Fraternal Year July 1, 2015 Through June 30, 2016
The first requirement for the Columbian, Founders’ and Father McGivney Awards (Star Council Designation), is to complete and submit the Service Program Form (#365C) to Supreme Service Department by August 1, 2015. This form is available in the Council Report Forms Booklet which is included each year with the “Surge...With Service” package sent to each Council. This form may also be found online at http://www.kofc.org.
Father McGivney Award
This award recognizes Councils that meet or exceed their Membership quota. This would be intake over losses. Deaths or transfers in and out do not count against the Council quota. Quotas are 7% of a Council's membership as of July 1. The minimum qoata is 4 and the maximum is 35.
This award recognizes Councils that meet or exceed their insurance quota. Growth is considered to be insurance member increases over losses. Deaths or transfers in and out do not count against the Council quota. Quotas are 2.5% net increase in insurance membership as of July 1. The minimum qoata is 3 and the maximum is 18.
Star Council Award
This prestigious award is presented to Councils who have qualified for the Columbian, McGivney and Founders’ Awards, and submitted all required reports.
Century Club Award
Record a net membership increase of 100 new members.
Distribution of 2015—2016 Awards
Star Council, Columbian, Fr. McGivney and Founders’ awards will be forwarded to the District Deputy of record for 2015—2016, who will arrange for presentation. If the Council attains only the Founders’ Award, the award will be forwarded to the appropriate General Agent for presentation. Century Club Awards will be sent to the State Deputy of record for 2015—2016.
Contest of Champions
One award is presented to the Council in the Missouri jurisdiction that shows the highest percentage of membership quota attained, and one is presented to the Council that shows the highest number of additions over deductions recorded.
Requirements: Conduct and report four programs or activities in each of the six "Surge...with Service" categories. Another way is to conduct a Supreme Council designated "Featured 8 Program" that satisfies that category's requirements. Featured 8 programs are:
Church - R.S.V.P.
Community - Habitat for Humanity, Global Wheelchair Mission
Council - Special Olympics
Culture of Life - Ultrasound Initiative, March for Life
Family - Food for Families
Youth - Coats for Kids
Two forms are necessary to satisfy reporting requirements for the Columbia Award:
- The Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity Report (#1728) must be completed and submitted to the Supreme Council by January 31, 2014.
- The Columbian Award Application (#SP-7), listing all programs conducted in each of the six programming areas, must reach the Supreme Office by June 30, 2014.
Both forms are found in the Council Report Forms booklet and online at www.kofc.org.
The Columbian Award will not be presented to any council which has not met all the necessary qualifications, including submission of the appropriate application form