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Knights of Columbus
Arkansas State Council
June 2013
STATE DEPUTIES REPORT
MICHAEL KIEFFER
STATE DEPUTY
June Newsletter:
First of all, thank you all who attended the 105th Annual State Convention in Jonesboro. We had a very
productive meeting and a wonderful awards Banquet. A big thanks goes out to District 2 and Jonesboro
Council for a job well done planning and carrying out the convention. Much work was done to make the
convention a big success.
Then thank you for having enough faith in me to reelect me for a second term. I can promise you we will be
even more successful in the coming year, and I will do my best to serve the Knights of Arkansas.
Congratulations go out to our annual award winners:
State Program Award Winners:
Church ....................................................................................... Council 10208, Hot Springs Village
Community.............................................................................................. Council 09514, Bella Vista
Council...................................................................................................... Council 05209, Morrilton
Family .................................................................................................... Council 11604, Jacksonville
Culture of Life........................................................................................ Council 06419, Hot Springs
Youth ...................................................................................................... Council 06419, Russellville
Other Award Winners:
Pennies from Heaven, Most Donated..................................................... Council 10908, St Vincent
Just Ask Campaign Large Council .............................................. Council 10208, Hot Springs Village
Just Ask Campaign Small Council ............................................................... Council 08410, Harrison
Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Largest Donation ........... Council 10208, Hot Springs Village
Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Largest Donation Per Capita ............... Council 07258, Mena
Small Council of the Year ................................................................................ Council 14010, Altus
Large Council of the Year ....................................................................... Council 06419, Hot Springs
District Deputy of the Year ....................................................................LeRoy Anderle, District Ten
Knight of the Year – Michael W. Bowman ................................................. Council 14619, Scranton
Family of the Year – Carl J. Seim Family .................................................Council 11604 Jacksonville
The awards committee found the decisions very challenging, as there were so many good submissions sent in.
Keep up the good work Arkansas.

CHRISTOPHER FUND
In connection with Arkansas’ participation in the benefits of the Christopher Fund, State Deputy, Mike Kieffer
presented checks to Bishop Taylor, Marianne Linane and Chuck Ashburn for the Diocese of Little Rock. Checks
for the Diocese were made out to Respect Life, Religious Education, Catholic Youth Ministry and Catholic
Campus Ministry. Another check was presented to Brother Francis Kirchner, for Coury House at Subiaco.
Checks will be presented to the Monastery of Marylake and the Carmelite Monastery. Each check was for
$2,749.73.

L-R State Deputy, Michael Kieffer, presenting check to Bishop Anthony
Taylor, Marianne Linane, and Chuck Ashburn for the Diocese of Little Rock

L-R State Deputy Michael Kieffer presents check to Brother Francis Kirchner,
for Coury House at Subiaco.

These checks reflect the benefits of the Supreme Council match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis to maximum of
$5.00 per member, to the funds contributed by the State Council.
Arkansas Knights of Columbus – making a difference.
Lastly please note the dates that reports are due toward the end of this newsletter. Our biggest down fall is
not getting reports in on time. Please go to www.kofc.org to get your forms and get them in on time. Thank
you

Vivat Jesu
Michael Kieffer
State Deputy
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STATE CHAPLAIN
FATHER BILL ELSER
The month of June begins almost immediately (June 2) with the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of
the Lord (previously known as Corpus Christi Sunday). As I was working with our music leader to choose songs
for Mass for this solemnity, I came across an interesting article that talked about fairly recent Eucharistic songs
which fail to give proper attention to our belief in the real presence of Jesus in Holy Communion. In such
limited space, I can't go into detail, however let me say that I applaud the use of some "oldies but goody"
songs like "O Sacrament Most Holy" and "Pange Lingua" which speak of our belief as Catholics that Jesus is
truly present body and blood, soul and divinity in Holy Communion. I must say that I was impressed at the
Masses that were celebrated at the Knight's of Columbus State Convention in April where I saw a reverence
and respect for Jesus, present in the Holy Eucharist, especially during the time of reception of Communion. I
pray that all of us, at every Mass that we are privileged to participate in, will stand in reverence and awe
before the Lord and let this food from heaven truly inspire and strengthen us in our journey to the eternal
banquet feast in heaven. "O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving, be every
moment thine."

VOCATIONS & RSVP CHAIRMAN
PETER J. MCNULTY
Worthy State Deputy, Officers, and Brother Knights all
The Vocation and RSVP report for 2012 is good. I feel it could be better, if we could get more Councils and
Assemblies to participate. However, after reviewing the report Supreme sent me, I must report our 2012
RSVP support was very good compared to the states that have far greater Catholic populations.
Our Diocesan Vocations team of Msgr. Scott Friend, and Father Pohlmeier, assisted by Msgr. Oswald and
Father Ruben Quenteras have been very successful in recruiting some very fine young men. In talking with our
Bishop, his remarks were about the support and enthusiasm of all the priests in the Diocese for the strong
success of a very large percentage of ordinations vs. the number of candidates for the priesthood.
We have, at present, 35 seminarians and 2 discerners. Msgr. Friend has always said that his goal was to have
40 seminarians studying for our Diocese. I expect that he will make that goal this year. These men are at a
number of seminaries and some are under studies at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Those at UALR
are studying language and philosophy. They are residing at our newly constructed “House of Formation”
located near Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Little Rock. You can read more about that on the Diocesan
and Knights of Columbus Web sites. There are: at St. Meinrad, IN, 14; Pontifical North American College in
Rome 1; St. Joseph, LA, 1; Holy Trinity, TX, 3; Sacred Heart School of Theology, WI, 3; Catholic University of
America DC, 2; Senuario Major, Mexico 1; and 2 are in their Pastoral year, and at the house of Formation,
there are 7 seminarians and 2 Discerners. All of this portends a continuous addition of priests for our Diocese
through 2020 and beyond. There are also 4 seminarians studying for various Orders and another Diocese
being supported by several councils. Our State, through our Councils and Assemblies, has given a total of 61
RSVP awards in 2012/2013 this amounts to $30,500.00 dollars.
Thus far, this year, Bishop Taylor has Ordained to a Transitional Deacon, who will be Ordained to the
Priesthood in August of this year, George Sanders, who was a former priest from another faith. He will Ordain

