State Deputy Messages

138th Supreme Council Convention, New Haven CT, August 4-5, 20202020 2021 State Emblem

The New Hampshire State Jurisdiction Delegates to the Supreme Convention will be virtually attending the Supreme Convention on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Joining us from the Supreme Council is Jose Jimenez, Vice President of Hispanic and Ethnic Growth, and his wife Lisa. Brother Jose is also the Territorial Growth Director for the Southeast. As Vice President of Hispanic and Ethnic Growth he is responsible for the overall growth of Spanish and Ethnic Councils, Round Tables and Membership.

NH State Quarterly Meeting2020 2021 State Emblem

The State Council Quarterly Meeting was held Saturday Morning July 25th via Webinar format. This followed the prior week meeting with the District Deputies. Some of the topics addressed are listed here. Information will be distributed to the Grand Knights.

  • Council Delegate Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Membership Growth Opportunities
    • Delta Church Drives, Ushers, and more.
    • Developing Council Degree Teams Now.
  • Faith In Action and Leave No Neighbor Behind Programs
  • State Help with 990’s and Safe Environment Compliance
  • Council / Field Agent – Fraternal Benefits Nights
  • Awards Submissions Process & Supreme Awards
  • Continued vigilance with current COVID-19 guidelines

NH State Online Degree Team ready to go live on Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

The NH State Council has put together a virtual degree team.  So if your council has any candidates ready to go have you Financial Secretary contact State Ceremonials Directory Joel Plante. for details. The objective is for the State to host at least one online degree each month.

DirectoryNH State Council Directories will be distributed to District Deputies at the New Hampshire State Council Installation of Officers on Saturday, August 8th. District Deputies will contact you as to distribution to your council.

Everyone be safe. God Bless.

Vivat Jesus!!!

State Deputy Joseph J Kowalik III 

New Hampshire State Quarterly Meeting Webinar will held:2020 2021 State Emblem

Saturday morning, July 25, 2020 starting at 8:00 AM

The webinar link will be sent out to Grand Knights and the council delegates submitted into the State Website Directory. 

$$$$$$$$$$    FY2020-2021 SUPREME FAST START INCENTIVES    $$$$$$$$$$

For the Fast Start Incentive, the Division Four winner of the first stage that ended on July 15th was the Oklahoma Jurisdiction. The New Hampshire Jurisdiction came Statsin second place. The Winner of the first stage will earn 10 points, the second place finisher will earn 9 points and so on. Additionally, each stage winner will earn a 1% head start on the next stage. After Stage 6, the top two jurisdictions in each division by total points will win cash prizes. (07 16 2020).

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New Hampshire State Quarterly Meeting Webinar will held Saturday morning, July 25, 2020 starting at 8:00 AM. The webinar link will be sent out to Grand Knights and the council delegates submitted into the State Website Directory.

Your District Deputies meet this Saturday, July 18, 2020 for two virtual meetings to begin Fraternal Year 2020-2021. They will be scheduling your council installation of officers and will be meeting with your council at their earliest opportunity.

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Summer Greetings. The first quarter of the Fraternal Year has started as we celebrated Independence Day and now look forward to the busy Summer ahead. Things are a little bit different the year. We need to continue to adapt to change. We have found creative ways to still be effective in reaching out to each other, support our priests and parishes, and stay actively effective in protecting our fellow brother knights and neighbors. A warm welcome to the newly elected Grand Knights and Councils Officers.

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Form 100’s - June 30, 2020 - 12 Noon EST, and SP-7 Forms (etc.) – June 30, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. EST 

All K of C systems will be shut down to run end of the year reports beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST June 30, 2020. You should make every effort to submit these tonight. NOTE: If you have someone taking the degree tonight, June 29th. Financial Secretaries need to enter all of their information via Member Management, or email the Form 100's toMembership [AT] kofc [DOT] org by Noon EST, on June 30th.

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Worthy State Officers, District Deputies, Directors, Grand Knights, Delegates, and Brother Knights, we have all been dealing with the events that have transpired since February at whatever level we feel most comfortable and for the protection of those around us. I have listened to the varying concerns from as many as I have talked to since we held out Virtual State Convention in May.

I have decided in the interest of our membership demographic and the availability of providing a safe environment for all attendees that we err on the side of caution and have a virtual meeting for both the District Deputy Organizational Meeting (Saturday, July 18, 2020) and the State Quarterly Meeting (Saturday, July 25, 2020). Further details will be forthcoming before the end of June.

Closing out Fraternal Year 2019-2020:

By now every council should be transitioning to their newly elected Council Officers for the 2020-2021 Fraternal Year. For those that held your elections in May, I thank you for listening back in July, and hope that the extra time has allowed you to work with the incoming council team. Remember the end of year submissions; Form 185, Form 365, SP-7, and make your annual update submission on the State Council website for your council’s contact information for the new State Directory Book.

Thank you:

Sue and I want to thank you and your wives for the support this fraternal year. As things continue to challenge us as Knights of Columbus, I thank you for adopting the changes that are necessary for us to move forward. Stay safe, help your neighbor, be proud to be a knight.

Fraternally,

Joseph J Kowalik III, State Deputy 

Our Fraternal Year has changed!    Supreme has responded!    Salvage the Fraternal Year!2019 2020 State Emblem 200x200

  • Every district deputy whose councils recruit 10 or more candidates to either Supreme-led or State-led exemplifications during June - and those new members are processed into the receiving councils by Membership Records – will receive $50.
  • Every new member who joins during June either online or through a Supreme Council or state council sponsored degree will receive a specially crafted coin depicting our founder, Fr. Michael J. McGivney, who will soon be beatified and declared Blessed by the Church.

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Supreme relaxed Columbian Award requirements, lowered McGivney Membership Quotas by 40%, reduced Insurance Quotas by 50%, and is allowing “Fraternal Benefits Nights” to help qualify for the Founder’s Award! (see below).

Deaconate Ordinations May 30th

This past week-end the Deaconate Ordination was held at St Joseph’s Cathedral. Bishop Libasci ordained David Gagnon and Joseph Moynahan as deacons. Due the coronavirus and safety restriction the Mass was livestreamed.

2019 2020 State Emblem 200x200Memorial Day, May 25, 2020:

This Memorial Day will not feel the same as any in the past. Parades and Memorial Gatherings that typically honor our fallen veterans will be subdued, rescheduled, or handled virtually. While current conditions may have changed the way we unite to recognize and value our military services, it will be with unwavering gratitude to those who chose to serve our country and protect our freedoms. In your remembrance today, think those that have served and are currently servicing.

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Excerpts from Bishop Libasci’s Letter:

Governor Chris Sununu extended the State Stay at Home Order. The diocese has been closely monitoring the data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Although there are positive signs the Coronavirus, also known as COVID19, has not spread to the level it could have if the stay-at-home order were not in place, the data shows that significant numbers of our fellow citizens continue to test positive and die from this virus. Our neighbors in Massachusetts also are experiencing a greater impact as the virus spreads much faster to our south.

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The Supreme Council has made an adjustment to Council Goals due to the restrictions imposed on most jurisdictions (this fraternal year only).

This Friday, an explanation of how councils McGivney Award goal (membership) have been reduced by 40% and their Founder’s Award goal (insurance) have been reduced by 50%. District Deputies will be briefed and on hand with the details of each individual council’s new goal numbers. But wait there is more!