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With the coming of the new Columbian Year, our website has been remodeled to bring us the news we need when we need it. If you have events in the Chapter and State areas, please submit the information to

Thank you to the councils who are posting their events with us. Due to this popularity you'll notice a change in this home page's layout to make it easier to find what you want.

Coats for Kids Super Bowl Day

Some special sports celebrities brightened the day for many needy children handing out coats

Chapter Free Throw Competition

Here are the results of the Chapter Free Throw Competition.

Councils Unite for Mother Teresa Maternity Home

Mark your calendars for the charity golf tournament at Cameron Park Country Club on May 20th to benefit the Mother Teresa Maternity Home. This is a joint effort between the Monsignor Hayes Council (6322) and the Holy Trinity Council (12394). If you know somebody or you yourself would like to be a donor or sponsor please contact Keith Flaherty(Monsignor Hayes) at or 916-826-3943 or Paul Gilchrest (Holy Trinity) at or 530-391-0897. Watch this website for more details.

Chapter Meeting March 30th

Our next Chapter meeting will be in Fair Oaks at St. Mel's 4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Check out the flyer for details and here is the agenda for the District Deputies meeting. If needed here is the Sick and Deceased Report. Please fill out and submit this information as soon as possible or bring to the Chapter meeting. Save these dates for future chapter meetings.

Chapter Recognizes Former District Deputy David Rich

A plaque in memory of Former District Deputy David Rich was presented to his widow Karen at their meeting. More details on the District 8 website.

Financial Beacon Life-Changing Events

Check out this document for long-term care, life insurance and final instructions advice.

State/Supreme News

State Convention Shirts

Order your custom shirts now! The only time to get your special souvenir. Check out the flyer for details.

Addresses for STSP-CA Submissions

Worthy K of C Officers,

We are approaching the time when each council will submit their STSP-CA packages for the awards at the State Convention in San Diego. Keep in mind that the packages MUST be postmarked by April 1st, 2019. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!

Due to the awards grading process, we will ONLY accept paper submission. No email submissions will be accepted. Please mail your original paperwork to the appropriate Activities Program Chairman. Also mail or email a copy of all submissions to the State Program Director. Finally all submissions for the Financial Secretary of the Year and the District Deputy Award needs to be sent to the State Awards Chairman. Below are the appropriate mailing addresses.

State Convention Tours

Mission San Diego de Alcala & Old Town San Diego

Thursday, May 16, 2019 2 Tours in 1

Mission San Diego de Alcala The first part of your tour will begin at the historic mission founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1769, there ended up being a total of 21 missions along the California coast. You will have a docent led tour of about 90 minutes. At the conclusion of the tour you will be able to spend time in the meditation garden, also a visit to the gift shop.

Old Town San Diego Upon leaving the mission, you will begin traveling on to Old Town. This space is filled with food, folklore and fun Life for the Mexican Americans during 1821-1872, beautiful Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Many stores from that early age that you can see come to life. You will be on your own to take in the sights here.

$35.00 per person
Bus departs from the Town & Country Resort at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m. Limited seating make reservations early. Deadline April 15, 2019.

Viejas Casino & Resort

Including the Viejas Outlets Friday, May 17, 2019

Perhaps you will find your fortune at Viejas and then spend it at the Viejas Outlets Mall? $15.00 per person

Do you like Slot Machines, Texas Hold'em, Black Jack, Roulette, Keno or Bingo and shopping? If so, then this tour is for you. Do not miss your opportunity to try your luck and join us on a trip to the beautiful Viejas Casino and Resort. You can spend your day enjoying gaming and dining at the resort, and if you choose, spend additional time relaxing and relishing the scenery, soothing cascades and artisan-crafted sculptures, when strolling through the Viejas Outlets, reveling in the premier San Diego Shopping Experience.

A light snack will be provided on bus to casino, guest must be 21 to participate in this tour. Guest will be required to obtain and utilize their Viejas Casino V Club Card at least once during their stay at the Casino.

