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UPDATE - January 25, 2015
Brothers All,
I just wanted to send out a reminder to everyone that it is not too late to submit your expense forms from your PWID drive from last year. The deadline for expense reports was 12/31/2015. However  I will accept late submittals. Only 59 councils (out of 145) have returned their expense reports. It is important to get them in to me as soon as possible as the deadline for Grant requests is looming. The State officers help base their decisions for grant allocations based on donations from the councils so it is vital that we have as many (if not all) expense reports turned in prior to awarding the grants.

With that said, the grant request deadline is 1/31/15. Please contact me if any of your charities need an extension. The grant request can be scanned and emailed to me or can be sent by US mail.

I have received information from the State officers that all checks have been sent out to the councils who previously sent in their expense forms. Remember that all of the checks for St. Joes Youth Camp and any for Special Olympics will be mailed directly to the Charity with the designation in the Memo Field to direct the funds. Copies of the checks for the two organizations as well as all other checks will be mailed to the FS of the council.

All forms can be found on the state website at the following link: http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.org/p/pwid.html

I also have attached the forms for your convenience if you prefer not to use the link.

If you have any questions or concerns, as always please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I will be glad to help you.

Ken Gallagher
Knights of Columbus
AZ State Persons with Disabilities Chairman



Good Morning Brothers,
        The 2nd Annual Southern Arizona Breakfast With Champions was held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Westin La Paloma Resort.
Over 600 people were in attendance for this wonderful event, which is a vast increase from last years attendance.
Worthy State Warden Mario Vassallo, Worthy State PWID Chairman Ken Gallagher, and myself (taking the pictures) were in attendance representing the Knights of Columbus.

Attached is a picture of Mario and Ken at the photo area set up for me to take posed pictures.
I will try to get a soft copy of the program, from Miguel Quezada,  to send to you, 

Overall, it was a very successful event.

Vivat Jesus!!!

Kevin Donnelly
State Special Olympics Chairman
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
Cell: (520) 370-9041

Attached you will find all the documentation for the PWID that was presented and given to the DDs at the State Organization meeting at the end of June in Mesa. Please pass this information to your PWID chairman. If you do not have a chairman please select one as soon as possible and notify me of the chairman’s name. DD’s please distribute the PWID packets to each of your councils. If your council requires additional forms or posters let me know and I will get them to you.

In order to hold your drive at the Fry’s stores each council MUST reserve the store ahead of time. I have only heard back from a few councils with their requests. Please notify me as soon as possible which Fry’s your council would like so we can avoid any conflicts.

Councils should order their Tootsie Rolls soon. Many of you will have your drives in September so get your orders in well ahead of time. Smaller councils should consider teaming up with other councils to combine your orders and eliminate shipping costs.

In addition to you our own council’s efforts, consider having your charities submit a Grant Application.  Last year, all submitted grant applications were funded at 100% of the request.  While we cannot guarantee that again this year, we do urge you to have charities submit them. Grants are funded by the 25% state share of your fundraising.

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 PWID Program Guide

  Letter for Fry's ** Updated 9/16/2014
PWID Program Guide - ** Updated 8/4/2014
Grant Request  ** Updated 8/4/2014
Expense and Check Request  ** Updated 8/4/2014
Expense and Check Request Fillable  ** Updated 8/4/2014

Ken Gallagher
State PWID Chairman
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(520) 661-1262