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State Deputy 2017 - 2018

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Bob Baemmert

HO HO HELLO Brothers,

Three months ago on August 10, three jurisdictions: Alberta, Maryland and New Mexico became part of an interesting pilot program for the Supreme Council. The program is called Online Membership and men in their jurisdictions can join the Order Online. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!  Just think- a 24/7 opportunity for men to join. Gentlemen that "never were asked" can now join without the invitation. Totally digital and modern and it absolutely will appeal to the younger guys we all have been looking to recruit. NO change in requirements- practical Catholic and 18 years old. Does not create a new class of members. Does not eliminate Degrees.  Does not eliminate dues- $30/year. The guy who joins becomes a member of a division of the State Council. They are eligible for insurance, the will receive the Columbia magazine, they will have access to an Online Membership Portal- and they can attend select local council and State events. Online members can convert to local council membership and the Council receives credit for them when they convert. The dues that they paid is credited and adjusted for the receiving Council by Council Account at Supreme.

So how is this going so far? Good enough to add Arizona, Connecticut, Washington DC, and Florida. I am really trying for Supreme to add Washington just as soon as we can. What I think is so great about this program is that it takes away the question of whether or not a man is interested in joining. Obviously if he took the initiative to join this way he's interested. These guys won't need their arms twisted. I think this is an awesome idea and I just know it will be a success.

OK!  Its December and I wouldn't be a good State Deputy if I didn't wish all of you a very Joyful and fulfilling Christmas this year. We all have so much to be grateful for. A great and loving God, good friends and brothers and I'd like to say a great football team to cheer on, but this year hasn't been that great for Green Bay or Seattle fans. But beside that we are all very Blest! Take time to put yourself in the season and enjoy the time with your families. God loves us when we are happy, so be happy!

God Bless you all and have a great Christmas!


Bob Baemmert

State Deputy - Washington State