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May 8, 2017
Greetings Worthy Grand Knights!
 
I want to thank you all for the hard work you have been putting in recruiting new members to the Order. We recruited 78 Members in April which is 1 more member than April last year. So far in May, we have added 24 additional Brother Knights to our ranks.  What a great first week for May!
 
We have about 8 weeks to go and still need to recruit at least 222 new members.  This is a big number, but I know with each of your councils' support, this is a number we can reach.  (If your council has not yet conducted a Spring Church Drive, get one scheduled ASAP!  It's not too late.  Church Drives work!)
 

Intake
Goal
Actual
Need
% of Goal
950
728
222
76.63%
Position =
26
out of 74


In addition to Membership, we need to grow the Order in Insurance and make our impact in Programs.  Combined with Membership growth, Insurance growth and Programs are needed to reach Star Council.  As of today, 8 Councils have reached their Membership and Insurance goals.  24 more have reached membership goals but need insurance numbers, 9 have reached Insurance and not yet Membership.  Your Field agent is a powerful resource for membership growth.  Work with him! Your Field Agent and Our General Agent, Nate Raso, are eager to help your councils make your goals and reach Star Council.
 
For the months of May and June the State Council will pay the State Per Capita dues for the July 1 billing for every new member that you bring in during these two months.  Remember if you earn Star Council Supreme will reward you with $4.50 for every active billable member on your roster.  Reach Star Council and get multiple rewards
 
Congratulations to those Councils that have reached (or almost reached) their goals.  I encourage you to continue working hard toward Star Council!  Don't miss Star or the Columbian Award by failing to submit a complete Form SP-7 or any other required form!  It's time to start getting those SP-7 forms submitted (even if some programs will be completed between now and the end of the Fraternal Year) in plenty of time to correct any deficiencies.
 
The following councils are at 75% or better net membership:

Council
Council Location
Mem %
1858
Douglas
250.00
12338
Scottsdale
250.00
14804
Cashion
225.00
14139
Tucson
225.00
13836
Tempe
183.33
14121
Tucson
183.33
9446
Mesa
180.00
1784
Nogales
171.43
13272
Oro Valley
162.50
10070
Sahuarita
140.00
8305
Yuma
137.50
1032
Prescott
136.36
10540
Gilbert
132.00
13719
Anthem
130.00
13278
Phoenix
128.57
11738
Glendale
127.27
16277
Chandler
125.00
12449
Scottsdale
125.00
13024
Luke Air Force Base
125.00
12708
Phoenix
120.00
13841
Eloy
120.00
15164
Nogales
116.67
1229
Flagstaff
116.67
8100
Bullhead
114.29
7465
Phoenix
107.69
9482
Chandler
105.26
5133
Tucson
100.00
14089
Marana
100.00
14621
Tucson
100.00
15704
Picture Rocks
100.00
11440
Peoria
100.00
14101
Queen Creek
100.00
10799
Sierra Vista
90.00
12164
Scottsdale
90.00
6627
Tempe
88.89
11675
Litchfield Park
87.50
11116
Carefree
81.82
11855
Tucson
80.00
9838
Wickenburg
80.00
12078
Show Low
80.00
12313
Scottsdale
77.78
11827
Chino Valley
75.00
3136
Casa Grande
75.00
9312
Scottsdale
75.00
Brothers, each of you are leaders in the Arizona Jurisdiction have a key role and responsibility to grow the Order in Arizona.  You Councils can only reach Star Council and the State can only reach Circle of Honor with your leadership.  Keep up the good work, and we can make it!
 
Fraternally,
 
Kevin McCarthy
State Membership Director
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
Cell: (602) 684-8125
http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.org
Be the Leader of Your Domestic Church

