State Program Director
Well, one down, 11 more to go! I trust everyone is off to a great start already. I would like to thank all those councils who have turned in the Supreme forms 185 and 365 and their state IN-FORM 1. You have no idea how much it is appreciated and how it helps us get to work on what we need to do here at the state level. If you haven’t turned in those three forms yet, please make it your immediate priority to do so.
If you haven’t yet conducted your district meetings, then you district deputies need to organize those and meet with your grand knights and their team. There was a lot of important information that was discussed last month at the summer meeting in Terre Haute. Please sit down and review that information. If you have a state officer or state director/chairman in your area, invite them to your meeting so they can be on hand to answer any questions that you might have.
With the year now underway, I would like to plan a special training session in each of our dioceses that will focus on the new council meeting format, Roberts Rules of Order, and formal protocol and procedures. One of the main contributing factors to low meeting attendance is when the meeting isn’t conducted properly. I’ve already got plans ready for training sessions in the Diocese of Gary and Ft. Wayne-South Bend. This training session will be at least a half day training seminar, but it is well worth it. All GKs, DGKs, and FS appointees are strongly recommended to attend this meeting, though it will be open to any member who wishes to attend. Part of this seminar will be a mock meeting that will last no more than 45 minutes. I am looking for councils that have large parish facilities or a council with its own large hall to host this meeting within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Lafayette and Evansville dioceses. For more information, please send me an email.
Lastly, some basic housekeeping procedures that I want to mention. The first of your semiannual audits are due August 15th. GKs, if you haven’t scheduled one, please make this happen immediately. You should also start organizing your fall church drives. Schedule a meeting with your pastor to plan a weekend for this to happen. If you haven’t watched the webinar on the DELTA church drive, look at it. You should also plan for any programs coming up in the fall. Order the kits/materials needed for holding a soccer challenge, catholic citizenship essay contest, or free throw. This way councils will have the kits in hand and be ready to approach schools in August about running the programs.
As always, thank you for everything that you do for the Knights of Columbus and thank you for your hard work and dedication. Let me know if I can help in anyway.