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making Council meetings relevant, interesting, and attractive

Started this discussion. Last reply by M Mar 22, 2017. 6 Replies

We'd be interested to know what Councils across Iowa are doing to engage their members and make Council meetings relevant, interesting, and attractive.Continue

Tags: relevant, attractive, interesting, meeting, council meetings

Getting brothers to participate in ceremonials beyond the first degree

Started this discussion. Last reply by M Mar 26, 2017. 9 Replies

I'll start this off with a question:How does your Council/District go about getting men to make the second and third degrees?Food for thought:…Continue

Tags: knighthood, fourth, fourth degree, charity, initiation

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At 8:39pm on May 13, 2018, District 15 Knights said…
At 10:08pm on May 1, 2018, District 15 Knights said…

May 2018 items for Councils:

Each Council should have an Admissions Degree Exemplification in May. http://iowakofc.org/profiles/blogs/4th-quarter-membership-incentives-2018

Each Council should reach out to inactive members.

Round up guys to learn more about the Faith and the Order by taking the Formation (2nd) and Knighthood (3rd) degrees in Guttenberg on Sunday 20 May: http://iowakofc.org/events/admission-formation-amp-knighthood-degrees-guttenberg

Councils should begin finalizing their SP-7, Columbian Award Forms for submission to the State and Supreme

Ensure Council GKs and Youth Directors complete Armatus training for the Safe Environment Program. Contact Rick Jacoby for details; Phone: 641-990-7879
rickjacobykofc@gmail.com

Ongoing things for Councils to be doing:

Be ready to have a first degree for an Online Member who might show up at a Council meeting. kofc.org/joinus

http://iowakofc.org/video/district-15-it-s-time-to-reach-out

http://iowakofc.org/profiles/blogs/goals-for-district-15-for-the-2017-2018-fraternal-year

At 12:45pm on April 22, 2018, District 15 Knights said…

Admissions, Formation, and Knighthood Degrees on Sunday 20 May 2018 in Guttenberg:

http://iowakofc.org/events/admission-formation-amp-knighthood-degrees-guttenberg

Lead with Faith

Protect Your Family

Serve Others

Defend Your Values

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At 11:49pm on April 12, 2018, District 15 Knights said…

Lead with Faith

Protect Your Family

Serve Others

Defend Your Values

kofc.org/joinus

At 9:34am on April 4, 2018, District 15 Knights said…
See email below from Adam Scherbring, who is District Deputy for District 16; he is doing a fantastic job in district 16 and is a GREAT brother Knight. Adam is inviting district 15 and others to participate in Formation and Knighthood degree exemplifications on Sunday 20 May.
The purpose of the degrees is to teach Catholic gentlemen more about the Faith and the Order so that they may exemplify what it means to be a true Catholic Christian. It has also been shown that men who make the 2nd and 3rd degrees of the Order are much more likely to be engaged in the activities of the Order and in their parishes.
Grand Knights in District 15, please get a man or committee together in your councils to round up 1st-degree Knights who should participate in these educational exemplifications. Please let me know by the time of your May council meeting how many men in your council will be availing themselves of these exemplifications on 20 May.
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Adam Scherbring
Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 9:07 PM
Subject: 2nd and 3rd Degree

Brother Knights,
     I have a tentative date for a 2nd and 3rd degree for May 20th. Again location to be determined yet. I'm pulling for Guttenberg to have it, however if West Union or Elkader or Clermont can guarantee me the most to obtain the 3rd degree, then we will have it there. Please let me know how many AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Let's start knocking on doors and get members!
Thanks
Adam Scherbring DD16

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What KC Council do you belong to?
This is the District 15 Profile Page (website). [District 15 was District 8 before 1 July 2017.] Please let us know if any of the links on this page do not work; send a text message to or call the following number: (five six three) two seven seven - zero zero four three. This website has been created mainly to aid Grand Knights, Deputy Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Membership & Program Directors and other Council leaders. District 15 is composed of the following Councils: http://iowakofc.org/profile/WaukonKnights (1570), http://iowakofc.org/profile/ossianknights (2073), http://iowakofc.org/profile/DecorahKnights (4208), http://iowakofc.org/profile/monona_area_knights (8178), http://iowakofc.org/profile/LansingKnights (12244), . District 15 (District15Knights.tk) is part of the Iowa Knights of Columbus Dubuque Northeast Region, which is composed of Districts 12, 13, 14 (http://iowakofc.org/profile/District14Knights), 15 (http://iowakofc.org/profile/District15Knights), 16 (http://iowakofc.org/profile/District16Knights). Here is a map showing Districts 14-16: http://iowakofc.org/photo/district-15-map-as-of-21-october-2017
What is the name of your Parish?
There are many parishes in District 15. kofc.org/joinus
What degree in the KC's have you attained?
Iowa Knights of Columbus members in District 15 have attained degrees in the Order ranging from first (Admissions) to second (Formation) to third (Knighthood) to fourth (Patriotic).
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DISTRICT 15 INFORMATION

 This website has been created mainly to aid Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Program Directors, Membership Directors, and other leaders in Iowa Knights of Columbus Councils and Districts. Please let us know if any of the links on this page do not work; send a text message to or call the following number: (five six three) two seven seven - zero zero four three.

