State Program Director
Happy New Year to all of you and your families. Be assured of my prayers for all of us that we may find new joys and exciting times in 2023. Even though we begin a new year, we are already halfway through the fraternal year for the Knights of Columbus. You all have done tremendous work and I encourage you to keep up that pace.
Now is the time to start getting into gear for those who are participating in the free throw competitions. Kits should have already been ordered and sites already identified and setup to hold your free throw competitions. If you need any assistance, please check with your district deputy. Your state community director, John Sandwell, can also assist you.
There are also competitive awards from the state council that can be won by councils and every council should submit an entry. In previous years, submissions have been light, and I’d like for this to change. There are four awards that every council should apply for:
- Fr. McGivney State Vocations Award
- Timothy P. Galvin Outstanding Catholic Layperson Award
- Family of the Year Award
- Outstanding Catholic Youth Award
Details about these awards and requirements for applying for them can be found in the state program guide, on pages 44 and 45.
We have a statewide virtual town hall session on January 7th so please make sure that you are on that call. If you have any questions for me, please have them ready for me or if you’d like to send them to me in advance, I can then have an answer prepared and ready for you on that morning.
I and the state programming team are here to assist you with what you need. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us. Vivat Jesus!