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Immediate Past State Deputy 2020 - 2021

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Bob Baemmert

January 2021

Hi Brothers,

We live in exciting times! Vaccinations to move us beyond the pandemic has turned my thinking back to the times when Council Meetings could be held in person and the buzz at the meeting was what new project we were gonna get into this month for God and Country.

One of the issues that started to surface before the pandemic was how good the Supreme Council has gotten at making it attractive to join the Knights of Columbus and how easy it was to move on for a new guy in the ranks. I’m referring, of course, to On-Line Membership and the Combining of the Three Degrees into a single half-hour. |

We all know that the Knights of Columbus has a culture all its own and that it takes years to learn it. So, before you get to witness all your new, easily attracted members walk out of the door, I urge you to consider forming a Mentorship Program for your Council. Include pairing a seasoned veteran of your ranks with a new guy, so he can show him the ropes. Use the Shining Armor Award to help the new guy with goal setting and participating in the Council projects. Make the commitment for the first year and you will keep your new guy for life. That’s the goal.

God Bless you and Happy New Year!


Bob Baemmert

Immediate Past State Deputy

Washington State Council