 

Benefits of Membership in the Knights of Columbus: http://www.kofc.org/en/join/benefits.html

For the benefit of all Catholic men and their families, all Councils should be STAR COUNCILS.

Click here for the Star Council checklist.

"M" is the District Deputy for District 15 (starting 1 July 2017). Click here for a photo of "M".

If you need to contact "M", you can add him as a friend here on IowaKofC.org (you'll need an account on iowakofc.org), or you can send a text message to or call the following number: (five six three) two seven seven - zero zero four three.

District Warden: Open position as of 1 July 2017. Click here if you would like more information about this position.

Past District Deputy (as of 1 July 2017): John Zweibahmer. Click here for a photo of PDD Zweibahmer.
Past past District Deputy: Don Witt.

Northeast Iowa Regional Director: Larry J. Hauber, cell 563 380 1564, larryjhauber@hotmail.com

Information for all Council leaders:
Fraternal Leader Training Webinars for Council leaders. Click here to watch on demand.

Information for Grand Knights and Deputy Grand Knights:
------>Knights of Columbus Iowa State Council July 2017 Resource Book
------>!!!!!!!And now, a word about FORMS: Forms are to the Knights of Columbus as nerves are to the body: No nerves = no communication & a person's body dies. No forms = no communication and the Knights of Columbus dies!!!!!!! If you have questions about forms, leave a voice mail or text message for your humble District 15 DD at [(five six three) two seven seven - zero zero four three] or contact Ed Pancrazio, Administrative Assistant, Iowa State Council, Knights of Columbus, 915 S 17th St, Centerville IA 52544-2701, 641-895-1364, Fax: 641-856-2349; Brother Ed's motto is "It's never too early to submit a form."
------>Iowa KofC forms
------>Supreme KofC forms
------>The fastest and most direct way of submitting a Form 100 is to e-mail to membershiprecords@kofc.org.
------>Round Table program for Councils serving more than one parish: Iowa Round Table profile page (under construction); Round Table Chairman's Profile Page; Form 2629 due 1 Sep; Form 2630 due 30 June.
------>Information about the Office of Grand Knight
------>Grand Knights/Faithful Navigators of Iowa Private Group
------>Insurance information: http://iowakofc.org/page/insurance
------>The Columbian Award form (Form SP-7) is critically important to Councils ("The Importance of the SP-7 form"). Here is information to help Grand Knights fill out the Columbian Award (Form SP-7), which is required to achieve Star Council status:

------>Columbian Award ideas
------>Columbian Award template page 1
------>Columbian Award template page 2
Click here for information on the new "Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening our Parish" program; activities from the program MUST be included in the Columbian Award (SP-7) application. Click here for Domestic Church activities to include in the Columbian Award (SP-7) application.

Information for Financial Secretaries:
Membership Records has a team of 8 in a call center dedicated exclusively to helping Financial Secretaries use Member Management.  They can help the FS do anything, from creating hand receipts, to printing membership cards, to updating member data, to assigning officer or director roles to members, etc. The hotline is 203-800-7451. When someone dials that number, one of the 8 in the call center will pick up and assist the FS. The general number for Membership Records is 203-800-4955.

Important recruitment & retention strategies:
------>Recruitment: Click here and scroll down to the comments for a pulpit speech for recruiting.
------>Recruitment: kofc.org/recruit1
------>Recruitment: Power of 1
------>Recruitment: Give Me 5
------>Recruitment: Power of 10
------>Recruitment & retention: Council Growth & Development page
----->Recruitment & retention: Membership Development & Growth Private Group
------>Retention: Iowa Knights of Columbus Retention Chairman's Profile Page
------>Retention Committee (click here and scroll down to see comments)
------>Retention: The Power of Fraternity to Retain
------>Mentor Program for retention (click here and scroll down to see comments)
------>How to increase the percentage of Knights attending Council meetings for retention (click here and scroll down to see comments)
------>Ceremonials are keys to retention: (1) Click here and then scroll down to see the comments about the importance of having Knights take the second and third degrees asap after having been introduced to the Order via the first degree. (2) Click here for general and administrative information about ceremonials.
------>Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney Guild membership is also a key component of retention: All members of the Knights of Columbus should be members of the Guild. Click here for information.

Knightline: Published monthly, Knightline (which beginning in 2010 was combined with Program Supplement) is an important resource for local K of C leaders. The newsletter features news from the Supreme Council office, actions of the Order's Board of Directors, a column on Knights of Columbus insurance up-to-date program and membership growth events for the coming months that the council, assembly or circle can become involved with. Click here for issues.

Iowa Knightline: The Iowa Knightline is a newsletter sent electronically to council leadership on a biweekly basis. Information contained focuses on tips, tricks, and tools a council's leadership needs to be successful.Click here to subscribe.

Iowa Knight Life radio program podcast archive. Learn about the doings of Knights across Iowa.

"Why are you a Knight" blog: The Harlan Knights of Columbus is proud to share our Blog Series - "Why Am I a Knight?" Click here to access the blog.

Website sponsorship: Businesses, click here to learn about sponsoring the Iowa Knights of Columbus website as a way of advertising.

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