Knights of Columbus

Arkansas State Council
November 2012
STATE DEPUTY REPORT
MICHAEL KIEFFER
Arkansas is 14th of the 73 jurisdictions in membership gains. We have the following councils to thank for this outstanding rating: 00996, Fort Smith; 02443, Pocahontas; 04147, Wynne; 06419, Hot Springs; 06609, Fayetteville; 07258, Mena; 11604, Jacksonville; 14609, Rogers. Each of these councils has recruited at least one new member per month. The State Officers and I have personally presented the nine Star Council Awards and one Double Star Award this past month. Really the best part of the job of being a State Officer is to go to a council and tell them what a great job they are doing and give them an award. The “Just Ask” Charity Campaign is ongoing. This campaign provides funds for most all of or charity donations we make in the Diocese. If you have not already done so please send your donations to John Hertzog, Fund Raising Chairman. The Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Campaign is also on going. Send your forms and checks to the State Secretary, so he and the State Treasurer can return state checks to you for presentation. Our Lady of Guadalupe is traveling the state. Be sure you support this program fully. I would like to thank those councils participating in the Silver Rose Run and the Knights on Bikes as well for helping in its movement. Check the website, arkofc.org, EVENTS and look at the CALENDAR or PHOTO GALLERY. We have pictures of the dedications of our latest ultra sound purchase in NW Arkansas and the New Chapel at the Formation House. We have 2nd and 3rd Degrees in Fayetteville on November 4th and in Hot Springs on December 2nd. Call Joe Beffa in Fayetteville at 314-497-8892, jobeffa@aol.com or Newton White in Hot Springs at 501-622-0191, nwhite@isiequip.com to get your candidates signed up. Councils with candidates need to send along a check for $10.00 per candidate to the host council. A charge of $5.00 for non-candidate Knights will cover the provided meal. This year’s State Mid-Year Meeting will be held in Morrilton on 5th and 6th January 2013. Please mark your calendars. More information will follow next month.

Vivat Jesu

Michael Kieffer State Deputy

STATE CHAPLAIN
FR. BILL ELSER
As we enter the month of "All Saints" and "All Souls" I can't help but consider a modern day saint who was doing ministry for the Lord during at least some of our lifetimes. It is St. Padre Pio. For those who know little about him, he was a Capuchin Monk who lived his life in Italy. He was the first priest ever in the Church to have the stigmata (the five wounds of Jesus) for 50 years, during which he suffered greatly from their continual bleeding. He considered it a privilege to suffer with the Lord for the sake of others. He was known to have the gift of bi-location, and was greatly sought after as a confessor by those who needed God's mercy, hope, and peace through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Most of all, St. Padre Pio was known (and continues to be known) and loved as a great intercessor before the throne of God. Many requests for his intercession have brought countless blessings and even miracles for some who were the subject of his intercession. I hope and pray that we all remember to ask the saints like Padre Pio for help and support as we seek to walk the way of Christ and follow his teachings. The saints were wonderful men and women of faith who can be great role models for us as we participate in this "Year of Faith". (As a side note, I invite any of my brother Knights and wives to join me on a pilgrimage to the places where St. Padre Pio was born and where he did his ministry of Mass, the sacraments and counseling. We are going through Regina Tours on April 10-16 2013. For more information and/or to get a registration form, e-mail me with your address--my e-mail is frbillelser@gmail.com or call me at 501-209-2502).

Vivat Jesu
Father Bill Elser State Chaplain

VOCATIONS DIRECTOR
PETER MCNULTY
Worthy Grand Knights, Faithful Navigators, District Deputies, and All Brother Knights Family matters prevented an input to the newsletter last month – I will try to make up for it this month. The first change from my last letter is: there will be a new priest added to our Diocese some time in 2013. Mr. George Sanders will be Ordained. No date is set at this time. A second note of good news is: Stephen Gadberry is now assigned to study at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Please pray for him during his time there (approximately 3 years) e mails – cards – letters are a good ways to encourage him. His address: Pontifical North American College 00120 Vatican City State Europe E mail: sjgadberry@gmail.com

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The ”House of Formation”, which was recently dedicated, now has five Seminarians and four Discerners lodged there. This program, envisioned by Msgr. Friend and now in operation, provides a considerable savings in the costly education of these young men. We, The Diocese of Little Rock, have: 16 seminarians studying at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana 4 at Holy Trinity Seminary in Texas 2 at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC 3 at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Wisconsin 1 at St. Joseph Seminary in Louisiana 1 at Seminaro de Monterrey in Mexico As you can all see, we have young men, future priests for our Diocese studying at many different places. Our prayer for each of them is important to encourage each of them to the fulfillment of their calling by God to be a servant of and for the people of Arkansas. Just a little side note: Patrick and Joseph Friend, new seminarians, are the nephews of Msgr. Friend and John Taylor, a discerner, is the nephew of Bishop Taylor. God bless you all and have a blessed Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for!

