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Thursday, February 27, 2014

K of C Charity Raffle Update #3 Manual and letters

By now, all councils should have received a supply of Charity Raffle tickets, letters for the Grand Knight, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and Raffle Chairman along with a manual for each.

In the past four years, we have established the AZ Charity Raffle team members as the State Officers, District Deputies, and Insurance Field Agents.  These leaders make up the outside team since they are outside the council.  In the past, we also gave each council Grand Knight a letter and Charity Raffle Guide [Manual] to share with their Raffle Chairman. 
This year we expanded the council team to include not only the Grand Knight and Raffle Chairman but also the Financial Secretary and Treasurer.  Each plays an important role in the success of the raffle program so they also received a letter and manual.  These four officers make up the inside team. 
State Officers, District Deputies, Field Agents, and Tucson Council 1200 have extra tickets.
God Bless you, your council, and the AZ Charity Raffle!
Richard Armanini
State Charity Raffle Director
3315 E Dry Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ  85044-7022
Telephone:  480.706.9314
Cell phone:  480.818.1774

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014


On January 4th 2014, approximately 210 Catholic Scouts and Scouters from around the State gathered at the Tumacacori National Historic Park for the annual Anza Trek Catholic Scouting Retreat.  Hosted by the Diocese of Tucson’s Catholic Committee for Scouting, this annual retreat offers an opportunity to travel the trails of early Catholic missionaries in the region and build lasting friendships among Catholic Scouts while learning more about their faith.  This year’s theme was “Exploring the Rosary” and participants reflected on and learned more about the Rosary’s importance through presentations and the prayers of the Rosary as they traveled the trail from Tubac to Tumacacori.  Each participant was given a Rosary (donated by St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Sierra Vista) and a “How to Pray the Rosary” booklet (donated by the State Knights of Columbus).  In addition to the Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, and Boy Scout Venture Crews from the throughout the Diocese, girls from American Heritage Girls Troop AZ1464 (charted by Council #4584, Sierra Vista) and Troop AZ1212 (chartered by St Mark’s Catholic Church, Tucson) also participated.  Bishop Kicanas celebrated Mass outside the walls of the original Tumacacori mission.  The event closed with a campfire that included skits and songs from the youth as well as a performance from the Singing Scoutmasters.

Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 464, Cub Scout Pack 464, and
American Heritage Girls Troop AZ1464 completed the hike. All three youth groups are charted by the Knights of Columbus in Sierra Vista.

Bishop Kicanas celebrated Mass at the 11th Annual Anza Trek.

((Photo’s courtesy Chip Travers, Tucson.))

Monday, February 10, 2014

Help with Renewal Center - Council 15704

4161--  How do you undo a labyrinth?  Call your local Knights of Columbus!
      In preparation for improvements and the 50 year anniversary of the Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks, near Tucson, Council 15704 Chaplain, and center director Fr. Paul Coury asked the Knights of Our Lady of the Desert to dismantle and reassembly the meditative rock labyrinth February 8.

4119-- Man, this wheel barrow work is going to take a long time.

4129-- Fr. Paul Coury, CSSR, thinks, "Now we're going."

4141-- Many hands make for fun fraternal help.

4151-- Fr. Greg May, CSSR, is in the thick of the work. 

6436-- Knights celebrate a morning of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.


Friday, February 07, 2014

K of C Charity Raffle Update #1

Charity Raffle Team members, by now, all councils should have their 2014 Charity Raffle information that includes a supply of tickets and envelops for the Grand Knight, Financial Secretary, Treasurer and Raffle Chairman.  Each envelop contains a letter and manual.  In the Raffle Chairman’s envelope, there are the Charity Raffle Sales Report, Century Sale Report, and Individual Knights Sale of $1,000 or more.  The last two reports are on one page.  These reports are used when everything is turned in at convention time. 

In addition, each council should have received three posters with English on one side and Spanish on the other.  

On Monday February 10th we will conduct a session on the Charity Raffle at the Tucson Chapter meeting.   All Raffle Chairman are invited especially those who are members of the Chapter.  The session is scheduled in a room next to the Chapter meeting.  We will have extra tickets for councils that need more tickets.

Contact me, if you do not attend the chapter meeting but did not receive envelops and manuals or need more tickets

Richard Armanini
3315 E Dry Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ  85044-7022
Telephone:  480.706.9314
Cell phone:  480.818.1774

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do.  You will achieve the same results”. –Anthony Robbins

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

PWID for DSN AZ - Council 10062

Corpus Christi Council 10062 was happy to present a check to Executive Director Alex Duggan and Board Member Rick Sughroe of Down Syndrome Network of Arizona. Council 10062 was able to raise over $5,000 for the PWID to help Special Olympics and Down Syndrome Network. The check for $3,900 was presented by Grand Knight Dennis Sullivan and PWID Co-Chairman Tom Kato. 

Knights in Action - Council 5542

4105--Knights of Council 5542 in San Manuel were asked to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for more than 80 Motocross riders and their families earlier this month.  Ready for business!

4082--A record number of riders receive instruction and rules before the Arizona Trail Riders event earlier this month in San Manuel.

4102--Riders and their families appreciated the food provided by the Knights of Columbus.  "You should come to all of our events," several riders said.

4090--Joe Gonzales, Bruce Robertson, PGK Johnnie Seballos and "Rod" Rodriguez have a great, fraternal time cooking for the Arizona Trail Riders competition in San Manuel.

4085--"To Go" is a little hard on a dirt bike.

4097--PGK and event chairman Gene Helgeson looks more than satisfied with the teamwork, cooking and fraternity at February's moto cross race in San Manuel.