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Founder's Award Requirement 2022-23
Co-host - or attend online - Fraternal Benefit Nights with 7 Members or Member Eligible attendees at each seminar
Grand Knights must complete Form 11077 within 7 days of each seminar and sumbit to General Agent
General Agent must submit report to Home office
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Spring Fraternal Benefit Presentations
Spring financial webinars are quickly approaching. Help council reach its Founder’s Award goal by promoting participation in these valuable fraternal benefit events.
Promote the online seminar for your council (see complete list below) and share the NEW marketing materials to maximize your success. Those resources are found online in the Supply Store > Fraternal Benefit Events Resources.
Read the New Guidebook – review best practices to hosting successful Fraternal Benefit Events
Share the posts on their social media accounts - templates located in the Supply Store - FBE Social Media 1-4
Print Posters and place them in parish vestibules. Find events in your region listed below
Email out event details to members – Prepared email templates available
Do a pulpit announcement – use the suggested language for promoting events at mass
The following webinars have been scheduled for the 2nd half of the Fraternal Year. These seminars qualify councils for the Founder's Award.
We strongly encourage all Knights of Columbus members, their families and friends to register for these events.
Illinois Agents welcome Ed Slott “Retirement Savings and Distribution Planning” on March 7th at 7:00 PM CST
Flyer Link Ed Slott “Retirement Savings and Distribution Planning”
Illinois Agents welcome Jim Effner “Importance of Whole Life as part of Retirement Plan” on April 13th at 7:00 PM CST
Flyer Link Jim Effner “The Importance of Whole Life as part of a Retirement Plan”
Illinois Agents welcome Tom Hegna- “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” on May 23rd at 7:00 PM CST
Tom Hegna “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”
Illinois Agents welcome Jim Effner “Importance of Whole Life as part of Retirement Plan” on June 27th at 7:00 PM CST
Jim Effner “The Importance of Whole Life as part of a Retirement Plan”
Any questions regarding these events please contact your Assigned Field Agent or General Agent.
Fraternal Benefit Seminar Qualifications
As we continue to receive questions about what counts and what does not count regarding qualification for Fraternal Benefit Seminars, we want to reiterate that councils striving for the Founder’s Award must host (or co-host) two fraternal benefit seminars (in-person or virtual) per year. Each council must have a minimum of 7 members or member-eligible attendees at each seminar. Suggested methods of promotion include council email/social media, parish email/social media, pulpit announcement, bulletin notice, and personal outreach to prospects. Please work with the general agent(s) in your jurisdiction – and encourage councils to work with their field agent – to schedule and promote fraternal benefit seminars in your jurisdiction.
Fraternal Benefits Document Form
This form (11077) is for documenting your Council's participation in the Fraternal Benefits Seminars hosted by our Agents. It must be filled out and sent to your General Agent in order to receive Founder's Award Credit.
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