Regional Membership Cup

To encourage recruitment across the state, we are holding an annual competition between regions based on member intake assigned to councils.

A Regional Goal for intake was calculated by dividing the State Intake Goal between the Regions, based on the percentage of membership in each region on July 1st, and the percentage of this goal will be calculated and published each month.

The prestigious “Regional Membership Cup” will be awarded to the winning Regional Membership Consultant, to be held for the following year, with an engraved plaque added each year. The winning region will also be rewarded with a party for the DDs and wives.

Standings 2023-2024

(The most recent ones are at the top)

Some changes worthy of note this year. Firstly, due to the fact that we finish the “RMC year” at the end of April, so that we can present the cup at the State Convention, the months of May and June have not been counted in prior years. State Membership Director Josh has asked that these months be included in the counts for the following year, so you will note some initially higher percent of goal numbers than you might expect. Secondly, we published the numbers Quarterly for the first half but have now switched back to monthly for more excitement as the April 30th deadline approaches!

March 31st

Only a 4% increase this month from Jeff’s Region 7 but enough to hold onto the lead at 91% of goal, with just a month to go!

Terry’s Region 9 managed to slide past Stan’s Region 4 to take second place with almost 64%, but Orv’s Region 8 is making a late challenge in fourth only a couple of points back, with a 9% increase, the best this month!

Jesse’s Region 1 was pushed back to fifth place with 58%, still neck and neck with Dennis’ Region 6 at sixth.

No movement at the back with Denny’s Region 3 in seventh making an 8% increase to stay ahead of Mario’s Region 5 and Craig’s Region 2.

New members can still take advantage of the BLESSEDMCGIVNEY code to get first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. Do not forget this last step so that it will count towards your council membership goal, and the state goal is now reduced to 974 based on this.

District 29 under DD John Arens is barely holding onto the leading District position with 35 members, against a strong challenge from District 54 with 34, and there are two others in the low 30’s!

February 29th

Jeff’s Region 7 held onto the lead with a 10% increase to reach 87% of goal!

Stan’s Region 4 didn’t make any ground but kept second place with almost 60%, against a strong challenge by Terry’s Region 9, who jumped into third with 56%.

Jesse’s Region 1 held onto fourth place with 55%, neck and neck with Dennis’ Region 6 who dropped back to fifth, with Orv’s Region 8 still in sixth place.

Denny’s Region 3 is still in seventh ahead of Mario’s Region 5, but … look out!

Craig must have seen someone pull out his wallet, and Region 2 made the biggest % increase this month to get within shouting distance of the pack. Still two months to go, so don’t count him out!

New members can still take advantage of the BLESSEDMCGIVNEY code to get first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. Do not forget this last step so that it will count towards your council membership goal, and the state goal is now reduced to 978 based on this.

District 29 under DD John Arens is barely holding onto the leading District position with 33 members, against a strong challenge from District 46 with 31, and there are three others in the high 20’s.

January 31st

Jeff’s Region 7 has really turned on the heat this month! Thanks mostly to the recruiting efforts of Michael Bass Smith, who recruited 20 new members for a Hispanic Round Table at Albert Lea, they have an almost unbeatable lead at 77% of goal!

Stan’s Region 4 did some sterling effort to catch up, but holds onto second place with 51%, still a couple of lengths ahead of Dennis’s Region 6 at 46%.

Jesse’s Region 1 has moved up to fourth place with 44%, neck and neck with Terry’s Region 9, but right on their heels is a close battle in midfield, with Orv’s Region 8 taking over sixth place, just a nose ahead of Denny’s Region 3, and Mario’s Region 5, who dropped back to eighth.

Holding out for bets before he makes his move is Craig’s Region 2 at the back.

New members can still take advantage of the BLESSEDMCGIVNEY code to get first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. Do not forget this last step so that it will count towards your council membership goal, and the state goal is now reduced to 983 based on this.

District 29 under DD John Arens is holding onto the leading District position with 32 members, mostly thanks to the St. Mary’s University recruiting efforts

Q2 – December 31st

Despite having the lowest % increase this quarter, Jeff’s Region 7 has managed to hold onto the lead with 51% against some strong competition!

