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State Advocate 2018 - 2019

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Greg Mahoney

April 2019

Annual Meeting / Safe Environment Program Compliance: May Deadline

Annual Meeting:  As May approaches, so does the Convention.  GK’s and FS’s should plan to send representatives to this important meeting.  Send in your Election of Delegates to our Worthy State Secretary.  Encourage Third Degree Knights to attend and participate.  I look forward to seeing many Knights at the Bellevue Hilton.

Safe Environment Program (SEP) ComplianceMay is the deadline for SEP compliance. The following charts show fraternal leaders who are compliant (green box with ‘X’), fraternal leaders who are non-compliant (red box with “O”), fraternal leaders who are not assigned (yellow box with “O”) and fraternal leaders who are pending (yellow box with “P”).   Some boxes have two letters due to discrepancies in the database.  Contact me for details. Grand Knights must follow up and correct any deficiencies by May 2019.  The goal is to get the red and yellow out! (Please see next page) 

Please follow the guidance outlined in the SEP Information Guide (Revised 2018).  All District Deputies and Grand Knights are to present and make widely available to members the SEP Information Guide (Revised 2018), which can also be found on the Orders website at the following link:

Grand Knights and District Deputies should contact the Knights of Columbus Office of Youth Protection at, or (203) 752-4558, if leaders are having trouble with the online training or they have not received an email notification from Praesidium.  Submission of forms 185 and 365 through Member Management will trigger email notifications.  If directors do not complete training and background check requirements within 30 days, Supreme will remove directors and you will have to resubmit the 365.  You can reappoint the same member to a director position, but this cannot occur numerous times.

I recommend you encourage as many members as possible in your councils to take the general training.  During Knights of Columbus youth events, you must have at least two members present who have completed the training.  One of the members must also have had a background check completed.  This is the right thing to do, so please put forth the effort to accomplish these training requirements. Vivat Jesus!



Vivat Jesus!


Greg Mahoney

Washington State Council
State Advocate, WSC