|My Dear Brothers All:
First, I offer my profound “thank you” and fraternal best wishes to all Council Officers, Grand Knights, District Deputies, District Deputy Mentors, State Chairmen, State Directors, State Officers and your wives and families for a job well done this past Fraternal Year (FY). We did it the our way…with a little change and experimentation too! Some things worked and worked well - others did not meet expectations, but we learned much in the process! I trust you all did too! ...Read more...
At the June meeting of the American Hierarchy in New Orleans, the Bishops will be calling on Catholics to make a full court press in the coming weeks on two important issues that are of urgent concern to our Church: peace in the Holy Land and immigration reform.
Regrettably, U.S. sponsored Israeli- Palestinian peace talks are on hold, and the tensions in the area continue to mount. Likewise, immigration reform is also stalled and needs bipartisan support at a time when there is little bipartisan cooperation. These realities demand both our prayers and public advocacy.Read more...
My Brother Knights,
Keep up the good work on forms! We need to collect just a few more Form 185's and Form 365's. The first Audits Form 1295 are beginning to be reported on at Supreme and it shows that we still need a number of Audits. Please make these a priority!
FORM 185 OFFICER CHOSEN FOR THE TERM DUE JUNE 30, 2014
The following Councils are late on Read more...
I hope you were able to attend the Convention. I was busy, but enjoyed seeing and fraternizing with everyone. For
my General Program Report, I am going to include my Convention Banquet introduction speech. It carries my heart
felt feelings of what you do for programs. I have said it before, and will again, this is where membership lies.
“Being the Program Director, I have had the privilege of seeing the good our Councils do throughout the year tracking
Monthly Service Reports, Grand Knight 1000 Club, and State Service Program Award applications.
Thank you all for keeping your council payments up-to-date. One thing that you can help with is: we really need council number information on the check! Sometimes, we need to look up council by the return address on the envelop which is not a good indicator of where the council is located. So, please help us out by putting your council or Read more...
Roberts Rules – Today’s Lesson:
Often times we shortcut certain items of Robert’s
rules, much to our own detriment. The Convention
Resolutions session is a good example of just that
so let’s look at it a bit.
After several speakers, a member rose to the microphone and said
“I call the question”. In our own councils we would likely have
proceeded much the same way we did at the Convention, but…as
another member reminded us, and rightly so, in his “point of order”
that a “call the Question” is actually a motion of its own and requires
not only a 2nd, but a 2/3 vote of the council as well to end
the discussions phase of the previous motion already on the floor.
That is the purpose of “Calling the Question”.
Congratulations to Silver Knight Awardees for June 2013:
Romy B. Ablao
- Kenneth DeVos, Burien 5495
- Bill Heilman, Kennewick 10653
, PGK PFN FDD FIC
Chairman, Member Development West