Stan’s Region 4 has made up some ground to take second place with 43%, a couple of lengths ahead of Dennis’s Region 6 and Terry’s Region 9, who have the best % increase this quarter, to move up to third and fourth, neck and neck with Mario’s Region 5, who hold onto fifth!

A couple of lengths behind, we have another close race for sixth place, with Jesse’s Region 1 at 37%, just a nose ahead of Denny’s Region 3, who has dropped back to seventh.

Less than a length back Orv’s Region 8 has dropped one position to eighth with 36%, and still waiting to make his move is Craig’s Region 2 at the back.

New members can still take advantage of the BLESSEDMCGIVNEY code to get first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. Do not forget this last step so that it will count towards your council membership goal, and the state goal is now reduced to 996 based on this.

District 29 under DD John Arens is holding onto the leading District position at 28 members, mostly thanks to the St. Mary’s University recruiting efforts

Q1 – September 30th

Thanks to some great recruiting efforts by St. Mary’s University Winona at the end of last fraternal year and the beginning of this one, Jeff’s Region 7 has shot out of the gate and taken firm control of the lead with 44%.

A few lengths behind, we have a close race for second place, with Denny’s Region 3 at 31%, a head in front of Stan’s Region 4 in third place at 30%.,

Another, even closer race for fourth place, with Jesse’s Region 1 at just over 28%, a nose ahead of Mario’s Region 5 in fifth place at just under 28%.

Terry, who took over Region 9 from Marc this year, is only a length behind in sixth place at 26%, with Orv’s Region 8 and Dennis’s Region 6 fighting it out for seventh and eighth.

Craig’s Region 2 is at the back, but don’t count him out … lots of great pro-life work happening up in the Moorhead area, which will help with recruiting efforts!

New members can still take advantage of the BLESSEDMCGIVNEY code to get first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. Do not forget this last step so that it will count towards your council membership goal, AND the state receives a one-man reduction in membership goal for every 10 men transferred from online to council membership!

District 29 under DD John Arens takes the leading District position at 27 members, mostly thanks to the St. Mary’s University recruiting efforts

Monthly standings 2022-2023

(The most recent ones are at the top)

April 30th

Lots of movement this month, but the big news is that Marc’s Region 9 has taken the lead, and the Cup for this year, with a 12% increase this month, passing Jeff’s Region 7 who took second place 4% behind.

Orv’s Region 8 held onto third place, ahead of Mario’s Region 5, who had a record-breaking 24% increase to move from ninth place to fourth, just a whisker ahead of Dennis’s Region 6.

Craig’s Region 2 was pushed back to sixth place ahead of Stan’s Region 4, with Denny’s Region 3 and Dave’s Region 1 neck-and-neck at the back.

At this date 594 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 670, which is 67% of our goal. (Please excuse the typo last month, membership was 597 not 697 as stated)

New members can still take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council.

District 48 under DD John Short takes the leading District position at 33 members, with District 32 under DD Dan Sawyer a close second.

March 31st

For the first time in the history of this competition, every Region has maintained the same position as last month. Jeff’s Region 7 has held onto first place, despite a strong challenge by Marc’s Region 9, coming within 1.5%.

Orv’s Region 8 had a good month with a 12% increase, holding their position at third place, taking a 5% lead over Craig’s Region 2, in fourth ahead of Dennis’s Region 6.

In sixth place is Stan’s Region 4, with Dave’s Region 1 only a head behind.

Denny’s Region 3 had a 10% increase to hold onto eighth, neck and neck with Mario’s Region 5, also with a 10% increase this month.

At this date 511 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 697, which is 60% of our goal, 10% better than last month!

New members can still take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council.

District 32 under DD Dan Sawyer still shares the leading District position with District 54 under DD Rodney Tholen, both increasing to 25 new members.

February 28th

STOP THE PRESSES! Long-standing front runner Marc’s Region 9 has been overtaken, and Jeff’s Region 7 is now in first place, leading by 4% following a 12.5% increase last month.

Orv’s Region 8 had a 6% increase, just holding their position at third place, a nose ahead of Craig’s Region 2, who moved up to fourth ahead of Dennis’s Region 6.

All alone in sixth place is Stan’s Region 4, with Dave’s Region 1 a length behind.

Some movement further back with Denny’s Region 3 taking a 5% increase to slide into eighth past Mario’s Region 5.

