The Family stands at the core of the Knights of Columbus’ beliefs and ideals. Councils should encourage families to make time to enjoy each other’s company, talk and be active together. Efforts to ensure families remain strong and viable will be a gift passed on to future generations. Encourage members and their families to choose the Holy Family as their model of interdependence, sharing and respect for other. Every council should invite all families to become involved in parish and community activities.
Every council should select a “Family of the Year” from their monthly winners, complete the form in the Family of the Month Booklet and submit it to their District Deputy no later than March 10th. He will select a District winner from the entries received from the councils in his district and submit the entry to the Diocesan Judge no later than March 20th. Winners will be recognized at the State Convention in May. The State Family of the Year application will be forwarded to the Supreme Council for the International Family of the Year competition.
Each Council should prepare a scrapbook containing photos and a detailed description of a favorite Family Activity. Submit the scrapbook to the Family Life Director by April 1. Three scrapbooks will be chosen from these entries to be recognized at the State Convention. The one judged best will be forwarded to Supreme for consideration in national awards.
Each Council should hold some type of Family Activity such as a breakfast, picnic or dinner to show their appreciation for their member families during Family Week. See the calendar of events for the dates in August.