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Monday, April 09, 2012

State Charity Raffle Update #8

A message from the State Raffle Director, Richard Armanini! Any questions or comments should be forwarded to Richard at REArmani@cox.net or telephone 480.706.9314  

This message was sent to all State Officers, District Deputies, and Insurance Agents. In addition, it was sent to the Grand Knights, Deputy Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, and Raffle. If you are not the Raffle Chairman this year, please send a message to REArmani@cox.net and indicate the new chair and his e-mail for 2012.

The last Charity Raffle Update contained a challenge for all Knights to consider buying and/or making a Century Sale which is a $100 sale. This Charity Raffle Update #8 contains another challenge for all Brother Knights. This challenge is to encourage your members to sell $1,000 worth of tickets.

See attachment for a list of last year's $1,000 sellers. Fourteen [14] Brother Knights sold over $1,000 for a total of $25,750. These fourteen Knights sold just over 11.6% of our total sales. You are thinking, "Sure, they are super salesmen. We do not have anyone like that in our council". [How do you know, if you do not try?]

TRUE EXPERIENCE: I joined the Knights in 1967. From that time until 2004 when I was appointed Council Chairman, I never sold a raffle ticket. I bought all the tickets that were given to me. As chairman, I felt I needed to sell tickets to set an example for members and started to sell them. Last year I sold over $1,000. Now the pressure is on to repeat the feat. I am not a super salesman but I do believe in the product. Moral: You can teach old dogs new tricks if properly motivated.

As your council's Charity Raffle Chairman, please tell your members about these two challenges. Use e-mail, your council newsletters, and a few minutes during your council meetings to inform your members about both opportunities to impact on raising money for your charity. Some of your members will hear is three times, but that is OK. After you give them the challenges, say a silent prayer that the Holy Spirit will do the rest to encourage your members to help your council raise money for your charity. [Prayer is an import tool in the Chairman's tool box. You plant the seeds and let the Holy Spirit motivate the Knights]

Lent was a good time to talk about giving to charity. One way to give to charity is to sell Charity Raffle Tickets and help your council raise money for your Charity.

Tell your members and me how close your council is to reaching your goal?  

Happy Easter Season!  


Vivat Jesus!

Richard Armanini

State Charity Raffle Director

3315 E Dry Creek Road

Phoenix, AZ  85044-7022

Telephone:  480.706.9314

Cell phone:  480.639.0590 [new]


"Leadership is action, not a position"

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