At this date 429 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 487, which is close to 50% of our goal.

New members can still take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. Our state membership goal was reduced to 995, due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, and this change is reflected in the Region goals.

District 32 under DD Dan Sawyer now shares the leading District position with District 54 under DD Rodney Tholen, both with 23 new members.

January 31st

A slow month for most regions, with a few notable exceptions. Marc’s Region 9 still holds on to first place despite only having a 2% increase this month, reaching 56%. Last month’s strong challenger Jeff’s Region 7 failed to take advantage, only making the same 2% to hold their position in second.

Orv’s Region 8 had an 8% increase, easing past Dennis’s Region 6 to take third place by a head.

Another close race in the middle of the field, now led by Craig’s Region 2, who had the best increase this month with 16%, taking them to fifth place with 34%, closely followed by Stan’s Region 4 at 33%.

At the back is Dave’s Region 1 leading the bunch with 26%, just a nose ahead of Mario’s Region 5, with Denny’s Region 3 trailing.

At this date 346 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 405, which is over 40% of our goal.

New members can still take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. Our state membership goal is now 995, reduced due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, and this change is reflected in the Region goals.

District 48 under DD John Short now shares the leading District position with District 54 under Rodney Tholen, both with 20 new members.

December 31st

Marc’s Region 9 is firmly holding on to first place with an 11% increase this month, reaching 54%, but look out … Jeff’s Region 7 had an 18% increase to get within shouting distance at 50%.

Dennis’s Region 6 is in third place, leading the pack in the middle of the field with 32%, closely followed by Orv’s Region 8 at 30%, Stan’s Region 4 at 26%, and Dave’s Region 1, with 24%.

Further back is Mario’s Region 5 in seventh place with 20%, ahead of Craig’s Region 2 and Denny’s Region 3 neck and neck with 17% and 16%.

At this date 311 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 343, which is almost 34% of our goal!

We will no longer be awarded a reduction of our state goal for online members joining each month, but new members can still take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available. We still encourage you to make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. Our state membership goal is now 1013, reduced due to December online member intake and success in the Team Membership Challenge, and this change is reflected in the Region goals.

District 48 under DD John Short has jumped into the leading District position with 20 new members, followed by previous leader John Roemer’s District 58 with 17. We still have 9 Districts who have not yet recruited a member

November 30th

Marc’s Region 9 continues to hold the lead with an 8% increase this month, reaching 43%, and pulling away from Jeff’s Region 7 who had just a small increase of 1%.

Dennis’s Region 6 has taken over third place with a 9% increase to 27%, just ahead of Orv’s Region 8, with 22%.

A tight group in the middle of the field … Stan’s Region 5 has taken fifth with 19%, ahead of Mario’s Region 5 and Dave’s Region 1 neck and neck at 16%, and just a nose ahead of Craig’s Region 2 with 15%.

At the back is Denny’s Region 3 with 7%

At this date 235 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 272, which is about 26% of our goal!

My monthly reminder … we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 1028, with reduction due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, and this change is reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to December 31st2022).

October 31st

Another strong challenge from Jeff’s Region 7 who had an increase of 10% to reach 30% of goal, but Marc’s Region 9 held on to the lead with 35%!

A lot of movement in the middle of the field. Dennis’s Region 6 has moved up to third with 18%, just ahead of Orv’s Region 8 in fourth with 16%, closely followed by Stan’s Region 4 who moves up to fifth with 14%

Dave’s Region 1 and Mario’s Region 5 have dropped back to be neck and neck in sixth and seventh place with 12%. At the back are Craig’s Region 2 and Denny’s Region 3.

October was a good month, though. At this date 185 men have joined councils this year, almost 60 for the month, and our state intake, including online members, is 213, which is about 20% of our goal.

My monthly reminder … we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 1042, but we expect reduction due to success this month in the Team Membership Challenge, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to December 31st 2022).

Leading District is still District 58 under DD John Roemer with 15 new members, closely followed by District 50 with 14! We have 18 Districts who have not yet recruited a member.

September 30th

Marc’s Region 9 held on to the lead despite having only a 3% increase this month, against a strong challenge from Jeff’s Region 7 who had an increase of 9% to reach almost 20% of goal.

