Worthy District Deputies and Grand Knights,
From time to time, I will be sharing information with you as State Advocate. I understand we are all busy, and I promise not to make these too lengthy, so please take the time to review the information and take action when necessary.
Per Capita Payments
Some Grand Knights and some Financial Secretaries are under the impression that the payment of a Supreme Council or a State Council obligation requires a motion to be passed at a Council Business meeting. This is not the case. Under the Laws and Rules of the Order, the Financial Secretary initiates payment of the obligation (see section 139 (8)) and is paid without action from the council (section 145). This includes Supreme and State Per Capita as well as the Catholic Advertising Fund and Culture of Life Fund, for example.
State Bylaw Revisions
Now that the Supreme Convention has concluded, the revision to the State bylaws will continue. The committee has completed a first pass, which consisted mainly of changing from all upper case to mixed case (for readability) and a first pass to identify typos, punctuation issues and grammar problems. The committee’s next task is to read the bylaws and revise them to represent how the State currently conducts business and to shape the bylaws to reflect how the State plans to operate in the future. All council input is welcome. In the same manner resolutions are presented to the State council , proposed bylaw revisions are presented for review and vote. Please feel free to contact me for more information on how your council can send a proposed bylaw change for consideration.
Questions to the State Advocate
Again, thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
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