Who can join?
Practicing Roman Catholic youth between the ages of 7-18 who have:
Jr. Knight Commanders and Jr. Daughter Counselors
Commanders and Counselors are the elected liaison for the Junior Division. They are expected to keep the Senior Council and Court informed of junior activities and give monthly reports.
Commander and Counselors financial books are to be audited quarterly along with the Financial Secretary and Treasurer’s financial books
Commanders and Counselors should be knowledgeable about the Constitution and By-laws of the Organization, both at the Local, District and National level.
Commanders and Counselors MUST take the Virtus Training, “Protecting God’s Children” Program sponsored by the local Diocese or Archdiocese. (IMPERATIVE)
Commanders and Counselors should be familiar the KPC Protection Policy for our youth.
Commanders and Counselors should be role models and mentors for their youth. It is important to watch what we say around our young people. We do want them to transfer into the senior division and become “Emerging Leaders”.
Junior meetings should be held monthly. Commanders, Counselors, Assistants, Knights and Ladies attending the meetings should have taken the “Protecting God’s Children” training that has been offered by your local Diocese or Archdiocese. Commanders and Counselors should always have another adult present with them during the meetings.
Prior to the meeting, Junior Grand Knight or Junior Grand Lady and Junior Knight Commander or Junior Daughter Counselor should confer to prepare an agenda.
Juniors should be running their own meetings. Adults attending the meetings must be recognized by the Junior Grand Knight or Junior Lady before speaking in the meeting. During the meeting parliamentary procedures should be followed.
A term of Office for junior officers in your local court is 1 year. Junior elections in your local Branch or Court are held EVERY December.
When a junior reaches transfer age, the Junior Commander or Counselor should talk to the junior member and encourage him or her to transfer into the senior division. A junior may remain in the branch/court until they reaches the age of 19, however, they may wish to transfer at the age of 18. When a junior transfers, he or she must….
When a Junior Knight transfers, her dues are paid by the National Court if she has been a member in good standing for at least 2 years.
A Junior Branch or Court MAY have their own bank account, OR the Junior Branch or Court may have their money with the Senior Division. All monies in the Junior Division are handled by the Senior Court Officers, namely the Senior Financial Secretary and the Senior Treasurer. The flow of Juniors money should be as follows:
At the Junior meeting:
At the Juniors meeting: All money being disbursed for the Junior Division is to be voted out at the regular monthly meeting. The Junior Knight Commander of Junior Daughter Counselor should not take money out of the junior account unless it has been voted on by the members of the junior branch or court.
Commanders and Counselors should:
Once we initiate youth into our division, we must offer programs and activities that will keep them interested and motivated. Some suggestions for programs and activities:
Spiritual: Retreats. Lock-Ins, Days of Reflection, Youth Masses, Mass turn-outs, Vocation Workshops, Tours of Cathedrals, Shrines, Religious Award Programs, Prayer Breakfasts and Rosary Rallies.
Community Service – Volunteer at nursing homes, hospitals, food pantries, parish churches, and community centers. Become a tutor, mentor, reader at the library or children’s hospital. Service projects, such as “Brown Bag” (feed the hungry), Blanket Distribution and Charity donations.
Educational - Workshops, Seminars, Competitions, scholarship opportunities, and Health and Wellness Fairs. Encourage attendance and participation at State/District Conferences and Junior National Conventions.
Social – Picnics, Balls, Cotillions, Parades, Round Table Gathering, Bowling and Skating Events, Banquets, Teas and Fashion Shows.
Physical – Sports Team events, Walk-A-thons
Fund Raising Ideas, Below is just a partial list of fund-raising ideas.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Junior Knight Commander and Junior Daughter Counselor:
The Grand Knight and Grand Lady
Members of the Senior Division
Remember: Together Each Accomplishes More...the Juniors are our future!
20th Biennial Junior National Convention
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