Dave’s Region 1 has taken over third place at 12%, just ahead of Orv’s Region 8, with 11%, leaving the group in the middle of the field.

Mario’s Region 5 has dropped back to fifth with 9%, just a nose ahead of Dennis’s Region 6.

At the back are Stan’s Region 4 in seventh, and Denny’s Region 3 ahead of Craig’s Region 2.

At this date 127 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 137, which is about 13% of our goal!

My monthly reminder … we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 1046, but we hope for reduction due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to December 31st 2022).

Leading District is still District 58 under DD John Roemer with 13 new members, closely followed by District 50 with 12! We still have 23 Districts who have not yet recruited a member.

August 31st

Reigning champions, Marc’s Region 9, have taken the lead with 26%, overtaking Jeff’s Region 7 at 10%.

A bunch of runners in the middle of the field, Mario’s Region 5 leading the group at third with 7%, closely followed by Orv’s Region 8, Dennis’s Region 6, and Dave’s Region 1.

At the back are Craig’s Region 2 and Stan’s Region 4, with Denny’s Region 3 still to come out of the gate.

At this date 77 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is also 77, which is about 7.3% of our goal. Unless I’m missing something, this appears to indicate that all our recruited online members have joined councils!

My monthly reminder … we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 1049, but we hope for reduction due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to October 31st 2022).

Leading District is District 58 under DD John Roemer with 13 new members!

July 31st

Here we are at the beginning of another year of competition! A bit of a slow start for everyone, but Jeff’s Region 7 has come out of the gate with 6.1/2%, just a nose ahead of the reigning champions, Marc’s Region 9 at 5.1/2%

A couple of lengths behind them we have Region 6 in 3rd, led by a new man, Dennis Cummings, just in front of Orville’s Region 8, in 4th.

A bunch of runners at the back of the field, Craig’s Region 2, Mario’s Region 5, and Region 4 also led by a new man, Stan Nordin, with another new man, Dave Pritschet’s Region 1, and Denny’s Region 3 still to make it out of the gate.

At this date 25 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 43, which is 4.1% of our goal.

My monthly reminder … we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is 1050, but we hope for reduction due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to October 31st 2022).

A 3-way tie for leading District … Districts 35, 42, and 59 each have taken in 3 new members!

Monthly standings 2021-2022

(The most recent ones are at the top)

June 30th

Of course the competition ended on April 30th, so that the winners could be announced at the State Convention in May, but, just for the sake of interest, here is a chart of the position at the end of the Fraternal Year.

Congratulations to Marc and Craig for achieving over 100%, and to Orville for getting close!

To everyone else … good job, and better luck next year! :o)

April 30th

To no-one’s great surprise, Marc’s Region 9 clinched it with a final tally of 138% of goal! A big surprise though was Craig’s Region 2 who added 20% to their last month total of 73% to take second place with 93%, overtaking Orv’s Region 8 at 80% in third.

In the middle of the field, Keith’s Region 6 extended their slim lead over Stan’s Region 4, for fourth and fifth with 69% and 65%, followed by a tight group at the back consisting of Denny’s Region 3, Joe’s Region 1, and Jeff’s Region 7, all in the 40’s, with Mario’s Region 5 at 30%.

At this date 605 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 739, which is 86% of our goal … on track for Circle of Honor!

My monthly reminder … we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 860 with additional reduction due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to June 30th 2022).

A tie for leading District … DD64 Michael Bass Smith shares the title with DD 52 Kevin Ahlers at 34 new council members, with District 54 breathing down their necks with 33!

March 31st

With just the month of April left in this competition, Marc’s Region 9 continues to pull away … now at 129% of goal! Orv’s Region 8 is holding onto second place with 77%, against a strong challenge from Craig’s Region 2 with 73%

In the middle of the field, Keith’s Region 6 and Region 4, now led by Stan Nordin, are neck and neck for fourth and fifth with 54%, followed by a tight group at the back consisting of Joe’s Region 1, Denny’s Region 3 and Jeff’s Region 7, all in the high 30’s, with Mario’s Region 5 at 27%.

At this date 540 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 660, which is 75% of our goal … on track for Circle of Honor!

My monthly reminder … we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 873 with additional reduction due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to June 30th 2022).

