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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

State Deputy Message - April 2018


April 2018


Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
Office of State Deputy




Worthy Grand Knights and Brothers,

How did your March Church / Membership Drives go?  Do you have Admissions Degrees scheduled to bring in those men that expressed interest in joining you in the most significant Catholic Lay organization in the World?

If you were not able to conduct a Church Drive have you updated your bulletin announcements to include an invitation to join?  Many Church Bulletins have a message from the Knights close to this. Call GK. xxxx at (phone number) if you want to join the Knights of Columbus”

Not very inspiring is it?  How about changing the announcement and list one or two reasons for them to join?  Be creative. Example “Wanted.  Men, especially young men and married men just starting their families. We have programs to help you be a better Catholic, husband, father.  Let us tell you more. My name is --- , my phone number is xxx., and I am a Knight of Columbus

April numbers are slightly lower than expected after our March drives. Check with your Financial Secretary to be sure those Form 100s are sent in as soon as the member completes his Degree.

Have guys that are interested but not ready to fully commit? Point them to
E-Membership (www.kofc.org/joinus). They can become Knights of Columbus members and learn as they go.  Just ask them to include your Council number or Parish so we can get you their information to follow up.

Now is the time to finish up those programs and begin to submit your paperwork for Supreme and State Awards. We still have incentive programs going that could earn you or your Council gifts and awards.

Busy on Tuesday April 24th?  If you are not attending our MPC Training session in Green Valley then you are free to attend the Supreme Training Webinar, Fishing is like Recruiting. Supreme has made it easy to sign up. Visit www.kofc.org/webinar  or use the shortened link https://conta.cc/2J07cHr. There will be something in this meeting that will help you finish the year strong.  Don’t wait until next year.  Get


those members in now so they are comfortable once your fall programs begin.  Check the State Website for other training dates and locations.

Speaking of programs, after nearly 50 years our famous Surge with Service Program model is being retired. Beginning July 1, 2018 our new program model will be Faith in Action. The exciting news is that instead of needing 4 programs in each of 6 areas, for a total of 24, you will now need only 4 programs in the 4 new areas to earn the Columbian Award.

More information will follow but next years Grand Knights will need to fill the following positions: Faith Director, Family Director, Community Director, and Life Director.  You will no longer need a Council or Youth Director.  These programs will be brought in under one of the new groups.

I would like to close by congratulating the winners of our March Membership drive. These men were drawn from among all that recruited a member in March to participate on the Arizona State Council golf team at the Golf for Vocations event April 12th.
Chris Moore, Council 10799 led the way with 4 members recruited. Also selected were Len Rheaume (11738). Raul Chavez (3855) and Thomas Pickard (9485), and Jack Swartz (15001).

We still have almost 2 ½ months left this year to complete our programs and achieve our goals. Make plans now to have a Supreme Award presented to your Council at a Mass in your Parish and work toward that goal.  It is a fantastic feeling to have your fellow parishioners come up to you after Mass and congratulate you and admit they never realized how much the Knights do in their church.

Vivat Jesus,


Sean Halpain State Deputy

Saturday, May 12, 2018

2018 State Convention

Dear Brother Knights and Friends of the Knights of Columbus,

The 111th Arizona Knights of Columbus Annual Convention is scheduled for May 18-19, 2018, at the Hilton Tucson  El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, in Oro Valley, Arizona.  Here are some important reminders that we would like to bring to your attention:

Hotel:
The Convention Hotel, El Conquistador, has sold out! We have secured another great location for lodging, the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, for the rate of $129/night. Book at:
https://book.passkey.com/e/49663620 

 
Registration:
For registration, visit the convention website at http://www.azkofcstateconvention.org/. For online registration with credit card, please click on Register Now. To register by mail, click on Convention Info then choose Print Media. Those who require disability assistance or who have any dietary restrictions, please note them in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the second page of the Printed Registration Form. 

Friday night will be a Sports Theme dinner! Come dressed in your favorite sports team attire.

Registration information and payment must be received no later than May 4, 2018. 

If you have any questions regarding the Arizona State Convention, please feel free to contact Bobby Nielsen at 
BNielsen200@gmail.com , or Joe Curran at JC22925@gmail.com .  Thank you for your participation and we look forward to seeing you in Oro Valley, AZ on May 18-19, 2018.


