State Deputy Messages

Brother Knights,

The NH State Convention will be a Virtual Convention on Saturday, May 02, 2020!

The NH State Convention Committee met this past Friday, March 27th and we are moving forward with an online virtual convention. As soon as we have the details from Supreme regarding the process, we will send out2019 2020 State Emblem 200x200 additional information. State Convention Committee Chairman are reaching out to the councils that are on their respective committees for input, so respond back promptly with your delegates emails so the chairman can complete their reports. State Secretary Ray Lemay will need your delegate information for the Virtual Voting List so he can set up the voting protocols for the Convention. Again, more information as we move forward…

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Our Supreme Council is closely watching COVID-19 developments and has issued guidance to our Brother Knights in a recent message.

Our Supreme Knight Carl Anderson most strongly recommends the following actions to protect brother Knights and others:

  • Cancel all personal contact meetings, including business meetings, until further notice.
  • Cancel all planned events, where people would gather, until further notice.
  • Cancel all travel for Knights of Columbus business until further notice.

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At the beginning of the fraternal year we were introduced to a new method for conducting church drives. The Supreme Council has provided numerous trainings, yet some councils have not taken advantage of this opportunity to reach out to potential members for your council with this new format.

Grand Knights will receive a link to this week’s training: DELTA CHURCH DRIVE TRAINING on MARCH 11th.

The multiple opportunities for council growth (church drives, prospect pages, online membership, and the new combined degree) are all designed for you to grow your council and support the needs of your church and community. Embrace the future, the future is now!

Vivat Jesus!!!

State Deputy Joseph J Kowalik III

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As you all know, this year’s Granite Award Banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, on March 28, 2020 starting with a social hour at 5:30 pm followed by a formal sit down plated dinner served by the hotel staff at 6:45 pm. Guests will have a choice among 3 main entrees:

  • Chicken Marsala
  • Stuffed Pork Loin
  • New England Baked Haddock

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As we enter the Lenten season on Wednesday the 26th please take the time to ponder the plight of others less fortunate. Can you devote 40 days toward the welfare of others? There are options of participating in the “40 Days for Life” campaigns, “40 Cans for Lent” food donation programs, and many other devotional options such as the “Stations of the Cross”. It is said that if you start a new best practice and follow it over time, it becomes a habit, and eventually a best practice that will benefit the giver and much as the recipient(s). So instead of “giving up” something for Lent, please consider “doing something” for Lent, and you may find yourself rewarded in more ways that one. Fraternally.

Vivat Jesus!!!

JosephState Deputy Joseph J Kowalik III

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The Supreme Council Release is below. Please pray for the soul of Past Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant, his wife Ann, and their families. Rest in peace. State Deputy Joseph J Kowalik III

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Thank you for arriving early so we could hear a detailed enlightenment from our Worthy Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and to follow that with a view of what the new combined ceremonial degree will look like. Some of you may have already viewed the new and have formed their own opinions, I am not here to debate that. What I ask of you is to support the Orders efforts to reach out to invite men. To invite men. To live their Faith in Action.

To our existing Degree Teams. These dedicated brother knights committed numerous months and years, many years, providing the superb exemplifications that we have all enjoyed the pleasure of bring our candidates to their degrees, knowing they will receive the powerful messages of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity. Over the years you have had to relearn your parts as modifications were made. I now ask to embrace this new change and stand up to be leaders once again with this new challenge.

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Greetings. Councils that have stepped up since last July to invite new members and to embrace the Delta Church Drive initiatives are creating council growth in their parishes. The results of 2019 incentives drives are post below.

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DELTA CHURCH DRIVE TRAINING – February 19, 2020

Send an email to Regional Growth Trainer Steve Cohen at steve [DOT] cohen [AT] kofc [DOT] org with the following: State, Full Name, Current Officer Position, Council Number, Membership Number. RGT Steve Cohen will send you the GoToMeeting information link to log onto the training.

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The Winter Quarterly Meeting:
The quarterly is upon us on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with a 12:30 pm start time, at St. John the Baptist Church Hall, 10 School St., Allenstown NH 03275. The Fr. Luis Routhier Council #4666 will be offering a luncheon at 11:30 am for $8.00 per person paid at the door. See the flyer in the Weekly Briefing.

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The Winter Quarterly Meeting:

The quarterly is upon us on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with a 12:30 pm start time, at St. John the Baptist Church Hall, 10 School St., Allenstown NH 03275. The Fr. Luis Routhier Council #4666 will be offering a luncheon at 11:30 am for $8.00 per person paid at the door. See the flyer in the Weekly Briefing.

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On behalf of your New Hampshire State Council, Sue and I want to wish you a Happy New Year’s Day.

Some of you may not have read last week’s important information regarding our status so far this year and looking forward to 2020. So here is an updated version through December 27th.

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Nativity 002“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savoir, who is Christ the Lord” [Luke 2:11]

On behalf of your New Hampshire State Council, Sue and I want to wish you a Joyous Christmas Day.

Christmas is two days away! It is a time to rejoice in the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ! It Is also a time to reflect on the past six months of the fraternal year.

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This is the last full week before Christmas with December 25th falling on a Wednesday this year. Just a reminder that there is a final calendar opportunity for any councils that have not availed themselves of the Council Growth Training offered by Regional Growth Trainer Steve Cohen (See Information Below).

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This week-end was the State Council District Deputy Mid-Year Meeting. District Deputies from New Hampshire met and discussed the progress made this year in their respective councils toward attaining positive results of inviting new members to our councils. Council efforts through Delta church drives and through evangelistic expressions through our Faith in Action programs have resulted in 91 new members. Through December, two different councils have jumped onto this updated list. One month to go. Your council can do likewise. So leading into December the member growth incentive leader list is as follows.

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The week-end before Thanksgiving I was as the SD Mid-Year Meeting. The Supreme Council’s message focused on the reasons behind Council Growth, and Faith in Action programming. State Ceremonials Director Joel Plante was invited down on the Sunday to view changes to the Degree Program. This coming week-end our State District Deputies will be meeting for our DD Mid-year Meeting on these, and other important information that they will be imparting to you as they visit your councils.

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