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Friday, June 30, 2017

Membership Status - Daily!!!!


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Intake
Goal
Actual
Need
% of Goal
950
811
139
85.37%
Position =
21
out of 74

Net
Goal
Actual
Need
% of Goal
630
557
73
88.41%
Position =
27
out of 74

Net/Net
Goal
Actual
Need
% of Goal
285
314
-29
110.18%
Position =
20
out of 74


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Raffle Winners - Tentative

Here is a tentative list of the 2017 Charity Raffle Winners - all have been contacted. List will not be final until all required documentation has been received by the raffle director.
 
$10,000  Ed LeRoy                       Council 3136
$7,000   Dylan Phillips                  Council 13779
$5,000   Rosemarie Scherb          Council12696
$3,000  Koby Larczyk                   Council 14185
$2,000  Charles A. Wright            Council 10441
$1,000  Majorie A. Eisenhauer     Council12345
$500     Audrie Ouilette                Council 7904
$500    Michael Raul                    Council 6933
$500    Jim Csuy                          Council12144
$500    Karen Fuller                     Council 9482
 
A great thank you to all of the councils that participated in this years charity raffle event.  Your hard work on behalf of charity achieved the state goal with 100.1% of goal.  $336,331 in sales versus a goal of $336,000 - this is also tentative until a complete, 100% review of all data is completed - hopefully by Wed 5/24th.
 
Vivat Jesus,
 
Dennis Sullivan and Richard Armanini
AZ State Charity Raffle.

Monday, May 22, 2017

State Deputy Message

May 22, 2017

Brothers,

If you were able to attend this year's 110th Annual State Convention this past weekend in Scottsdale I hope you had a great time. 

We tried something new this year with the Friday Award Dinner.  I had asked the host Council, #10062 from Phoenix, if they were willing to try an idea that has worked well in some other states.  They were up to the task and decided to have a Western Theme dinner and dance.  One of the highlights of the evening were the selection of the best dressed man, woman and couple.  Congratulations to the winners. 

Based on the large number of positive comments we received we plan to do this again next year when Council 8077 hosts our State Convention at the Tucson El Conquistador Resort.  They will work with me to pick a theme for next year. We don't know yet what it will be except that it will be different than the Western Theme used this year.

For those not able to attend I need to share with you exciting news.  At the start of the meeting on Friday we were only 1 new member behind in recruiting than we were at the start of the Convention last year.  Why I mention this is to remind us that we all pitched in the last 6 weeks of last Fraternal Year and went out and recruited new members and retained current members during the same six weeks in numbers we had not seen before in Arizona. 

As a young man growing up my parents would remind me that doing something the first time was always the hardest.  Once you succeeded you knew you could do it and the next time would be easier.

I don't claim that to make the same push this year will be easier, but I truly believe that together we can repeat history.  Arizona has not had back to back Circle of Honor years since Stan Schroeder was State Deputy from 2007-2009.  Even though most of us live in the desert, that is a long dry spell for a State Council that has the long and rich history that the Arizona Knights of Columbus have.   Remember that the Arizona State Council is 4 years older than the State of Arizona and some of our Councils are even older than that.

Just as IPSD Larry Becker did last year I am again coming to you and asking for your efforts to recruit and bring into our Order new members.  If each delegate that represented you and your Council recruited just 1 new member each before June 30th we would return to the Circle of Honor. 

This push will also help many Council reach Star Council status.  Supreme has renewed their program to rebate $4.50 per billable member to each Council that achieves Star Council.  For our average Council size of 120 members that is over $500 of free money just for doing what we are committed to do by our pledges to grow the Order and support our Bishops and Priests.

I thank you in advance for your efforts and commitment to serve our Bishops, Parishes, Communities with a strong and active army of Catholic Gentlemen.

Vivat Jesus,
Sean Halpain
State Deputy

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Squire James Winston

 

Jimmy is a member of Circle 5000. His older brother is Charles Winston (former member of C 5000) who is a Midshipman at the US Naval Academy.

 

From left to right:
James Winston, winner of the Marine Option NROTC Scholarship, Sergeant Eric Garcia, USMC, and Captain Kenneth Jackson, USMC.

The Marine Option Scholarship is a unique
military scholarship in two ways: First, it is the only scholarship that is awarded based almost solely off of leadership potential. Second, it is the only Military Scholarship that guarantees a commission in the Marine Corps.

Congratulations, Jimmy!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Raffle - Final push!!

Worthy GK and Raffle Chairman:

A reminder for the State Charity Raffle.

