State Deputy Report - August 2020


Let me first start off saying how humbled I am to be your State Deputy. There will be many challenges ahead because of the unique circumstances we are in with the Covid-19 pandemic. First, we need to make sure we are protective of our Families and are keeping ourselves healthy and following the guidelines set forth by the Church, State, and State Council. No one knows what the future holds or what the new norms will be. Over the years, things have come up that have made us stubble, but we never did fall because we are a strong, God-based unit of Men with strong Faiths and Family Values. I believe that’s what makes us so great being Knights of Columbus.


Our new program, NO NEIGHBOR LEFT BEHIND, was just implemented a couple months ago to take care of Families who have been laid off or lost their jobs because of the pandemic. Please take advantage of this program if you know of someone in need. Check on your Council members and neighbors in your communities. Show them that the Knights of Columbus is always there to give them a helping hand.


As soon as its safer to travel, I plan on making Councils meetings and Church events to promote the Knights of Columbus. We still need more good Men to join our ranks to give them an opportunity that we have been given. Please recruit, tell them the good things we do, tell them how you feel being a Knight and the special feeling you get when you make a difference in someone’s life.


This first month as Sate Deputy has been a challenge with getting proper paperwork into Supreme with the new State Officers, District Deputies, and State Program Directors, and I know some of it still hasn’t been changed over yet. With the Supreme Offices closed down through January now and people still having to work from home, it will take time for it to work itself out, but we will get there - it always has.


Again, let me say a big THANK YOU to all of you for the roles you have taken on this year. Without You, this organization does not function. No one Man can stand alone. It takes a Brotherhood and that’s what we are and I am proud to say I am part of it with you.  God Bless you and your Families.


Vivat Jesus!

Alan Halman

State Deputy