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Friday, May 01, 2020

State Deputy Message - May 2015


Brothers, 
During the month of May we have several special observations and holiday in which Catholic Americans celebrate. May 10 is Mother's Day. May 13 is when the Catholic Church honors the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to the three children of F├ítima, Portugal, in 1917. The last Monday of May is Memorial Day in the United States. This year Memorial Day is on May 25. 

The month of May is the "month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady," and it is the occasion for a "moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Catholics, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God's mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance" Supreme Knight Carl Anderson says, “It is our duty to help every mother in need.” May is a month to honor our Mother in Heaven, as well as our Moms and the mother of our children here on earth. Please take special care of your mother and wife to further build our domestic church at home. Also, please remember our Military men and women who gave their lives for our freedom. On Memorial Day, the 4th Degree will have Honor Guards at Masses and ceremonies at many cemeteries across our great state. Please plan to participate or attend one of these in your area to show your respect for these fallen heroes. 

We are making great progress with reaching our goals of earning Star Council, Star District, and the Circle of Honor, as we grow and strengthen the Order in Arizona. Know that by earning the Star Council Award, you are growing in strength to serve your Parish, Church, and community, while fostering a spirit of fraternity and love. As I have said before, you should strive to earn Star Council which is the highest honor a council can achieve. The Form SP-7, Application for Columbian Award, is due June 30, 2015 and this due date is firm. Your council can submit this form as early as April 1 and list the activities they plan to do until June 30. Get it in early! At a minimum, every council Arizona should earn the Columbian Award. 

The State Convention is in just a few short weeks, on May 15 to 17, 2015. This is the best way to learn about our programs and many of the accomplishments of this fraternal year. Also, we will be presenting awards for the best council programs, membership attainment, and much more. Yes, you are invited to attend the convention. This convention promises to one of the best! I look forward to seeing you there! 

Remember that by living our State theme, “I will choose Christ, I will choose love, I choose to serve”, you and your council will exemplify our four principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. With this, your current members and your new members can be an enormous force for good in your council, Church, family, and community. 

Vivat Jesus! 

Larry Becker
State Deputy 

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

2015 Arizona State Organization Meeting

Congratulations to the newly elected State Officers for the 2015-2016 Fraternal Year!!!

Fr. Bishop Francis J Green Council 11855 are the proud hosts for the 2015 Arizona State Council Organization Meeting occurring July 10-12 in Tucson Arizona.

All District Deputies are required to attend this meeting and all other brother knights are welcome to participate.

Please download the registration document for more information.

Friday, May 22, 2015

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING HOTEL ISSUES! IMPORTANT MESSAGE!! - Fixed!!!

Brothers,

We are now able to reserve rooms at the hotel for the Arizona 2015 Organizational Meeting. You may use the attached web link below to access site they set up for us to use to make room reservations.


We also fixed a format issue with the Org Meeting announcement. Click here for the  registration document

I am sorry about any inconvenience this may have caused you. I look forward to a fun and meaningful Org Meeting in July!

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Vivat Jesus!


Larry Becker

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015 State Charity Raffle Winners

Thank you to all who purchased tickets for the 2015 Arizona State Charity Raffle! Your local councils' charity along with the numerous state charities are most gracious for your generosity.

Here are the winners from this years raffle:


K of C Charity Raffle Winners 2015







Prize
Last Name
First Name
Council
Ticket #






1
$10,000
McKay
Mary
9482
95530
2
$7,000
Kruczyuski
Paul
9838
80367
3
$5,000
Madigan
John
10062
128544
4
$3,000
Osunit
Joe
9378
167181
5
$2,000
Losada
Mike
10762
111838
6
$1,000
AuCoin
Chuck
7114
153282
7
$500
Mawh
Norma
10762
113264
8
$500
Harris
Michael
13895
225121
9
$500
Bentzen
Emily
10441
265418
10
$500
Maenle
Darlene
9838
104682

Richard Armanini
State Charity Raffle Director
3315 E Dry Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Cell:  480.818.1774

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dress for State Convention


2015 Arizona State Convention 
PDF Version Here
Suggested Attire
Date         Approximate Time           Event                             Brother Knights                                                       Suggested Attire

Friday, May 15

10:00AM to 9:00PM

Mass, Meeting,
& Dinner
State Officers
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie
District Deputies
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie
State Directors & Presenters
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie

Delegates & Brother Knights
Council Shirt, Slacks.
(No shorts or sandals.)

9:00PM to ??
Hospitality
Rooms

All

Casual. Shorts are okay.

Saturday, May 16

7:00AM to 3:30PM

Rosary & Meeting
State Officers
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie
District Deputies
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie
State Directors & Presenters
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie

Delegates & Brother Knights
Council Shirt, Slacks.
(No shorts or sandals.)

5:00PM to 9:30PM

Mass & Dinner
State Officers & State Directors
White Dinner Jacket Tux

District Deputies
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie
(Optional: White Dinner Jacket Tux, if you have it)

State Chairmen & Presenters
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie
(Optional: White Dinner Jacket Tux, if you have it)

Delegates & Brother Knights
Suit & Tie or Jacket, Slacks, & Tie (Optional: White Dinner Jacket Tux, if you have it) (No shorts or sandals.)

9:30PM to ??
Hospitality
Rooms

All

Casual. Shorts are okay.


Date         Approximate Time           Event                                    Ladies of                                                              Suggested Attire

Friday, May 15

10:00AM to 11:00AM

Mass

All

Sunday Dress

6:00PM to 9:00PM
Cocktails & Dinner

All

Business Casual (Capris, Dress Slacks, Summer Dress)

9:00PM to ??
Hospitality
Rooms

All

Casual. Shorts are okay.

Saturday, May 16

7:00AM to 8:30AM
Rosary & Meeting

All

Business Casual (Capris, Dress Slacks, Summer Dress)

11:30AM to 2:00PM
Ladies' Luncheon

All

Business Casual (Capris, Dress Slacks, Summer Dress)

5:00PM to 9:30PM

Mass & Dinner
State Officers & Directors
Formal / Floor Length
All Others
Semi Formal

9:30PM to ??
Hospitality
Rooms

All

Casual. Shorts are okay.