The Preparation Phase

? Obtain the pastor’s permission to conduct a Membership Recruitment Drive at the church during a specific weekend.

? Advertise the event weekly in the parish bulletin building up to when it is held.

? Order recruitment materials from the Supreme Council Supply Department (allow four to five weeks for delivery).

? Inform the insurance representatives about the dates of the recruitment drive.

The Execution Phase

? Setup informational tables at every door of the church. Have plenty of prospect cards and pencils on hand to distribute to each man as he enters the church.

? Setup a canopy and hang some posters.

? Arrange for a membership recruitment announcement to be made during each Mass by the priest endorsing the council.

? Have brother Knights on hand to answer questions and to collect prospect referral cards or names and contact information as men leave the church with their families.

The Follow-Up Phase

? Personal contact must be made with every prospect within 48 HOURS.

? Inform each prospect and his family of the date, time and location for the informational seminar and invite them.

? Offer transportation if necessary.

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? Order recruitment brochures about the Order for prospects and their families to read.

? Request that your council’s chaplain start the event with a prayer and some words about the Order and its mission.

? Consider showing one of the recruitment videos available from the Supreme Council Supply Department (available at under Publications & Resources)

? Make the requirements for membership known to those assembled.

? Offer each prospect a Membership Document (#100) to fill out before the event’s conclusion.

? Have brother Knights on hand to assist prospects in completing these forms.

? Conclude the event with some light refreshments.

? Inform the candidates of the date of the First Degree.

The First Degree

? Schedule a First Degree no more than two weeks after your informational session.

? Contact the candidates to remind them of the Degree date.

? Ensure they have transportation to the location.

? Order degree certificates from the Supreme Council Supply Department as a fitting way to recognize your new brother Knights.

? Don’t let the new members leave the Degree without getting them involved and explaining the Shining Armor Award program.