Vivat Jesu
Peter McNulty Vocations Director

CAMPAIGN FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES TOOTSIE ROLL DRIVE
MIKE ROSE
Dear Fellow Knights If you have not received or need more information on the Campaign for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, CPID, please call me at 501-749-3315 or email me at roseman2011595793@yahoo.com. A little about myself, my wife and I moved from Minnesota in 2009. We have since lived in Little Rock, Sherwood and finally settled in North Little Rock. As Chancellor for Council 06253, working with Assembly 2054, and now chairing the CPID, Knights of Columbus keeps me busy. Yes, it’s a little hard work, but this is an important program. We should all be proud of the work we do for the disabled in Arkansas. Arkansas Knights have a long and most appreciated history in helping Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Please get your checks and paperwork into the State Secretary as soon as possible. Sincerely,

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Mike Rose, Chairman Campaign for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Email: roseman2011595793@yahoo.com Cell Phone: 501-749-3315

MEMBERSHIP REPORT
MICHAEL (MIKE) WILLS

ONE MEMBER PER COUNCIL PER MONTH
One New Member per Council Officer Congratulations to the following Councils for achieving their new membership goals: Council 07285............Mena ...........................................................................140% Council 14609............Rogers ...........................................................................125% Listed below is the current standing, as of October 14th, as reported from Supreme. I know you have additional new members that haven’t been added. Make your adjustment as needed. Based on a percentage glide path you should be at a minimum 33% of your recruiting goal by the end of October, 42% for November and 50% for December. Currently there are only 10 Councils at or above 33%: Pocahontas, El Dorado, Mena, Horseshoe Bend, Jacksonville, Siloam Springs, Rogers, Fort Smith 14774, Wynne, and Fayetteville 06609. There should be an increase in membership when the results of the October Church Drives have been assessed. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMBERSHIP PROGRESS REPORT Jurisdiction: Arkansas MEMBERSHIP
QUOTA COUNCIL DISTRICT LOCATION
MEMBERSHIP 7/1

THIS MONTH GAIN LOSS NET

YEAR TO DATE GAIN LOSS NET

PERCENT

Arkansas 00812 00996 01153 01702 01713 01770 02443 02650 02780 02857 03383 03787 001 009 003 002 002 011 002 004 003 002 003 014 Little Rock Fort Smith Pine Bluff Jonesboro Paragould Helena Pocahontas Texarkana Stuttgart Blytheville Lake Village Paris

7267 187 461 99 215 70 56 183 105 66 61 65 229 11 29 6 14 5 4 11 7 4 4 4 16

5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

80 3 5 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0

12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

68 3 5 0 0 -1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 27.27 17.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 72.73 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

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03998 04143 04147 04538 05099 05209 05725 05804 06140 06253 06398 06419 06454 06609 06615 06680 06814 06834 06942 06969 07258 07353 07783 07787 08410 08815 09396 09514 09777 10167 10208 10493 10908 11097 11294 11604 11908 12082 12458 12473 12778 12875 13829 14010 14609 14619 14774 15453

003 008 011 012 004 008 014 011 007 013 008 010 006 012 001 008 011 006
Unassigned

005 010 005 002 012 005 007 010 006 009 001 010 005 008 013 007 013 010 012 006 004 007 014 006 014 006 014 009 009

Slovak Conway Wynne Tontitown El Dorado Morrilton Clarksville West Memphis Batesville North Little Rock Russellville Hot Springs Eureka Springs Fayetteville Little Rock New Dixie Brinkley Rogers Arkadelphia Cherokee Village Mena Mountain Home State University Fayetteville Harrison Fairfield Bay Benton Bella Vista Van Buren Little Rock Hot Springs Village Horseshoe Bend St Vincent Marche Searcy Jacksonville Dequeen Springdale Bentonville Camden Heber Springs Charleston Siloam Springs Altus Rogers Scranton Fort Smith Fort Smith

