It is March and the time to get all of your reports for your Council’s activities for this Columbian Year together. The important California State Service Awards Report (CA STSP) is due April 1st. This report is for the awards at the annual State Convention. These awards are for the good of your Councils and are your Council’s history of the accomplishments of the members and program activities. The awards are also a positive recruitment tool when a potential candidate asks what the Council has done for its’ members, parishioners and community. Gather up your notes from your Planning Calendar, make out the reports for each program category and send to the specific Chairman of that program category. The names and the contact information are in the California Handbook CD. This is also the time to organize your Council Yearbooks and send them in. This month is the Founder’s Day Charitable Service Programs week, March 24-30. Plan an activity which includes not only your members, but your parishioners and community. The State Free Throw Competition is also being held this month at three different venues. If you can, try and attend one of these competitions and support our youth, our Knights and Ladies of tomorrow. Also, our State retreats are held this month in the North, Central and South regions of the State. March 25th is the Day of the Unborn. Organize a Prayer Service for the babies that did not have a chance at life. There are still on-going programs for the remainder of the Columbian Year. The Featured Programs, RSVP, Global Wheelchair Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Food for Families, Ultra Sound Initiative and Coats for Kids. Also, remember that recruitment for Membership and Insurance is on-going as well as Program activities. Put it all together and achieve Star Council. Have a successful month of March.