April:
Easter Greetings Worthy Grand Knights!
I want to thank you all for the hard work you have been putting in recruiting new members to the Order. We recruited 109 new Brother Knights in March, which makes it the most successful March in four years!  We are well along now in April with 43 members as of today. 
With Holy Week behind us, and our "spiritual batteries" recharged with joy in Our Lord's Resurrection, let's resume our efforts to grow the Order in Arizona.  We have about 10 weeks to go and still need to recruit at least 281 new members.  This is a big number, but I know with each of your councils' support, this is a number we can reach.  (If your council has not yet conducted a Spring Church Drive, get one scheduled ASAP!  Remember, Church Drives work!)
Remember, in addition to Membership, we need to grow the Order in Insurance and make our impact in Programs.  Combined with Membership growth, Insurance growth and Programs are needed to reach Star Council.  As of today, 7 Councils have reached their Membership and Insurance goals.  18 more have reached membership goals but need insurance numbers, 10 have reached Insurance and not yet Membership.  Don't forget, your Field agent is a powerful resource for membership growth.  Work with him!
Congratulations to those Councils that have reached (or almost reached) their goals.  I encourage you to continue working hard toward Star Council!  Don't miss Star or the Columbian Award by failing to submit a complete Form SP-7 or any other required form!  It's time to start getting those SP-7 forms submitted (even if some programs will be completed between now and the end of the Fraternal Year) in plenty of time to correct any deficiencies.
State Intake
Goal
Actual
Need
% of Goal
950
669
281
70.42%
Position =
28
out of 74

The following councils are at 75% or better net membership:
Council
Location
% of Goal
1858
Douglas
250
12338
Scottsdale
250
14804
Cashion
225
14139
Tucson
225
9446
Mesa
180
1784
Nogales
171
14121
Tucson
167
1032
Prescott
136
13719
Anthem
130
13278
Phoenix
129
11738
Glendale
127
13272
Oro Valley
125
12449
Scottsdale
125
10540
Gilbert
120
12708
Phoenix
120
15164
Nogales
117
8100
Bullhead
114
8305
Yuma
113
7465
Phoenix
108
10070
Sahuarita
100
15704
Picture Rocks
100
13836
Tempe
100
11440
Peoria
100
13024
Luke Air Force Base
100
13841
Eloy
100
9482
Chandler
95
12164
Scottsdale
90
5133
Tucson
89
11675
Litchfield Park
88
11116
Carefree
82
9838
Wickenburg
80
12078
Show Low
80
6627
Tempe
78
12313
Scottsdale
78
16277
Chandler
75
1229
Flagstaff
75
3136
Casa Grande
75
9312
Scottsdale
75
Brothers, each of you are leaders in the Arizona Jurisdiction have a key role and responsibility to grow the Order in Arizona.  You Councils can only reach Star Council and the State can only reach Circle of Honor with your leadership.  Keep up the good work, and we can make it!
Fraternally,
Kevin McCarthy
State Membership Director
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
Cell: (602) 684-8125
http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.org
Be the Leader of Your Domestic Church
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March 7, 2017
Greetings, Brothers!

We have 4 months (including March) before the end of the fraternal year.  March is usually a big membership month and a strong March is critical to meeting your Council’s and the State of Arizona’s goals.  If at all possible, make sure you conduct a church drive in March to gain as many new members as you can and to celebrate Founder’s Day.  Church drives work! 

Along with programs and insurance, Membership is key to achieving Star Council, the most prestigious award that a council can reach.  Achieving Star Council shows that your council is strong in all aspects of council work and helps your council to establish a tradition of excellence.  A tradition of excellence is what helps your council thrive, grow, and survive long into the future.

I want to congratulate the following 12 Councils who as of March 6 have already met or exceeded their net membership goals:

Council Number
Council Location
Mem %
12338
Scottsdale
200.00
9446
Mesa
180.00
14139
Tucson
175.00
1784
Nogales
142.86
13278
Phoenix
128.57
13272
Oro Valley
125.00
14804
Cashion
125.00
8305
Yuma
112.50
12708
Phoenix
110.00
13719
Anthem
110.00
11738
Glendale
109.09
1858
Douglas
100.00
15704
Picture Rocks
100.00
11440
Peoria
100.00
8100
Bullhead
100.00
1032
Prescott
100.00
13841
Eloy
100.00


Six more councils are only one member away from 100% of net goal.  These Councils are working hard at recruiting.  Your Council should be too!

Remember, the Supreme Council has once again approved the Star Council Per Capita Credit Incentive.  Each Council that achieves any level of Star Council will receive a $4.50 credit against the Council’s Supreme Per Capita assessment for every billable member. (Excludes Honorary Life and Disability Exemptions).  This can add up to real money for your council to use to support its good works.  Keep this incentive in mind as you work hard to recruit new members and also when you consider suspending members.