115 543 114 117 81 258 106 82 46 242 205 199 30 161 93 103 24 153 0 69 78 210 30 75 78 48 71 193 108 150 302 32 110 115 65 166 31 130 153 60 48 142 49 65 62 95 33 30

8 35 8 8 6 18 7 5 3 16 14 13 5 11 6 7 11 10 0 5 5 14 5 5 5 3 5 13 8 10 21 3 8 8 4 11 3 9 11 4 3 10 3 5 4 7 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 1 2 0 3 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 2 0

0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 4 0 3 -2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 1 2 0 -3 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 2 0

0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 14.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15.38 0.00 54.55 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 28.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.08 12.50 20.00 9.52 33.33 25.00 0.00 0.00 63.64 0.00 0.00 18.18 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.33 20.00 125.00 14.29 66.67 0.00

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Retention is a key to success for membership. When you drop a member you then have to recruit a new member to make your goal so it is important to have good retention committee. I know that you can’t save everyone but find out there objections and try to resolve their issue. Council Officers should be leading by example and have recruited/our recruiting one new member. The Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Drive is an excellent tool for your Council to gain visibility and at the same times lets your Parrish see the good work that you do. Let everyone in church know that you are a Knight by wearing your Knight’s shirt your name tag to church. Visibility increases interest. OWNERSHIP: When you recruit a new member it is important that you take ownership of him. Be a mentor; take him to the 2nd and 3rd Degree’s. Get him involved in activities. Everyone can’t do everything but we can do some. Involvement of members keeps the Council growing. Here are some ideas for the coming months that might help your recruiting: Continuous: Officers Challenge - Recruit one new member November: Charity Challenge – Invite potential members to help with your charitable activities. Christ the King Corporate Communion 24th and 25th November is an event that bring together council and/or parish families to celebrate the Eucharist and share time and a meal together. Let’s make this happen because this is an Order wide event. December: Keep Christ in Christmas. Recruit a new Knight before Christmas. Invite prospects to your Christmas celebrations. You should be at a minimum of 50% of your yearly recruiting goal. Start planning for the 2nd half of the year. January: Review the last 6 months and fine tune the remaining year for recruitment. Young Adult Challenge; invite potential young adults to an event so that they can see the work the council accomplishes. Promote Venerable Michael J McGivney Membership Campaign. Michael (Mike) Wills State Membership Director michaelwills@suddenlink.net

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PROLIFE COUPLE
JIM AND PATRICIA GOODSON
This is why we do what we do. Thank You God! God created Babies - Just ask Him! Jim & Patricia Goodson Pro Life Couple Knights of Columbus State Council 501-226-5312 jim.patricia@suddenlink.net Hello fellow prayer volunteers, Today is Day 20 of the 40 Days of Prayer to End Abortion Campaign and much has been happening. Nationally, the campaign reported 198 lives saved to date and there have been 7 babies saved in Little Rock that we know of, because you were praying on the sidewalk at the abortion facility. Whether it was one person or a dozen, we know all things begin with prayer and God has turned those hearts around so children will live. Thank you for having the courage to take a public stand for the lives of the most innocent. We have also noted the abortion clinic has closed two of the Saturdays, which is unusual because that is one of the busiest days for abortions, especially for girls coming from surrounding states. If you spent one hour in prayer, please consider coming out again during the next 20 days; too much is at stake. #4 Office Park Drive is a modern day Calvary for the innocents entering in the safety of their mother’s womb, only to be brutally denied their right to life. Bring your pastors and friends to pray, and if your church is not yet involved, there is still time. Contact me (231-8202) or Marsha Boss (960-5051) to let us know your group will be coming. Also, if you believe God is calling you to do more for the unborn, please join the on-going prayer team to continue this ministry after the campaign ends. Many blessings for your participation and prayers. Only when God is satisfied that enough of us are praying, will He end the tragedy of abortion. For their lives, Mary Pate, LR 40 Days for life Coordinator Precision Print Solutions 6200 Murray Street Little Rock, Arkansas 72209 501-687-2222 mary@precisionprintsolutions.com Jim & Patricia Goodson, ProLife Couple Knights of Columbus Arkansas State Council 501-226-5312
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LIFE CHAIN
FRANCISCO OLGUIN STATE ADVOCATE
Worthy Brothers, Since my election as State Advocate my services have not required by any council in the state. I am at your service should you have a question regarding the legality of any projects you intend undertaking. On October 7, 2012, I attended The Life Chain at St. Mary's in Siloam Springs with Father Salvador Marcos Muñoz and the participation of over 200 men, women and children in silent protest of abortion. It was a very moving experience. Many Knights and their families stood out in the cold blistery weather in support of Life Chain. Please call on me if the need arises. VIVAT JESUS! Francisco Olguin State Advocate

