Dear Brothers and Sisters in Columbianism,
Columbian year, the Council borrowed $5000 dollars from the Student Loan
account, this was done with the approval of membership. Well I’m happy to
announce that on June 30th right before the Columbian year ended the
Council was able to pay back the Student Loan account in full. I thank each
member for their support during the year.
Last month, I spoke about the
importance of involvement in our Council and call to action from our members
and young members that we do not see often. This still holds strong for this
month, my Brother Knights we need your help to push forward. Our membership
committee is working hard to increase our new members. Both Supreme and State
councils have setup a new goal for us to achieve during the 1st
quarter. Supreme has established a recruiter’s award program, any member that
brings in 1 new member will receive a Pope Francis medallion and 2000 VIP
points, or any member that brings in 5 new members will receive a Pope Francis
medallion and 10,000 VIP points. On the State level, the council that brings
in 5 new members by
October 1st, 2015 will receive 10% off their State Per-Capita, also
the council that recruits over the 5 new members in each major conference will
receive $500 donation to the Seminarian of our choice. Both these programs are
a great way for us to increase our membership and way to get all our brother’s
involved in the Council. Please pick up your membership applications and sign
up a new member!
This Columbian year we will be
changing a few items at the meetings. 1st - Membership Cards, Sign-In
book and 50/50 will
all take place prior to the start of the meeting, please use the front door of
the American Legion. 2nd - we
will going back to our repast taking place after the meeting. My brothers, we are
currently looking for a Lecturer if anyone is interested please see me.
Update on the Convent: on June
27th a working party was put together to clean out the Convent. We
cleaned out about 85% of the convent basement. All that remains is the board
room supplies. Thank you to all who came out to help. After speaking with the
American Legion we were able to work out a deal with for us to use their garage
for storage. All our belongings are here with us, thank you to the American
Legion for working with us.
I thank you for your continued
support and let us in Charity, Unity, and Fraternity move to a brighter future!