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State Advocate 2021 - 2022



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Dr. Scott Hulse
Email: StateAdvocate@kofc-wa.org

October 2021

My Brother Knights,

As good Catholics in union with the Holy See, we are all aware of the impact that reports of misconduct by various individuals, some in leadership positions, have had on our Church. It is incumbent on all of us as Knights of Columbus to serve as visible examples of our Church’s commitment to making sure that our path forward is both sincere and honorable.

One aspect of the path forward is emphasis on our commitment, as Knights, on protecting all people, youth, vulnerable adults and others, by assuring that we willingly participate in and practice the tenants of the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program. The Safe Environment Program is not an encumbrance. The Safe Environment Program is our way, as Knights, to assure that everyone in God’s Kingdom can practice their Faith, without distraction or fear of undue influence. 

All Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, District Deputies, State Directors, Committee Chairmen and State Officers are provided with weekly summaries by Brother Kevin Fraley of Council compliance status with requirements of the Safe Environment Program in Washington State. Brother Kevin is the messenger NOT the originator of information contained in his reports.

Brother Kevin Fraley has reported that as of 10:58 AM, Tuesday, 21 September, 2021, ninety-four of one hundred and fifty-eight active Councils in Washington State are fully compliant and thirty-seven Councils have pending compliancy with Safe Environment Program requirements. This means that the Grand Knight, General Program Director, Community Director and Family Director have met all requirements for a Council’s certification as compliant. These requirements are summarized in the following three documents, “Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program Handbook” (Document #5095), “Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Council Information Guide” and “Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program Frequently Asked Questions” (Document #5103.

While not specifically addressed in the compliance reports that Brother Kevin provides, all Knights of Columbus Council Youth Leaders must have the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program training as well as similar training required by their Diocese and Parish if the Council’s youth activities are on property owned by a Diocese or Parish.

The Washington State Council’s challenge now is to assure that the remaining twenty-seven Councils that are non-compliant with Safe Environment Program requirements become compliant during October. I am asking all Grand Knights and Faithful Navigators in Washington State to make sure that those Officers, Directors, Chairmen and others involved with youth programs complete requirements so that we are prepared to safeguard those who need our protection.

The following are the schedules and agenda for the Regional Meetings
2021 Regional Meeting Schedule
Washington State Council
Knights of Columbus


*Group 3 October 9-10
Olympia District 3 District 4 District 12 District 22 District 34 Oct 9 DD4 Darren Johnson
The meeting, which will be from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, will be hosted by Fr Nicholas Rausch, OSB Council located at Sacred Heart Parish, 812 Bowker Street SE, Lacey, WA 98509


Vancouver District 11 District 25 District 30?? District 35 Oct 10 DD 35 Danno Herrera
The meeting, which will be from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM will be hosted by District 35 and will be located at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 4723 NW Franklin St, Vancouver 98633


*Group 4 October 16-17
Prosser District 6 District 17 Oct 16 DD 17 Rich Legerski
The meeting, which will be from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM will be hosted by Sacred Heart Council 10543 located at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 1905 Highland Drive, Prosser 99350


Wenatchee District 10 District 29 Oct 17 DD10 Stefan Czesak (Tentative)
The meeting, which will be from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM will be hosted by Holy Apostles Council 13186 located at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 1315 8th St NE, East Wenatchee, Washington 98802


Group 5 October 30-31
Walla Walla District 7 District 8 Oct 30 DD 7 Michael Patello
The meeting, which will be from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, will be hosted by Michael Flohr Council 766 in Blanchet Hall at St. Patricks Roman Catholic Church located at 415 W Alder Street, Walla Walla


Spokane District 5 District 18 District 20 District 32 Oct 31 DD 18 Robert Heacock
The meeting, which will be from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, will be hosted by and location
TBD.

*Final Commitment Accepted – Fixed Dates

 

2021 Regional Meetings

BRING YOUR LAPTOPS

 

Agenda

 

“Naught Without Sacrifice”

 

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM   Registration, Coffee and Doughnuts (Greg Registration)

                                                    Attendees must register. We reimburse by that number.

 

09:00 AM – 09:20 AM   Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Opening, Introductions,                                        Overview, Expectations –State Deputy Kim Washburn

(Financial Secretaries breakout)

 

09:20 AM – 10:30 AM Membership – GMD Mike Rutland

Programs Driving Membership, Retention, Recruitment, Recruitment

Online Membership-How to

Free Online Membership One Year? 

New Member waiver of State Per Capita 2022

 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break

 

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Insurance & Securities – GMD Mike Rutland

Catholic Men, Catholic Investments, Catholic Values

Insurance is an Individual Program

Long Term Care Insurance – State Concerns

Annuities – Different levels

Life Insurance

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Ethnic Council Development – Fedrico Lopez/SA Scott Hulse

 

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM Next Six Months - SS Greg Mahoney

 

11:10 AM – 12:00 AM Financial Secretary Interactions

Administration & Finance Chairman, DD – Kevin Fraley

Training Portal for GK’s

Administrative Forms

Reports

SEP, etc.

 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch – Into The Breach–Why Men Must Stand Up For Life

(Thank you Lunch Crew)

12:30 PM – 1:45 AM General Programs – GPD Dang Nguyen, IT ST Tom Williams (Interactive, Laptops)

Monthly Service Report – MSR

Faith In Action Programs

Directors of Each – Overview

State Featured Programs

Tootsie Roll Program

KCHelp

Pro-Life

Coats for Kids

Cor Christi

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Bio Break

12:30 PM – 1:45 AM General Programs – GPD Dang Nguyen, IT ST Tom Williams (Interactive, Laptops)

Monthly Service Report – MSR
Faith In Action Programs
Directors of Each – Overview
State Featured Programs
Tootsie Roll Program
KCHelp
Pro-Life
Coats for Kids
Cor Christi
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Bio Break

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM Bylaws/Per Capita Resolution/990’s – SA Scott Hulse

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Duties and Responsibilities – ARGD Chuck Davlin
Council Organization
GK’s, Program Director Duties
Round Tables
Star Council - Online Membership (assist to achieve)
3:00 PM – 3:10 PM Facing The Giants – ARGD Chuck Davlin

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM State Officers say bye, bye

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Final Charge, Prayer, Adjournment – State Deputy Kim

 

 

 

 


Vivat Jesus!

Scott


Dr Scott Hulse
State Advocate
Washington State Council
StateAdvocate@KofC-wa.org

 

 

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