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State Secretary 2018 - 2019

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Patrick Kelley
February 2019
My Dear Brother Knights,
 January is here and so we start the new calendar year.  New this year is a separate Invoice for the “Pennies For Heaven” fund for each Council. Although this is a voluntary offering from the councils it is our primary method of supporting Seminary expenses at the Diocesan Level. Each year the State Council grants $20K to $35K per Diocese to each Bishop for Seminarian support. All of these grants come from the “Pennies for Heaven” Fund Corporation. In some recent years grants went to Bishop White Seminary to help pay down their construction debt and this last year $10K was granted to a group of nuns in Spokane as well.
 Please remember that all checks for to “Pennies For Heaven” must be made out to the same, i.e
“Pennies For Heaven.”
 As announced in my “Six Months Letter” to the Councils (on the website) the Pennies for Heaven Fund is now separate and has its own bank account.
 Invoices for Per Capita will be in your mail boxes soon and this is a required payment. No Council action is allowed for this bill to be paid and as it is no different than any bill from the Supreme Council, so please make sure this is paid by return mail. Please do not hold the bill till the next Council for motions/discussions or any other council action.
 There are still five Councils that have not paid their Liability Insurance bills from last July. PLEASE ensure that this is paid quickly!
 Thanks as always,

Pat Kelley
State Secretary