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10 Steps to Success as a Grand Knight

  1. Be Star Council Focused
    • Establish a plan of action early in the year on how to attain your membership and insurance goals by June 30th.
    • Be sure to submit your council's Columbian Award Application that reports your service programming activities in the areas of Church, community, council, family, and youth before June 30th.
  2. Membership is KEY!
    • Recruitment is everybody's business within your council, especially yours & your officers!
    • Approve your council's action plan along with scheduling frequent First Degrees and motivating your council's recruiters.
  3. Set Goals
    • Establish a membership and insurance growth goal for your council to attain.
    • Set charitable giving goals for your council to attain during the fraternal year.
  4. Be Available to your Members
    • Remember that you are the Chief Executive Officer of your council.
    • Be visible to your council at service activities, recruitment drives and Open Houses.
  5. Focus on Youth & Leadership
    • Ensure that your council considers younger members for officers and chairman positions.
    • Be sure that your council has programs and activities that will attract younger prospects and their families.
  6. Promote our Insurance Program
    • Establish a good working relationship with the field agent serving your council.
    • Promote our Order's top-rated insurance program to members and their families in your council newsletter and by allowing the agent time to speak at meetings.
    • Work with your insurance representative throughout the entire year to attain your Insurance Membership quota.
  7. Accountability
    • Make sure that your council officers realize that they are responsible and accountable for the success of the Order.
    • Find the right men to serve in your council's key positions - membership director, program director, lecturer, etc.
  8. Communicate Your Priorities
    • Make Recruitment Priority #1!
    • Inform the council of what their priorities should be through a monthly article written by you in the newsletter.
  9. Be Open to Change!
    • Never adjust your goals, constantly assess your attainment of those goals and if needed simply change your approach to attaining these goals.
  10. Utilize your Resources
    • Use your district deputy and state council personnel as resources, they will all serve as invaluable tools toward attaining your council's goals.



Rev. John A. Fleming Council # 2533
2533 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 657-8684
Meetings every 2nd (8:00PM) & 4th (7:00PM) Tuesdays

Newington Council # 3884
171 Pascone Place
Newington, CT
(860) 665-7232
Meetings every 3rd Thursday(7:30PM)

Fr. James J. Gannon Council # 4193
Corpus Christi Church Hall
581 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Meeting every 2nd Tuesday at 7:30PM

St. James Council # 10651
767 Elm Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Meeting every 2nd Monday at 7:00PM

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