Message from the State Deputy
To the leaders of the Knights of Columbus in Texas,
Congratulations on selection by your Brother Knights to lead Texas’ councils for the fraternal year 2012-2013. Approximately 99,300 Knights in Texas are entrusting you to pick up the cross and guide Texas to another successful year in the Order.
When you are installed, please listen carefully to the words to the pledge of your office. You will promise to promote the welfare of the Order to the best of your ability by following the Laws and Rules of the Order. Remember that we are not merely a men’s club serving the local Parish. In the words of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, “the Knights of Columbus are an army of 1.8 million Catholic men united in Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.”
As leaders, we must conduct ourselves as officers of this army. It is our responsibility to lead with the same passion to serve our Lord and Savior that the Knights of Columbus are noted for. To achieve these high standards, we must set goals at the beginning of the year. Supreme has provided all councils with goals necessary to obtain the Star Council status. These goals are established to grow the order for charitable works as well as monetary contributions to charity. The charitable works are achieved through the manpower provided by our members. The monetary contributions for charitable causes are provided by our solid insurance program. By growing both areas year after year, the Knights of Columbus has become the strongest army of laypersons serving the Catholic Church today.
This STAR GUIDE, (two copies are mailed to each council), is intended to help you achieve Supreme’s Star Council. The forms are enclosed in the order in which they should be completed. For those who prefer, some of these forms can be completed online at “kofc.org”. (If these forms are completed when due, you will not be notified by the Supreme office, your District Deputy, or your State Forms Procurement committeemen. Just think how wonderful that would be.)
Also included in the STAR GUIDE are forms for roundtables. If your council has existing roundtables, you must re-submit form 2629 every year. Please take the time to submit form 2629 now to re-establish your roundtable. While there is not a timeline for this form, the Supreme Council will make life a lot easier for all of us when we achieve our roundtable goal.
Other forms in the STAR GUIDE are Retention Form TX1845A, Major Degree Request application, Pro-Life ACE WINGS application, State Charities Pin contribution form, and educational grant application.
Thank you for accepting this challenging role. Be reminded that many people are depending on your success. Don’t get overwhelmed or frustrated. I was elected to serve you, so feel free to call me anytime. Together we can make a difference as We Are Called.
In This Section
2012 Star Guide
- Message From The Membership Director
- Membership 365
- All Councils Active
- College Councils
- Membership Retention
- "Father Wants You" Letter
- Supreme Council Recruitment Materials Available
- Membership Awards 2012-2013
- Membership Team
- Fourth Degree - Patriotism
- Ceremonial Program Personnel
- Council Growth