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New Council Development - Round Tables
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INTRODUCTION 

WEEK 1

WEEK 2

WEEK 3

 WEEK 4 

WEEK 5

WEEK 6

WEEK 7

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  KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Knights of Columbus Website

AN ACTION PLAN FOR DEVELOPING NEW COUNCILS IN ONLY 7 WEEKS!!

 

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SEVEN WEEKS TO NEW COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS

After meeting with the pastor and securing his permission to proceed with the formation of a Knights of Columbus council in his parish - DEVELOP A PLAN!

The following is not the only way, but a supplement to the New Council development guidelines that will have you achieving new council development in just
Seven Weeks.

 

 

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WEEK 1

  • Set a target date for your informational meetings and the new council's institution.

  • Send in the Notice of Intent to Establish a Council (Form #133) to the state deputy for processing. When we receive the Form #133 we will send you a New Council Development Canvasser's Kit from the Supreme Council office, which contains all the information and materials you will need to start the council.

  • Contact your state's new council development chairman and your general agent - the will help!

  • Arrange to show one of the Order's audiovisual productions at your organizational meetings. "Experience of a Lifetime", the Order's recruitment film (in kit) or "The Life and Legacy of Father McGivney", are ideal for showing at this meeting. Be sure to order films from the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Services at least three weeks ahead of time.

  • Place an announcement of the formation of a Knights of Columbus council in the parish bulletin.

 

 

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WEEK 2

  • Place an announcement of your first informational meeting in the parish bulletin. Be sure to invite wives to the meeting.

  • Hold a church drive, be sure to have members on hand to distribute literature after all the Masses. (Pamphlets are available in the Canvasser's Kit.)

  • Hold an informational meeting with a complete agenda - perhaps like the following:

    • Explain the structure of the Knights of Columbus (Supreme, state and local).

    • Programming (Church, community, council, family, and youth).

    • Present an explanation of the Order's insurance program and the benefits available, use a member of the agency force.

    • Audiovisual presentation.

    • Pass out two membership documents to each member - one for him to complete before he leaves, the other for him to use in signing up a new member.

 

 

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WEEK 3

  • Place a write-up in the parish bulletin announcing the second informational meting for the following week.

  • Contact all the men that attended the first meeting and encourage them to attend the second meeting with a friend or relative.

 

 

 

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WEEK 4

  • Hold the second informational meeting and conduct a First Degree for the candidates that are signed up. (There is no need to wait for all 30 candidates before holding a degree.)

  • Start discussing the election of council officers.

 

 

 

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WEEK 5

  • Place an announcement in the parish bulletin publicizing a third informational meeting, admission degree, and election of the council's first officers.

  • Notify all candidates that need to take their First Degree and urge them to attend the next meeting.

  • Notify all members of the new council of the meeting and election of council officers.

 

 

 

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WEEK 6

  • Hold information meting for all new candidates if necessary.

  • Conduct a First Degree for remaining candidates.

  • Elect the charter officers for the new council.

  • Decide on a council name.

  • Place an announcement in the parish bulletin about the formation of a new Knights of Columbus council in the parish, along with the up-coming installation of council officers.

 

 

 

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WEEK 7

COUNCIL IF FORMED!!

  • Hold an installation of officers - make sure to invite wives and families to this ceremony.

 

 

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON

New Council
Development

contact your

State NCD Chairman

or

The Supreme Council Office
Council Growth and Development Department

Phone: (203) 752-4473
Fax: (203) 752-4108
www.kofc.org

 

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Knights of Columbus Website

KNIGHTS
OF COLUMBUS
 IN SERVICE TO ONE. IN SERVICE TO ALL

COUNCIL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
1 COLUMBUS PLAZA · NEW HAVEN, CT · 06510-3326
1-203-752-4161 or www.kofc.org

NCD 10/02

Webmaster: Joe Mathews,
 New Council Development and Round Tables State Chairman

  

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