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As you may be aware, and with great sadness, our worthy State Secretary Skip Hopler tendered his resignation as a State Officer, effective December 6, 2014. His “paying” job is consuming a great deal of his time and energy, with much travel in the near future. He believes he will in his job for several more years beyond his original plan. He understands the large time it requires to successfully fulfill his State Secretary position, and the increase time and energy to successfully fulfill the pending State Deputy position he may very well hold in the future. He also has his family to take care of.
Skip is a great man, with many talents. He will be sorely missed by the State Council and especially by me. We have become great friends and trusted partners serving together over the years as District Deputies, State Chairmen, and State Officers. I have asked Skip to consider remaining in the State family as a State Director or Chairman, as well as continue serving as a Ceremonialist. Of course, in his usual manner, he said yes. He will work to transition his responsibilities to the next State Secretary.
I have reviewed this with Supreme via our Worthy MPC Jose Jiménez. Supreme recommends that the State Deputy exercises Section 58 of the Supreme Charter, Constitution, and Laws of the Knights of Columbus, “Appointments to fill vacancies in any office of the State Council shall be made for the unexpired term by the State Officers. In case of any vacancy in the office of alternate to the Supreme Council, such vacancy shall be filled by the State Deputy.”
I’d like to thank the Past State Deputies (PSDs) for their kind words and support through this process. I, like them, only want to do what is best for the State and the Order. After much thought and constructive coaching from many of the PSDs, I am very pleased to announce that I installed the following worthy gentlemen into their new State Council positions, in public, on Saturday morning December 6, 2014, at the State Mid-Year Meeting:
Please welcome them in their new positions. They are currently working to transition into their new roles. I appreciate your patience with us as this may that a month or so for everyone to be up to speed on their new roles. I have the highest of confidence in these Brother Knights to serve the State and the Order to the best of their abilities.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
This year we are pleased to announce that the Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus will perform for our 3rd annual concert to benefit the Sisters in the Tucson Area.
Watch their international award-winning performance at the Baltimore Convention Center before 10,000 people on YouTube.
Our work at the Chapel for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is featured by Supreme. Read the following message.
The posting is online now. See IHM Chapel Restoration
Dear Ray (Obral); Thanks for your submission. We will include your report AND/OR photo in the next online posting of Knights in Action on Nov. 1, 2014. Your report will be viewable there for approximately one month, after which time it will be archived on the K of C website and filed for publication in the magazine at a later date. Due to the volume of reports received weekly and the limited number of pages available to us monthly in the print edition of the magazine, it will likely be several months before it appears in print. Thanks again.
Senior Editor, Columbia
Knights of Columbus Supreme Council
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510-3326
We welcome U of A Newman Center Council 16061 to our fold. This new college council was chartered on October 14. Danny Cerrito is the charter Grand Knight. They meet Sunday evenings after the 5 PM Mass at the Newman Center.
Now you can catch up on the latest news from Supreme, the Arizona Knights of Columbus, Columbia Magazine and the Arizona Fourth Degree all in one place. Just visit our News page to select the news feed.
Updated Chapter Delegate forms for fraternal year 2014-15 are available now on our forms page. They can be filled out online or printed and filled in manually. Grand Knights, please complete one of these forms for you council as soon as possible. Each council should have three delegates and three alternates. The GK is automatically the first delegate so we need two more delegates and up to three alternates. Don't forget the second page where you report your round table contacts. Email me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Tucson Chapter meets at Holy Family Catholic Church
This is at the corner of University Blvd. and Main Avenue.
For a map with directions to Holy Family Parish
The Chapter mailing address is
Chapter meetings are regularly held on the Second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the parish hall of Holy Family Church.
Parking is available behind the church. Handicapped access is available via an elevator - park in front of the church.
The Tucson Chapter was founded in 1984 through the efforts of State Deputy Roger Schumaker. With the approval of the Board of Directors, the chapter name was changed to the Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter in 2011. Judge John M. Roll was a victim of the shootings in Tucson on Jan 8, 2011. He was a member of Council 10441 and the Msgr. Don Hughes Assembly in Tucson.
The Chapter is comprised of Councils and Assemblies in the Tucson area from Green Valley to Marana. The Chapter serves the Arizona State Council and the councils of the Tucson area, raising funds for various projects.