Program Manual

Message From The Membership Director

Alfredo Vela, Membership Director

July 1 marks the beginning of the new fraternal year. Let’s not wait. The time to start recruiting is now, today, not later. Let’s start recruiting new members today and help keep the vision of our founding father, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney alive. We need to continue to work with our Bishops and Priests and provide them with our solidarity and support.

Recruiting new members is essential to the continued growth and well-being of your council and the Order. Offering a man membership in the Knights of Columbus gives him the opportunity to improve his own life and his community. Membership allows him to experience the fraternal bond that Knights share while growing closer to his family and faith.

Time and again Carl Anderson, our Supreme Knight has stressed that we have nothing less than a moral obligation to offer membership in the Knights of Columbus to every eligible Catholic man. To accomplish this, he is asking dedicated brother Knights like you to be ambassadors, to reach out to Catholic men and their families and invite them to become part of our Order.

 The Servant of God Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney founded our Order more than 120 years ago, and yet we have only just begun to realize our true potential. New members are essential to our success; the Order’s tomorrow depends on our recruitment today!

We must be creative in our recruitment efforts, and our Supreme Knight is pleased to promote an exciting Supreme web site feature that he hopes will facilitate membership recruitment. Please encourage prospective members and their families to visit the “Why Join?” feature at their convenience and in the comfort of their own homes. In doing so, they can see why being a Knight of Columbus truly is an experience of a lifetime.

Our efforts should be focused on Recruiting, Retention, New Council Development and Council Retention. With these goals, we can surely keep the vision alive and ensure the continued growth of the Knights of Columbus.
 Thank you in advance for your efforts to bring new members into our ranks. Working together, we are confident that the Knights of Columbus will continue to thrive as the preeminent lay Catholic organization in the world.


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