A very tight race for leading District … DD64 Michael Bass Smith holds on to the title with 34 new council members to date, with Districts 52 and 54 breathing down his neck with 33!

February 28th

Well, it had to happen! Marc’s Region 9 has blasted past the 100% milestone with over 107% of goal! Orv’s Region 8 holds onto second place with a very respectable 70%, and Craig’s Region 2 still in third with 53%

In the middle of the field, Keith’s Region 6 has made up some ground, still at fourth place but only a couple of points back at 50%, with Bob’s Region 4 and Joe’s Region 1 further back but only 1% separating them at fifth and sixth.

Still a tight group at the back with Denny’s Region 3 holding on to seventh, followed by Mario’s Region 5 and Jeff’s Region 7.

At this date 432 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 567, a very good 63% of our state goal (at 66% of the year).

My monthly reminder … we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 896 with additional reduction due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to June 30th 2022).

A very tight race for leading District … DD64 Michael Bass Smith holds on to the title with 33 new council members to date, closely followed by District 52 with 32 and District 54 with 31!

January 31st

Marc’s Region 9 seems to have taken an insurmountable lead with over 94% of goal! Orv’s Region 8 holds onto second place with a very good 64%, with Craig’s Region 2 still in third, now at 52%

In the middle of the field, Keith’s Region 6 is still at fourth place, with Bob’s Region 4 taking over fifth, neck and neck with Joe’s Region 1 at sixth.

Still a tight group at the back with a bit of movement. Denny’s Region 3 taking over seventh, followed by Mario’s Region 5 and Jeff’s Region 7.

At this date 409 men have joined councils this year, and our state intake, including online members, is 513, a very good 56% of our state goal.

As a reminder we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 912 with additional reduction due to success in the Team Membership Challenge, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to June 30th 2022).

DD64 Michael Bass Smith holds on to the title of leading district with 33 new council members to date, closely followed by District 52 with 29 and District 54 with 28!

December 31st

Another big jump by Marc’s Region 9, thanks to a New Council in District 64 taking them to over 75% of goal! This breaks the monthly increase record again … now standing at 24%! Orv’s Region 8 holds onto second place breaking 50%, with Craig’s Region 2 still in third, just shy of 40%

In the middle of the field, Keith’s Region 6 has taken over fourth place, pushing Joe’s Region 1 back to fifth, leading Bob’s Region 4 by a nose at sixth.

Still a tight group at the back. Mario’s Region 5 still at seventh, followed by Denny’s Region 3 and Jeff’s Region 7.

At this date 343 men have joined councils, and our state intake, including online members, is 436.

As a reminder we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 946, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available (extended to June 30th 2022).

Congratulations to Michael Bass Smith, the new DD of District 64, who has taken the title of leading district with 29 new council members to date, closely followed by District 54 with 26 and District 52 with 24!

November 30th

I’m running out of superlatives for the great progress made by Marc’s Region 9! This month they made a 19% jump to over 51% of goal, increasing their first-place lead to 15%!! Orv’s Region 8 made an even bigger leap of 20% (a new monthly record!) to take over second place again, pushing Craig’s Region 2 back to third.

Still tight in the middle of the field … Joe’s Region 1 holds on to fourth place, Keith’s Region 6 in fifth, Bob’s Region 4 at sixth, with only a few points separation between them

Another tight group at the back. Mario’s Region 5 drops back to seventh, followed by Denny’s Region 3 and Jeff’s Region 7, both making the leap to double figures this month!

At this date 257 men have joined councils, and our state intake, including online members, is 346.

As a reminder we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 973, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available!

Congratulations again to Kevin Ahlers, the new DD of District 52, who holds on to the title of leading district with 20 new council members to date.

October 31st

Big leap of 12% this month by Marc’s Region 9, increasing his first-place lead to 7%. A new team in second place, Craig’s Region 2, takes the title of the biggest monthly increase, breaking the record with almost 14%!

Keith’s Region 6, has been pushed back into third place ahead of Joe Checco’s Region 1 in fourth.

In the middle of the field we have a tight group … Orv’s Region 8 moves up to fifth place, Mario’s Region 5 up to sixth, and Bob’s Region 4 drops back to seventh.

