State Program Director
Well, here it is, 2022! Six months left of the fraternal year. So, where does your council stand? What kind of shape are YOU in? I want everyone to take this time to evaluate where everyone is. Some councils are still stagnant when it comes to activities and getting out into the community. It’s hard to imagine how a council is still locked out of a parish but if your parish isn’t allowing parish ministries to meet and hold events, then guys, way past time to come up with a game plan. Figure it out, ask us for help and we’ll help you come up with some ideas how to do this a different way. Throwing up our hands in the air in despair is no longer an option. Like our IPSD said last month, if you can’t figure out a way to move forward, or don’t want to, then maybe it’s time to hand the reigns over to someone who can.
District Deputies, you received a lot of information at the mid-year meeting in Indianapolis so now it is time to get that information back to your councils. All of you should schedule and hold a district meeting no later than the end of January and meet with all council leaders in your district. Every council GK, DGK, council program, and council membership director should attend to review the information you received. If a state officer or director/chairman lives close to you, don’t hesitate to invite one of us to your meeting so we can offer additional assistance. Plan an agenda for your meeting and stick to it. Don’t deviate from it or you’ll wind up with a meeting overrun with chaos and upset guys who want to get home.
Alright guys, that’s enough for now. We have a great deal of work ahead of us and now is not the time to let up on the gas. Let’s crank it up and get to it. I know you guys can do it. I’ve seen you in action time and again and I know you all can rise to a challenge when it presents itself. If you need our assistance, do not hesitate to contact any of us at the state council. That is what we are here for.