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CHARITY STATS & HISTORY BOOK

The International Secretary collects and collates the entire organization’s charity statistics. From Sept. 1991 through July 2005, members, chapters, conferences and the board have collectively donated the following to charitable causes:

Total Charities: 1700 Knight Hours Planning Charitable Functions: 150,956 Total Goods Donated (est. Cash Value): $512.029.63 Total Cash Donations: $7,930,637.68 It is certain that not all donations have been reported, so be sure to send in your statistics relating to charitable contributions. The stats are calculated and the report is mailed out to the chapters, so it may be used when they are doing local Blue Knights® events. The International Secretary also compiles newspaper articles, information, and other data for history books. Some of the books are on display at the International Office. Be sure to send copies of your public events so that your accomplishments may be recorded.

COMMUNICATION

Communication is a constant issue within the Blue Knights. You as a member should receive four issues of the Blue Knights News, an International Ballot in the election year, and a new member package when you join (via your chapter executives). From your chapter you should receive a newsletter or minutes. At your chapter meetings, you should have available to you, the International Board minutes, conference newsletters, other chapter newsletters, and event announcements. If you are not seeing this material, ask you chapter executive to provide it. It the member’s responsibility to keep their address and phone number current with the International office and their chapter.

WEBSITE

The official Blue Knights Website is located at www.BlueKnights.org. The Website has been an effective tool for providing information to members. A bulletin board is available that posts specific topics of interest. There is an official chat room, Heaven I pages, sales catalog information, chapter and conference links. The members only section requires a password that is available by contacting the International Office. Much work and donated time has been put into this by our Web Master, Gil Mitchell, an International honorary member and the Web Committee and it has proved to be a very well received communication tool.

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