Fraternal Leader Advisory
Breaking News | Reminders | Resources | Recommendations
Volume 10 | August 20, 2020
Important Links
NEW On-Demand Exemplification Platform
We have upgraded to a new, cleaner platform to host our online events and Exemplifications of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. Therefore, invitations that led to the On24 platform are now obsolete. To invite a candidate to the On-Demand ceremony, please use the NEW invitations available in English and Spanish. Please note the French invitation will be made available as soon as possible. The invitation, registration, and reporting processes remain the same.

NOTE: Councils must file a form 100 for all candidates who complete an online exemplification. For clarification on the difference between the On-Demand Ceremony and Online Membership (Online Join), click here.
Fraternal Operations
WEBINAR - Programs: Planning for Success
Join us for an evening conversation on Programs: Planning for Success with Damien O’Connor, Senior Director of Evangelization & Faith Formation and Sean Pott, Director of Programs.
New Form for Reporting Fraternal Benefits Seminars 
Fraternal Mission has released a new form that general agents must use to report council fraternal benefit seminars, which have replaced council insurance quotas. The form, which has been made available to your general agents, will help identify promotional activities that will drive attendance. 

Remember: no minimum attendance is required, but councils must make every effort to promote these great seminars, must send an email announcement to all council members, and must do at least two of the following: promote the seminar on social media, announce the seminar in parish bulletin(s), announce the seminars at Mass, and/or invite all council prospects to attend. 

These seminars will help us inform our brother Knights, prospective members and their families about all of the tremendous fraternal benefits available to them!
Membership Growth
Free Online Membership with Code: MCGIVNEY2020
The MCGIVNEY2020 online promo code provides us an opportunity to offer prospects a free first-year of membership when they join the Order online. This special promotion in honor of Fr. McGivney’s beatification runs through August 31. To receive their first year of membership free, prospects should join online at and when prompted enter “MCGIVNEY2020” into the “Promo Code” field.
Evangelization and Faith Formation
Reporting on All Council Programs 
All Faith in Action programs may be adapted to meet the unique needs and demands of their council, parish and community. Use the Fraternal Program Report Form (#10784) to report on any and all council activity within one of the four Faith in Action categories.
Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced the creation of a new pilgrimage destination named for the Order’s founder during his annual report at the 138th Supreme Convention.
Knights start their year off right with the new Into the Breach video series program, leading small groups of men to better step into the breach.
Knights step into the breach by building a supportive, Catholic community among faith-filled families through the Family Prayer Night Program.
District Deputy Corner
  • Reach out to your Regional Training Director for available training dates and encourage your councils to do so as well.
  • If you have not yet done so, conduct your district organizational meeting. A proposed meeting agenda and notes can be found here
  • Due to COVID-19, conditions for fraternal operations are local and fluid. Continually share best practices among your council leaders.
Grand Knight Corner
  • Meet with your leadership team to ensure plans are in place for a strong fall calendar of activity. Programs, Membership Drives and Fraternal Benefit Seminars can all be held virtually. When and where appropriate conduct Leave No Neighbor Behind programs.
  • Have an effective communication plan in place so council leaders stay connected on changing restrictions and guidelines.
  • Every Faith in Action program is an opportunity to put your faith into action and step into the breach. Visit the Overview and Highlights page for more information on Into the Breach and the Highlighted Programs of the week.
Financial Secretary Corner
  • Take time to familiarize yourself with the Member Management portal on Officers OnlineIt was designed to make your job easier. You can submit council forms and process member transactions quickly and efficiently.
The survey of the month for August 2020 is about COVID-19 Best Practices.
Thank you for your service to the Order. If you have any questions or suggestions during your term, please email
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