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.

Monthly standings 2021-2022

(The most recent ones are at the top)

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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