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: social or charitable? Do you have a plan to do so? Have you considered the Power of 10 structure to facilitate maintaining connections among members.

2)    Who showed up to meetings and events and who did not? Don’t know? Create a chairmanship to assign a brother Knight to keep track of who showed up and who did not. Then pass along those brothers to their power of 10 team leader

3)    Who participated in council events and functions? Who might be encouraged to consider leadership starting with one event, one well defined role?


A Past State Deputy once remarked:

  • 20% of your council will be involved in the planning and leadership of the council’s social and charitable activities
  • 10% of your council may never be involved
  • 70% of our council will be engaged with their family, their career and other community activities – but will faithfully show up when asked to help – not to every event but to those that fit his schedule and priorities.
  • Take care of that 70% of your membership by encouraging and supporting their family priorities while inviting them to participate with the council when they can.
  • Eventually the 70% will become more engaged as their schedules permit and the warm memories of support draw them in again and again.

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Comment by Davis Assembly on June 21, 2017 at 9:08pm


By Leslie M. Opat, Past Faithful Navigator of Davis Assembly 0271

Comment by Davis Assembly on June 21, 2017 at 9:08pm

"I'm the Guy" as read by Faithful Navigator Les Opat:

Comment by Davis Assembly on June 21, 2017 at 5:22pm

Encourage all members to make all of the degrees. See the article, "The Final Step Up," by Les Opat:

Comment by M on June 19, 2017 at 12:35am

Thanks, Larry, for this important information.

The "I'm the Guy" poem can be found by clicking here.

For the coming fraternal year, I'm hoping that the "Power of 10" program ( will become an important part of the recruitment and retention efforts of the Councils in District 15.

For more recruitment and retention strategies, visit (

And probably most importantly, let's remember the Prayer of an Iowa Knight, a beautiful, simple, humble prayer. Click here for that prayer.

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