Knights of Columbus resignation letters(4 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “Knights of Columbus resignation letters.”

Writing a “Knights of Columbus resignation letter.”

When writing a “Knights of Columbus resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your president about leaving the membership and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving the membership. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your president. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your members for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to the members. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“Dear Mr. President,

I regret to inform you that I am resigning from my membership with Knights of Columbus. Although I have enjoyed the membership, there are many other priorities in my life at this time and I have decided to step down from a few to enjoy life more fully. I hereby relinquish all rights, responsibilities and privileges as a Knights of Columbus Member, effective immediately. I appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

I hope that my resignation does not in any way cause inconvenience and would like to apologize in advance if this is the case. If you have any questions or comments regarding my resignation, please feel free to contact me at (555)-555-5555 or [email] and I will return messages as quickly as possible.

I have enjoyed participating in the Knights of Columbus duties and functions throughout my membership and will miss doing so. I wish the club continued success and hope that the members and I may enjoy keeping in touch in the future. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Yours sincerely,

James Whibley

James R. Whibley”

Sample 2:

“Dear members,

I would like to request my withdrawal from the Knights of Columbus.   I am currently a member of Council ####.  My member number is #########.  You claim to wish to attract young new members but then do not provide any reason for them to attend.  I asked this of my council leadership before, “Why should I take time away from my wife and baby every two weeks to attend those meetings?”

The council claims to have over 150 members and yet outside of the officers only about 5 attend the meetings.  So, it isn’t for the fellowship.

During the meetings, there has been nothing but bickering and one up man ship displayed by the men there.  So, it isn’t to learn how to be charitable to my brothers.

When I have attended the meetings, I have seen nothing but discussions of bringing back Bingo, since Bingo was shut down due to poor money control policies, and how we have written another check to another charity.  Like many in my generation we care very little about writing checks.  I don’t need a fraternity to write a check, I can and do write them on my own.  So, it isn’t to learn true service to my community.

Outside of a prayer at the beginning of and end of the meetings, there is no talk of how better ourselves spiritually.  So, it isn’t to learn how to grow closer to God.

The last bastion of hope I had of being a Knight came from working on a Parish staff as the Director of Faith Formation.  I thought the Knights would relish the opportunity to partner with the parish to help bring about the Kingdom of God.  Instead the council had no intentions more than continuing business as normal and was hostile to any change the Parish Pastor suggested.  To the point of a campaign of misinformation against the pastor and multiple unfounded complaints sent to the Bishop.  So, it wasn’t to be the strong right arm of our Parish.

So again, I ask…” Why should I go to a meeting? Why should I remain a Knight?”

My generation wants to do true service for our community and for the Lord.  We want to become better men.  We want to be better disciples.  Never once have I gone to a Knights meeting that afterwards I felt a better man for attending.  Instead, I regretted taking time away from my pregnant wife, my family, my friends, and the Church.  The Supreme organization may have an amazing vision and does great things but somewhere along the way this Council has lost that vision and their way. I will look to do service and improve as a man through one of the local secular organizations, Rotary International.

Please consider this my resignation from this organization.”

Sample 3:

Dear members,

I’m done with the Knights of Columbus.

I have been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 33 years. I am a fourth degree Knight, which is as far up the ranks as I can go. I have been chaplain to our local council and “faithful friar” to the local fourth degree assembly. I have been to scores of meetings and ceremonies. I have paid premiums on my Knights of Columbus life insurance for three decades. I graduated from and taught at the Columbus School of Law, founded by the Knights of Columbus, at the Catholic University of America. But now, I am done. I am quitting.

I will not be dragged into the political campaign on the side of Trump, whom I consider a racist who violates the U.S. Constitution and his oath of office by taking away the constitutional rights of American citizens.

Therefore, I resign. Not only do I resign, I encourage others to resign from the Knights of Columbus. I stand with my archbishop in this controversy. He was right.

I have met many wonderful men in the Knights, some of them African American. Some of them are among my best friends whom I admire deeply. While I regret this decision, it is a matter of conscience. They have injected themselves into politics at a time of national crisis. They have politicized the order and the church. This is unacceptable.

So, I am done.

I resign.”

Sample 4:

“Dear Ms. Shute,

It has been an honor to work alongside you on the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors. You have been more than a capable leader and I have learned much about the decision-making that goes into running a successful company. However, I feel that it would be best if I resigned from my position on the Board, effective October 1, 2017.

My commitments have become increasingly time-consuming and, over the past year, it has been difficult for me to manage many aspects of my personal life. I want you to know that my departure is not directly related to any specific person on the Board, but simply due to my need to make my extremely strenuous schedule slightly less demanding.

With my remaining time on the Board, I would be happy to assist in the effort of finding a replacement and training said replacement so that they are fully prepared come the time of my resignation. Please contact me with any questions or comments in that regard.

Thank you for the opportunity and give my regards to the other members.

Best wishes,

Rick Yorkdale”

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the reasons for quitting a club?

Some of the reasons for members heading for the exit are:

  • A member may leave to start their fund with a new spouse.
  • Business partners who had started a club might decide to leave a business and take their super with them.
  • A member could move out of the country for a significant period and want to leave as well.

How do I resign as a trustee?

You will be required to submit your resignation letter to the board; you can resign before the end of the set term. Before resigning ensure to read your charity’s governing rule document.

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