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Assembly (4th Degree) Meeting
1st Tuesday @ 6:30am
HFCC or St Philip
For 4th Degree Knights. Meets FIRST TUESDAY of every month.
Planning (O/D) Meeting – Council
2nd Thursday @ 6:30pm
Council planning meeting. All Knights welcome.
Dinner, Rosary, General Council Meeting
4th Thursday @ 6:00pm
General membership meeting for Council 15234 is on the 4th Thursday every month in room 140. Dinner at 6 PM; Rosary at 6:40pm, meeting starts at 7 pm (unless there is a special event).
Frequently Asked Questions
What programs can our council do during this time of social distancing?
The Knights of Columbus have launched an Orderwide initiative called Leave No Neighbor Behind. Knights are encouraged to engage in five types of service activities: Support your brother knights, support your parish, support your community, feed the hungry, and participate in blood drives. A complete guidebook is available at kofc.org.
Can we still hold council meetings and has the Board approved remote meetings?
The Knights of Columbus Board authorizes and requires, until further notice, all local Councils and Assemblies, to conduct business meetings by using technology that provides the opportunity for simultaneous communication among all participants (e.g., Skype, GoToMeeting, Google Hang Out, Free Conference Call.Com, WebEx, etc.), and by following procedures established by the Board as may be promulgated.
Councils and Assemblies must follow all procedures as the Board may direct. Therefore, unless otherwise instructed by the KofC, Councils and Assemblies still are to follow the established laws, rules, and procedures outlined by the Laws of the Knights of Columbus, the Supreme Advocates Officers’ Desk Reference, Laws and Rules of the Fourth Degree, local Council and Assembly bylaws, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
Can the Prayer for Protection in time of Pandemic be used as the “Novena for Life” the requirement for the Columbian Award?
Yes. Since the Prayer for Protection in time of Pandemic seeks our Lady’s intercession for our good health it can be used as the Novena for Life requirement if your council commits to recite this prayer remotely at a scheduled time for nine days.
What agenda should a council follow for virtual meetings?
• Opening Prayer (Novena)
• Chaplain / Pastor’s Message (Pastor needs / Parishioner assistance)
• Grand Knight Report (Wellness check for members / Community needs)
• Report of Standing Committees (Reading of applications, Balloting of membership)
• Programming / Events (Postponements and cancellations, impact on events)
• Unfinished Business
• New Business (vote to pay bills, nominating committee report)
• Good of the Order (Lecturer – Into the Breach video / Family and Knight of the Month)
• Prayer Intentions
• Closing Prayer (Fr. McGivney)
How should we vote on council motions?
Voting on council motions by email is prohibited. Every effort must be made to delay votes on non-essential motions until your council can hold an in-person business meeting. The parliamentary procedures set out in Roberts Rules of Order must be followed when holding electronic meetings. Motions can be made, seconded, discussed, and voted on. Council officers are encouraged to practice with the electronic meeting format to determine if the online meeting platform can handle these parliamentary steps.
• Audibly: If all participants can speak at the same time on your electronic meeting platform, the typical calls of “All in favor/All opposed” and responses of “Ayes and Nays” can be used.
• Visually: If there is no audio, but you can see everyone’s faces, a visual thumbs up or thumbs down will work.
• Voting tools: If needed, incorporate a voting tool into your electronic meeting. Some electronic meeting platforms have built-in survey tools that can be used to facilitate voting.