At the back we have Jeff’s Region 7 and Denny’s Region 3, still struggling to get out of single figures … but don’t count them out, we still have over ½ the year to go! :o)

At this date 170 men have joined councils, and our state intake, including online members, is 258.

As a reminder we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 984, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available!

Congratulations to Kevin Ahlers, the new DD of District 52, who has taken the title of leading district with 15 new council members to date.

September 30th

Marc’s Region 9 has consolidated his hold on first place this month with a 5% lead, and the early leader, Keith’s Region 6, has taken second place back from Joe Checco’s Region 1, who made no forward progress and drops back into third.

A lot of movement in the middle of the field with Craig Larson’s Region 2 sprinting into fourth place, a length ahead of Bob Hurd’s Region 4, both with 7% improvement to pass Orv’s region 8 at the back of the pack in sixth place

A couple of lengths back we have Mario’s region 5 and Jeff’s Region 7, neck and neck for seventh and eighth. Trailing the field is Denny’s Region 3.

At this date 109 men have joined councils, and our state intake, including online members, is 152, so I’m glad to see that councils are taking advantage of the “free” online membership.

As a reminder we will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month (goal is now 992, with this change reflected in the Region goals), so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available!

Dan Lawrence, DD of District 48 is holding on to the title of leading district by just a single member difference ahead of District 64 DD Michael Bass Smith.

August 31st

Two months into the race, and last year’s winner Marc’s Region 9 has taken first place from the early leader Keith’s Region 6, who was pushed into third place by a surprise leader, Joe Checco’s Region 1, but it’s a tight race at the front, only 1% point separating each of these.

Several lengths back we have 4 runners packed close together, Orv’s Region 8 in 4th place, Mario’s Region 5 and Jeff’s Region 7 neck and neck for 5th, and Craig’s Region 2 at the back of the pack in 7th. Trailing the field is Bob’s Region 4 and Denny’s Region 3.

77 men have joined councils, and our state intake, including online members, is 96, so I’m glad to see that councils are taking advantage of the “free” online membership.

As a reminder will be awarded a reduction of our state goal by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month, so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first-year membership “free” whilst this offer is available!

Dan Lawrence, DD of District 48, has been joined by District 64 for the title of leading District, thanks to great work by our new Hispanic Coordinator Michael Bass Smith with Long Prairie council!

July 31st

Here we are already at the end of the first month of this competition!

Leaping ahead right out of the gate is Keith’s Region 6 with over 12%, thanks mostly to Excelsior Council #5268, who recruited 9 members into their council this month … putting them at 128% of goal towards STAR! Marc’s Region 9 is continuing their great performance last year by achieving over 8%, which puts them in second place, also on track to reach 100% of goal. A little way back in 3rd place is Joe’s Region 1, followed by Orville’s Region 8 and Craig’s Region 2, with Mario’s Region 5 close on their heels. At the back of the field with a bit of ground to make up is Jeff’s Region 7 and Denny’s Region 3. Bob’s Region 4, a close contender last year, has still to get out of the gate!

The number of men joining councils closely matches our state intake, which is a trend I would like to see continue!

You may notice a reduction in the goals for each Region, This is due to Supreme awarding us a reduction in the State goal, from 1050 to 1000. We will also be awarded a reduction by 1 member for every 10 online members joining each month, so make this your standard recruiting procedure … have the prospect join online, then transfer him into your council. This also allows the new member to take advantage of the first year membership “free” whilst this offer is available!

Dan Lawrence, DD of District 48, currently holds the title of leading District with 9 new members, thanks also to Excelsior council! Well done Dan, keep it up!

July 1st

So … we’re all in a straight row at the starting gate … Marc’s Region 9 won the cup last year, but it’s all open, who will win it this year?

The Region base Membership and % are based on the membership numbers on July 1st, and the intake goal is based on our State goal of 1050.

The plan is to award the cup at the 2022 State Convention, so for the purposes of this competition, the “year” will end on April 3oth.

