Hello Brother Knights,

I hope everyone had a great summer, took some holidays, travelled or just relaxed a bit. Hopefully, we are all rested up and ready to get started with the new columbian year.

I have a bit of clean up from last years incentives programs to do, so I will make those announcements now.

Last year we had an incentive for our top ten recruiters. It ended up being the top 12 as the last 5 had recruited the same number of new members.

The top 12 recruiters are Nicholas Holash, Glen Dobmeier, Angel George, Ariel Go, James Johnson, Menardo Ma-cabenta, Kevin Philip, Rick Istifo, Robert Waldegger, Alberto Tome, Herbert Valdez and Bernard Matsalla. These Brother Knights will receive a KofC golf shirt. Well done Bros.

Second, we had an incentive for all members who recruited four or more new members. All of the names went into a hat and we made four draws for 100.00 each. The winners of the 100.00 draws are: Robert Waldegger, Rick Istifo, Herbert Valdez and Glen Dobmeier. Congrats Bros.

Third, we had a draw for councils that sponsored a round table in their surrounding area. All councils had one entry per round table sponsored. There were two 100.00 draws made and the winners are: Council #5694 Vawn-Edam and coun-cil #10797 Holy Family (Regina). Again Congrats.

Fourth, we had two draws for councils that sponsored a Major degree. The winning councils are Weyburn and Swift Current. Congrats and thanks for your efforts Bro. Knights.

Now onward and upward. The new Columbian year. PLEASE keep membership recruitment on the top of your priority list. It is so important to bring new members into your councils. They bring new ideas and new enthusiasm into the fold. Also, for the Knights of Columbus to carry on we need new leaders and workers.

So, we wanted to get a quick start this year on membership recruitment so we had an incentive for the first 3 months. Every Brother Knight that signed up a new member will receive a Membership Recruiter Mug and his name will be entered for a chance to win one of three KofC watches. The three winners are: Noel Cempron, Dan Devers and Greg Makouk. Congrats to the winners.

Second, every Brother Knight who signed up 4 or more new members in July, August and September will receive a Kofc watch. We have three Brother Knights who did this. They are: Mike Manabat Council #11429, Cirilo Casimiro Council #11429 and James Johnson Council #4704. Congrats and a job well done Bros.

Third, Each Grand Knight and Membership director who brought in a new member to heir council was entered into a draw for one of 3 KofC watches. The winners are as follows: Norbert Philippe, Adam De Sa and Charles Devon.

Fourth, Each council that signs up 4 or more new members and achieves 50% of their annual quota will receive a Kof C watch as well. There are two councils that qualify for this award. They are Council #11429 (Saskatoon) and Council #4704 Regina. Congrats again to these Bros.

NOW for the 2nd Quarter, Oct. Nov and Dec, every Bro. Knight that signs up a new member will receive a membership recruitment mug and have their name entered into a draw for a KofC watch. Anyone who recruits 4 or more will receive a KofC golf shirt. And if you don't get 4 this quarter remember anyone who recruits 8 new members over the columbian year will also receive a KofC watch or a KofC jacket of equal value, so keep working right through the year.

REMEMBER Oct is church drive month. Please organize with your parish priest, make sure you have your kit, plan it, and do it. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask for help. Your DD or any state board member is more than willing to help.

God Bless
James Nestmann
State Membership Director