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State Organizational Meeting – July 11, 2020
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State Organizational Meeting – July 11, 2020

The 2020 Virtual State Organizational Kick-Off Meeting is this Saturday, July 11th 2020, at 9:00 AM. Please send the State Secretary, Danny Garcia, a summary of your report that you are going present at the Kick-off meeting. Each Council needs to have a Representative at is Virtual Meeting. Meeting Materials This section will be updated with other documents as they are provided. Agenda - DownloadMinutes of the 2019 State Organizational Meeting - Download Reports Submitted Chaplain - Fr. Jim HeddermanFaith Director - Deacon John CooperCommunity Director - Maurice DupontLife Director - Skip GentleUltrasound Statistics - Skip GentleIntellectual Disabilities - Ron BelzTraining Director - Alan CannonCeremonials Chairman - Griffin Shreves Slides and Video Links La...
State and District Meetings Held Virtually; Officers Elected
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State and District Meetings Held Virtually; Officers Elected

This weekend State Officers, Delegates, Sir Knights, Brother Knights, their wives and families were planning to be in Huntsville, AL for the 117th Annual State Convention and the Fourth Degree Biennial Meeting. As is the case with many events recently, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the "Stay at Home" orders from local and state officials, both of these in-person meetings needed to be canceled. In light of these changes, it was still necessary to meet in some way to conduct the business of the state. For the State Council, resolutions needed to be passed, State Council Officers for the next term needed to be elected, and State Delegates to the Supreme Convention needed to be selected. For the Fourth Degree District, nominations for the next Master of the District needed t...
State Meeting Materials
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State Meeting Materials

Here are the materials for the State Meeting to be held Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 6:00pm. Supreme Knight's Greeting Letter to Alabama State Deputy Virtual State Meeting Special Rules of Order 2019 Minutes State Convention - Birmingham, AL - April 27, 2019 State Meeting - Prattville - July 20, 2019 Reports of Committees, Chairmen, & Directors Resolutions & Bylaws Committee Audit Committee Convention and Location Committee Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities ID Fund: FY19 Net and FY20 Report Figures ID Fund: District Deputies' Dispersions Financial Secretary Trainer Health Services Committee Keep Christ in Christmas Chairman Silver Rose Schedule Special Olympics Chairman Reports of State Officers ...
Delegate Form (Update 3)
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Delegate Form (Update 3)

Here is the 2020 Delegate Form for the Alabama State Council Business Meeting. Please fill out the form and mail it to me.
COVID-19 Cancellations
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COVID-19 Cancellations

The following events have been canceled due to the current guidelines from the CDC about large gatherings: North Regional Meetings - March 28 in Huntsville & March 29 in BirminghamFourth Degree Exemplification - April 4 in HuntsvilleState Convention - April 24-26 in HuntsvilleBiennial meeting of the Fourth Degree - April 26 in Huntsville The State Deputy of the Alabama State Council sent the following out via email this morning: The State Officers and I met via telecon last night to discuss the recent challenges that gripped our country and its affects on upcoming events.  Many churches are closing except for Masses which severely limits our ability to meet for the scheduled North Regional Meetings.  Even if they were open, the CDC has suggested that groups of more than 50 no...
Novena for Life 2020
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Novena for Life 2020

A Novena for Life sponsored by Knights of Columbus Alabama State Council will be held from January 21st until January 29th to pray for a culture of life and civilization of love in our community, nation and world.  Each evening beginning at 8pm Central Time, attendees may join on the phone or via the internet to lift our voices in prayer.  This year, we will also hold prayers in Spanish beginning at 8:15pm Central Time. A novena is a period of sustained prayer over nine days for a particular intention. Community members are encouraged to pray in their homes or to join us via telephone or online on each of the nine days of the novena.The protection of life is a sustained prayer intention of the Catholic Church and of the Knights of Columbus. A Nov...
“Tootsie Roll” 5K Run/Walk in support of Madison City Schools Intellectual Disabilities students
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“Tootsie Roll” 5K Run/Walk in support of Madison City Schools Intellectual Disabilities students

The Knights of Columbus of Madison is conducting a fundraising drive during the months of October and November 2019 as part of a nationwide campaign, held annually, to aid local agencies that support people with Intellectual Disabilities. This year we are conducting our second annual 5K Run/Walk in an effort to increase our fundraising and involve the community. In addition to our standard methods of storefront (stand in storefronts and hand out Tootsie Rolls) and pass through solicitations (facilitate the donations from businesses directly to an agency), our “Tootsie Roll” 5K Run/Walk provides the opportunity for community participation and support. The 5K will be held on November 2, 2019 at the Bradford Creek Greenway, with the race start and finish at Heritage Elementary School. ...
Fourth Degree Exemplification in Daphne, Alabama October 26, 2019
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Fourth Degree Exemplification in Daphne, Alabama October 26, 2019

I have attached details on an exemplification of the Fourth Degree to be held on October 26, 2019 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Daphne, Alabama.  Please pass the information along to anyone who may be interested in joining the Fourth Degree of our Order and help them get the Form 4 completed and submitted.  Forms 4 and fees need to be in my hand on or before October 18.  Please send me names of interested candidates via email so that I know to be looking for the forms and fees.  We must have a minimum of 20 candidates to make this work.   I look forward to hearing from you and/or your candidates.
Governor Kay Ivey’s Proclamation for October 2019
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Governor Kay Ivey’s Proclamation for October 2019

Ron Belz, the Alabama State Council Intellectual Disabilities Chairman has passed along the proclamation from Governor Kay Ivey stating October 2019 as "Knights of Columbus Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month" in Alabama. The PDF of this proclamation is provided below.