KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PA STATE COUNCIL
COAL PROGRAM 2013
UPDATED DIRECTORY FORMS
STATE SQUIRES WEEK
The General Assembly of Pennsylvania under House Resolution No.268 has designated April 22 through 28, 2013 as "State Squires Week" in Pennsylvania in recognition of the noble mission and contribution of the Columbian Squires and in recognition that the Pennsylvania State Squires Convention is being held April 26 through 28, 2013 in Mechanicsburg, PA. Congratulations to all Pennsylvania Squires and best wishes for a successful convention!
Worthy State Deputy:Recently you received a memo in reference to the number of members needed to form a new council, memo dated April 10, 2013. Under that pilot program, the minimum number of members required to start a new council was reduced from 30 members to 20 members for the period of April 6, 2013 to June 30, 2015. At this time, to provide consistence in council development, we are also including council reactivation under this pilot program. The number of members to reactivate a suspended council is also 20. All other guidelines for council reactivation must be followed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Fraternal Services or the Supreme Secretary's Office. Fraternally, Charles E. Maurer Jr. Supreme Secretary Knights of Columbus One Columbus Plaza New Haven, CT 06510
Worthy State Membership and Program Directors,
The Board of Directors voted at its April 5-7, 2013 meeting in Washington, DC, to initiate a pilot program for New Council Development in the United States and Canada, effective for the period April 6, 2013 through June 30, 2015. Under the pilot program, the minimum number of members required to start a new council is reduced from 30 members to 20 members. The members of the new council may be a mix of new members and transfers, as currently permitted by Section 231 of the Laws of the Order. This initiative is being piloted to provide greater opportunities to extend a Knights of Columbus presence to parishes that do not have a council and to offer membership in the Order to a greater number of eligible Catholic men. The results of the pilot New Council Development initiative will enable the Board of Directors to determine whether to recommend that the Supreme Council amend Section 99 of the Laws of the Order, so that the 20-member requirement for new councils would become permanent. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Supreme Secretary's Office or the Department of Fraternal Services.
Charles E. Maurer Jr.
Knights of Columbus
One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510
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