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Important Notice!

Submit your FORM 185/186 and DIR 1 as soon as your Council/Assembly elections are held. Form 185/186 Can be completed using the Officer Online at www.kofc.org. Use the link in the left column to go to the Forms Page to submit the DIR 1. All Councils/Assemblies need to fill out BOTH of these forms each year even if officers do not change. Officers not reported by September 1 will not be included in the State Directory for 2014-15. Please be sure to send a copy of the Form 185/186 to the state office: IllinoisKC@illinoisknights.org


The Spirit of Illinois (IL-SP7) Form has been updated for 2014-2015 Fraternal Year. Please recycle any old forms and download the current PDF format forms from the Programs Page.


Future Meeting Dates

Mid Year DD MeetingDecember 6 - 7, 2014Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield
117th State Convention 2015April 24 - 26, 2015Westin Hotel, Itasca
Installation and DD MeetingJuly 10 - 12, 2015Hilton Hotel, Lisle/Naperville
Supreme Convention 2015August 4 - 6, 2015Philadelphia, PA
Mid Year DD MeetingDecember 4 - 6, 2015Marriott Hotel, Normal
118th State Convention 2016April 29 - May 1, 2016Hilton Hotel, Springfield




"Tootsie Roll Drive" Partnership with Jewel-Osco.

Knights will once again be able to solicit for the ID Drive outside of Jewel Osco Stores. All of the details of what councils need to do to participate can be found on the ID Drive page under the Charities tab. There is also a copy of a leter that was sent to all store managers about the program this year. Please take a copy of this letter with you when you arrange for your times.


Congratulations to Illinois Star Councils

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52 Councils in Illinois were recognized with the Star Council award from Supreme this year. The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. To be eligible to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder's, and Columbian awards. Congratulations to our Illinois Star Councils
** = Double Star, *** = Triple Star

Princeton Council 5591 Celebrates 50th Annniversary

On Saturday, June 28, 2014 the Princeton, IL Knights of Columbus Council #5591 (Fr. Edward Farrell Council) celebrated their 50th anniversary with a Catholic Mass and dinner with family and relatives. Pictured with the Council's original charter and Grand Knight, Dave Roden (back) are charter members Dick Olds, Dick DeBord, Lee Pence, and Mick Kunkel. The Princeton KofC have been serving the local community through countless service projects, monthly food drives, yearly Tootsie Roll drives for Gateway Services and The Special Olympics, and so much more.



Recruitment Videos to use in your Council

These short (1 minute) "commercials" highlighting the work of the Knights of Columbus and promoting membership growth. The final video is a message from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson explaing why now is the time for Catholic men to Join the Knights. All videos are in .mov format and can be played using a QuickTime Player. In order to download them, right click and choose "save linked file as" from the menu.

REMEMBER: EVERY ACTIVITY IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR
RECRUITMENT - RETENTION - REACTIVATION!


 

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