My Brother Knights:
Another fraternal year is upon us. The start of a fraternal year gives us the opportunity to re-establish our goals, gives us a chance for a new beginning. As part of the new beginning, we are publishing a combined State Directory and an abbreviated Star Guide. The complete Star Guide can be found at the Texas State Council website at tkofc.org.
Our theme for the year is BE NOT AFRAID. The infamous words of St. John Paul II, “Be not afraid!” rings even louder today. During this time of pandemic fear, social unrest, and in trying to achieve our council goals, let us not be afraid. Take this opportunity to meet with your councils and set some realistic goals. As a council, one of those goals should be to achieve Star Council. We are publishing the appropriately named “Star Guide” to help you on your journey to success. As we embark on your journey to success, Star Council, that journey will also help the Texas State Council achieve its goals. All successes at the state level are achieved because of the successes at the local council level. The Texas State Council’s goal are:
- 1. Membership Recruitment 5,000
- 2. New Council Development 10
- 3. Reactivations 22
- 4. Round Tables 200
- 5. Star Councils in Texas 185
- 6. All Councils Recruitment Active
- 7. Surpass 110,000 members by June 30, 2021
- 8. Energize all councils through our Faith in Action Program model
- 9. Adopt every Seminarian in Texas
- 10. State Charities Fundraising goal $1,000,000
Therefore, as members of the Knights of Columbus, BE NOT AFRAID to continue striving for membership growth, striving for Star Council status, continue our Charitable giving, and helping to build our Church through our Faith in Action program. BE NOT AFRAID.