Friday, April 20, 2018

2018 Arizona State Convention Dress Code

  Men

Friday, May
18

10:00AM to 8:00PM

Mass, Meeting,
& Dinner

State Officers
District Deputies
State Directors & Presenters
MASS & MEETING-Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie.
Name Badge and Jewel of Office for the Meetings and
Mass
DINNER ONLY- We are having a Sports Theme dinner! Come dressed in your favorite sports team attire.

Delegates & Brother Knights

MASS & MEETING-Council  Shirt,
DINNER ONLY- We are having a Sports Theme dinner!  Come dressed in your favorite sports team attire. (No shorts or sandals.)
8:30PM to ??
Hospitality
Rooms
All
Casual. Shorts are okay.

Saturday, May 19

8:15AM to 4:30PM

Rosary & Meeting
State Officers
District Deputies
State Directors & Presenters

Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie. Name Badge and Jewel of Office for the Meetings
Delegates & Brother Knights
Council Shirt, Slacks.
(No shorts or sandals.)

5:00PM to 9:30PM

Mass & Dinner

State Officers
White Dinner Jacket Tux
Name Badge and Jewel of Office

District Deputies
State Directors & Presenters
Delegates & Brother Knights
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie
Name Badge and Jewel of Office (Optional: Dinner Jacket Tux (White or Black)) (No shorts or sandals.)

Delegates & Brother Knights
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie (Optional: Dinner Jacket Tux (White or Black)) (No shorts or sandals.)
9:30PM to ??
Hospitality
Rooms
All
Casual. Shorts are okay.


        Ladies

Friday, May
18

10:00AM to 11:00AM

Mass
State Officers
District Deputies                 State Directors & Presenters Delegates & Brother Knights
Sunday Mass Attire

5:00PM to 8:00PM

Dinner
State Officers
District Deputies
State Directors & Presenters
Delegates & Brother Knights
We are having a Sports Theme dinner! Come dressed in your favorite sports team attire.
Or Sunday  Dress or Pant Suit
8:00PM to ??
Hospitality
Rooms
All
Casual. Shorts are okay.

Saturday, May 19

8:00AM to 9:00AM

Rosary
State Officers
District Deputies
Delegates & Brother Knights

Business casual (i.e., capri’s, dress slacks, summer dress)

11:30AM to 2:00PM
Ladies' Luncheon
State Officers
District Deputies
Delegates & Brother Knights

Business casual (i.e., capri’s, dress slacks, summer dress)

5:00PM to 9:30PM
Mass
& Dinner
State Officers
Formal Floor Length Gowns
District Deputies
Delegates & Brother Knights
Semi Formal
9:30PM to ??
Hospitality
Rooms
All
Casual. Shorts are okay.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Training - April 23-27 - CANCELLED!

Brothers all,
Due to some issues, Brother Ray will not be in town for training the week of April 23. The training classes are cancelled pending further notice.



Our Membership and Program Consultant, Brother Ray Lopez, will be in Arizona from Monday April 23 through April 27.
Here is the training sites and points of contact:

Monday April 23, 2018
St. Patrick Catholic Community
St. Patrick Council 12449
10815 N. 84th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
P.O.C.: Robert Julien
              480.860.0720 (h)
              480.707.9246 (c)
              rajulien@cox.net
Start Time: 6:30pm
Tuesday April 24, 2018
Our Lady of the Valley
Our Lady of the Valley Council 6842
505 N. La CaƱada Drive
Green Valley, Arizona 85614
P.O.C.: GK Jack Cotsonas
              520-982-7740
              jackcots@yahoo.com
Setup Time: 6:00pm
Wednesday April 25, 2018
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
Fr. J.O. Barrette Council 1882
844 W. Sullivan St.
(council hall is across the street)
Miami AZ 85539
P.O.C.: Mario Reyes
              928-961-6297
              mreyeswildcats@gmail.com
Start Time: 6:45pm
Saturday April 28, 2018
St. Rita Catholic Church
1400 E Owens
Show Low, AZ 85901
P.O.C.: DD John Spadaccini DD
              617.372.3021
              john.spadaccini@gmail.com
Start Time: 9:00am (Coffee &Donuts)
Start Time: 10:00am