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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Degree date and location CHANGE

Brothers All;

In an effort to support our Bishops and Priest, in this case the Bishop of Tucson and a soon to be newly Ordained Priest, I have asked that we reschedule/move the 2nd and 3rd degree that is scheduled on 7 June 2014 at Council 7114 to 8 June 2014.  Unfortunately Council 7114 cannot host this degree due to a scheduling conflict at the Parish.  I have asked the State Deputy Elect to consider Council 7114 for next Fraternal year.

Council 3855 (8066 N 49th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302) has graciously offered their hall for this degree.  Registration will be from  9:00 AM to 9:45AM, 2nd  Degree Begins promptly at 10:00 AM, the 3rd Degree follows the 2nd Degree.  Ceremony typically completes by 2:00 PM.

Please pass this information to all of your Brother Knights that are considering taking their degree.  I apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused, but as you are aware we are all called upon to support our Bishops and Priests (and future Priests), your State Officers will be in attendance for the ordination scheduled in the Diocese of Tucson.  Moving this degree will open the opportunity for our Brothers that were conflicted in supporting the Tucson Diocese or attending the degree.

 Thank you for your understanding

Point of Contacts;

                        Charlie Klenner, Financial Secretary

                        Phone: (602)469 - 7186

                        Email: cfk925@gmail.com

                        Eric Barna, Grand Knight

                        Phone: (401)474 - 4285

                        Email: ebarna@cox.net 


            Registration Fee:  $10.00 per candidate, payable at the door.

            Lunch:        $7.00 per person, lunch will be served after the 3rd Degree                  



 Bryant Sayers

State Deputy



Monday, May 26, 2014

K of C Charity Raffle Update 8

Brother Knights,

The voucher to issue the first batch of your charity checks is in the process.  You need to know:

1.     We mail the check/s to the Financial Secretary on record with the State Council.  If you have a new Fin Sec and have not notified Rick Garrison e-mail: rick@way2fastloans.com your former Financial Secretary will receive the check. Supreme Council does not notify State Councils of changes in Financial Secretaries.
2.     If one of your charities is St Joseph Youth Camp or AZ Special Olympics, The State Council will issue the check directly to them with your council number on the memo line.  Your Financial Secretary will receive a copy of the check as proof for your records.
3.     All other checks are mailed to the Financial Secretary of record with the State Council.

Here is the Raffle Directors Report given at the closing session of the 2014 State Convention.

The State Officers and Raffle Director wish to thank all councils and Brother Knights that made the Charity Raffle another success.

God Bless you, your council and the 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

"Leadership is action, not a position"

Memorial Day Mass - St. Francis Cemetary

Sir Knights from Assemblies 1805 and 3374 participated in the Memorial Day Mass at St. Francis Cemetery on May 26, 2014.
Fr. Greg Schlarb, the Vicar of Stewardship for the Diocese of Phoenix, celebrated mass along with Deacon Jack Ehrlich.
During his homily, Fr. Greg referenced President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, of which Lincoln honored those who fought to preserve the freedoms of the country.
At the end of mass, during the singing of America, doves were released.

Memorial Day - Holy Cross Cemetary

A Solemn Remembrance
Remembering those who ransomed our freedom with their lives, the Knights of Columbus participated in Memorial Day services at our Arizona Catholic cemeteries on Monday, May 26, 2014. In particular, our Fourth Degree turned out in regalia to honor our fallen men and women of the armed forces and to acknowledge the great sacrifice that they made.  The accompanying photos happen to be taken at a Memorial Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale but is typical of the callout responses across the State.  Thanks to Brother Anthony Abramo of Council #7306 for taking the accompanying photos.

Sir Knights from Buckeye to Mesa participated in the Memorial Mass at Holy Cross cemetery in Avondale on Monday, May 26th . Assemblies represented were #3231 from Buckeye, #2736 from Mesa, #3145 from Phoenix, #2126 from Glendale, #1805 from Phoenix, #1294 in Glendale, and #2669 from Avondale for a total of 20 SKs. 

