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Membership Programs 2019 - 2020
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Thomas C. Williams
State Membership Director
Email: MEMBERSHIP@kofc-wa.org
Phone: (206) 617-0600

December 2019

Brother Knights,

December has arrived and we are in the midst of the holiday season. I hope you and your loved ones had a rewarding Thanksgiving! As we approach Christmas, keep the reason for the season in the forefront of your mind as we face the crass commercialization of the birth of the Christ child.

We made very good progress on membership this past month, adding 84 new members – by far the biggest monthly gain this fraternal year! We have a goal of 64 new members per month, so we exceeded that by 20 men. Great work, I am proud of all the hard work to bring in new men. We are still behind where we need to be at this point in the year, but we can rightly be proud of a good month.

The good news

We now have 82 Councils that are membership-active, up from 63 Councils last month. Thank you to the 19 Councils who recruited their first member last month!

Six Council have already achieved 100% of their membership goal, and earned Knights jackets for the Grand Knight and Membership Director as part of the membership incentives:

 

DISTRICT

COUNCIL

GRAND_KNIGHT

LOCATION

QUOTA

YTD_PERCENT

5

12583

Nicholas Denny

Spokane

5

100

2

13395

Michael Haynes

Silverdale

5

100

5

10534

Joseph Nappi

Spokane

4

100

27

11736

Mark Pimentel

Black Diamond

4

100

22

15462

Porfirio Montes

Tacoma

4

100

22

17152

Chad Peterson

Yelm

4

100

 Another 12 Councils are one or two new members away from achieving this goal – my challenge to you is to spend State Deputy Pat Kelley’s money and earn those jackets!

 28 Districts are now membership-active, up from 24 last month. To the four District Deputies who inspired their Councils to recruit at least one new member this month, thank you.

 26 Councils are on-track for the membership component of Star Council and 8 Districts are on-track for Star District with their membership. This is good news and I applaud your hard work. Please do not let up in your efforts, there are many opportunities for you to share the Knights and our good works with prospective members over the holiday season.

The not-so-good news

We still have 82 Councils (50% of the Councils in the state!) who have not yet recruited even one member. What can I do to help? What programs from Faith In Action can you use to reach out to prospective members? We have an obligation to reach out to men to help them understand the many benefits of the membership in the Knights. If you are unsure of how to get moving, please call me or reach out to your fraternal benefits representative for ideas.

Likewise, we still have 7 Districts that are not membership-active or even have a negative membership. Two Districts have vacancies at the District Deputy level, but we must do better.

To date (11/21/19 numbers) we have recruited 198 new members, or 26% of our yearly goal. We should be at 39% of our goal by this point in the year. We have 129 net members, 31% of goal – we should be at 39%. We are trending better but we still have a lot of work to get done.

We are preparing for the District Deputy Winter Meetings in early December, and the focus will be on membership and programs. I am looking forward to spending time with the District Deputies and State Officers to find out what is working, and what we can do to help. We will be work with each District Deputy to come up with a personalized action plan for their District, and I am excited to see the results. Be sure to check in with your District Deputy after the meeting to learn of the plan for your District and Council!

As always, I am grateful for all your hard work to support the Knights and I welcome any and all questions.

 

Vivat Jesus!


Fraternally,


Thomas C. Williams

State Membership Director

Washington State Council

Membership@kofc-wa.org


 



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