More Knights will result in more charitable programs, more support for parishes, more help for the needy, the disabled, the hungry and the homeless, and more financial protection for Catholic families. This was the main theme of the Membership Seminar, the first general meeting of the 130th Supreme Convention in Anaheim, which was attended by some 200 delegates and Knights of Columbus leaders.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson delivered a heartfelt address at the end of the meeting which underlined the importance of membership growth.
“It’s more than just about numbers and quotas,” he said. “Membership is about the changed lives of the men we recruit and the financial protection we can provide for their families. Membership is what these men will do for their communities and their parishes. Membership is about renewing the Church through support of our priests and bishops. Membership is about transforming society through Catholic solidarity, through everyone being able to say, I am my brother’s keeper.”