Program Manual

Council Activities

Jesse Aguilar, Council Chairman

Council activities should focus on building unity and fraternity within the council.  They should also highlight the achievements of the Council to the parish and the community.  
Founder’s Day
March 29, 1882 was the birthday of the Knights of Columbus.  Councils throughout the Order are urged to observe this day – among their own members and with the community at large – as a reminder of what the Knights of Columbus has accomplished in the past years, the ideals of the Order, and their own local achievements.

Keep your Brother Knights who cannot attend meetings informed as to happenings in the Council.  This is also a great way to advertise to the rest of the parish.
The Texas State Council is proud to announce that we have three outstanding opportunities for our Brother Knights to showcase their athletic prowess.  These tournaments allow us to come together in the spirit of fraternal competition and socialize with brothers from across the State.
• Golf – The golf tournament is in Sealy this year, August 25-27.
• Bowling – This year’s tournament location and dates are still TBD, but it will be posted on once set.
• Softball – Our brothers in Schulenberg are once again hosting the softball tournament.  The dates are TBD, but it will be posted on
Habitat for Humanity
An ecumenical Christian non-profit organization, working in partnership with God’s people in need to build simple, decent, and affordable homes.  Families chosen for homes usually have a total income of 25-60% of the area median income.  Applicants are chosen based on need, ability to pay a 0% interest loan, and their willingness to partner with others.  Many families will spend up to 300 hours in sweat equity building their own homes and homes of their neighbors.  Funding comes only from donations from faith communities, corporations, foundations, community organizations, and individuals.  Every build needs skilled volunteers as well as people willing to work.
Shining Armor Award
The Shining Armor Award may be awarded to Brother Knights in their first year of membership for service in their Council.  This is an excellent way to encourage new Brother Knights to take an active interest in the Council and in the Order.  To qualify for the Shining Armor award, the Brother must:
1. Be involved at least three council programs
2. Attend three council meetings
3. Complete the Formation (2nd) and Knighthood (3rd) Degrees
4. Meet with the council Insurance agent
5. Recruit one or more new member into his council
The program is simple to conduct:
• The brother knight should receive a qualification card at his Initiation (1st) Degree
• Once he completes all of the steps on the card, he presents it to the Grand Knight
• The Grand Knight will present the brother with the Shining Armor lapel pin and a certificate


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