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Reverend John Cantwell 50th Anniversary

Reverend John Cantwell is celebrating his 50th anniversary on May 03, 2019 at St Patrick Parish, 3109 Sacramento Street, Placerville, 95667. There will be a Mass followed by dinner in the Parish Hall. Bishop Jaime Soto will be the guest speaker. There are a limited number of tickets for the dinner and can be purchased at the St Patrick Parish Office. Contact the Parish Office at 530-622-0373 for more information.

Feed the Athletes

Check out this file for more information about this Special Olympics event.

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 May 11th

Our next Chapter meeting will be at St. Clare's 1950 Junction Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747. More details when they become available. Save these dates for future chapter meetings. Be sure to fill out the Grand Knight Report for the meeting. Also, submit a Sick and Deceased Report as needed.

All councils are encouraged to attend this very important meeting.  Election of 2019-2020 Chapter Officers will be held at this meeting.  Each council has three voting delegates provided their chapter dues are current.  Contact Chapter Treasurer Edwin Gomez at ; phone: 530- 682-9246 if you have questions regarding your council’s chapter dues.

Proposed slate of 2019-2020 officers:

Chapter President: Michael Jones

Chapter Vice President: Donald Harmata

Chapter Secretary: Edwin Gomez

Chapter Treasurer: Hector Poblete

Chapter Warden: Appointed by Chapter President

March minutes have been emailed. If you have corrections, they can be emailed to Don Harmata at . The Grand Knights reports should be submitted at the meeting. If you are unable to attend, email them to

Schedule of Events

9:00am Hospitality (Continental Breakfast with coffee, tea, orange juice, water)
9:45am District Deputy Only Meeting
10:00am Chapter Officers & Committee Chairmen Meeting
10:30am District Deputies and Grand Knights Meeting
11:00am Business Session (All 3rd Degree members invited)
12:00pm Lunch (Tri Tip sandwiches and chips. Cost is $15.00 per person
1:00-3:30pm Business Session (All 3rd Degree members in good standing are invited)
3:30pm Close Business Session

NOTE: There is no Ladies Program. A room will be available for the ladies to gather.

RSVP for lunch reservations is Wednesday, May 8th. Contact Grand Knight Charlie De Los Santos at ; phone: 916-541-9431 or District Deputy Ron Booker at ; phone: 916-837-1408 to make reservations and additional information.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento Appeal

This wonderful organization, which helps families acquire affordable homes, is asking for our help. Read the Appeal Letter and consider filling out the pledge form. Donors can also fill out the online form here.

Vocations Benefit Dinner

The Vocations Benefit Dinner will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at St Joseph Parish in Vacaville. The event is being hosted by Council 16255. Cost is $40 per person or $300 for a table of 8. Here are the flyers and forms for further details. Also, the form is fillable. Any questions contact George Bagley, Council 3585 at 707-372-4913.

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

Unplanned: A Weapon Against Abortion

This month, the Knights have a tremendous weapon to use against the Abortion Industry and especially Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion mill in the USA!

That weapon is the movie UNPLANNED, a true story, being released next weekend March 29th which depicts the horrors of the abortion industry and especially that of Planned Parenthood which uses our tax dollars to slaughter millions of the unborn children and market their baby parts !

This is one of the most powerful movies depicting the horrors and crimes of the abortion industry and a real game changer. We can be proud that Unplanned’s Director and Producer are both Brother Knights and committed Pro-Lifers.

As Knights, it is imperative that we take up action by promoting in our Councils, churches and communities the March 29th opening of the Unplanned Movie.

I urge you to see this movie. To pre-order your ticket, go to www.Unplanned.com and put in your zip code for the theater nearest you and buy your tickets.

Also share this website of www.unplannedfilm.com with all your community contacts. Be sure to distribute the informative flyer for posting to all your parishes and community groups.

Watch this Movie Trailer

Encourage everyone to see this movie! Never again will you have to explain the horrors of abortion or the right to life of the unborn!

Time is short - Act Now!

Contact Your Congressman Today to Protect Life!

Dear Brother Knight,

Your immediate action is needed to help protect life!

