Welcome to the Iowa Knights of Columbus

Welcome to the homepage for the Iowa Knights of Columbus! I hope our site allows you to better understand how, as Knights in the state of Iowa, we put our Faith In Action. Pope Francis has called all people of good will to, "go out to others, seek those who have fallen away, stand at the crossroads, and welcome the outcast." (Evangelii Gaudium, 24). 

 

Come explore out site and all of the great programs that our Knights are doing in the name of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. And maybe- you'll be inclined to join our efforts, whether to donate to a program, strike up a partnership, or by joining as a member. We'll love to have you!

 

                                                                                                                  -Steve Vonnahme, State Deputy/CEO

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Fraternal Benefits Night!

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00PM

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Latest updates....

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Training Schedule
with Jon Olson 

Below is the live virtual training schedule to be conducted by Jon Olson, Associate Regional Growth & Training Director (Midwest Region). Jon's sessions are concise, start on time and do not last longer than an hour. Even if you have attended a session before it is always good to have a refresher.

DECEMBER

Delta Drive

Monday 12/5/22 at 6PM CST (7PM EST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3967682693997336591

Come learn how to do the Delta Church drive method. this highly effective process of growth through communication will help you go from prospects to members and answer the why of growth.

 

Enhancing Member Experience

Monday 12/12/22 at 7PM CST (8PM EST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5633712190430950926

We will cover in this training

Understand what’s meant by the terms membership experience and membership engagement and how the two terms are related.

Complete the Council Engagement Assessment to assess their council’s strengths and weaknesses with regards to member engagement.

Understand that member engagement is the council’s responsibility. Successful council engagement leads to members having positive opinions about their membership.

Learn the five steps in the engagement cycle and how they relate to one another, ultimately leading a member to go through them again.

Discover tools that will help address deficiencies in your council’s current member engagement as based on your councils engagement score.

Understand that retention issues result when a council has failed to engage a member and show the value of his membership. These issues can be overcome by discovering where this breakdown occurred.

You are your Programs

Monday 12/19/22 at  7PM CST (8PM EST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3594336923720450574

We will cover in this training

  • Understand the council’s perception by fellow parishioners, particularly that of inactive members and future potential members.

  • Construct a council mission statement that reflects the council’s vision and goals. u Understand the Faith in Action program model and its four categories – Faith, Family, Community and Life.

  • Identify the council’s flagship program(s).

  • Access the council’s current program regimen and identify the current strengths and weaknesses among its program calendar.

  • Develop a calendar for the next 6-12 months that responds to the council’s mission statement and addresses some of the council’s strengths and weaknesses identified above.

  • Understand the Program Director’s role in leading the council’s programming efforts.

 

Grand Knight Halftime

Tuesday 12/20/22 at 7PM CST (8PM EST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7758391967270991631

Do a report card on how the council has done so far. Readjust your goals or make new goals. Run through a calendar for the second half of the fraternal year.

State
Convention
in Review

The annual gathering of Knights and their families from throughout the state

Charitable Foundation

Learn about how you can make a difference through a financial gift!

Iowa Catholic Conference

Learn about how our Bishops are advancing the positions of the Catholic Church in the public spectrum.