Briefly, all 1st Degree members, please attend 2nd & 3rd Degree Exemplifications, usually at Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Phoenix, Tucson . . . Remain aware of the Exemplification Schedules exhibited on our Arizona State Council’s website www.azknightsofcolumbus.org
. All 2nd Degree members, look for an appropriate, scheduled 3rd Degree Exemplification. All 3rd Degree members, look for an appropriate, scheduled 4th Degree Exemplification. When you’ve found a 2nd or 3rd Degree Exemplification that you wish to attend, immediately notify our GK or Financial Secretary (FS). When you’ve found a 4th Degree Exemplification that you wish to attend, immediately notify SK Hertko, SK Taylor, SK Becker, SK Paul Barko, SK Warner, SK Boggler, or any SK that is a member of or Council and Assembly 13. Then, you will be given a FOURTH DEGREE MEMBERSHIP Form 4 to complete and sign. Your Proposer will also review, sign, and turn in the completed form to our FS. God bless!
Council #8386 in Prescott Valley has two (2) candidates looking forward to joining Our Order and our council at the next 1st. Degree, scheduled for Thursday, September 11th
at Sacred Heart Parish.
Our candidates are: Thomas Krucek and Gabriel Maldonado.
Also attending the degree will be me, Doug Becker, and our F.S, Earl Boggler.
See you then & God Bless,
The 2nd & 3rd Degree in Flagstaff has officially been rescheduled for Saturday, May 31st.
We have met our Supreme Membership Goal and have “2” more Candidates for the June, “1st. Degree” in Prescott)
Knights of Columbus Welcome New Members
On Sunday, March 9th, the members of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386 here at St. Germaine Parish hosted a District First Degree in which 6 men became members of the Knights of Columbus. Four of those men were from St. Germaine Parish and two were from Immaculate Conception Parish in Cottonwood. The officers, trustees and members of the council wish to extend a warm welcome to the following new Brother Knights to our council: James Cloughessy, Don Colozze, Jerry Porciello, and Thomas Allen.
The next 1st Degree Exemplification is scheduled for March 9th at 2:00 PM at St Germaine’s Reiser Hall. Our five (5) candidates are as follows: Jerry D. Porciello, James F. Cloughessy, Thomas R. Allen, James F. Marzano and Gabriel M. Maldonado (by the way Gabe, congratulations on your new job). Individual’s annual dues are normally $36.00; however, your prorated Dues will be $30.00. Your one-time Initiation Fee will be $25.00. Total for the evening is $55.00. We are overjoyed to have you join Council 8386.
I have recently been receiving more inquiries about membership in the Knights of Columbus and several men in the That Man Is You group have taken Form #100’s with them. “IF” we have 5 candidates for membership by the February Business Meeting, I will be proposing that we hold a 1st. Degree just prior to our regular February Council Meeting (on the 10th) rather than waiting till March 9th.
1.) We will be conducting a 1st. Degree on Monday, October 14th. at 6:30pm, immediately before our regularly scheduled council meeting in Reiser Hall!
We have two candidates anxious to join our council (William Chavez and Tim Bronowski) and our Worthy DD, Steve Byers has helped us arrange a degree so that they can be brought into the Order before the end of the month. Thanks Steve!!!!
Please join us at this special event and stay for our council meeting, which will start immediately after the degree! Your attendance will help make it a special occasion for our new members, William & Tim, and help them feel welcomed into the council!
Please plan on arriving at “6:00pm” on Monday, June 10th at Resier Hall
for our “Special” 1st. Degree & help
Welcome Deacon Bob into our Council!!!!!
Upcoming 1st. Degree
The Next 1st. Degree in Prescott is: June 10th. at Sacred Heart Parish (6:00pm / candidates at 5:30pm)
4th DEGREE: Doug Becker– Next meeting is Monday, April 15th at 5:30pm at Bon Fire Café. This is for Priest Appreciation.
- We will not wear tuxes and each Knight will pay for his own dinner.
Our council and The Order itself could not accomplish anything without its members!
Year-to-date we have taken in “5” new members this fraternal year, with two candidates with signed form #100’s awaiting the next 1st Degree here in Prescott in June. Our Supreme Goal for new members was “6”, along with “3” new insurance members. While we will achieve that goal, we have also lost a number of members due to death and a lack of interest in continuing as members. So our net gain will be in the negative numbers after those withdrawals and deaths are counted in.
My message to you is this: “Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386 is a dynamic, active and involved council here in St. Germaine Parish. We have as members Fr. Dan, Deacon Wayland, Deacon John and soon to be Deacon Bob; giving us spiritual leadership as well as strong and active officer and trustee leadership in our efforts to realize the principles of our Order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism! This past year we have been a dynamic factor in many positive activities within the parish that we should be proud of:
Youth – Seminarian BBQ
Monthly Parish Breakfasts
Columbus Day Dinner
Parish Ministry Fair
All Saint’s Day “Trunk or Treat” Program
Parish Blood Drives (2)
Tootsie Roll Drive
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
“Ladies Night Out” Soup & Salad Dinners
“Day of the Unborn” Rosary and Memorial Service in the Healing Garden (Pro-Life)
Re-initiated “Corporate Communions”
Cooking lunch for the Youth RCIA Sacrament of Reconciliation Class Retreat
Parish Clean-up Project
Cooking lunch for the Youth RCIA 1st Communion Class Retreat
Parish Easter Egg Hunt
Mother’s Day Flower Sale to support Pro-Life
I am sharing this information with you, not to brag, but to instill a sense of pride in our council and to encourage you to reach out and “INVITE” men in the parish to join us in our efforts to support our parish and our community. All you need to do is to talk with them, tell them what we do for our parish (see above), and invite them to join.
Form #100’s are available in the K of C Mailbox in the church, from your officers and trustees, and in the K of C podium kept in the mini-hall in Reiser Hall.
The Next 1st. Degree in Prescott is: June 13th. at Sacred Heart Parish (6:00pm / candidates at 5:30pm)
Our Worthy DD. Steve Byers has informed me that there is a 1st Degree being planned for Wednesday, January 23rd (6:00pm)
at the Cottonwood Council. If anyone has a candidate interested in joining the Order, please notify our Membership Co-Chairmen (Jerry Koenig & Thomas Warner) so that they can interview the candidate and make a recommendation at the next council meeting….. January 14th (6:30pm). For more information about the degree contact their GK , Dave Puzas at: firstname.lastname@example.org