I urge you to contact your Congressman today and ask them to sign the discharge petition calling for a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

This commonsense legislation requires that medical professionals exercise the same degree of care when an abortion results in a live birth as they would for a regular delivery.

Unfortunately, procedural hurdles have prevented the House of Representatives from considering this life saving legislation. By asking your Congressman to sign this discharge petition, you will be taking an important step to break the gridlock that is preventing a vote on this bill.

Please visit our action alert center to contact your Congressman today. If you prefer, you can also call their offices in Washington directly.

Thank you for your work to defend life!

Fraternally,
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

State Convention Shirts

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

To register for the many convention events, go to the State website at: https://www.californiaknights.org/convention2019/ This also includes registering for the or sponsoring the golf tournament. Contact Ross Willour at for tournament details.

Convention Hotel Update

Brother Knights and Family,

Our Annual Meeting and Convention at the Town and Country Resort in Sunny San Diego is Less than Two Months Away.

If you have not made your hotel reservations yet, please do so soon. The Town & Country and the Crowne Plaza are Already Booked Solid and the Other two Hotels are Filling-Up Quickly.

Once filled, the Knights of Columbus discounted Price will be Gone.

Don’t forget to let them know you are with the Knights of Columbus to receive your discounted rate of $109.00+Tax

Don’t Miss out on your discounted room rate, Book Today.

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!

How's Your Council?

Healthy Councils – Part 1 – Council Growth

 

Worthy Brothers,

 

Lou Holtz said. “In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying, so get in motion and grow.” 

Growing

This applies to K of C Councils as well.  Star Council is the benchmark of a very healthy Council.  Attaining your Net Star Quota for Membership brings more men and more families closer to Christ and His Church through our Faith in Action programs.  Making your Council membership quota grows your Council’s charitable outreach as you will have more Brothers and their families doing service projects.  Achieving your Membership Goal also deepens the Faith since those same families that joined our Order most likely will participate in more of our Faith and our Life activities.  Finally, this growth brings in Knights, some of whom will be our future Council leaders.  Every Council should strive for Star Council growth each year.

 

Maintaining

Reaching 50% or more of your Council’s Star Quota maintains your Council.  This influx of manpower will help to replace the Brothers who pass away, move, or may become lost.  Your new Brothers will help with the Faith in Action programs and some will rise to leadership in future years.

 

Struggling

Posting less than 50% of Star Membership Intake means the Council is dwindling.  Deaths, transfers, and suspensions will shrink your Council.  If the trend continues, your Council may struggle to find leadership and may even have difficulties finding volunteers to run your traditional activities. 

 

Dying

Councils with No New Members are likely to fold.  Each Council needs fresh, enthusiastic Brothers to recharge your Council and to grow.  Make sure your Council finds a way to bring in a couple of new Knights each year minimum!

 

Good News!  All Councils can still make a difference this Columbian Year. 

·       Those that have attained 100% or more have achieved California’s Gold Circle of honor and will be seated front and center at the State Convention Banquet at Gold Tables.  Keep rising to strive for Double Star or higher.

·       Councils between 70% to 99% of Star Net Intake are on track to attain Star.  They are at California’s Silver Circle of Honor level already.  These Councils will be seated at the next closest tables for the State Convention Banquet with Silver Tablecloths.  There is still time to move up to the Gold Circle of Honor.

·       Councils with 50% to 69% of their Quotas are maintaining and have time to rise to Gold or Silver Circle of Honor!

·       Even Councils that have No New Members can begin to invite new Catholic men to join them.  Even one or two per month is a decent start on reinvigorating your Council!