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"JUST ASK" FUND RAISER
COUNCILS AND ASSEMBLIES JOHN HERTZOG
To date I have only received donations from 5 Councils/Assemblies for the "Just Ask" campaign. We need your help to pay for the $2,800 Printing and Mailing cost to our 7000+ membership. Thank you and God Bless-John Hertzog 501-454-0945 Send your check to: John Hertzog 120 Windwood Heights Ln Cabot, AR 72023 501-454-0945

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PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
OZRO N BARCLAY, CHAIRMAN, PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
The purpose of the fund for Pennies From Heaven is for the Councils, once they have been notified of an individual or family who are suffering from a sudden unexpected loss due to many causes such as an accident, fire, tornado, illness, loss of employment, etc., to request a grant of up to $300 for the individual or father / mother to help them find shelter, food, clothing, pay due bills, or other necessities of life, A system has been in place for a number of years that permits us to respond within the day that the request is received or at the latest within a day or two at the latest. The way it has been working is for the Grand Knight or his representative to e-mail the Pennies From Heaven chairman with as much complete details as possible. These details will include names of the individual or family, the cause for the request, such as length of unemployment, total loss of home due to fire or storm, member of the family suffered a severe accident or illness that placed him or the family in a financial burden, etc. Also include the name and address of the grand knight to whom the check is to be sent for presentation to the individual or family. Once the chairman of the Pennies From Heaven receives the e-mail, he will review it and if any needed information is not included, he will call the sender by phone and discuss the request. Once he is able to make a determination of any amount to be granted, he will forward the e-mail to the State Deputy for his approval. If this approval is not received within a reasonable amount of time, a phone call is made to him for his verbal approval of the request. A letter of approval is then typed and e-mailed to the State Secretary with copies to the State Treasurer, the State Deputy and the Grand Knight of the council. This letter informs that a voucher is to be sent to the State Treasurer for him to write a check in the approved amount and that the check is to be mailed to the Grand Knight for presentation. If it is determined that a special rush is needed, the letter will also request it. Recently it was determined that instead of using our approved system as above, some have been using a typed letter which then adds three or four days delay in the receipt of the request. Sometimes delays are unavoidable, but it is my desire to react to your request as fast as possible so that the party needing the money gets it in hand as soon as he or the family needs it. Ozro N Barclay, Chairman, Pennies From Heaven E-mail: ob524@suddenlink.net

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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
CALVIN WEBB
Each one of us has a voice in shaping the world around us; as members of the Knights of Columbus we must make our voices heard. We need to do more than give up in despair over what is wrong, instead; we need to make a difference, One Person, One council at a time. Our communities offer limitless opportunity for action that can be seen, felt and judged for its true worth. Look for something that’s needed and workable in your community and get involved. With the Christmas and winter season fast approaching there will be lots of opportunities to help in the community such as conducting a canned food drive to restock a local food pantry. Voting; Catholic citizens have the opportunity to contribute to the civic life of their country and their communities by voting for candidates who will support policies that are consistent with Catholic values. Knights of Columbus should vote and should encourage/assist other members of their families, parishes, and communities to vote. Calvin Webb Community Activities Director calvin_webb@att.net

STATE CHURCH DIRECTOR REPORT
ROY ANDERLE
The September Retreat at Subiaco was well attended. 24 Knights/wives attended this retreat.Fr. Bill Elser (State Chaplin) was the retreat director. Everyone enjoyed the Peace and Prayers of this retreat. The February 2013 retreat at Subiaco is February 8-10, 2013 Fr. Elijah O.S.B. will be the retreat director. This retreat is full, but please, sign up if you wish to attend, on standby; you will be on the list, the sooner the better. Contact Information and registration Roy Anderle State Church Director rcanderle@localnet.com 479-3494-4519

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SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE CEREMONIALS
GREGORY L. BALTZ CHAIRMAN CEREMONIALS
We have two second and third degree ceremonials scheduled for the remainder of this calendar year. The first is November 4th in Fayetteville hosted by District Deputy Mike Young (479-381-5250). The second is December 2nd in Hot Springs hosted by District Deputy Roy Anderle (479-243-3643). Each degree will begin at 12:00 noon with registration. Pease make every effort to bring your candidates to these ceremonials. Fraternally, Gregory L. Baltz Chairman Ceremonials

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SILVER ROSE PROGRAM
FRANCISCO OLGUIN STATE ADVOCATE
Brothers, Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Program in Arkansas is about to finish. Arkansas will transfer to Texas at Texarkana on Sunday November 4th, 2012. Francisco Olguin State Advocate 479-238-5483 - Home 479-228-1498 – Cell

DECEMBER 2012 NEWSLETTER DEADLINE Please send your newsletter reports, articles, messages and photos to John Hollender, Newsletter Editor, by Thursday, November 15, 2012, for the December 2012 Newsletter. Please e-mail your report, article, message, and/or photos to johnh911@conwaycorp.net.

