The Star Council Award

The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. In order to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder’s, and Columbian Awards.

Columbian Award

This award recognizes excellence in your council’s programming and charitable outreach.  A council must conduct each of the following programs to be eligible to receive the Columbian Award.  The four categories and the required program for each are as follows:

Faith- Spiritual Reflection 
Family- Consecration to the Holy Family 
Community- Helping Hands 
Life- Novena for Life 

In addition to meeting the traditional Columbian Award requirements, the Supreme Council has designated select programs as featured programs in each of the four program categories.  When your council conducts a featured program and satisfies the associated requirements it will receive two credits towards that program category.  The four categories and the featured programs for each are as follows:

Faith- Refund Support Vocation Program (RSVP)
Family- Food for Families 
Community- Coats for KidsHabitat for Humanity, and Global Wheelchair Mission 
Life- March for LifeSpecial Olympics, and Ultrasound

Father McGivney Award

This award recognizes excellence in your council’s membership growth. Your council must meet or exceed its yearly membership quota to be eligible. The quota for councils is 7 percent increase of the council’s membership as of July 1. 

Founders’ Award

This award recognizes excellence in your council’s promotion of our top-rated and exclusive insurance products. Your council must meet or exceed its yearly insurance quota to be eligible. The quota for councils is a 2.5 percent net increase in insurance membership as of July 1 for the fraternal year.

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