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Membership Programs 2020 - 2021
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Thomas C. Williams
State Membership Director
Email: MEMBERSHIP@kofc-wa.org
Phone: (206) 617-0600

May 2021

My Brother Knights,

As we approach the final two months of the fraternal year, I would challenge you to recruit at least one new member before June 30th. We have more than 100 Councils who are membership-inactive right now, and this is your chance to make a difference in the life of a strong Catholic man. We are starting to see more activities take place and my Church is now hosting two weekend Masses at 50% capacity, so there are opportunities.

Remember the McGivney2020 online membership promotion is still active – one free year of online membership. Men can join via the online page on the Supreme website https://www.kofc.org/secure/en/join/join-the-knights.html and enter the McGiveny2020 promotion. New members can take their Exemplification online, too, in both English and Spanish at the follow link: https://www.kofc.org/en/for-members/resources/ceremonials.html?1tab=1tab1. Let’s all pull together and see if we can get the majority of Councils to recruit at least one new member this fraternal year!

Our Membership numbers are still growing albeit far slower than we would like to see:

New Members – 243 or 40.84% of our goal of 595 (adjusted down from 700)

Net Members – (40) or (16.67%) of our goal of 240

We have some Councils that are shining examples of the rest of us, achieving at least 100% of the newly adjusted membership goals. Remember, these Councils have already qualified for Star Council on membership and will receive state membership incentive awards later this year.

Council

Council_Name

Grand_Knight

YTD Percent

16361

St. Martins' University Council

Michael Remer

400%

15136

St. Joseph The Worker Council

Bradley Johns

233%

3611

Fr. Treunet Council

Michael Ptacek

200%

15462

St. Ann Council

Porfirio Montes

200%

12583

St Aloysius Gonzaga Council

Shane Jacoby

167%

13395

Fr John Francis Laboon Council

Michael Haynes

167%

14852

St. Matthew Council

Luis Abad

150%

16186

Our Lady Of Sorrows Council

Richard Shepherd

150%

8297

Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty Council

Lawrence Devlin

140%

3455

Msgr. Hugo Pautler Council

Thomas Stapleton

100%

3645

Fr. Thomas Lane Council

Mariano Murillo

100%

6806

Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Council

Jason De Rosa

100%

7907

Fr. Anthony McGirl Council

Joel Edwards

100%

9617

Cascade Council

Ronald Enneking

100%

10652

Four Chaplains Council

Michael Winkler

100%

13597

Leavenworth/Cashmere Council

Ken Goedde

100%

16176

St. John Paul II Council

Matthew Stowers

100%

In addition, we have 12 more Councils who have achieved between 50% and 100% of their membership goals. Each of those Councils is within striking distance of achieving their goals, often needing only one or two new members.

Two District Deputies are deserving of a shout out for membership – Larry Devlin DD02 has achieved 90% of his District Quota and Mike Colosi DD04 has achieved 53% of his District Quota. Please note that Larry is also Grand Knight of Council 8297, which has achieved 140% of the Council quota! Well done, worthy District Deputies.

Supreme has a new program, the COVID Recovery Project, to help guide Councils as they restart their activities after more than a year of pandemic restrictions. Supreme will air this webinar on April 25th but I am sure you can view this on-demand after the fact.

My brothers, now is the time to break loose of the friction and start reaching out to prospective members. Our society is becoming more and more secular, and unfriendly to people of faith. I believe that people need and want to have a strong faith life, and the Knights offer that. There are so many programs and opportunities for me of all ages to deepen their faith life and experience fraternity surrounded by other strong, Catholic men. We have not just the opportunity but the obligation to reach out to men and offer the gift of membership in the Knights of Columbus.

Vivat Jesus!

 

Fraternally,

Tom


Thomas C. Williams

State Membership Director

Washington State Council

Membership@kofc-wa.org


 



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