Bus departs from the Town & Country Resort at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. Limited seating make reservations early. Deadline April 15, 2019

Membership Incentives and Drives

Take a look at the posted documents. One of them is a bulletin announcement that I would like you to use at your parishes and to run on your website. Run this flyer one month before you do any recruitment drives at your parishes. Please make sure that your councils gets copies of all the flyers that I have posted. Any councils that want to have business cards for online membership please contact brother Eric Watson at . The cards are also available here. Front and Back

It’s time to get on the phone brothers and ask the councils are they going to have a founders day membership drive? Share with them the incentives that the state council is offering for the month of April and May. If this is successful we will increase the prize money. Work with brothers, Bob Kish and Ken White to help you to set up for the Delta drives, or contact one of the state officers or directors to help you in planning a recruitment drive at your parish. Don’t forget to include the field agent and general agent in your recruitment efforts. This is a team effort and we all have to work together to reach our goals. God bless you my brothers and thank you for all the effort to grow our Order.

Vivat Jesus!

Sincerely,

Joseph C.Salaiz
State Deputy
Knights of Columbus
California State Council
phone: (909) 434-0460 Ext. 2
email:

Off the Starting Blocks: Membership Challenge

Worthy Brothers,

It’s worth your time to bring in five or more new Brother Knights by the month of May.

Our State Deputy has announced the “Off the Starting Blocks – Membership Challenge.”(view the flyer here)

As of today, March 6, 2019, there are still 250 California Councils that have not yet recruited a new member for this Columbian Year. Many other Councils have not yet attained their Star membership recruitment goal. Your challenge is to get, “Off the Starting Blocks” and keep running to build your membership until you have reached your Star goal (or Double Star or Triple Star).

Here is an idea to help you reach out to eligible Catholic men in your parish:

Yours in Service,

Michael Brault
California State Membership Director

619-548-3190

Be not afraid, for nothing is impossible with God! Change a Life, Recruit a New Knight!

International Wheelchair Day

Brother Knights,

March 1 st is International Wheelchair Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for councils to help raise funds for those with a mobility impairment and to answer the prayers of millions of people worldwide who are currently living their lives without a wheelchair. A wheelchair allows children to attend school and adults the opportunity to provide for their families.

The wheelchairs cost $150 each to sponsor, and the funds can be combined with other councils in your district to deliver a container of 110 or 280 wheelchairs. If councils work together as a district to fund a container of wheelchairs, all councils involved will receive two credits in the Community section of the Columbian Award. In order to receive any credit in the Community section of the Columbian Award, council must submit their Global Wheelchair Report form #10071 to .

The most efficient way to raise funds for the Wheelchair Program is to host a Wheelchair Sunday fundraiser in your local parish with the permission of your local pastor. For more information on how your council can host a “Wheelchair Sunday” visit American Wheelchair Mission’s website at www.amwheelchair.org and the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation at https://www.cdnwheelchair.ca/.

Donations can be sent to the Wheelchair Mission in the US: American Wheelchair Mission, 2600 E. Seltice Way #A172, Post Falls, ID 83854 and in Canada: Canadian Wheelchair Foundation, P.O. Box75038, RPO White Rock, Surrey, BC V4A 0B1.

1,000 Ultrasounds:
The KofC’s Greatest Humanitarian Effort WATCH VIDEO

Millions of babies have had a chance at life, thanks to 1,000 ultrasound machines donated by you and your brother Knights around the world.

Congratulations to our Knights in Manassas, Va., where the 1,000th machine was just dedicated! Read about the dedication here.

At the dedication, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said that the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative is the greatest humanitarian effort the organization has ever undertaken.

“Today represents a very concrete way in which millions of lives are changed for the better by the Catholic community coming together and volunteering together,” said Anderson. “What greater legacy can a person have than to save a child’s life?”

As hundreds of thousands gather in Washington, D.C., to pay witness to the Culture of Life, check out the video below and share our pride in the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound program!

