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St Mary's
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Preventing the Guy Who Never Came Back

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 10:43pm 4 Comments

Contributed by Larry Hauber - Regional Membership

Remember “I’m the Guy?”

It’s up to us – you and me – to work in our Council Halls and with our brother Knights, especially new Knights to be certain none of them become the Guy who didn’t come back. 

As Council Officers ask yourselves as you close out this fraternal year and plan for a better next:

1)    Have you invited all members of your council to at least one event:…


The Power of Fraternity to Retain

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

Reminder that councils are asked to refrain from finalizing any suspensions from January thru June. This is the time of year to activate your retention committee to make personal contact with your members to keep them engaged. If you haven’t already done so implement the power of 10 council structure.

Councils need to be about relationships – building a Band of Brothers. Using a modified power of 10 approach is working in many councils to keep members connected and engaged.…


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At 12:40am on June 19, 2017, District 15 Knights said…

Lots of recruitment & retention information at

At 8:54am on March 26, 2017, M said…

"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 10:34pm on March 9, 2017, M said…

I am the Profile Page (website) chairman for Let me know if you have questions about your Profile Page (website) and/or the website platform.

Overview of

If you've got a personal Profile Page (website) here on, what do you do with it? Answer:

How to enliven your Profile Page and by showing all of the activity from the entire website on your own Profile Page:

Another way to see all of the activity across is to click on the Activity tab in the "Update Central" box in the middle column on the main (home) webpage.

If you want to get a Profile Page (website) operating for your Council, Assembly, and/or District, go to for an instructional video. For more information and discussion on this issue, go to

Catholic gentlemen these days EXPECT to see a council website AND facebook page, and they're not difficult to set up. is *THE* place for a council, assembly, and/or district Profile Page (website) because it is easy to use, interactive, and FREE!

At 10:06pm on December 8, 2015, District 15 Knights said…

Looking forward to retention information and ideas being posted here.

At 6:42pm on December 7, 2015, M said…

Council Retention Chairman
Patrick T. O'Keefe
3923 77th St
Urbandale, IA 50322-2588
515-253-0551 C: 515-490-6052

Membership Retention Chairman
Marvin H. Menke
2133 St. Paul Rd
West Point, IA 52656-9306
Phone: 319-837-6782

At 6:33pm on December 7, 2015, District 15 Knights said…

Please see the "DISTRICT 8 INFORMATION" box at ( for a compilation of important recruitment and retention strategies. Please leave a message on our Comment Wall if there's anything we should add to or delete from our list.

At 6:29pm on December 7, 2015, Decorah Knights said…

Welcome to the website. 

I hope you’ll take a look at the Council 4208 website; all you need to do is go to or and just scroll up and down to see all the information about the Decorah Knights of Columbus; it's that simple.

Please add us as a "Friend" if we’re not already friends on the website.  :-)

It's great to have you aboard the web platform. Click on the Activity tab in the "Update Central" box in the middle column on the main (home) webpage to see all of the activity going on across the State on

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.

And, finally, why "waste" your time asking another man to join the Knights of Columbus? Here's why:

--The Council 4208 webmaster =

At 6:27pm on December 7, 2015, Davis Assembly said…

Can 4th-degree members wear their regalia to parish functions outside of wakes, funerals, Confirmations, and that sort of official thing? Perhaps increased use of regalia would increase visibility and retention?

At 6:23pm on December 7, 2015, M said…

Retention: VERY important. The Iowa KofC's need to work on this. Thanks for setting up this page.


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