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Brothers Knights:


Upcoming deadlines and/or past due:
January 31 - Verify that your council has completed and submitted the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) to the Supreme Council office. If you have not already done so, send in your survey before it’s too late! The form is available at kofc.org/forms or in the Council Reports Forms booklet (#1436). This form is a requirement for "Star Council" award.


June 30 - Columbian Award Application (#SP-7), Annual Report - Knights of Columbus Round Table (#2630), Food for Families Reimbursement Program Refund & Plaque Application (#10057) and the Application for Refund Support Vocations Program (#2863). All forms are available on Supreme website kofc.org.
July 1 - Report of Officers Chosen (#185).


Columbian Award Application (#SP-7). To the councils that have already completed and sent this form into Supreme, Thank You very much. To all remaining councils, you should be working on completing and sending the form into Supreme in the next couple of weeks. Supreme needs to have received the form no later than June 30. Form SP-7 is available on the Supreme website - kofc.org/forms or through Officers Online. Copy of this form is also included in this newsletter.


In order to qualify for the Columbian Award, your councils must:

  1. Annually conduct and report at least four (4) major involvement programs in each of the sections - Church Activities, Community Activities, Council Activities, Culture of Life Activities, Family Activities and Youth Activities. Additional-ly, a minimum of four (4) of these programs must be designated as Domestic Church activities. Domestic Church activities can be attributed to any category and there can be multiple Domestic Church activities conducted in a single category. Make sure you check the box on the left hand side if it is a Domestic Church Activity. Please visit kofc.org/domesticchurch for a list of qualifying programs. There are a total of 24 items to be reported.
  2. Have had submitted the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728), originally due January 31, 2017.
  3. Have submitted the Service Program Personnel Report (#365), originally due August 1, 2017.

If your council conducts a featured program in any category, ensure that the program’s minimum requirements are met in order to receive credit for all four activities in that category. The minimum requirements for each featured program are located in the Surge with Service (#962) manual.


Faith in Action: A New Model for a New Age
Surge with Service was introduced as a program model nearly 50 years ago. Now a new program model called Faith in Action will take effect with the 2018-2019 fraternal year. The model is a simplified program structure that will help align and organize council programs, making it a more relevant model for every council. The updated program model will:

  • Be the umbrella for all Supreme Council recommended programs.
  • Consist of four categories: Faith, Family, Community and Life.
  • Better integrate Domestic Church programs, making them foundational to council life.
  • Reduce the number of pro-grams required to earn the Columbian Award to 16 (four programs in four categories).
  • Introduce nine new programs.

 

More detailed information will be available in the next issue of Knightline.


Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening Our Parish
Continue to promote this initiative through your Council programs. The goal in Building the Domestic Church is to strengthen our Parishes. The need for us to get involved in the renewal of parish and family life. There are many project ideas that can help promote council member fraternity and possibly attract new members to the Knights of Columbus. Continue to work on these Building the Domestic Church program initiatives throughout the year. Refer to the Supreme website at www.kofc.org/Domestic Church to review the most up-to-date list of programs and activities.


Summer is fast approaching and so are holidays and vacations. Think about how your council can help out in your Church and Community this summer. Your Parish Priest will continue with daily and weekly Sunday Masses, we as Knights should also continue our good works throughout the summer.


Vivat Jesus
Eugene Achtemichuk
State General Program Director

 
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