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State Warden 2019 - 2020



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

January 2020 

There are a number of upcoming deadlines for submission of reports, applications for recognition awards and contest results during the next six months that Councils should be aware of. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME OF THE DEADLINES ARE EARLIER THAN THESE WERE PREVIOUSLY SO THAT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPILING REPORTS CAN COMPLY WITH STATE AND SUPREME COUNCIL DEADLINES.  In addition, there are multiple versions of the Grand Knights Handbook floating around. Requirements, report forms and application forms described in this report are in the 2014 - 2015 version of the Grand Knights Handbook provided to Grand Knights at the Summer Training Meeting. Designated page numbers are also from the 2014 – 2015 version. These forms can also be obtained at  http://www.kofc-wa.org/GKCD/GK%20Handbook/Handbook.pdf; however, there may be different page numbers in the referenced document.  Late reports, applications and contest results may be accepted at the discretion of the State Program Director or a State Officer; however, Supreme deadlines are fixed and must be met.  These deadlines for reports, applications for recognition awards and contest results include the following:

 Councils should complete the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest by 31 December and submit results to their District Deputy.

District level competition must be completed by 15 January. Results must be submitted to Ken Devos, State Youth Chairman.

State level competition must be completed by 15 February. Results must be submitted by Ken Devos to Supreme by 28 February.

All members should complete and submit the individual Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity 1728C. The surveys should be provided to the Council’s Financial Secretary by 15 January so that the Financial Secretary has time to complete the cumulative report for the Council.

Financial Secretaries should submit the Council Annual Report of Fraternal Activity form 1728A to Supreme by 31 January.

Council sponsored Basketball Free Throw Contests must be completed and a report of results submitted to District Deputies by 31 January.

The District Free Throw Contest competitions must be completed and results submitted to Ken Devos, State Youth Chairman by 29 February.

Results for the state Free Throw Contest competition must be submitted by Ken Devos to Supreme by 31 March.

Pro-life Essays should be completed at the Council level and submitted to District Deputies by 15 March.

Results from the District level Pro-life Essay Contest must be submitted to Ron Degroot, State Life Programs Director by 1 April

State Pro-life Essay Contest winners will be announced at the Washington State Banquet 16 May 2020

Pro-life Posters should be completed at the Council level and submitted to District Deputies by 15 April                     District results for the Pro-life Poster Contest must be submitted to Ron Degroot, State Life Programs Director by 1 May. Pro-life posters will be evaluated at the Washington State Convention  Contest winners for the Pro-life poster contest will be announced at the State Banquet 16 May 2020.Councils should complete and submit the Special Olympics Partnership form 4584 by 31 January.

The March for Life will occur in Olympia Tuesday, 21 January 2020.

Council semi-annual audits should be completed and form 1295 submitted to Supreme by 15 February. Copies of the report should be sent to the State Deputy and the District Deputy.

.Councils should draft and approve resolutions for consideration during the Washington State Convention by 29 Fevruary. Councils must submit approved resolutions to State Secretary Kim Washburn by 15 March.

Councils must elect delegates for the Washington State Convention during March.

Councils must submit the Certificate of Election of Delegates and Alternates to State Secretary Kim Washburn by 15 March.

A Report from the Grand Knight describing activities conducted by the Council during the past 12 months must be submitted to the District Deputy by 1 April.

District Deputies must submit the combined report for all Councils in his District to Kim Washburn, State Secretary, by 15 April.

Councils should complete the State Council Service Program Awards Application form STSP for each Faith in Action category, Faith, Community Family and Life, and submit these to the State Program Director by 1 April. Form STSP is available at https://www.kofc.org/un/en/forms/council/state_serviceaward_p.pdf.

State Program Directors will provide the results from their evaluations to Scott Hulse, State Warden, by 15 April.

Applications will be evaluated by the State Officers.

The top five Councils in each Faith in Action program category will be identified before the State Convention.

The State Program Award in each Faith in Action program category will be made during the State Banquet, 16 May 2020

Councils should complete applications for the George C. Turk – Gift of Life Blood Donor Honor Roll and submit these to Scott Hulse, State Warden, by 15 March. Requirements and applications for the George C. Turk Award are located on pages II-39 – II-39.1 in the 2014 – 2015 Washington State Grand Knights Handbook.

Councils should complete applications for the Wade Walden Platelet Award and submit the applications to Scott Hulse, State Warden, by 15 March. Requirements and an application for the Wade Walden Platelet Award are located on pages II-39.2 – II-39.3 in the 2014 – 2015 Washington State Grand Knights Handbook.

Councils should complete applications for the Harry J. Tucker Fraternalism Award and submit these to Scott Hulse, State Warden, by 15 March. Requirements and applications for the Harry J. Tucker Fraternalism Award are located on pages II-41.1 – II-41.4 in the 2014 – 2015 Washington State Grand Knights Handbook.

Councils should complete applications for the Pro-Life/Hebert M. Liebert Pro-Life Service Program Award. Applications should be submitted to Ron Degroot, State Life Program Director, no later than 15 March. Requirements are located on pages II-40 – II-40.1 in the 2014 – 2015 Washington State Grand Knights Handbook.

Councils should complete applications for the Knight of the Year Award and submit the application to Ed Hebert, State Family Programs Director, by 15 March. Requirements and an application are located on pages II-42 – II-44 in the 2014 – 2015 Washington State Grand Knights Handbook.

Councils should complete applications for the Family of the Year Award and submit the application to Ed Hebert, State Family Programs Director, by 15 March. Requirements are described on pages II-45 – II46 in the 2014 – 2015 Washington State Grand Knights Handbook. Applications for Family of the Year must be on the form provided in the Supreme Council’s Family of the Month booklet.

Councils should complete a report of contributions to the annual Pennies for Heaven collection and submit the report to the State Secretary, by 15 April. The report form is located on page II-24 of the Grand Knights Handbook.

A copy of the report of contributions to the annual Pennies for Heaven collection should be provided to the District Deputy.

Councils should have an election of officers and provide a report to the District Deputy and Supreme Council, by 1 July.

 

Please remember that we are a charitable organization, working together in unity, as brothers, to carry out our mission as Knights of Columbus. Each of us needs to do our part if we are to accomplish this mission. Should anyone have difficulty locating the forms that have been described or questions, please contact me. My email address is scottehulse@gmail.com. My telephone number is (360) 243-0745.

 

 


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Scott hulse

State Warden

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