District Doings

by Ralph Bartolotta

  1. New Officer Installation- We have scheduled Crystal (St Joe’s) at 7:00 Pm on Tuesday June 14th and Bloomington (Marian Hall) on Thursday June 23 7:00 pm.  Hopkins and St. Louis Park are welcome to join in one of the scheduled dates or to host their own installation. If they would like to host their own please let me know so we can get it on the calendar. Our new District Deputy, Pat Nelson will be in attendance.
  1. Yearend Reports- Now is a good time to take stock and prepare a plan to complete the end of year and beginning of year reports. If your Council has been challenged to complete the reports in a timely basis I strongly suggest that the Grand Knight ask a Past Grand Knight to step forward and provide leadership in this area. A PGK has the knowledge and experience to manage this area with ease.
  1. Circle of Honor- Our State jurisdiction is very close to achieving Circle of honor. What would really help at this time is to add one to three more new members per council. If you have candidates please try and setup a DVD admission degree and get them in by June 30th.  The DVD is very easy to use and if you let me know when you are holding the ceremony I will try and attend to support your efforts. The DVD requires about a half hour so a degree can be conducted very efficiently. Bloomington held a DVD degree last Thursday and brought in a new member. They have three or four more and hopefully they can sponsor another Degree. We need 101 new members to meet the new member goal and the net/net goal. One to three new members per council will put us over the top.

            Here is an email from our Worthy State Deputy: 

                        Worthy Grand Knights, Worthy District Deputies and Dear Brothers, 

                        As of this morning, here is our status as we work towards Circle of Honor for our state.  Just like many of you are working towards Star Council, as a team we are working to reach Circle of Honor. 

                        As of June 3, 2016:

Level 1

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

New Members

   

Net/Net Members

   

Star Councils

Goal

1100

   

Goal

100

   

Goal

39

 

Actual

1090

99.1%

 

Actual

-1

-1.0%

 

Actual

10

25.6%


                        We only need 10 new Members to reach the goal of 1100.  Over the last few months, we have been adding about 140-150 new Knights each month.  We will achieve!  In the Net/Net Members we fell back wards since the state convention.  Here, instead of being positive, we are now at a loss of 1.  So it is critical that we do not stop our attention on adding new members this month. 

We should continue to look at Inactive and Transfers into MN as well.  And this goes hand in hand with reaching Star Council.  10 Councils have qualified.  Based on the recent StarTracker, we have another 30-35 that could earn Star by adding a couple members or Insurance so it is not time to hold back.  Go for it!

 

 

 

Net

 

Goal

715

 

Actual

799

111.7%

If we achieve Level 1.  Let me re-phase that….WHEN we reach Level 1, we will also achieve Level 2 as we have exceeded our Net Membership goal for the year.

                         What can we, as state officers, do to help you?  You have our support.  All the state officers are here to see you succeed.  When you do, we do as a team.  Submit that SP7, earn that McGivney and Founder’s award.  Make a difference in this last month of the fraternal year.  Our members deserve to see their work recognized.  Let’s do everything we can to do just that!

                        Joe Konrardy

                        State Deputy

                        Minnesota State Council

                        Knights of Columbus     

                        Joe.Konrardy@gmail.com

                        952.451.1956 / 952.472.0596

Living Rosary May 1

rosary in hands

Sunday May 1 Auxiliary Jean Ingram Living Rosary. Social 4PM, rosary 4:30, dinner with free will offering and speaker Mary Ann Kuharski to follow. Please bring family, friends and neighbors as we would like to have someone for every prayer. You do not have to stay for the meal, but if you are please reserve for a dinner count. 952-888-1492.

Tootsie Roll Sites & Leaders for 2016

Here’s a list of locations for this year with their site chairs.  If you can help contact

Rainbow
Southtown
Cub
Valley
West
Walmart
Cub
Southdale
Rainbow
Hub
Cub
So. MPLS
Richfield
Lyndale
Jerry’s
Foods
Festival
Foods
Russ
Lausen
Ralph
Bartolotta
Gaylord
May
Fred Seagren
Al Gelhaye
Pat
Rickert
Tony
Spano
Jonathan
Tholen
Leo
Fair
Roderick
Maddox

Tootsie Roll 2016: Who You Help

Ttootsie roll1he organizations in the table below are slated to be the receipents of the Tootsie Roll donations for 2016.

These recipients do good works in our community benefiting the needy and deserving.

When you have the opportunity to contribute, remember our community has needs only these groups fulfill.

The 1st Principle of the Knights is Charity: caring for others in need, a need we may one day face ourselves.

Organization
State Council Fall Bowling for Special Olympics somn
Trail trail
Faith & Light  fel
Life Works lifeworks
Confidence Learning conf
Down Syndrome down
Gigi’s Playhouse gigi
Friendship Venture friends
Homeward Bound homeward
Prenatal Partners for Life prenatal