St Gabriel the Archangel Council, 13286,
looks forwarded to hosting the
Arizona Knights of Columbus Convention
May 17-18, 2019
The location for this year's convention is the
District 1 – Prince of Peace Council 1858 in Douglas reached Level 1 with 60% of the quota. I invite Grand Knight Joe Alvarez on behalf of his Council and DD Robert Bridges to come forward to receive each a check for $50.
District 3 – Blessed John Paul II Council 15325 in Tucson reached Level 2 with 75% of the quota. I invite Grand Knight Jorge Fimbres on behalf of his Council and DD Frank Islas to come forward to receive each a check for $75.
District 14 – St. Patrick Council 12449 in Scottsdale reached Level 3 with 100% of the quota. I invite Grand Knight Fred De Vera on behalf of his Council and DD James Reynolds to come forward to receive each a check for $100.
District 18 – Fray Juan Diaz Council 1806 in Yuma reached Level 4 with 211% of the quota. I invite Grand Knight Javier Negrete on behalf of his Council and DD Albert Ustaszewski to come forward to receive each a check for $125.
District 20 – St. Joseph The Worker Council 7626 in Williams reached Level 1 with 50% of the quota. I invite Grand Knight Richard Yost on behalf of his Council and DD Paul Holbrook to come forward to receive each a check for $50.
District 26 – Sir Michael Fitzgerald Council 5221 in Florence reached Level 2 with 83% of the quota. Father John C. Borley Council 17036 in San Tan Valley reached Level 4 with 250% of the quota. I invite Grand Knights Charles Goldsmith and Gary Kluthe on behalf of their Councils and DD Dennis Sullivan to come forward. GK Charles Goldsmith will receive a check for $75, GK Garry Kluthe for $125 and DD Dennis Sullivan for $200.
District 28 – Bishop Granjon Council 4339 in Phoenix reached Level 1 with 50% of the quota. Santo Toribio Romo Council 14804 in Cashion reached Level 4 with 225% of the quota. I invite Grand Knights Edward Mattina and Jorge Rivas on behalf of their Councils and DD Gonzalo Ortiz to come forward. GK Edward Mattina will receive a check for $50, GK Jorge Rivas for $125 and DD Dennis Sullivan for $175.
District 30 – St. Maria Goretti Council 11007 in Scottsdale reached Level 1 with 60% of the quota. I invite Grand Knight Brian Sullivan on behalf of his Council and SW Kevin McCarthy to come forward to receive each a check for $50.
District 32 – St. Thomas The Apostle Council 9287 in Phoenix reached Level 2 with 75% of the quota. I invite Grand Knight Phil Maschue on behalf of his Council and DD John Martin to come forward to receive each a check for $75.
December Membership Challenge
All Saints Council 9485 in Mesa recruited 2 members, Winslow Council 9801 and Fr. Bach – Brother Angel de Santa Cruz Council 14139 each recruited 1 member. I invite Grand Knights Steve Tellez, Aaron Neill and Luis Castillo to come forward and receive their checks on behalf of your Councils.
This award is given to the recruiter with the highest number of new members recruited from July 1 2018 to April 30 2019. The top recruiter and his wife receive a two-night stay at this Hotel, paid Convention Registration, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, and a check for $150.
The Top Arizona Star Recruiter for the 2018-2019 Fraternal Year, with 18 new members recruited, is DD ALBERT USTASZEWSKI of St. John Neumann Council 8305 in Yuma
Star Recruiter Council
This award is given to the Council with the highest percentage of Membership Growth from July 1 2018 till April 30 2019. The Grand Knight of the winning Council and his wife receive a two-night stay at this Hotel, paid Convention Registration, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner.
The top Arizona Star Recruiter Council for the 2018-2019 Fraternal Year, with 450% of the Membership Growth Quota, is Father John C. Borley Council 17036 in San Tan Valley. Grand Knight Gary Kluthe please come forward to receive the award on behalf of your Council.
NAVARRETE VOCATIONS PROGRAM AWARD
Bishop Salponite Council 4584, Sierra Vista
FAITH SERVICE PROGRAM AWARD
Our Lady of the Rosary Council 13272, Oro Valley
FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAM AWARD
St. Joan of Arc Council 14357, Phoenix
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM AWARD
St. Pius X Council 10762, Tucson
LIFE SERVICE PROGRAM AWARD
Corpus Christi Council 10062, Phoenix
OUR 17,000TH MEMBER IN THE ARIZONA JURISDICTION MATTHEW CRUCITT AND HIS GUEST
MRS VERONICA “RONNIE” TOBIN, WIFE OF THE LATE FORMER VICE SUPREME MASTER & PSD JOHN TOBIN AND 12 MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY
COUNCIL OF THE YEAR
Our Lady of the Mountains Council 10799
FAMILY OF THE YEAR
Lawrence & Yuko Ornellas
St. John Neumann Council 8305
DISTRICT DEPUTY OF THE YEAR
DD #13 Joseph Shanks
GRAND KNIGHT OF THE YEAR
GK Richard Windsor – Holy Spirit Council 11999 in Tempe , AZ
REV. JOSEPH GILLESPIE MEMORIAL CHAPLAIN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Monsignor Al Schifano Deacon Rafael Longpre Council 10441 Tucson AZ
KNIGHT OF THE YEAR (2018-19)
FDD Danny Haywood Fray Francisco Graces Council 3855 – Glendale
Worthy Grand Knights,
The State Deputy and the Convention Hosts have planned an exciting and uplifting Ladies Luncheon event.
We request that you encourage your Delegates and other Convention attendees to register their wives and other ladies to attend this Special Ladies Luncheon.
The Ladies’ Luncheon will kick-off with Wine Reception Social at 11:00 A.M. followed by the 11:30 Luncheon.
Our featured speaker and author, Brittany Ehrick, is an inspirational life coach who specializes in helping women through life’s hardships and difficulties. She helps women find the good in these difficult times because she firmly believes that “Everything is a Choice.” Get ready for a wonderful, interactive, and very uplifting experience!
As part of the Ladies Luncheon, the ladies have selected Maggie’s Place for our charity outreach. Maggie’s Place is a local community of seven hospitality homes for pregnant and parenting women in need. Maggie’s Place will provide a short overview of their efforts to support these young ladies in need during the luncheon. (See Attachment)
We are soliciting donations, both new and slightly used, for Maggie’s Place at the luncheon. We have attached a list of needed items (below) that will greatly help Maggie’s Place.
We are also trying to make this luncheon fun. There will be 50/50 drawing and raffle for the gift baskets. It would be GREAT if your Council’s Ladies could donate a Gift Basket to raffle. If you bring an item to donate to Maggie’s Place, you will receive an extra raffle ticket. And, the proceeds of the 50/50 Raffle Ticket sales will be donated to Maggie’s Place.
We look forward to a truly inspiring and uplifting afternoon. Additional information is on the Registration Website azkofcstateconvention.org
Convention Events Chairman
Convention Co Chair