The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. To be eligible to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for all three other awards.
The requirements to achieve the Star Council Award are as follows:
1) Achieve the Father McGivney Award requirements
2) Achieve the Founders’ Award requirements
3) Achieve the Columbian Award requirements
4) In order to qualify for any awards, Councils must not be suspended by the Supreme Council office for nonpayment of per capita, Catholic Advertising, or supply charges.
There is no application form to be completed for the Father McGivney Award.
Complete and submit the Columbian Award Application (SP7) found in theCouncil Report Forms Booklet (#1436) or at www.kofc.org/forms. Councils must conduct and report at least four major programs in each of the Service Program categories: Church, community, council, family, culture of life, and youth. Completed applications must reach the Supreme Council office by June 30.
This award recognizes excellence in your council’s programming and charitable outreach. To earn this award your council must conduct and report programs in each of the four program categories (Faith, Family, Community, and Life) for a total of 16 program credits, with four in each category. A completed Columbian Award Application (#SP-7) must be received by the Supreme Council office by June 30 in order to earn this award.
The Supreme Council has designated four programs as featured programs in each of the program categories. When your council conducts a featured program and satisfies the associated requirements it will receive two credits towards that program category on their Columbian Award Application (#SP-7). The featured programs for each category are listed below.
Faith- Refund Support Vocation Program (RSVP), Holy Hour, Spiritual Reflection, Into the Breach
Family- Food for Families, Family of the Month, Family Prayer Night, Family Fully Alive
Community- Coats for Kids, Habitat for Humanity, Global Wheelchair Mission, Leave No Neighbor Behind
Life- March for Life, Special Olympics, Ultrasound, Pregnancy Center Support
The required program aspect for the Columbian Award has been removed. For the 2020-2021 fraternal year, there are no required programs that must be conducted for a council to be eligible for the Columbian Award.
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(Note: all membership and insurance transactions must be received, processed, recorded and released at the Supreme Council office by June 30.)