SKs preparing to receive the Eucharist at the Mass at Holy Cross cemetery.  The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Pedro Velez from Blessed Sacrament parish in Tolleson and was assisted by Dcn Greg Galloway.

Color Corps Commander SK Don Gorney (in purple chapeaux) from St. Joseph Assembly #2126 in Glendale leads the column of SKs at the conclusion of the Mass.

Fr. Pedro Velez (in white, on right), pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish in Tolleson, is saluted by the Honor Guard after he celebrated the Memorial Mass at Holy Cross cemetery.

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 State Charity Raffle Winners

2014 Raffle Winners

Ticket #

Ellen Fernando
Robert Linquist
Carl Zoolkoski
Green Valley
Carl Zoolkoski
Thomas Killoran
Thomas Killoran
Ray Tanaka
Michael Demangone
Michael Demangone
Joseph Lawrence
Stacie Baier
Mike Scherb
Levern Swenson
Father Richard Troutman
Ron Alvarez

Saturday, May 17, 2014

State Officers Elected!

Congratulations to the newly elected Arizona State Officers for the 2014-2015 Fraternal Year.

State Deputy Larry Becker
State Secretary Skip Hopler
State Treasurer Sean Halpain
State Advocate Tom Kalisz
State Warden Mario Vassallo

2014 Organizational Meeting

The Arizona Knights of Columbus State Officers would like to invite you to the 2014 Organization Meeting to be held July 11 and 12, 2014 at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Mesa.
For your convenience, special room rates have been reserved at  $118, plus tax for Friday and Saturday nights at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix Mesa West. Please call the hotel at 480-844-8747 and use the Group code: AZ State Council Knights Columbus. 

Please click here for the Organizational Meeting agenda for registration and more information. 
For your convenience, the registration can be filled in and printed online. 

Host Council: Fr. Marcel Salinas 11535

Friday, May 16, 2014

Resolutions for State Convention

Brother Knights,
Please click on this link in order to download the 2014 Arizona State Knights of Columbus Resolutions to be presented at the State Convention.

Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus 2014 CHAMPION PROPOSER CHALLENGE

Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus

Sometimes, the hardest thing about recruiting is taking the first step. Recruiting a new member can be as easy as asking him to join. Amazingly, many individuals haven't joined the Knights simply because they have never been asked to join. When the opportunity arrives, take the initiative and start a conversation with a potential prospect. It’s the first step for recruiting on a one-on-one basis and can yield very positive results.

You are invited to be a Champion Proposer!

Every active member of the Knights of Columbus in Arizona is eligible to participate. All you need to do is recruit a new member, be a friend and guide to them through their application process, escort them to their 1st Degree exemplification, and help start them on their way as a successful brother Knight in our Order. You may enter the contest several times. Please use one entry for each new member you recruit.

As an incentive to be a Champion Proposer:
Þ The Supreme Council awards all Proposers 500 VIP recruitment points  for every new member they recruit into the Order. These points are redeemable for KofC merchandise through the Supreme Council Supply Department.
Þ The Arizona State Council is randomly selecting one (1) Champion Proposer Post Card Entry, for every 100 entries received by May 1, 2014. We are planning on having multiple winners! The winner(s) will be announced on May 2, 2014. The winning Champion Proposer(s) and their wife will receive a very special prize:
            2014 State Convention Champion Proposer’s Package:
¨ 2 Nights’ accommodations at the Del Sol Casino and Hotel, in Tucson Arizona on May 16 & 17, 2014
¨ Convention Registration Fees and $50.00 for travel expenses
¨ Tickets to the Friday Annual Service Awards Banquet, Saturday’s State Deputy’s Breakfast, Delegate’s Lunch and  Ladies’ Luncheon, State Deputy’s Reception, and Saturday’s Annual Banquet, plus special reserved seating & recognition
¨ Prizes are not transferrable. Winners can be Convention Delegates
Please use the 2014 CHAMPION PROPOSER CHALLENGE Entry Form to submit your entries today!
You can find the form on the Arizona State Council’s website.

For more information, please contact your District Deputy. He will be happy to assist you in your recruiting efforts!