Posted by. Tre Williams - State Committeeman on Tuesday, September 2, 2014
CSLS Lafayette was originally scheduled for August 30th but was canceled due to weather.
The State Circle has decided not to re-schedule CSLS Lafayette due to scheduling conflicts. CSLS Lafayette will be combined with CSLS Baton Rouge since Brusly is not that far from the Lafayette area. We are asking all circles from the Lafayette and Lake Charles area as well as Knights interested in starting a Squires Circle to use the link below to register for CSLS Baton Rouge and to find out more information about what will be covered during the Columbian Squires Leadership Seminars.
The State Circle has successfully held two seminars in New Orleans and Leesville and has received positive feedback. Valuable information will be given during the seminar that will aid circles in operations and fundraising as well as important information about State Events. Valuable information will be given to Knights as well, letting them know the process for starting new circles and fundraising for a circle. Everything a Circle will need to be successful this year will be offered at the Seminar. Again, we urge all of you to register using the link below!
CSLS Baton Rouge
Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Brusly, LA
10:30am - 2:30pm
For questions about the Columbian Squires Leadership Seminar please email the State Squires Chairman, Kerry Williams, Jr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by. Tre Williams - State Committeeman on Monday, September 1, 2014
September 1, 2014
Most reverend Clergy members, Worthy State Officers, Worthy State Family Members, and Brother Knights,
Happy Labor Day!
I truly hope this message finds you and your families well on this holiday! As I reflect on my first sixty days as your Squires Chairman I’ve realized there is not enough time in a day. Some would say that I have some lofty goals for the Squires program. I was taught to have a passion for your purpose; that whatever you do in life, always plan and prepare. Do everything to the best of your ability, outwork everyone, and leave it better than you found it. The last sixty days have been very exciting and very informative for our team. We reached the goals that were set for the first sixty days.
The state circle has been accessible and accountable. We have increased awareness and enthusiasm about the program. We are more organized to handle the workload that comes with becoming a more effective State Circle and improving our communication with councils and circles statewide. Our state Officers have been accountable starting with our leader, State Chief Squire Mathew Massey. I am also very pleased with our State Committeemen. I appreciate their acceptance of extra duties in service to the Squires and the TEAM. I want to thank the Louisiana Knights of Columbus State Council Officers for all their support and encouragement. Our State Deputy Vernon Ducote’s motto, “stronger together” epitomizes what our Squires family is all about. We are FAMILY and we are a TEAM! (Together Everyone Achieves More).
Still, we can do better and we must because our children’s future depends on it. Their Knighthood is at stake! Squires becoming Knights is essential to the success of the order. Many Knights fail to grasp the importance of this transition. We must continue to make the point that the Squires program is paramount to the success and preservation of the Knights of Columbus.
I would be remiss in acknowledging successes without also looking at missed opportunities. I am making a commitment to do better and I am challenging everyone on my TEAM to do better as well. Joaquin Bacardi once said, “We should value our impact not by its present value but by its future value.” We have an extraordinary opportunity to assist Squires to become members of the Knights of Columbus. We can only do that through hard work and consistent effort. Remember, the boys are watching everything we do. They are constantly learning and evolving. Let’s be the best example of what Knighthood is all about. We create our future by doing God’s Work and serving others because we are God’s Work!
Posted by. Tre Williams - State Committeeman on Friday, August 29, 2014
The State Circle has been monitoring the weather in the Lafayette & Lake Charles areas throughout the day and has made the decision to CANCEL the Columbian Squires Leadership Seminar scheduled for tomorrow, August 30th in Carencro. The decision was not made lightly, but, we did not want everyone traveling in the dangerous weather. An announcement will be made soon letting you know whether we will postpone CSLS Lafayette. The decision will be made depending on whether we can secure the facility for a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.