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Friday, May 01, 2020

State Deputy Message - May 2016

Worthy Grand Knight, Please either read this message aloud at your May Council Meeting; and/or, please print the attachment and hand it out at your May Council Meeting so your council members can read my message. Thanks, State Deputy Larry Becker

May 1, 2016


A very well-known miraculous deliverance God gave the Israelites was when the young shepherd boy, David, killed the champion Philistine warrior with a rock from his sling. That giant of a man stood over nine feet tall and terrorized the whole Israelite army. David faced Goliath, who threatened to kill him, with unwavering faith in Almighty God. Though we will never face a physical Goliath like David did, we will all face many giant obstacles in this life. We must continue to trust God as we continue to run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Heb. 12:1).

The race marked out for us is earning the Supreme Circle of Honor Award for the Arizona jurisdiction and earning the Supreme Star Council Award for your council. To earn this for Arizona, we need to bring about 200 additional men and their families into our Order. To do this, every active council needs to recruit at least 3 more men in May and June. Last fraternal year, we were able to do this in the last two months of the year. We can do it again! SK Vince Lombardi, former coach of the Green Bay Packers, and 4th Degree Knight, said, “It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not yet a winner.” We can be winners! With a disciplined approach, we can do it!

Now is the time to submit your council’s Columbian Award Application Form SP-7. Every council in Arizona should qualify for this award for providing quality council service programs. You can submit the award application now, even if you have not completed some programs until June 30, 2016. Also, you can earn this award even if you did not meet your Supreme membership or insurance quotas. Please note that Supreme will not accept this application after June 30, 2016. Please submit it early so your council will receive the proper recognition for your hard work.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Arizona State Convention, on May 20 and 21, 2016, at the Casino Del Sol Resort, in Tucson. There will be lots of great information shared, voting for state officers and resolutions, and fun fellowship with Brother Knights from over Arizona.  Click on this link for more information 2016 Arizona State Convention

SK Vince Lombardi also said, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win. “

Brothers, we are winners!

St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
PO Box 1944
Gilbert AZ 85299

Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Raffle Winners - Tentative

2016 Tentative Charity Raffle Winners
Ticket Number

Chet & Phyllis Kozlowski
C McKay
Carmelo PiƱa
Council 10062
D Wolf
Jack Eversole
Donald Logue
Sean Sylvester
Thomas Sayers
Mary Miller

Saturday, May 21, 2016


July 8-9, 2016
Hosted by Fr. Marcel Salinas Council 11536
St. Timothy Catholic Church
1730 W Guadalupe Road

Mesa, AZ 85202

Friday, May 20, 2016

State Convention Attire


Click here for the 2016 State Convention’s suggested attire or dress code. These are only suggestions as to what to wear at the various events during the convention.

Please share this with the other delegates from your council, as well as your wives.

If you’re unable to follow these suggestions, please dress professionally.

Also, if you haven’t already done so, please register now to attend the 2016 State Convention. You can do this by clicking on the link below.

      2016 State Convention Registration

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

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
PO Box 1944
Gilbert AZ 85299

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Knights at the Ballpark 2016 - Dbacks vs Dodgers - Sept 17


It is that time of year again. Baseball season is in full swing. The Diamondbacks are doing well so far this season. It is hot and we could all use a cold beverage.

On September 17th, we are again having our annual Knights@The Ballpark in support of the Arizona Special Olympics when the D'backs take on the Dodgers.  By participating in this event we all help raise money for the Special Olympians.  Each ticket we purchase returns $2.00 to the Special Olympics, $2.00 to your council and $2.00 for the State Council to support our other charities and activities. This event is not just for Knights. It is for everyone. Knights and their families, Their parish members. The Boy and Girl scout troops and their families too.

Attached are the order forms. For our Southern Knights Councils, we have arranged to have a bus leave from Tucson and take you round trip to the baseball stadium in Phoenix. You can even bring a cooler on the bus. It's cheaper than paying for gas and parking.

Jim Tucker
Chairman Knights @ The Ballpark

602-430-6144  cell

Friday, May 13, 2016

Arizona Veterans Day

Knights treated veterans to an ice cream social in honor of Mother's and Father's day at the Arizona Veterans home in Tucson, AZ. The event has become an annual tradition of the Msgr. James T. Weber Assembly 2152 in Tucson, AZ.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fr. Douglas Bazi - May 3, 2016

Worthy Brother Knights:

Fr. Douglas Bazi will be coming to Phoenix May 3, 2016. A special night is planned to hear his story of his kidnapping and torture for nine days at the hands of jihadists. Fr. Bazi will speak at Xavier College Preparatory. See the attached flyer for more details.  Also attending this fabulous evening will be the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix.

Fr. Douglas is an amazing man of deep faith and is pastor to more than 100 families that were kicked out of their homes by ISIS in June of 2014. You may have seen him in the commercials on TV sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. This is a must see event for all Catholics, especially you my brother Knights.

Here's a link to the one-minute video:

Here's a link to a five-minute video in which he describes a little of what happened to him:

Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona State Council

Knights of Columbus

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tucson Planned Parenthood Protest Info

Join us on April 23rd for the ProtestPP National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood in Tucson.

On April 23, #ProtestPP will conduct the first annual nationwide protest at Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide, to be held on the 4th Saturday of April every year until the abortion chain no longer preys upon our communities.

We’ll call on Congress and the States to cut off all government funding to Planned Parenthood and bring charges against all those responsible for the horrific baby parts scandal. And we’ll demand that all charges against undercover journalist David Daleiden be dropped.

Visit for more information. 
Contact the protest coordinator at
Planned Parenthood - Margaret Sanger Health Center
Meet at Grant Road and Beverly Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85712
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on April 23
Sponsored by TUCSON FOR LIFE

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Workshop for Financial Officers

We will have a Financial Secretary Workshop for Financial Secretaries, Comptrollers, Grand Knights and Navigators on May 3 in Chandler.


Date: May 3, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
            3450 West Ray Road
            Chandler, AZ 85226


Here is a link to a map showing the church location. At the bottom of the page is a campus layout. We'll be in the social center which is most often referred to as Hennessy Hall. The best place to park would be the lot north of the campus.









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There is no cost.


This will be a shortened version of the training program presented in the past. Both new and experienced council and assembly officers will find this useful.


Topics will include


Member Management – use of the online tool provided by the home office
- Member Information
- Council Administration
- Reporting council officers and service program personnel


Member Billing
- Initial setup for billings
- The billing cycle including retention activity
- Dues Assessments
- Other Assessments
- Processing dues receipts


Council Accounting
- Accounting setup
- Receipts
- Vouchers
- Adjustments


Please respond to this email with:
Council or Assembly Number:
Email Address:
Phone Number:


Thank you.