Category Archives: State Communication

Sweepstakes Ticket Winners

The winners of 2019 Sweepstakes Draw

Martin Delaney $ 25,000
Dartmouth, NS
Sold by Council 13987

John Manthorne  $2,000
Wellington, NS
Sold by Council 8387

Rick Walsh $ 1,000
Kentville, NS
Sold by Council 5030

New Council award

Congratulations to Our Knights of Columbus Council 16817 on obtaining the Highest Award possible from Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. We have received the Triple Star Council Award for our works during the Columbian Year 2017-2018.  We are the only Triple Star Council in Canada for this past Columbian Year. 

Safe Environment Policy guide from Supreme

I have devised a one page reference guide on the Safe Environment Policy from Supreme. It is a guide and should not be considered as an exhaustive summary on everything associated  with the Safe Environment Program. As in the case of other recent Supreme initiatives such as the State Action Plan, Home Corporation Policy and Building the Domestic Church, it takes time to absorb and understand how the councils adapt and comply with these initiatives. Please use the attached guide to assist you with compliance. The references at the bottom of the guide are also for your use.
The role of the Grand Knight, District Deputy and State Deputy grows in complexity each year. There is a greater emphasis placed on being compliant with new initiatives for many reasons. This is why the State Council must be diligent in not only fully understanding these initiatives but also being able to provide pro-active assistance to councils to meet the requirements of these initiatives. The Grand Knight and the councils are the nucleus for all membership and program activity taking place within a Jurisdiction. The State Deputy, State Officers, District Deputies and State Appointees must assume that role of support to councils.There is absolutely no other reason for their existence.
The Safe Environment Program implementation process is heavily upon all of us in Nova Scotia and requires particular attention by Grand Knights to be diligent in compliance. The State Deputy and support staff are ready to support that compliance.
Fraternally and sincere regards
Brother Carl
Carl F. Reid, State Deputy Nova Scotia

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Coats for Kids keeping children warm across HRM

The Nova Scotia Knights of Columbus handed out 444 coats for kids across the province this winter through their Coats for Kids program. Just in time for the chilly weather, the coats provide protection from the elements for kids in need.

Sean Kelly, state program director for the Knights of Columbus council in Lower Sackville, says they have been taking part in this international program for more than six years and will continue to do so each year there is a need. This year’s total of 444 coats equalled $11,535 in fundraising money from the councils. “The Knights of Columbus councils raise the money through various means, selling tickets, putting on breakfasts, however they can figure out a way to make some money,” says Kelly. “This program has been going for six or seven years. They have given 600,000 or 700,000 coats across North America.”

In HRM, 252 coats were given out this season, in sizes ranging from a small child’s coat to larger sizes for 12-year-old kids. The coats are donated to individuals through community partners including local food banks, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, elementary schools, the Salvation Army and Community Services. “The biggest one this year was in Enfield. They brought in 144 coats; they distributed them out through Enfield, Indian Brook and Stewiacke — so they split them up through the three local food banks,” says Kelly.

Kelly, who has been a member of the Knights of Columbus in HRM since the early 1980s, says they raise tens of thousands of dollars every year for a variety of charities and community programs, including bursaries, funding for food banks and children’s lunch programs

Nomination for Supreme Convention

Please see the attached Nomination Letter and the Nomination form for the Supreme Convention in August 2018 in Baltimore Md.  All nomination forms are to be the office of the State Secretary by April 1st, 2018 in hard copy Any questions please contact the undersign.

Fraternally
Jim A. MacDonald
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Nomination for State Office Application

Please see the attached letter for Nomination for State Offices and the Nomination form. The cut-0ff date is April 1st, 2018, all nomination forms are to sent to the Office of the State Secretary in hard copy.

Fraternally
Jim A. MacDonald
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