Monthly standings 2020-2021

May 31st

Marc Peters’ Region 9 crossed the finish line with close to another 10% increase over last month, for a total of 72% of the region intake goal! Bob Hurd’s Region 4 was unable to make any ground over this fast finish, but is still in second, with Orv’s Region 8 just holding onto third against a strong challenge from the middle of the field! Joe Checco’s Region 1 made a 16% dash into fourth place to edge out Keith Heitkamp’s Region 6 at the finish. Dennis Boeckers’ Region 3 took sixth, just ahead of Mario Desouza’s Region 5, who made a last-minute sprint with an increase of 16% to overtake Jeff Bagniewski’s Region 7 and Craig Larson’s Region 2 at the back.

Our state membership intake stands at 563 at this date, with 397 having joined councils, leaving 166 candidates available for council membership. As I keep saying … these men are already Knights, so the hard work of recruiting is done, but to keep them as members for the future they need to be “engaged” in work with a council! Contact them now!

A last-minute challenge from DD52 Patrick Farrelly (Region 9), with 22 new council members for the year, edged out DD56 Jim Eddleston (Region 8) with 21, for the title of leading District!

April 30th

Marc Peters’ Region 9 is smelling the finish line with an outstanding 10% increase over last month! Bob Hurd’s Region 4 has lost some ground but is still in second, with Orv’s Region 8 holding onto third against last month’s challenge by Keith Heitkamp’s Region 6. Some movement in the middle of the field, with Jeff Bagniewski’s Region 7 edging out Joe Checco’s Region 1 to lead the pack, and Dennis Boeckers’ Region 3 passing Craig Larson’s Region 2. But look out … Craig is just holding out against Mario Desouza’s Region 5, coming alive with a 9% increase at the back!
Our state membership intake stands at 490 at this date, with 330 having joined councils, now 160 candidates available for council membership. These men are already Knights, so the hard work of recruiting is done! Contact them now to help out your region!
Still a month left in this race … Marc looks as though he’ll be hard to catch, but a good Delta Drive, or a concerted effort to transfer emembers could bring in 10-20 council members, which would make a big difference!

DD56 Jim Eddleston (Region 8) is barely holding on the title of leading District with 21 new council members, against a strong challenge from DD52 Patrick Farrelly (Region 9) with 20.

March 31st

Marc Peters’ Region 9 has consolidated the lead with a 7% increase over last month, the first one to break the 50% milestone! Bob Hurd’s Region 4 is still in second but has dropped back several lengths, with Orv’s Region 8 holding onto third against a strong challenge by Keith Heitkamp’s Region 6, who has the best showing this month with over 10% increase! Joe Checco’s Region 1 is leading the pack in the middle of the field, with Jeff Bagniewski’s Region 7, Craig Larson’s Region 2, and Dennis Boeckers Region 3 jockeying for position. Mario Desouza’s Region 5 is still having trouble getting going at the back … might be time to start using the crop Mario! :o)

Our state membership intake stands at 433 at this date, with 286 having joined councils, now almost 150 candidates available for council membership. These men are already Knights, so the hard work of recruiting is done! Contact them now to help out your region!

District 56 DD Jim Eddleston (Region 8) has tightened his hold on the title of leading District with 20 new council members, with DD52 Patrick Farrelly (Region 9) barely holding onto second with 16, against a challenge by D2 and D47, each with 15.

February 28th

You may notice a big jump in the percentages this month, because Supreme has reduced all the Jurisdiction goals by 15%! Our state intake goal is now 893 instead of 1050, so all the Region goals have been reduced to match.

Marc Peters’ Region 9 is still holding the lead, but Bob Hurd’s Region 4 has closed the gap by a couple of points in second, with Orv’s Region 8 holding onto third a couple of lengths back. Keith Heitkamp’s Region 6 has moved into fourth place past Joe Checco’s Region 1, with Jeff Bagniewski’s Region 7 taking the lead of the group further back. Mario Desouza’s Region 5 has made up a little ground at the back, but still has a ways to go with only two more months of competition! Our state membership intake stands at 363 at this date, with 242 having joined councils, now over 120 candidates available for council membership. These men are already Knights, so the hard work of recruiting is done! Contact them now to help out your region!

District 56 DD Jim Eddleston (Region 8) is still holding on to the title of leading District with 18 new council members, followed by DD52 Patrick Farrelly (Region 9) with 16!

