Los Padres Chapter
& District 80
News & Events
District Deputy’s Report
July - September 2017
Dear Brother Knights,
I would like to thank all of you for your prayers and support as I undergo cancer surgery at the UCLA Medical Center. The first surgery involving the rectum was successful and I am awaiting to undergo the second surgery for the colon. I am recovering from Colitis after the first surgery. I ask you to keep my wife and I in your prayers for the second surgery and a swift recovery.
As we started the 2017-2018 Columbian Year, the District that I represent has been reorganized by the State Council. Our District is now known as District #80. The District is now comprised of four Councils: Council 5300 (Goleta), Council 1684 (Santa Barbara), Council 13756 (Carpinteria) and Council 6012 (Ojai). Recruitment, retention of existing members and achieving Star Council are again the goals for this Columbian Year.
Part of increasing membership is the service programs that each Council runs during the Columbian Year. As the Supreme Council has stated, service programs should include activities that are part of the Building the Domestic Church Initiative which was initiated last year. Activities are what draw interested Catholic men into the Council. Councils should reexamine every Columbian Year which programs are successful and which are not. These programs show to others how the Knights of Columbus Councils practice their Catholic faith, strengthens the family, and demonstrate our principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
These activities are found in the Program Handbook that the Councils receive at the beginning of the Columbian Year (June). There are 8 Supreme Featured Programs and the 12 Domestic Church Activities. All Councils should look at their Fraternal Leadership Success Planner and have entries in the planner for their scheduled events.
The State Membership Director has initiated a program for membership called The Fall Classic Membership Incentive. Every Council that recruits a minimum of 5 new members (including reactivated members) will receive $100. For each member recruited over the first five, the Council will receive $25. All Members must post on the Supreme Rolls between September 1st and 30th to qualify.
As to Statewide membership California was awarded the Circle of Honor at the Supreme Convention in August. To earn such a distinction, a jurisdiction has to achieve at least 100% of the membership intake, membership net/net (membership net less deaths and out-of-state transfers) and star council goals. California achieved 100% of the membership intake, 125% of the membership net/net and 113% of star council goals.
News from around the District:
· Council 5300 (Goleta) held their Fiesta Coke booth during Fiesta Week at El Mercado and held their Labor Day Picnic at Tucker’s Grove. The Council is also assisting with the St. Raphael’s Parish Festival.
The Council is also scheduled a Fish Fry for October 20th at St. Raphael’s Parish Hall, 6.00 PM. Tickets are $10.0 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12.
· Council 1684 (Santa Barbara) held their Pepsi Coke booth during Fiesta Week at El Mercado Del Norte. On September 27th, the Council will be holding a Dinner Meeting. On October 27th, the Council is planning to hold a Knights’ Nite Out, where grants are given to several church-affiliated and community based organizations. Tickets are $125, which includes two dinners and a chance to win $4,000 in a reverse raffle.
· The Los Padres Chapter has a new website: http://lospadreschapter.weebly.com/
The website contains information about meeting dates, officers and the upcoming Chapter Installation Mass and Testimonial Dinner on October 21st. Both will be held at Holy Cross Parish in Moorpark, CA. Please see the Chapter website for additional information or my last District Deputy report (June 2017), which can be found on Council 5300’s website www.kc5300.org under the State/Chapter/District News link.
Brother Timothy Carvalho and other chapter officers assisted with the Special Olympics Plucktacular at Lake Cachuma, which was held on September 23rd.
· 4th Degree Junipero Serra Assembly News. The assembly once again participated in the Santa Barbara Downtown 4th of July Parade. The assembly also held a Blue Mass on September 18th at St. Raphael’s Church. A Dinner Reception followed after the Mass.
Supreme has also issued news concerning the new 4th Degree Dress Uniforms. For more info, please go to the www.kofc.org website or the California 4th Degree website: http://www.socalfourthdegree.org/ .
3rd Degree (Knighthood): February 25th, 2018 36 Figueroa St. Ventura CA. St. Bueneventura Council #2489
4th Degree (Patriotic): Saturday, September 30th, 2017 Redondo Beach. Torrance Marriot Redondo Beach(more information at http://www.socalfourthdegree.org/ )
If you have any questions or need any assistance, you can contact me at (805) 683-4534 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
District Deputy – District #80
Updated September 26, 2017