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making Council meetings relevant, interesting, and attractive

Started this discussion. Last reply by M Mar 22. 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. 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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What KC Council do you belong to?
This is the District 8 Profile Page (website). District 8 (District8Knights.tk) is part of the Iowa Knights of Columbus Dubuque Northeast Region, which is composed of Districts 7 (http://iowakofc.org/profile/District7Knights), 8 (http://iowakofc.org/profile/District8Knights), 9 (http://iowakofc.org/profile/District9Knights), 12 and 13. Here is a map showing District 8: http://iowakofc.org/photo/district-8-map-151222 This website has been created mainly to aid Grand Knights, Deputy Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, and other Council leaders. District 8 is composed of the following Councils: http://iowakofc.org/profile/ossianknights, http://iowakofc.org/profile/monona_area_knights, http://iowakofc.org/profile/LansingKnights, http://iowakofc.org/profile/WaukonKnights, http://iowakofc.org/profile/DecorahKnights
What is the name of your Parish?
There are many parishes in District 8.
What degree in the KC's have you attained?
Iowa Knights of Columbus members in District 8 have attained degrees ranging from first to fourth.
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At 7:57pm on April 17, 2017, M said…

Click here for a photo of Decorah Knights' Council 4208 Officers in 2005.

At 8:53am on March 26, 2017, M said…

RETENTION. "As [the Knights of Columbus] grows, it is impossible to know everyone, but if I try to relate myself with just one other person, something will happen, something remarkable."

At 7:40am on March 24, 2017, District 8 Knights said…

2017-2018 Candidates for State Elected Office

Includes John Zweibahmer for Third-Degree Executive Committee.

At 6:12pm on March 1, 2017, District 8 Knights said…

Take Action to DEFEND LIFE on March 30

http://iowakofc.org/profiles/blogs/take-action

At 4:40pm on February 25, 2017, District 8 Knights said…

When the Saints Go Marching In-- March Degree Promotion 2017

http://iowakofc.org/profiles/blogs/when-the-saints-go-marching-in-march-degree-promotion-2017

When the Saints Go Marching In!

ADMISSION DEGREES HONORING GREAT SAINTS OF MARCH

GRAND KNIGHTS!

HOLD SPECIAL ADMISSION DEGREES ON THESE FEAST DAYS

Download Flyer Here

  • St Patrick March 17th
  • St Joseph March 18th 
  • St Cyril March 19th

Get on the Phone, Get your Degree set up;

Make it happen and be there to welcome the new brothers

Make your 450 report to Supreme.

Get the form 100’s recorded at Supreme.

Collect your incentive!

$30 per new member to council

$30 per degree held to DD Must bring in at least 1 new knight to qualify

Will you be part of that Number when the Saints Go Marching In?

At 9:22pm on February 24, 2017, District 8 Knights said…

Join the Knights in Solidarity with the Unborn Child
Iowa State Capitol Building
March 30th 2017
10AM to Noon

http://iowakofc.org/photo/culture-of-life-1

At 4:56pm on January 28, 2017, District 8 Knights said…
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At 7:30pm on January 19, 2017, District 8 Knights said…

District Mid-Year Meeting Resources

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At 3:31pm on December 30, 2016, District 8 Knights said…

The Knights of Columbus

Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening Our Parishes

DISTRICT 8 INFORMATION

 This website has been created mainly to aid Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, and other leaders in Iowa Knights of Columbus Councils and Districts.

DISTRICT 8 IS ON THE BALL!

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

Click here for the Star Council checklist.

District Deputy: John Zweibahmer, cell 563 419 8653, zweibah@acegroup.cc, http://iowakofc.org/profile/JohnZweibahmer

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

New "Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening our Parish" Program: http://kofc.org/un/en/domestic-church/index.html

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

Information for Grand Knights and Deputy Grand Knights:
------>Electronic version of the July 2016 Booklet (Resource Book)
------>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 for Grand Knights

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 detailed information on the Domestic Church Requirement for the Columbian Award.

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.

Other links:
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District 8 Knights's News Updates

John Zweibahmer, District Deputy for District 8, Elected to Executive Committee of the Iowa Knights of Columbus

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 11:55pm 1 Comment

District 8 District Deputy John Zweibahmer was elected to Executive Committee of the Iowa Knights of Columbus at the 2017 State Convention. For information about the Executive Committee, click here.

From left to right in the photo above, taken directly after the election: Elected Executive Committee member- John Zweibahmer from Ossian; State Advocate- Bob Douglas, Esq. from Urbandale; State Treasurer- Francis Schlueter, PSD from Ankeny; State Deputy- Antonio Banuelos from Pleasant Hills; State Chaplain- Father William Reynolds from Newton; State Secretary- Paul Lee from Cedar Falls; State Warden- Steven Vonnahme from Altoona; Elected Executive Committee member- Michael DeMoully from Asbury.

Celebrate KofC Founder's Day!

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 4:16pm 1 Comment

On March 29, 1882, the Knights of Columbus received official recognition as a fraternal benefit society. Now, 135 years later, the Knights of Columbus remembers the lasting impact its founder, Venerable Father Michael McGivney, has made on countless men, women and children helped by the Order. 
 
On March 29, as we remember Father McGivney's legacy with Founder's Day celebrations throughout the world, we invite you to join the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild.
 
The intentions of guild members are included in weekly Masses, periodic special Masses and novenas. Members also receive a regular newsletter and more.
 
To join the guild, visit…
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For District 8, Growth Is Our Primary Responsibility

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 2:51pm 2 Comments

Our Supreme Knight has said it, and we reiterate it: The primary responsibility of District 8 and of the Councils therein is to make available to every practical Catholic man the numerous benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus.

From the January 2017 Knightline:

District 8 Free Throw Championship Winners 2017

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 8:55am 0 Comments

These are the first place winners from the District 8 Free Throw contest.

Regional contest for these kids will be February 19th at North Fayette Valley Middle school in Clermont.

Registration at 12pm, shooting at 1pm. Please notify the kids from your area.

Brinley Jones-Waukon 13 girl
Ella O’Neill-Waukon 12 girl
Katrina Hageman-Ossian 11 girl
Kloe Hemmersbach-Monona 10 girl
Karissa Wenthold-Ossian 9 girl
Sean Cooper Waukon 14 boy
Jaden Hager Waukon 13 boy
Dawson Wenthold-Ossian 12 boy
Cody Huinker-Waukon 11 boy
Nicklaus Krambeer-Monona 10 boy
Carter Lightfoot-Monona 9 boy

Go to these links for photos:

http://iowakofc.org/photo/district-8-free-throw-championship-2017-dsc05430

http://iowakofc.org/photo/district-8-free-throw-championship-2017-dsc05427

http://iowakofc.org/photo/district-8-free-throw-championship-2017-dsc05424

http://iowakofc.org/photo/district-free-throw-contest

John Zweibahmer
DD #8

District 8 District Deputy John Zweibahmer attends Waukon Knights' 2016 Christmas party

Posted on December 25, 2016 at 12:24am 0 Comments

District 8 District Deputy John Zweibahmer (center) attended the December 2016 Waukon Knights' Christmas party.

 
 
 

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