Fraternal Leader Advisory
Breaking News | Reminders | Resources | Recommendations
Volume 13 | October 1, 2020
Important Links
Fraternal Operations
UPDATE 2019-2020 Council Awards Delivery
United States and Canadian Star Council Awards for the 2019-2020 Fraternal Year have shipped as of this week (9-30-2020). Remaining council awards (Columbian, Fr. McGivney, Founders and Combination Awards) will continue to ship throughout the early weeks of October. Adjusted awards will begin to be shipped after these initial award orders are complete. In almost all instances, council award shipments will be received by their respective district deputies. General Agents will receive awards if a council earned the Founder's Award only. Any award appeals should be submitted by the State Deputy to
Submission of Fraternal Programs Report Form (#10784)
Beginning this fraternal year, Form #10784 can only be submitted online. The process is easy and straight forward. Watch this short video tutorial for a step-by-step walkthrough.
WebbMason Supply Charges
WebbMason /Supplies Online currently only accepts payment by credit. In the event your supplies are charged to your council or assembly by the allowed officer (GK, FS, FN, NC), payment must be made to the Supreme Council (Council Accounts). Councils and Assembly statements received from the Supreme Council will only show the invoice number, so it is important for the person who ordered the supplies to share the contents of their invoices with the other officers and the audit committee.
Membership Growth
Register! Extending Fr. McGivney's Invitation
The Order that Fr. McGivney invited men to join 138 years ago is the same one we’re inviting men to be a part of today – an organization that cares for the most vulnerable, that cares about Catholic families. Join us Oct 15 at 8:00 PM EDT to learn more about how sharing Father McGivney’s story can help grow your council.
Promote the Orderwide Exemplification on Nov. 1
In honor of the beatification of our founder, we are encouraging all state and local councils to participate in an Orderwide Exemplification day on Sunday, Nov. 1. As many jurisdictions begin holding in-person ceremonies, we will follow up with best practices and information on how you can host your own Exemplification while adhering to social distancing and COVID guidelines. In addition, the Supreme Council will host virtual degrees on Nov. 1, in English, French & Spanish. Click to download updated invitations in all three languages.

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.
UPDATED New Member Ceremonial Certificate Released
The Supreme Council has released a new series of ceremonial certificates, featuring an image of Fr. Michael J. McGivney. The certificates are numbered 11091, 11092 and 11093, and are now available to be ordered in Supplies Online. These certificates are customizable within the Supplies Online application, so that you can order certificates pre-printed with your candidates’ name, and are also available as a high resolution download, so that you can print the certificates yourself. Certificate 11091 is used when there is no honoree, 11092 can have an honoree added, and 11093 is in honor of the beatification of Fr. McGivney.
Knights of Columbus: Knights of Fraternity
As you work to grow the Order and communicate with current and prospective members, please note that the October 2020 issue of Columbia is now online in PDF format. It is an expanded issue focused on the proceedings of the 138th Supreme Convention, including the full text of the Annual Report of the Supreme Knight.
Evangelization and Faith Formation
Novena for the Cause of Life
Join Pope Francis and Knights around the world in deepening your commitment to the Gospel of Life and in supporting the most vulnerable through a Novena for the Cause of Life.

Sign up here to receive an email on each of the nine days of the novena.
Programs: Planning for Success Webinar
To view the webinar from August, on-demand, as well as access the resources from the presentation, click here.
Community: Leave No Neighbor Behind
Knights step into the breach during this pandemic to lead our families, protect our parishes, and serve our communities with our Leave No Neighbor Behind program.

Life: Special Olympics
Knights can step into the breach and offer people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to discover their God-given strengths, abilities and skills by supporting the Special Olympics. To learn how to get involved, visit
For more information about this month's highlighted programs click here.
District Deputy Corner
Grand Knight Corner
  • Invite men of the parish to help with council programsThis is a great way to find motivated prospects to join your council. Watch this short video about how to run a successful program!
Financial Secretary Corner
  • Verify and update member contact information on Member Management. Your council should be able to reliably communicate with every member.
  • Review this short video on submitting / updating forms online.
Share your council plans for programming this fraternal year!
Thank you for your service to the Order. If you have any questions or suggestions during your term, please email
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