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Fellow Leaders of the North Dakota Knights of Columbus,

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a good New Year! I would like to congratulate you on the outstanding recruitment efforts you have made in the last two months. November, doing the best in our Division and December, ending up in 2nd Place in our Division. These two accomplishments netted our State over $1,700.00 from the Supreme Office for recruitment awards. These monies will be used to pay for membership incentives.

Worthy Grand Knights and other Leaders, Our State has an opportunity, thanks to the Supreme Council, to attain the Circle of Honor Award at the Supreme Convention. It is much similar to the Star Council Award for Councils. The Supreme Council has lowered our recruitment requirements from 500 new members to 355 new members. If WE all work to achieve this goal we can put North Dakota in the Circle of Honor at the Supreme Convention in Toronto, Ontario this coming August.

Our Membership Director, Kevin Boehm, and I offered some great incentives for members to recruit and I announced at our winter meeting that the State's Top Recruiter will receive the Icon of The Holy Family, which is now traveling around our state and was blessed by Pope Francis. Please ask a Catholic Gentleman to join our honored order and have a GREAT rest of the Fraternal Year.

Vivat Jesus
Brent J. Mikkelsen
State Deputy
"Please pray for me as I will pray for you"

Faith + Family + Freedom

Holy Family Prayer
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, you are the model for all Knights of Columbus families. Please make our home life reflect that of the virtue of charity and self-sacrifice. May you, the most Holy of families, bless our time spent together. May we keep Jesus at the center of our prayer life through the help of our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph. May all Knight of Columbus families be filled with zeal and joy to carry out our work as the largest Catholic family, fraternal organization in the world. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us.