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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

January 2020

Brother Knights,

Happy New Year! I hope you had a relaxing and fulfilling holiday season.

We are now starting the second half of the fraternal year, and we have some work to do! We are behind on our membership goals, but there is no need for panic – we have six months left to catch up and meet our goals.

As I step through membership, please note that I must pull the membership data well before the bulletin article comes out, in this case on December 17th. The membership graphic will always display the date of the membership data, so if your Council had a jump in membership that is not reflected, you will see if the following month.

Our membership goals for this year are 767 new members, and 420 net members. As of December 17, we needed to have achieved 46.3% of our goals to be on-track for the year:

New members – 260/767 (33.9%)

Net members – 186/420 (44.27%)

As you can see, we are behind in both New members and Net members, although Net members we are relatively close to the goal.

Digging further, we had a goal of 67 new members per month, and we are currently achieving 48 new members per month.

Finally, we had a goal of 130 Councils (80%) being membership-active for the year. Currently, we have 88 Councils (53.6%) of Councils who have recruited at least one new member.

We do have one very positive result – Online membership now accounts for 25.4% of our new membership, with the goal of 10-15% far exceeded. This is really good news and points to a way for Councils to increase their membership. Does your Council have its own website from Supreme to sign men up? This is a free service and will be a boost to your efforts.

One opportunity in online membership is that only about 50% of the new members have transferred to a local Council. Renato Sacramento, our Online Membership Chairman, is working with the District Deputies to reach out to these men and get them transferred to Councils. Gentlemen, this is free money for your Council – these men have often decided to join the Knights of their own volition but your Council will receive credit for their membership!

Not all news is gloomy, we have six Councils at 100% of their membership quotas now, which earns customized Knight jackets for the Grand Knight and Membership Director. Below is a listing of the Councils:

DD

COUNCIL

GRAND_KNIGHT

LOCATION

Members

QUOTA

NET

PERCENT

5

12583

Nicholas Denny

Spokane

73

5

5

100

2

13395

Michael Haynes

Silverdale

74

5

5

100

5

10534

Joseph Nappi

Spokane

46

4

4

100

27

11736

Mark Pimentel

Black Diamond

49

4

4

100

22

15462

Porfirio Montes

Tacoma

46

4

4

100

22

17152

Chad Peterson

Yelm

28

4

4

100

In addition, 18 more Councils are on track to achieve their membership goals by the end of the fraternal year, and thus meet the membership requirement for Star Council.

Effective January 1st, the WSC membership goals have some changes to reflect what will be needed to meet our membership goals for this fraternal year:

· We need 507 New members by June 30th, 2020 - 81 new members per month

· We need 234 Net members by June 30th, 2020 - 37 net members per month

November was a very good month, 84 new members joined the WSC, so this is a goal we can achieve. How can we do it? Below is a partial list of ways for your Council to achieve their membership goals:

· Spring Church Drive (have you taken the Delta Church Drive training?)

· Leverage your Council insurance agent for a fraternal benefits night

· Promote your Council programs and impact to the community – don’t keep your good work and impact a secret!

· Talk to that man you have been meaning to ask about the Knights

Remember, membership in the Knights is a gift that we give to ourselves and can give to other men. Do you remember why you joined the Knights? Can you explain what you get out of the Knights and why you keep coming back? If you can share this with prospective members, that deeply personal reason can be your best recruiting talk.

Thank you for all your work in the first six months of the year, and I look forward to working with you in the second half of the fraternal year.

 

Vivat Jesus!


Fraternally,


Thomas C. Williams

State Membership Director

Washington State Council

Membership@kofc-wa.org


 



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