 

As of Friday, April 5, 2019 these are the top performing, “Gold Circle of Honor” Councils by Division:

 

Division 5

%

Division 4

%

Division 3

%

Division 2

%

Division 1

%

7390

166.67

5696

225.00

9213

225.00

9986

233.33

17037

450.00

4588

118.52

14541

155.56

14158

175.00

16154

220.00

16584

350.00

9076

112.50

12394

130.00

14531

133.33

15339

220.00

15750

325.00

3472

100.00

1137

111.11

9469

116.67

14430

200.00

2454

300.00

 

 

10494

100.00

2327

116.67

7412

180.00

15899

275.00

 

 

10234

100.00

4112

100.00

12383

180.00

11269

275.00

 

 

12213

100.00

10414

100.00

11335

175.00

15735

250.00

 

 

13111

100.00

4581

100.00

16293

160.00

16734

225.00

 

 

 

 

7155

100.00

3436

150.00

16764

225.00

 

 

 

 

1271

100.00

15122

125.00

16742

225.00

 

 

 

 

12938

100.00

9497

125.00

4780

200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

16488

120.00

15002

200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

7950

120.00

8177

175.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

10140

116.67

6254

150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

11595

100.00

13011

150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

15671

100.00

1174

150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

12050

100.00

16673

125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

13766

100.00

16453

125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

16112

100.00

14375

125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2745

125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16419

125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4956

125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15030

125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17038

120.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16750

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16475

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16517

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16832

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8424

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16120

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15883

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10611

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7951

100.00

 

Next, we have the current “Silver Circle of Honor” Councils (still time to reach Gold!)

 


Division 5

%

Division 4

%

Division 3

%

Division 2

%

Division 1

%

3159

92.86

11260

90.91

15625

85.71

15632

80.00

16740

75.00

4443

92.31

13518

90.00

15089

83.33

13223

80.00

16701

75.00

3601

90.91

14554

88.89

15736

83.33

3542

80.00

10623

75.00

2475

88.89

14445

88.89

987

83.33

8786

80.00

13555

75.00

11393

87.50

9594

83.33

11545

75.00

14581

80.00

 

 

2329

85.71

9836

83.33

14879

71.43

4784

80.00

 

 

2455

85.19

11804

77.78

 

 

10117

75.00

 

 

874

83.33

10287

77.78

 

 

14836

75.00

 

 

1990

80.00

15499

77.78

 

 

4919

75.00

 

 

6028

76.92

12587

77.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

12887

75.00

9679

77.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

2431

70.59

13765

75.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8265

75.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following Councils may still reach Star and have until mid-May to reach the “Silver or Gold Circle of Honor.”

 

Division 5

%

Division 4

%

Division 3

%

Division 2

%

Division 1

%

11632

64.29

3606

66.67

13899

66.67

3726

66.67

16751

50.00

9667

64.29

9530

66.67

13299

62.50

14550

66.67

16732

50.00

3851

64.29

13403

66.67

12694

57.14

11790

66.67

16770

50.00

7987

63.16

7809

66.67

7759

57.14

11052

66.67

15191

50.00

9665

61.54

3368

66.67

11400

57.14

15494

60.00

16034

50.00

9065

61.54

2469

62.50

15034

57.14

15489

60.00

10352

50.00

8238

61.11

3672

62.50

7773

57.14

7683

60.00

3545

50.00

8599

60.00

7519

62.50

13203

57.14

2730

60.00

13323

50.00

6332

60.00

1869

62.50

3571

57.14

2130

60.00

16438

50.00

3589

58.33

4593

60.00

1792

50.00

9402

60.00

5042

50.00

6031

57.14

5528

60.00

13104

50.00

4840

60.00

4000

50.00

7467

57.14

920

60.00

11431

50.00

5746

60.00

15874

50.00

2692

57.14

14783

55.56

5261

50.00

9133

60.00

14112

50.00

9022

57.14

15719

55.56

8072

50.00

15965

50.00

15812

50.00

9202

56.25

2054

55.56

9128

50.00

16452

50.00

9153

50.00

11137

53.33

9410

55.56

7821

50.00

15344

50.00

12452

50.00

4229

50.00

5392

54.55

 

 

16255

50.00

13469

50.00

10693

50.00

14007

54.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

6043

50.00

3254

54.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

9714

50.00

4039

50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4178

50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your Council is not yet posted to one of these lists, will you do what it takes to make a “Cinderella” comeback and reach Star this year? 

 

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

Membership@CaliforniaKnights.org 

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.

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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

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