July 1, 2020
Worthy District Deputies
You are authorized to perform virtual Council Officer Installations (as needed).
Attached is the Supreme Council approved virtual installation procedures. Installation of Council Officers – VIRTUAL
Please notify me as to all installation ceremonies virtual or in person.
Worthy District Deputy,
I want to thank you once again for accepting the office of DD. I am sure working together we will make this a great year for our Church, our communities and our Order.
A couple quick items to begin the fraternal year.
Now would be a good time to call your council’s leadership and introduce/reintroduce yourselves to them.
In order to get the year started here are a few items we need to address ASAP.
Charity Raffle Tickets
The Charity Raffle Drawing is set for the State Officers Meeting July 10th, in Albuquerque. If it has not already been done you need to gather the tickets from your councils and we need to figure how to get them to our WSS Bernard Ela in Albuquerque or to me in Santa Fe. Mailing raffle tickets via the USPS is forbidden. Regional Director/DD Kerry Morley has arranged for a Brother Knight traveling between Las Cruces and Albuquerque to serve as a carrier. This is the type of solution we are looking for. If you find you are unable to get the tickets to our WSS or myself before July 10, please let me or your Regional Director know ASAP.
Changes to district number
While the councils contained within the districts have not changed, as we do every few years as the Order grows, we have renumber the districts. Now is a good time to inform the councils of this change.
Form 185 report of Officers
If a council has not filed already, their form 185 is now late. Work with your councils to get this filed ASAP, with a copy to yourself and our WSEA Mike Ransom.
If you have a suspended council within your district please email me a completed form 185 indicating the council is suspended, I will sign and forward to supreme to have the council removed from the list of non reporting councils.
Form 365 report of Program Directors
The form 365 is not due until August 1st. Please encourage/assist your councils to complete this ASAP. The sooner we get this form filed from all councils the faster we can get down to business.
The order for State name badges will be placed tomorrow. Due to the covid meeting restrictions, your badge will most likely be mailed to you at the address listed in the state directory. If your wife has not previously received a state badge and would like one, please let me know today. Be sure to include her full name as she wants it to appear on the badge.
For those DDs that have not received your DD jewel, we are looking into how Supreme intends to handle distribution this year. Normally it would come to the SD first. I will let you know what I find out.
State Organizational Meeting
Please encourage your council’s leadership (officers and directors) to sign up now to attend the online meeting. The more information passed directly to the council, the less you will have to relay later. If you have not signed up for the meeting do so now.
District Organizational Meetings
Following the State Org Meeting, all DD are required to hold a District Meeting. Now is the time to set the date, time and method of the meeting (in person location or virtual). Please let me know your prefered time and method. I would like to attend as many as possible. Again the more of your councils leadership that attends the state org meeting the easier/quicker your meeting will go.
The DD Training will take place Saturday July 11th, 10 AM and will last about 2 hours.In order to reduce confusion I have not released the registration information for this event but will do so prior to July 11th.
Worthy State Deputy/State Program Director/ State Programs Directors,
June 23, 2020
- The State Officers will meet in person on Friday at Lamy Council in Albuquerque and on Saturday for Mass at St Anne Parish in Santa Fe.
- DD training will take place online, Saturday.
- Fraternal leader training will take place online, all fraternal leaders, GKs, FSs, Council Officers and Directors, are welcome and encouraged to attend the events Monday thru Thursday.
June 15, 2020
The drawing for the State Charity Raffle will be held at the State Officer’s Meeting on July 10th. Please work with your DD to get your council’s ticket stubs and checks made out to “KofC, NMSC” to our WSS Elect Bernard Ela, prior to July 10th. You may drop them off at his office at6300 Riverside Plaza Lane NW,Suite 150Albuquerque, NM 87120For more information or questions, Brother Bernard can be reached at 505-331-4504 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting to SupremeSupreme has set a deadline to file all reports and forms for this fraternal year. All forms and reports must be submitted prior to June 30th, 12:00 Noon eastern time, (10:00 AM New Mexico time). Let’s get them in early.Online degreesSupreme continues to host online degrees to help your council bring in new members and advance existing members. See the list below.
Brother Mike Ransom will be serving as our SEA this coming fraternal year. He is currently working on the State Directory and needs your help. Please send him a copy of your councils forms 185 & 356 ASAP. He can be reached atNM-Knights@hotmail.com or 559-213-6502
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic the New Mexico State Organizational Meeting will be held virtually this year. We have worked out a tentative schedule that will hopefully allow all fraternal leaders to participate this year. More details to follow
Friday July 10, 6:30 PM State Officer’s Meeting
Saturday July 11, 10:00 AM, DD Training
subject to change
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM dailyMonday July 13, Opening SessionTuesday, July 14, Membership and CeremonialsWednesday July 15, Service Programs and Fraternal OperationsThursday July 16, Fraternal Benefits and Legal Briefing