Please see the attached forms which need to be completed and returned to the raffle desk at the upcoming state convention on 5/19-5/20.  There are some key components to remember:

1) All council checks must be made out to the AZ Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.
2) Both GK and Raffle Chair must agree and sign the 501(c)3 charity form and the % split of your charity dollars. NO CHANGES CAN BE MADE AFTER THE CONVENTION. 
3) All "Books" of tickets must be separated into individual tickets. Remove staple and separate.
4) All tickets must be stamped or marked with your council number on the back of the ticket.
5) NO CASH - Council Checks only.
6) Print out attached forms, complete them and you or your council representative should bring them to the convention to be turned in with the tickets and the council check(s).
7) If your council is not attending the convention (Strongly recommend that you or your representatives do attend), then please mail you separated and stamped tickets and council check to me at the following address to be received NO LATER than 5/16:
Dennis Sullivan
16832 S. 1st Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85045-0722
8) Winning tickets will be drawn at the convention banquet on Saturday 5/20 and winners will begin to be notified the next week. All winning tickets will be posted on the state website as soon as all winners are notified and confirmation of winners information is received. This usually takes 2 - 3 weeks.
9) STILL TIME TO SELL TICKETS UP TO THE VERY LAST MOMENT!!! SOME COUNCILS HAVE THEIR BEST WEEKS IN THE FINAL WEEKEND!!! 
God Bless you for your efforts and Your charity will appreciate you for this campaign!!!
Vivat Jesus,

Dennis P. Sullivan
AZ State Charity Raffle Director
480-201-5556


Monday, May 08, 2017

Membership Memo - May 8, 2017

Greetings Worthy Grand Knights!
I want to thank you all for the hard work you have been putting in recruiting new members to the Order. We recruited 78 Members in April which is 1 more member than April last year. So far in May, we have added 24 additional Brother Knights to our ranks.  What a great first week for May!
We have about 8 weeks to go and still need to recruit at least 222 new members.  This is a big number, but I know with each of your councils' support, this is a number we can reach.  (If your council has not yet conducted a Spring Church Drive, get one scheduled ASAP!  It's not too late.  Church Drives work!)

Intake
Goal
Actual
Need
% of Goal
950
728
222
76.63%
Position =
26
out of 74


In addition to Membership, we need to grow the Order in Insurance and make our impact in Programs.  Combined with Membership growth, Insurance growth and Programs are needed to reach Star Council.  As of today, 8 Councils have reached their Membership and Insurance goals.  24 more have reached membership goals but need insurance numbers, 9 have reached Insurance and not yet Membership.  Your Field agent is a powerful resource for membership growth.  Work with him! Your Field Agent and Our General Agent, Nate Raso, are eager to help your councils make your goals and reach Star Council.
For the months of May and June the State Council will pay the State Per Capita dues for the July 1 billing for every new member that you bring in during these two months.  Remember if you earn Star Council Supreme will reward you with $4.50 for every active billable member on your roster.  Reach Star Council and get multiple rewards
Congratulations to those Councils that have reached (or almost reached) their goals.  I encourage you to continue working hard toward Star Council!  Don't miss Star or the Columbian Award by failing to submit a complete Form SP-7 or any other required form!  It's time to start getting those SP-7 forms submitted (even if some programs will be completed between now and the end of the Fraternal Year) in plenty of time to correct any deficiencies.
The following councils are at 75% or better net membership:

Council
Council Location
Mem %
1858
Douglas
250.00
12338
Scottsdale
250.00
14804
Cashion
225.00
14139
Tucson
225.00
13836
Tempe
183.33
14121
Tucson
183.33
9446
Mesa
180.00
1784
Nogales
171.43
13272
Oro Valley
162.50
10070
Sahuarita
140.00
8305
Yuma
137.50
1032
Prescott
136.36
10540
Gilbert
132.00
13719
Anthem
130.00
13278
Phoenix
128.57
11738
Glendale
127.27
16277
Chandler
125.00
12449
Scottsdale
125.00
13024
Luke Air Force Base
125.00
12708
Phoenix
120.00
13841
Eloy
120.00
15164
Nogales
116.67
1229
Flagstaff
116.67
8100
Bullhead
114.29
7465
Phoenix
107.69
9482
Chandler
105.26
5133
Tucson
100.00
14089
Marana
100.00
14621
Tucson
100.00
15704
Picture Rocks
100.00
11440
Peoria
100.00
14101
Queen Creek
100.00
10799
Sierra Vista
90.00
12164
Scottsdale
90.00
6627
Tempe
88.89
11675
Litchfield Park
87.50
11116
Carefree
81.82
11855
Tucson
80.00
9838
Wickenburg
80.00
12078
Show Low
80.00
12313
Scottsdale
77.78
11827
Chino Valley
75.00
3136
Casa Grande
75.00
9312
Scottsdale
75.00
Brothers, each of you are leaders in the Arizona Jurisdiction have a key role and responsibility to grow the Order in Arizona.  You Councils can only reach Star Council and the State can only reach Circle of Honor with your leadership.  Keep up the good work, and we can make it!
Fraternally,
Kevin McCarthy
State Membership Director
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
Cell: (602) 684-8125
http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.org
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