
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Vivat Jesus


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