Knights of Columbus

St. Patrick Council 12449

Scottsdale Arizona


Star Council 2019, 2018, 2007

AZ Council of the Year 2018

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kofc12449@gmail.com

St. Patrick Catholic Community 10815 N 84th Street, Scottsdale AZ 85260

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2019 - 2020 KofC Officers


Grand Knight - SK Fred De Vera

Chaplain - Dcn SK Jim Hostutler

Deputy Grand Knight - Damien Meyer

Financial Secretary - SK Nick Cavolo

Treasurer - SK Ron Cacini

Recorder - SK Wayne Barker

Chancellor - SK Tony Szostak

Advocate - SK Joe Dyer

Warden - Ron Meyers

Inside Guard - SK Joe Fritz

Outside Guard - SK Nick Gordy

Lecturer - Dcn SK Lou Cornille

Trustee - SK Bill Pedene

Trustee - SK Rob Mastro

Trustee - SK Joe Terracciano

Trustee Emeritus - Frank Gulino




The Grand Knight's Message.....

May, 2020

Much has happened and didn't happen because of CoVid-19.

As we all all aware, we had to cancel our St Patrick's Day Weekend parish Dinner and Picnic the weekend of 3/14, 3/15. Sat and Sun Masses were later cancelled and all of a sudden most of us knew how to conduct or join a Zoom Online Virtual Meeting.

Since then our Council has held two Officer's Meetings, and one Council meeting on Zoom.

We now have an initial Slate of Officer Nominations for the upcoming 2020-2021 Fraternal Year. Nominations are open for all Officer Positions except for Chaplain and Financial Secretary. There is a page with the current nominations. The nominations will continue until the next Council meeting which is planned for Tue, Jun 2nd starting at 6:00pm. I will plan to send invitations for a Zoom Council meeting. At that time our Nomination Chairman, Bob Julien will ask for any other nominations for each of the positions and when all nominations are completed, the nominations will be close and voting for each office will begin. In the event that there is more than one nomination for any of the elected positions, there will be an online vote via the chat room sent directly to Bob Julien who will then count the vote and confer with the other voting official and that position will be awarded to the winning nominee.

We are asking for any member who wishes to contribute to the annual water drive to please go to the parish link https://stpatcc.weshareonline.org/ and make your contribution. If you can spare more, please feel free to contribute to any of the contribution drives. Our parish is in need of help since the weekly collections have been diminished because of the CoVid-19 crisis !!

On the books is a "Welcome Back" pasta dinner for the parishioners in the upcoming fall....after the "air is cleared" and hopefully we can get back to a normal and safe environment.

This past Saturday, May 16th the State KofC Convention was held telephonically and the election of state officers was held. I will say that the program was well performed and easy to follow.

There was a combined CUF (Charity, Unity and Fraternity) exemplification that was held online on April 16th. That evening our newest member, William Noll, Pete Noll's son (18 yrs old) was elevated through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree knighthood. Also, Brother's Scott Bagshaw and Tony Ricci became 2nd and 3rd degree knights !!

There will be additional online CUF's upcoming...if you know of any eligible Catholic men who are interested, have them contact me for more information - kofc12449@gmail.com.

Lastly, our 4th Degree Honor Guard will take part in the May 25th Memorial Day Celebration in front of the Scottsdale Civic Plaza. This event is not open to the public but will be live-streamed on Facebook starting at 9:00 am that morning. Yours truly will give the eulogy on behalf of the KofC. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW IT ON FACEBOOK LIVE - http://www.facebook.com/post44scottsdale. I look forward to seeing all of you and your families soon. STAY WELL AND STAY SAFE.

We look forward to helping our parish, our church leaders, our fellow parishioners, our community and ourselves !!

Vivat Jesus !!

Fred De Vera - Grand Knight