January 31st

Marc Peters’ Region 9 is still holding the lead this month, with Bob Hurd’s Region 4 having forged into second place past Orv’s Region 8, now in third a couple of lengths back. Joe Checco’s Region 1 is barely holding on to fourth place against Keith Heitkamp’s Region 6 moving up alongside to challenge him, with another group led by Craig Larson’s Region 2 waiting for an opportunity further back. Mario Desouza’s Region 5 is getting going but has a lot of ground to make up at the back! Our state membership intake stands at 324 at this date, with 212 having joined councils, still over 100 candidates for council membership just waiting in the wings to join the race! Don’t wait until it’s too late to make a difference … the finish line for this competition is April 30th!

District 56 DD Jim Eddleston (Region 8) is barely holding on to the title of leading District with 16 new council members, followed by a new District leader DD52 Patrick Farrelly (Region 9) with 15!

December 31st

Another change in the lead, with Marc Peters’ Region 9 streaking out in front by several lengths, but it’s a tight race for second, with Orv’s region 8 leading Bob Hurd’s region 4 by a head. Joe Checco’s region 1 is ahead of the pack in fourth place, with a group led by Craig Larson’s region 2 in the middle of the field. Mario Desouza’s region 5 is still slow to get moving, but don’t count them out! Our state membership gain stands at 275 at this date, with 175 having joined councils, so there are still a full 100 e-members just waiting to be asked to join a council and this would have a huge effect on this race!

District 56 DD Jim Eddleston (Region 8) still holds the title of leading District with 15 new council members, followed by DD45 Dean Fladmo (Region 4) with 12, but Districts 49 and 52 are close on his tail with 11 and 10 respectively!

November 30th

Another change in the lead this month, but it’s a tight race at the front, with Bob Hurd’s region 4 leading Orv’s region 8 by a nose, closely followed by Marc Peters’ region 9. Joe Checco’s region 1 is ahead of the pack in fourth place, with a group led by Craig Larson’s region 2 in the middle of the field. Mario Desouza’s region 5 finally got out of the gate, but keep an eye on them to make a run during the second half of the race! Our state membership gain stands at 238 at this date, with 145 having joined councils, so there are still a lot of e-members just waiting to be asked to join a council and contribute to this race!

District 56 DD Jim Eddleston (Region 8) still holds the title of leading District with 14 new council members, closely followed by DD45 Dean Fladmo (Region 4) with 12.

October 31st

Big changes this month … while Terry’s Region 9 was relaxing after having led the standings for 3 months, they were overtaken by Orv’s Region 8 and Bob’s Region 4. Terry is still running a close third, with a big gap before the pack in the middle of the field. Mario’s Region 5 is still at the gate, but I’m thinking they might be waiting for bets! October proved itself as the usual month when our recruiting takes off … from a total of 59 council recruits at the end of the first quarter, we jumped to 116 by October 31st. Our state membership gain stands at 196 at this date, so there are still a lot of e-members just waiting to be asked to join a council!

Congratulations this month to DD56 Jim Eddleston (Region 8) for having the leading District with 13 new council members, closely followed by DD45 Dean Fladmo (Region 4) with 12.

September 30th

With the first quarter over, Terry Meyers Team Region 9 holds on to the lead, forging ahead with 12.6%, followed by Orv Fillbrandt’s  Team Region 8 a couple of length behind with 7.9%! Denny Boecker’s Team Region 3 has dropped back, and is running side by side with Regions 4 & 6 in the middle of the pack, and Regions 1, 2 & 7 bringing up the rear. Mario’s Region 5 is having trouble getting out of the gate, but they have some good recruiters, so I’m sure they’ll be coming out strong next month!
You might notice a slight change in the goals this month … we realized that Craig’s Region 2 included some inactive/suspended councils, which seemed a bit unfair, so we removed these and adjusted all the goals appropriately.
I should also congratulate SMD and DD52 Patrick Farrelly for having the leading District with 6 new council members.

August 31st

Once again Terry Meyer’s Region 9 is in the lead, but only by a nose over Denny Boecker’s Region 3, with Orville’s Region 8 coming up close behind!
(Mario’s Region 5 and Jeff’s Region 7 still to come out of the gate! :o)
Remember, these numbers only include those new members who have joined councils! There are about 80 emembers waiting in the wings to be included (some from prior to July 1st) !!

July 31st

At this early stage Terry Meyer’s Region 9 is in the lead by a fraction …

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