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Reports Due
FORM ......... REPORT ..........................................................................................................................................................................................DUE BY 185 .............. REPORT OF OFFICERS CHOSEN FOR TERM JULY 1-JUNE 30 ...................................................................................................... 1-Jul 365 .............. SERVICE PROGRAM PERSONNEL REPORT FOR THE TERM JULY 1-JUNE 30 ...........................................................................1-Aug 1295-1......... SEMIANNUAL COUNCIL AUDIT REPORT .......................................................................................................................................15-Aug SC-KIT ........ SOCCER CHALLENGE KIT ORDER FORM ......................................................................................................................................15-Aug 2629 ............ NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ROUND TABLE COORDINATOR ..................................................................................................1-Sep SA-KIT ....... SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS POSTER CONTEST KIT ORDER FORM .................................................................................1-Sep CR............... OFFICIAL ORDER FORM FOR RECORDED COLUMBUS DAY PROGRAM ...................................................................................15-Sep FT-KIT ........ FREE THROW COUNCIL COMPETITION KIT ORDER FORM ..........................................................................................................1-Nov 4567 ............ SOCCER CHALLENGE PARTICIPATION REPORT FORM ................................................................................................................1-Dec FT- 1 .......... FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPATION REPORT .......................................................................................................... 31-Jan 4584 ............ PARTNERSHIP PROFILE REPORT WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS .................................................................................................... 31-Jan 1728 ............ INDIVIDUAL MEMBER WORKSHEET ANNUAL SURVEY OF FRATERNAL ACTIVITY REPORT ................................................. 31-Jan 4001 ............ SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS POSTER CONTEST PARTICIPATION FORM ....................................................................... 31-Jan 1295-2......... SEMIANNUAL COUNCIL AUDIT REPORT ....................................................................................................................................... 15-Feb SP-7 ........... COLUMBIAN AWARD APPLICATION ............................................................................................................................................... 30-Jun 2630 ............ ANNUAL REPORT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ROUND TABLE ....................................................................................................... 30-Jun 2863 ............ RSVP REFUND/PLAQUE APPLICATION .......................................................................................................................................... 30-Jun 1728A ........ SURVEY OF FRATERNAL ACTIVITY INDIVIDUAL MEMBER WORKSHEET ........................................................................ AS NEEDED 1598 ............ FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP SCORE SHEET .................................................................................................................. AS NEEDED 1831 ............ RELIEF FROM COUNCIL DUES AND PER CAPITA TAXES .................................................................................................. AS NEEDED 1993A ......... FAMILY OF THE MONTH GENERIC REPORT FORM ............................................................................................................ AS NEEDED 2935 ............ COLUMBIAN SQUIRES INQUIRY KIT ORDER FORM ........................................................................................................... AS NEEDED 4348 ............ YOUTH LEADER ...................................................................................................................................................................... AS NEEDED 4371 ............ FATHER PRIOR ....................................................................................................................................................................... AS NEEDED 532 .............. REQUISITION FOR FIRST DEGREE CEREMONIALS ........................................................................................................... AS NEEDED EA-Kit.......... ESSAY CONTEST KIT ORDER FORM ................................................................................................................................... AS NEEDED STSP ......... STATE COUNCIL SERVICE PROGRAM AWARDS ENTRY FORM ...................................................................................... AS NEEDED

State Website: arkofc.org Correspondence:
State Knights of Columbus Business: Michael Kieffer, State Deputy 3 Valewood Cove Jacksonville, AR 72076-9284 Home: 501-834-8035 Cell: 501-951-2768 Business: 501-324-6248 Email: kiefferkc1@gmail.com Newsletter only: John Hollender, Newsletter Editor P O Box 2156 Conway, AR 72033-2156 Home: 501-327-8734 Cell: 501-269-0524 E-mail: johnh911@conwaycorp.net

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