SK STATE COMMUNITY DIRECTOR'S REPORT

 

I want to thank the different chairmen that have either stepped up to or are taking on the dif-ferent programs that encompass the Community Directorship.


These men are:
Disaster Response – Dale Meier…R: 306-374-9160 E: cdmeier@shaw.ca
Homeless Assistance – Dale Meier
Celebrity Dinner – Gary Maier… R: 306-374-5006 E: garrymaier@shaw.ca
Coats For Kids – Darren Spelay
Wheel Chair Foundation – Shawn Scherr. R: 306-249-1362 C: 306-222-9549 E: shawn.scherr@hbc.com
Habitat For Humanity – Rejean Houle……R: 306-641-5430 E: houle_r@yahoo.fr
Free Throw Championship – Nevin Halyk……. R: 306-272-3257 E: nevin.halyk@horizonsd.ca
Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest—Jonathan Corchene…
Design Against Drugs Poster Contest -Kevin Rutt R: 306-240-6661 E: kev1rutt@gmail.com
MADD Golf Tournament – Kerry Swallow R: 306-929-2971 C: 306-981-5003 E: pdt715@sasktel.net
Soccer Challenge – Cody Geiger


These Brothers will be doing up monthly reports / reminders about each of their programs and what councils are asked and expected to do. These will be in the monthly Knightline under the Community heading.


This will be a learning process for me and quite possibly some of the chairmen. I know we will be doing the best job we can to help councils be as successful as they can.


I will try to give guidance where I can and assist to the best of my abilities. Supreme has deadlines for a large number of the programs and I will try to keep chairmen aware of what I know.


Below I will share some of the information that I put forward at the State Organizational meeting.


SOME UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE FOR CHAIRMEN AND COUNCILS:
Need to order your soccer challenge kits by the beginning of August. It is important to have your Youth Director contact the schools within your council’s jurisdiction as soon as school starts in the fall so teachers will get a jump on getting their school’s winners for the district competition. Be sure to set a date as soon as school starts for your district’s competition and then also your regional competition. Coordinate with your fellow DD’s within your region to set the regional date.


Soccer Participation form is due Dec. 1st.

 

To order the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge kit (#SC-Kit) use the order form on page 3 of the Council Report Forms Booklet (#1436). Complete and submit the form to the Department of Fraternal Services, 1 Columbus Plaza, New Haven, CT 06510-3326; Telephone: (203)752-4016; Fax: (203)752-4108. This kit can also be ordered online at www.kofc.org/forms. You can also download the K of C soccer guide at https://www.kofc.org/un/en/forms/programming/soccer-challenge4576.pdf

 

When you do your regional competition – be sure to have your winners kick off state kicks as well. And email the program chairman your results soon thereafter. He needs your different categories’ winners; their mailing addresses and the parent or guardian’s name. He also needs their council number and district number. State winner information needs to be off to Supreme by mid December.
Basketball Free Throw – be sure to order your kits by November 1st. Again, this kit can also be ordered online at www.kofc.org/forms.You can download the basketball free throw guide at https://www.kofc.org/un/en/forms/programming/free-throw-competition-guide1928.pdf


Again, it is important to have your Youth Director contact the schools within your council’s jurisdiction as soon as you get the kits after Nov. 1st so teachers will get a jump on getting their school’s winners for the district competition. Be sure to set a date ASAP for your district’s competition and then also your regional competition. Coordinate with your fellow DD’s within your region to set the regional date.


Just a side note – you can run more than one district competition at the same time – just takes some coordinating.


When you do your regional competition – be sure to have your winners throw state free throws as well. And email the chairman your results soon thereafter.
At both the BBFT and Soccer Competitions – be sure to have juice and donuts (or goodies) for the participants as well as your volunteers.


For both competitions, you will need assistance with set up, take down, judging.
For the BBFT I have a script that I read at the start of the competition to all of the participants and parents, etc. that are present. Just to ensure you don’t have some irate people. If you want the script – email me and I will email it to you.


Design Against Drugs Poster Contest (formerly known as Substance Abuse Awareness Post-er contest) - Need to order by September 1st. Again, all kits can be ordered online at www.kofc.org/forms 


The Essay contest kits need to be ordered by September 1st. Again, all kits can be ordered online at www.kofc.org/forms 


Participation forms for all the different programs are listed at www.kofc.org/forms and give their due dates. Please be mindful of that.


Coats for Kids is ongoing. You would want to order as early as possible so children get the coats prior to the winter. The State Board encourages all councils to order their coats through the SK State Charitable Foundation at http://www.saskkofcfoundation.com/category/coats-for-kids/


I am not sure if this is operational right now though. By ordering through the foundation – State is able to track the number of coats being ordered and councils also work towards fulfilling their Foundation obligations.


These are the programs I know about. As for the other ones in this directorship – I need to do more research on and ask the chairmen in those programs to send out the necessary in-formation when required and seek assistance from the State Board and anyone else that may have the information.


I also have a spot on the SK State home page where I will have reminders posted. It is at http://www.kofcsask.com/  Please watch there for any updates.
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact myself at cdmeier@shaw.ca or 306-374-9160.


Thank you.
Vivat Jesus!
Dale Meier

 
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