State Membership progress as of 03/06/2017
Goal: 950 New Members
To Date: 518  Need: 432

Percent of Goal: 54.53%



Brother Knights,

We have just recently celebrated Christ’s Birth and we enjoyed the tradition of giving and receiving gifts.  Well, I can’t give you all a gift, but I can share with you a couple of membership incentives that will hopefully encourage you to share the gift of Membership in the Knights of Columbus with your Fellow Catholic Brothers.

First,  a Holiday Membership Incentive!  As a reward to the Council in Arizona that that has the largest net increase in membership based on % of quota between December 15, 2016 and January 15, 2017, the Council will receive two tickets for the February 4th Phoenix Men’s Conference.  Make sure that you submit all Form 100s you have ASAP, as well as schedule and hold Admissions Degrees in early January and get the paperwork in and recorded at Supreme before 1/15/17!

Here’s  a link to information on the sold-out Conference.  It will be a great event!  http://www.cmfp.org/2017conference.php

Second, the Supreme Knight has once again approved the Star Council Per Capita Credit Incentive.  Each Council that achieves any level of Star Council will receive a $4.50 credit against the Council’s Supreme Per Capita assessment for every billable member. (Excludes Honorary Life and Disability Exemptions).  This can add up to real money for your council to use to support its good works.  Keep this incentive in mind as you work hard to recruit new members and also when you consider suspending members.

State Membership progress as of 12/29/2016
Goal: 950 New Members
To Date: 382
Percent of Goal: 40.21%


Kevin McCarthy
State Membership Director
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus

Be the Leader of Your Domestic Church


Greetings, Brothers.  We have great news!

Due to “popular demand”, the Arizona Star Recruiter membership incentive is back, and it’s better than ever! The “Arizona Star Recruiter” pin is back for your first member recruited and we’ve added additional incentives for recruiting 3 members and recruiting 5 or more members.  We also have some additional goodies for councils and District Deputies.

Remember, there are no postcards required for this year-long membership promotion program!  Individual awards are based on the proposer on record at the Supreme office.  This means it is very important that complete and accurate proposer information (including Name and Member Number) is printed on the new member’s form 100.
Year-Long Member Incentive

Recruit a new or reactivate a member and print your name and member number in the proposer information on the form 100 during the 2016-2017 Fraternal Year. Upon the Arizona State Council’s receipt of the monthly membership notification from the Supreme office you will receive the following:* Recruit your first new member and you will receive a special commemorative “Arizona Star Recruiter” pin.*Recruit 3 new members and in addition to the pin, you will receive a special commemorative “Arizona Star Recruiter” keychain.*Recruit 5 or more members and in addition to the pin and keychain, you will receive an award worth $25 at Knight’s Gear, and a $5 award for each additional member thereafter that you recruit.

See the attached flyer for additional details on the 2016-2017 Membership Promotion Program.

October and November Council Incentive

In addition to the year-long program, we have a special incentive for the next two months.  For each 2 new members a council recruits in October and November, the council will receive an “Arizona Star Recruiter” apron.  Grow the Order in Arizona and outfit your council in style at the same time!

District Deputy Admission Degree Incentive

District Deputies, we know that frequent Admission (First) Degrees help spur membership growth, and we set the goal for a minimum of one Admission Degree per District per month.  We have been tracking this since the fraternal year began and several Districts are meeting this goal.  To encourage Districts to promote Admission Degrees, in addition to the year-long Membership Promotion program those Districts with at least one Admission Degree each month, or with a minimum of 13 Admission Degrees during the Fraternal Year will receive a special incentive.  Stay tuned for details. Remember, we base this incentive on your submission of form 450s so don’t forget to send them in.

Finally, all of these incentives are in addition to the Incentives offered by Supreme.

Brothers, the Order, our state and our councils must continue to grow.  If we are going to continue to support our bishops and our clergy, and if we are going to continue to support our communities and all of the individuals who depend on the Knights of Columbus, if we are going to “Build the Domestic Church while Strengthening our Parishes”, we must continue to grow.  Hopefully these incentives will help energize your efforts.

Fraternally,

Kevin McCarthy
State Membership Director
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
Cell: (602) 684-8125
http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.org
Be the Leader of Your Domestic Church