March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The agenda will include:

  • Means to conduct digital state conventions
  • Digital tools for meetings, voting, and staying in contact
  • Agendas for digital business meetings
  • Best practices already in use by councils


Webcast content is geared toward Knights of Columbus leaders including grand knights, degree team members, council officers, district deputies, state council officers, directors and appointees. Please forward to your members as desired.

Fraternal Operations with Coronavirus Restrictions

Join us for a discussion on fraternal operations during the coronavirus outbreak. The fraternal staff at the Supreme Council will share the tools and tips needed to continue operations in the absence of face to face meetings and events. We will share these tools and council ideas in a series of webinars over the coming weeks. Join us for the first of this series.

Our agenda will include:

  • Means to conduct digital state conventions
  • Digital tools for meetings, voting, and staying in contact
  • Agendas for digital business meetings
  • Best practices already in use by councils

If you have not already provided feedback, please complete this short survey about how your council and parish are dealing with the virus. We will share the best ideas with others during the upcoming webinars. 


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    Thomas McCaffrey
    Vice President, Fraternal Excellence
    Fraternal Mission

    Thomas McCaffrey is the vice president of fraternal excellence at the Knights of Columbus. He recently came to the Supreme Council from Livermore, California.

    Tom was the founder and President of Captain’s Call Financial, LLC, a small investment management firm for individual investors and trusts. He also co-founded and served as CEO of Monte Vista Memorial Investment Group.

    Tom enjoyed a successful Navy career, retiring as a Captain in 2004 after 25 years of active duty on nuclear submarines.He is a veteran of special operations, the Cold War, Gulf War, and Global War on Terror. He also was a Navy Financial Management Specialist. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal and numerous other awards.

    He was the 2018-2019 California Knight of the Year and, as Grand Knight, led the Livermore Knights of Columbus to be the 2018-2019 California Council of the Year in a field of 700 councils and 75,000 members. He also was the state’s top recruiter that year bringing in 71 new members. In prior years, he was the state’s top District Deputy and Faithful Navigator.

    Tom is a Philadelphia native who graduated from St. Joseph’s Prep. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his military commission from Penn’s Navy ROTC Program where he served as Midshipman Battalion Commander. He later earned an MBA degree from Stanford University and the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation.

    He is married to the former Karen Taylor of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. They have three daughters: Michelle, Cherie, and Nicole. Michelle is an Army Lieutenant Colonel. Cherie is a former Navy Lieutenant Commander, and Nicole is a Chemical Engineering graduate of U.C. Berkeley. All are married and busy working, raising families or both. They have five grandchildren.

    Thomas Perretta
    Director, Council & Member Experience
    Fraternal Mission

    Thomas Perretta serves as the director of council and member experience, Tom and his team coordinate support for jurisdictional growth and development initiatives throughout the order. Prior to this work Tom managed membership experience and fraternal operations for the Online Membership program.

    Tom started his career at the Knights of Columbus in the Management Development Program. After completing his rotational tours he began working in Fraternal Services for the College and Young Adult Outreach team, being named manager in 2015. In addition to his responsibilities Tom coordinated the Supreme Council’s involvement in several large events throughout the Church, including past World Youth Days in Madrid and Krakow, the Guadalupe Celebration in Los Angeles.

    Tom is an alumni of our college council program, having served as charter grand knight at Quinnipiac University. He is a past grand knight Father McGivney Council at St. Mary’s in New Haven. Tom and his wife, Allison, live in Branford, Connecticut with their daughter, Caroline, and son, Nicolas.