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Membership Programs 2019 - 2020
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Thomas C. Williams
State Membership Director
Phone: (206) 617-0600

August 2019

Brother Knights,

We have an exciting membership action plan this year and a great membership team! I would like to start off with highlights of the plan and to introduce the membership team.

Our membership goal for this year to achieve the Circle of Honor is 800 men, which is our rolling 5-year average – this means that we have an achievable goal this year. Thanks to IPSD Bob Baemmert and SD Pat Kelley for helping Supreme to adjust our goal to this 5-year average and set us up for success. To achieve this goal, we will need to recruit an average of 67 new members per month – there is no penalty for exceeding that goal!

The other goals I have set for the state are below – tough but achievable:

Councils membership active: 130 (80%)

Monthly intake goal: 67 members

New Councils: 1

Round Tables: 40

Star Councils: 27

Produce 4 Star Districts / 1 All Star District

Councils Submitting 1728, 365, SP7: 145 (90%)

Conduct two successful State-wide Membership Drives

Online Membership Intake Goal: 10 – 15%

Engaged retention committees in all Councils

How will we achieve these goals, you may ask? I have some fine men who are working on the membership team, that’s how! Below are the main players:

Membership Director – that’s me

New Council Development – Abundeo Reponte

Roundtable Development – William Swartz

Retention Chairman – Darren Parsons

Recruitment and Development West – Larry Devlin

Recruitment and Development East – TBD

Hispanic Membership West – Daniel Pradera

Hispanic Membership East – Federico Lopez

Online Membership – Renato Sacramento

In addition, we are reconstituting the Fr. McGivney Legacy teams, which represent the Knights at community events around the state. If you are interested in being part of the Fr. McGivney team or any other position on the membership team, please let me know asap.

To help promote recruiting, we will have a series of incentives for those Councils who recruit this year. Below you will find a quick overview and a copy will be posted on the state website shortly:



· Supreme Very Important Proposer (VIP) Club (Supreme)

· Recruit 5 men – Receive a thank note from State Deputy and a stainless-steel tumbler

· Recruit 10 men – received a KofC light jacket

· Recruit 20 men – receive a Personalized Sport Tec jacket

· Top Three Recruiter Awards (Family Bible & KC Watch; Family Bible and KC Enameled Cufflinks; Family Bible and KC Pewter Belt Buckle) (WSC)

 New Member

Shining Armor Award (1st Year only) Supreme

Silver Knight Award (all members; no time constraint) Supreme


Achieve 100% of goal by 12/31/2019 – Personalized Sport Tec jacket to GK, MD (WSC)

Achieve 100% of goal by 6/30/2020 - KofC light jacket to GK, MD (WSC)

Achieve 200% of goal by 6/30/2020 – BDC Kiosk (WSC)

Achieve 300% of goal by 6/30/2020 – US and KC Flag set (WSC)

State Exemplification fee waived for all new members (not counting transfers) in 1QTR Fraternal Year 2019-2020 (WSC)



              DIV. I            <50    Members

                    DIV. II          50-99    Members

                    DIV. III        100-149   Members

                    DIV. IV        150-249   Members

                    DIV. V         250+   Members

Division winners, for net gain and percentage of goal, council will receive a framed print of Fr. McGivney or KC official (WSC)

Overall Council winner – KofC personalized three season jacket to GK and MD

Special Incentives in 1QTR – refer to WSC Membership Action Plan monthly detail JUL/AUG/SEP


Supreme Council

VIP points to recruiters per new member and to councils reaching Star Level

Others to be published


Remember, we have the duty and the obligation to recruit men to the Knights of Columbus, to share the gift of brotherhood and fraternity in the God’s service. If you attended the summer meeting in Pasco last month, you will know what I mean when I say that we are building Cathedrals for God’s Kingdom here on earth. If you missed the summer meeting, then plan on attending one of the regional meetings that will be announced shortly and I can fill you in.

Our goal is to get every Council membership active, that you recruit at least one new man. Please see the membership graphic to note that Newport Council 14368 has already recruited three new members in July! Great work, Grand Knight James Hind.

One administrative note, all presentations from the summer meetings will be available on the state website shortly, as we promised at the meeting. Whether you attended the meeting or not, there is a lot of good information that you can use to help your Council.

Vivat Jesus!



Thomas C. Williams

State Membership Director

Washington State Council


Membership Programs

Recruitment & Development West

Recruitment & Development East

New Council Development & Round Table

Retention Chairman

Hispanic Member Development West

Hispanic Member Development East

Online Membership

Young Adult Advisory Group

Retention Committee