CLICK TO WATCH

You can further support the pro-life cause by contributing to the Knights of Columbus Charities Culture of Life Fund. Click here to donate.

Help Our Numbers Make a Difference 

It would also be a good time to check in with your -- check! -- to pay your annual membership dues and look over your calendar for the last year. What kinds of community, church, youth and other services did you do? These hours all count towards a special report your Financial Secretary needs to submit. So, plan to "knock his socks off" and turn in your information early. Also, if you know of someone who plans to retire from the Knights of Columbus membership, encourage them to talk to the Financial Secretary to make this a reality. Happy Holidays and Happy Birthday Jesus. For help finding the appropriate forms, go to: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/members/resources/forms/council.html and look for the category of "Administrative Forms". Then, go to the Form #1728 Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity and #1728A Survey of Fraternal Activity Individual Member Worksheet. Hope this helps.

Knights around the country send support to Wildfire victims

Reach Prospects Electronically!

Worthy Brothers,

Online Membership is allowing us to reach younger men where they are:  on their cell phones, tablets, and computers.  Statewide, over 250 men have joined the Order online so far this Columbian Year.  However, many other men have expressed interest in learning more about the Knights but were not quite ready to pay the $30 dues and join Online.

Now we have a tool to utilize that will automatically invite a Prospect to join Online and send him weekly messages about the Knights of Columbus.  Supreme is offering us automated, online marketing software called “Marketo”.  Each Council can request a Lead Generation Program for use at special events, conferences, and in-person prospecting opportunities.  Think of it as aDigital Prospect Card that will automatically send a weekly informational email to men who sign up!  Go to http://info.kofc.org/pagerequest.html  The page request form automatically sends your Membership Team an email with all the information they need to create the program.  In 2-4 days, the council receives a custom URL, available on any device, and the Lead Generation Program is ready to use.

When you use the link above, you will see this simple page:

Once your Council receives its Lead Generation Program, the page that a Prospect will complete asks only for First Name, Last Name, and Email.  You will need to use your laptop, pad, or Smart Phone to allow Prospects to sign up.  (Note: It is NOT intended to be sent out via email directly to Prospects.)

Once form is filled out, a prospect immediately receives a customized email from Council with link to join the Knights of Columbus online: 

The prospect is also enrolled in a nurture drip-email campaign, and will receive additional information weekly.

Finally, the Council receives a copy of all contacts enrolled via their custom “Marketo” form.

Then, bring a laptop, pad, or smart phone to all of your Council’s Faith In Action events and have one of your Brother Knights help men use your Council’s Digital Prospect Card.

Keep in mind that you should continue to offer the “You Were Born A Man, You Become A Knight” Online Membership card (Form #10536) to men when you are not using the Digital Prospect Card to sign them up via an electronic device.

Remember the December Challenge:  “Become A Knight Before Christmas.” (or at least by New Year’s Day)  Each Council was challenged to bring in one more Brother by 12/31/18.  Give your Council a Christmas present:  bring in a new Brother!

Please forward this message to any Brother Knight who may choose to use it to help build your Council. 

Yours in Service,

Michael Brault
California State Membership Director

619-548-3190

Help Hurricane Michael Victims

Dear Brother Knights,  

Thanks to your help, Knights accomplished so much in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Now, your help is again urgently needed.

Hurricane Michael has battered Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, and it’s heading northeast.

As we send this email, more than 1 million homes have been damaged. Some are completely submerged by water, others completely flattened by 155mph winds or caught in uncontrolled fires. Hazardous conditions have closed off roads and cell towers have toppled, leaving thousands cut off from communication and help.

It’s the strongest hurricane to hit Florida's panhandle ever, and the strongest to hit Georgia since 1898. And in the Carolinas, 50-55 mph wind gusts and flash flooding are tearing through areas not yet recovered from Florence.

Our brother Knights, their families and communities need your support. No matter how much you give, your generosity and prayers can help us meet their needs in the days ahead.

Please DONATE TODAY. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to relief efforts.  

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