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Fraternal Leader Advisory
Breaking News | Reminders | Resources | Recommendations
Volume 16 | November 19, 2020
Important Links
Cultivating Parish Success: Investing in Key Relationships | Tues., Nov. 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST
In this webinar, you will learn how your council can lead in strengthening the Catholic community of your parish. For more information or to register for the upcoming webinar, click here
Fraternal Operations
Member Billing on Officers Online
The Member Billing section of Officers Online provides an easy and cost-effective way for councils to process dues assessments. Your council can save time and money by using this tool. A short video tutorial is available in the help section.
Past Volumes of the Fraternal Leader Advisory
All previous volumes of the Fraternal Leader Advisory are archived on under "Fraternal Operations During COVID-19." Click here to view.
Membership Growth
Limited Time Offer! Free Online Membership*
Invite men to join online for free using the promo code MCGIVNEY2020. We all know men who know about the Knights but haven't stepped into the breach and joined our ranks yet. Share the news of our Founder's beatification and offer them free online membership!

Use the graphic on the right to promote in your parish bulletin, social media and websites!

*Only available in insurance jurisdictions.
Conduct a virtual or in-person Exemplification of Charity, Unity & Fraternity
Follow these best practices to conduct in-person ceremonies while keeping attendees safe and complying with all COVID-19 guidelines. Offer a virtual option for those who cannot attend in-person. To learn more about how the California State Council held an in-person ceremony, click here.
Supreme Council Online Exemplification
The Supreme Council continues to offer scheduled and on-demand degrees. Click here for a schedule of upcoming degrees along with an invitation to send to prospects.
Evangelization and Faith Formation
Faith: Spiritual Reflection
Knights build fraternity and enrich their faith by offering men powerful days of prayer and reflection. Learn more about how you can host or attend a Spiritual Reflection by visiting
Family: Keep Christ in Christmas
Knights evangelize by focusing on the true reason for the Christmas season, Jesus Christ, through a variety of activities under the Keep Christ in Christmas Program. To learn more about Keep Christ in Christmas, visit
Join the President of the American Wheelchair Mission, Director of Public Education for the American Wheelchair Mission, Supreme Council staff, and fellow Knights on December 10 at 8:00 PM EST for a special programs training and webinar about holding a Wheelchair Sunday event at your parish! This training is geared toward wheelchair chairmen, community program directors, program directors and grand knights. Click here to register now!
For more information about this month's highlighted programs click here.
District Deputy Corner
  • Are you on track to bring in 12 new Knights before Christmas and earn a $250 gift card? Learn more and track your progress here.
  • State deputies will be receiving a best practices for growing membership in the virtual world at their midyear meeting this weekend. Reach out to him for a copy ahead of your jurisdiction's midyear meeting.
  • Every council in your district should have adjusted to COVID-19 operations by now. While it may not be business as usual, all councils should be holding meetings, virtually, in person or hybrid, and working to support their local parish(es) in whatever way they can. If any are still struggling, share our resources for operations during COVID-19 and personally help them get restarted. If you need additional support, contact your Regional Training Director.
  • Check with each council to make sure they have submitted forms #185 and #365. This short tutorial will walk councils through the online submission process which updates the information immediately. 
  • Schedule your District midyear meeting. This should be held as soon as possible after your jurisdiction midyear meeting.
Council Officer Corner
Grand Knight
  • Complete your Safe Environment training and confirm that your Program Director, Family Director, and Community Director have done the same. Members will be automatically removed from these positions if they do not complete the required training within 45 days of appointment. Council and member status can be checked using the Reports tab on Officers Online. 
  • Safe Environment compliance is required for the Star Council award. Don’t wait until the end of the fraternal year to try and get your council compliant. Use Member Management to appoint the required Directors now. This short tutorial will walk you through the process.
Retention Chairman
  • Appoint a committee to work with the Financial Secretary on updating member contact information. It is essential that a council have a valid phone number and email address for every member on the roster. Use personal contacts, parish directories, internet searches, etc. to help gather the information.
Program Director
  • As COVID-19 spikes across the country it is time to renew your council’s commitment to Leave No Neighbor Behind. Your brother knights, parish and community need your council now more than ever. Review the LNNB Guidebook and take action today.
Thank you for your service to the Order. If you have any questions or suggestions during your term, please email
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