Fraternal Leader Advisory
Breaking News | Reminders | Resources | Recommendations
Volume 7 | July 9, 2020
Important Links
The survey of the month for July 2020 is about council award criteria. Your feedback is important to us.
Fraternal Operations
2020-2021 Star Council Requirements
There have been significant changes to the Star Council requirements for the new fraternal year.

2020-2021 Star Councils
Official notification will be sent by August 1 to all councils earning the 2019-2020 Star Council Award.
Virtual Ceremonies for Installation of State Officers, District Deputies and Council Officers
These ceremonies are authorized for immediate use where traditional physical ceremonies cannot be performed.  Download the ceremonies here .
Fraternal Planner
The 2020-2021 Fraternal Planner can be downloaded here . Three copies, along with a Star Council poster, will be mailed shortly to every council via the Financial Secretary. Additional copies will be available at Supplies Online. 
Officers Online Access
The grand knight, financial secretary, and advocate have access to Officers Online . Once the Supreme Council office records new officers in its database, an invitation code is generated and emailed to each eligible officer. A member’s officer account can be reused if he serves under a different officer role or returns to a position that requires access to Officers Online. If you have misplaced your invitation code, you can call the Customer Service Department (800) 380-9995 for assistance.

The Reports Online section provides the ability to view council records such as the roster , membership statistics and support materials. The grand knight and financial secretary also have access to Member Management, and only the financial secretary has access to Member Billing.
Membership Growth & Experience
Membership Growth
Listen to what the Bishop of Nashville is saying about the Knights of Columbus. Watch the short video here.  Work with your pastors and bishops to identify quality men willing to join our Order and step into the breach. 

Check out the 2020-2021 membership incentive programs here.

The online Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity is now available ON-DEMAND. Welcome new members to your council at their convenience 24/7. Send these invitations to your English , Spanish , and French prospects today.

Scheduled Online Exemplifications will continue during the month of July. 
NOTE: Councils must file a form 100 for all candidates who complete an online exemplification. For clarification on the difference between the Online Ceremony and Online Membership (Online Join), click here.
Evangelization and Faith Formation
Use Into the Breach as a Cornerstone
Every Faith in Action program is an opportunity to put your faith into action and step into the breach. Visit the new Overview and Highlights page for more information on Into the Breach and the Highlighted Programs of the week. 
Disaster Preparedness
Knights step into the breach through the Disaster Preparedness Program , ensuring everyone in the community is ready long before catastrophe strikes.
Pregnancy Center Support
Knights step into the breach by partnering with local pregnancy centers through the Pregnancy Center Support program.
District Deputy Report
  • Call your grand knights to remind them to submit forms the Form 185 immediately and the Form 365 by August 1.
  • Contact your councils to schedule the Installation of Council Officers
  • Help your councils facilitate leadership transition meetings
Grand Knight Report
  • Submit the Form 185 immediately and the Form 365 by August 1 with accurate contact information so your council leaders receive critical announcements.
  • Identify future officer candidates and personally ask them to take a larger role in council activities this year.
  • Schedule meetings with your pastor, district deputy, and field agent to discuss the new fraternal year.
Financial Secretary Report
  • Submit the Form 185 immediately and Form 365 by August 1. These forms are essential for effective communication between the Supreme Council and fraternal leaders.
  • Use the Fraternal Planner to create a forms submission calendar based on planned council activities. Familiarize yourself with the forms you will need to process and submit them early to ensure a timely response.
Thank you for your service to the Order. If you have any questions or suggestions during your term, please email
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