STATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

 

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Brother Knights:

 

Faith In Action Program Model

  • Faith In Action webpage has been redesigned by Fraternal Mission. On this page, you will find up-to-date information about all Faith In Action programs, general announcements and form updates. Check the website out at www.kofc.org/faithinaction.
  • Familiarize your council members with the Faith In Action activities.
  • Faith In Action is your tool to achieve your goals of programs and council growth - growth in members, in charity and protection of families.
  • For Faith In Action to work, you as a leader must take the necessary steps.

The link for Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive is https://www.kofc.org/un/en/domestic-church/

 

Reports due to State General Program Director on or Before March 1, 2019

We are 2 months away from our 2019 State Convention and only days away from March 1, 2019, the deadline for a number of key council reports that are due to State. These reports include:

  1. Council Activity Program Description Form. Programs conducted from March 1st, 2018- March 1st, 2019. Access the form on the State Website www.kofcsask.com - Forms and Applications for State Council Events - Council Activity Program Report Form - Council Activity Program Application Form Fillable 2018. Submit the form to SGP Director Eugene Achtemichuk programs@kofcsask.com. A separate reporting form should be completed for each of the ten categories describing the activity, a brief description of the purpose of the activity, the results achieved and the members involved in doing the activity. Plaques will be awarded to each council selected for the best faith-filled program in each of the ten categories.
  2. Form STSP - State Council Service Program Awards Entry Form. A separate reporting form should be completed for each of the following program categories - Faith, Family, Community and Life. Access the newly revised form on the Supreme Website www.kofc.org and submit the form to SGP Director Eugene Achtemichuk - programs@kofcsask.com. Describe in great detail the Service Program activity you have chosen. Include pictures of Brother Knights and their families who were involved with the activity. The pictures should have a written narrative explaining what is contained in the picture. Councils can also include letters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, etc. State winners will be submitted to the Supreme competition.
  3. Form 10680 - Family of the Year Entry Form. Your council's nomination should be based on the criteria found on the Family of the Year form. Access the newly revised form on the Supreme Website www.kofc.org and submit the form to SGP Director Eugene Achtemichuk - programs@kofcsask.com. The State winner will be submitted to the Supreme competition.

Supreme Forms:

  • Due February 15:
  • Form 1295 - Semi-annual Council Audit Report
  • New Form 10784 - Fraternal Programs Report Form
  • The revised all-in-one form replaces 24 individual report forms.
  • All revised forms are available and can be downloaded from the Supreme website kofc.org/forms. Please review and get familiar with the newly revised forms.

 

Safe Environment - Office of Youth Protection:

  • Are your Safe Environment Program requirements completed?
  • Grand Knight - training
  • Program Director - training
  • Family Director - training and background check
  • Community Director - training and background check
  • Remain compliant with updated Safe Environment requirements (see kofc.org/safe for details).

 

SP-7 - Columbian Award Application - due by June 30, 2019

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

 

  1. Annually conduct and report at least four (4) major involvement programs in each of the sections: Faith Programs, Family Programs, Community Programs and Life Programs.
  2. Recommended programs and the required program for each category are listed on the application. Councils are permitted to report programs that are not part of the recommended group as long as the program is reported in the proper category.
  3. If your council reports a featured program in any category, ensure that the program’s minimum requirements are met and reported on the designated form in order to receive credit for two activities in that category. The minimum requirements for each featured program are located in the Faith In Action Guidebook (#10590).
  4. Submit the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity(#1728). New councils instituted after November 1 of the current fraternal year do not need to meet this requirement.
  5. Submit the Service Program Personnel Report (#365) with the required roles and meet the Safe Environment Program compliance requirement. The most efficient way for submission is by using the Member Management Application.
  6. Maintain compliance with the Safe Environment Program throughout the fraternal year. Report all updates for the Community Director, Family Director, and Program Director roles in a timely manner so that training and background checks can be completed before the end of the fraternal year.

 

All reported programs should be tangible actions performed by the council that engage the membership base, enhance faith and spirituality, and strengthen family life within the parish.

Examples of activities that should not be reported on the Columbian Award application: Eucharistic minister, lector, ushers, choir, coaching, school board volunteering, donations (monetary and goods), scholarships, sponsoring of trips and teams, etc.

 

Upcoming State Events

  • Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians Prayer Program - started January 7, 2019, and continues until May 7, 2019
  • Spiritual Enrichment Weekend - Saskatoon - March 29-30, 2019
  • State Convention - Moose Jaw - April 26-28, 2019
  • State Golf - Redvers - June 21-22, 2019
  • For more information on these events, please visit www.kofcsask.com

 

Lent is fast approaching. March 6 is Ash Wednesday. Can Faith In Action be used in Lent? Absolutely - Faith In Action is a great way to re-energize your current membership during the coming Lenten season. Great Lenten programs are Spiritual Reflection, Building the Domestic Church Kiosk, Into the Breach, Good Friday Family Promotion, Helping Hands and Mass for People with Special Needs. How will You help this Lent? Thank you for all you do for the Knights.

 

If you have any questions about the new "Faith in Action" programs, please feel free to contact me.

 

 
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