Knights Of Columbus 2018 State Convention
The Connecticut State Council Knights of Columbus will hold its 125th Annual Convention May 4th thru May 6, 2018 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Stamford, CT. As the State Council celebrates their 125th Anniversary, we hope that every active council will be represented at the meeting, as well as the Banquet.
Delegate Information – As noted in the State Council By-Laws, as well as the Order’s Charter Constitution & Laws, ever council in Connecticut is eligible, and encouraged, to send two delegates to represent them at the Annual Meeting of the State Council. Credential Cards have been mailed to every council, with a set of cards to every District Deputy. The current Grand Knight and a Past Grand Knight should be selected as the official delegates, and two eligible alternates can be selected to represent them and the council, if they are not able to attend.
Ad Book Information – This is the State Council’s 125th Annual Meeting, so all councils are encourage to support the Annual Ad Book for the State Convention. Consider sending to the business that your council supports to encourage them to place an ad, send to members with business to place an ad, and encourage your local parish to consider the same.
State Raffle – this endeavors assists to offset the charitable efforts of the State Council. For every ticket sold by a council, that council will share in 50% of the profits received by the State Council.
Hotel Reservation – Attendees are encouraged to us the State Council Hotel Reservation form when making reservations to the Stamford Marriot Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. [TBD]
Event Reservations – Many events are being planned for this special weekend. Once announced, this will be posted to this site.
Resolutions – Councils are encouraged to submit resolutions to the State Council for consideration to the Annual State Meeting. Resolutions must be written format and submitted to the State Secretary by March 1.
Necrology Report – All councils are encourage to submit a list a members that have died between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, so that they can be remember in the Annual Necrology Mass Celebrated on Sunday of the State Council Annual Meeting.
Annual Award Recognition – Annually at the State Convention Banquet, the State Council recognizes the Family f the Year, Knights of the Year, Field Agent of the Year, Youth of the Year, District Deputy of the Year, and the Donald LeClair Leadership Award. All councils are encourage to nominate a member of their council, or their field agent, or the district deputy for consideration. [Award Info]
Service Program Personnel Awards – Each year, every council in Connecticut conducts an outstanding program in the areas of Church, Community, Council, Culture of Life, Family and Youth. Too often the State Council hears from the local council that they don’t conduct these programs for recognition. Which is great. However, the best way to increase programs within the jurisdiction is to share the successful programs and event that you council conducts. This will encourage other councils to consider organizing a similar event or program for their council. With this, all councils are asked to consider submitting their best program in these areas. [Service Awards Info]