To: District Deputies, Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries

CC: Fraternal Mission Staff
Worthy Knights of Columbus Leaders,
Temporary revisions have been instituted for council awards criteria to make the awards more achievable during this year of pandemic. The changes are:

(1) Columbian Award (Programs)
  • Conduct at least 10 program activities (reduced from 16) including:
  • At least 2 activities in each category of Faith, Family, Community, and Life
  • At least 2 additional activities in any categories
(2) McGivney Award (Membership)
 (3) Founders Award (Insurance)  
  • Host two virtual or in person benefits seminars with the field agent before June 30
  • NOTE: Seminars hosted between March 1 and June 30 will get double credit
(4) Star Council Award
  • No change to all other Star Council requirements (reports, safe environment, etc.)
  • Note: Payment of Supreme assessments and per capita is not required this year

We will discuss these revised criteria during a webinar this Thursday, March 18, at 8:00 PM EDT. You can register for the webinar here. Additionally, a list of frequently asked questions is attached for your reference.

Please make every effort to finish the year strong. The Supreme Council looks forward to recognizing your accomplishments.

Thomas McCaffrey
Vice President of Fraternal Operations
Knights of Columbus
One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510
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