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3 more seminarians, 2 in May and 1 in June. They will be Ordained to the priesthood in 2014. There will be a
late Ordination to Transitional Deacon, December 14, 2013 , our oldest seminarian Jack Sidler, Sr., who
entered the seminary on his 67th birthday and he will also be Ordained to the Priesthood in 2014.
Thank you to all the Councils and Assemblies who participate in the RSVP program. Thank you all for your
continued support of our Priests and soon to be priests. God bless you all and please pray for our Seminarians
daily.
.
Vivat Jesu
Peter J. McNulty
State Vocations and RSVP Chairman

ARKANSAS SPECIAL OLYMPICS
DUB GREEN
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STATE CHAIRMAN - ARKANSAS SPECIAL OLYMPICS

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES 2013
May 23-25 saw the Games begin on a very high note. There were approximately 3,000 special athletes who
participated this year, plus a great number of sponsors, chaperones, and volunteers. Everyone was extremely
grateful for the beautiful weather.
The Opening Ceremonies began Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30 PM. Athletes from 17 areas of Arkansas were led
into the Harding University stadium by twelve 4th Degree Honor Guards, consisting of 4 from Mountain
Home Assembly 2060, 5 from Hot Springs Village Assembly 2316, and 3 from Heber Springs Assembly
2919. The Honor Guard was well-regimented and did an outstanding and impressive job presenting the
Colors.
The Knights of Columbus Olympic Town was very successful, with nearly 1,200 athletes plus other attendees
visiting our games. We had 56 volunteers, consisting of 23 Knights of Columbus, 19 spouses, and 13 others
compiling a total of 1,829 hours. Our expenditures were more than anticipated. Because we had more
volunteers, we had to pay a little extra for the annual Friday night meal serving Knights of Columbus
volunteers, spouses, 3 members of the Arkansas State Special Olympics Board, and Bruce Kelley from the
Batesville Council. Bruce is responsible for our receiving a prime and large location with the extra tents, tables
and chairs needed for Olympic Town. We did receive a very good price on a delicious meal from the caterer,
Golden Corral of North Little Rock. We are also grateful to other Councils who provided game prizes, beads,
and Tootsie Rolls.
Next year, we hope to add another tent and at least two more games to accommodate the large numbers who
visit, participate and enjoy Olympic Town, fondly called "the happenin' place" by the athletes. We are
growing, and it is wonderful to bring joy to these athletes. The response from our volunteers was that this is a
truly special and heart-warming experience.
Dub Green
Knights of Columbus State Chairman-Arkansas Special Olympics

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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
MICHAEL (MIKE) WILLS

ONE MEMBER PER COUNCIL PER MONTH
One New Member per Council Officer

1ST DEGREE CEREMONY 9 JUNE JACKSONVILLE
As a collective body we need every Council to meet their membership goal. Some Councils have exceeded
their goals (Congratulations), some Councils are getting close and will be successful (Keep up the good work)
and then (from the report below) some Councils are struggling. This is not the time to become complacent;
this is the time to work hard to achieve your goals. I believe that we can be successful as a team if every
Council will recruit 2 more new members, that’s right every Council.

WE ARE AT 76% OF OUR GOAL AND NEED 68 MORE NEW MEMBERS!!! We can finish strong
as long as we work as a TEAM. No matter what your standings are we all WIN when the
Team Wins. LET’s Win this recruiting GOAL.
As of 05-14-2013 we have EIGHT

(8) Councils at or above 100% membership goal:

Council 07787 ............Fayetteville ...................................................................240%
Council 07285 ............Mena ...........................................................................180%
Council 02443 ............Pocahontas ...................................................................154%
Council 14609 ............Rogers ...........................................................................150%
Council 15453 ............Fort Smith .....................................................................133%
Council 11604.............Jacksonville ...................................................................118%
Council 04147 ............Wynn ............................................................................112%
Council 14474 ............Fort Smith......................................................................100%
There is ONE

(1) Council above the glide path of 92%.
Council 06419.............Hot Springs ......................................................................92%

Last month we had 10 Councils above their glide path and this month we have 9. This is the last month of the year and
we need Councils to put every effort forth so that the STATE can finish the year in positive numbers. It should be every
Councils objective to recruit new members to help with the overall Goal of the State.

TO HELP WITH THIS GOAL, JACKSONVILLE COUNCIL 11604 HAS SCHEDULED A FIRST DEGREE
CEREMONY, 2:00 PM SUNDAY JUNE 9TH FOR ALL COUNCILS. CONTACT GRAND KNIGHT ALEX
COLEMAN, 501-515-4645, EMAIL: [email protected], TO SCHEDULE YOUR COUNCIL.
Listed below are the current standings, as of May 15th. I know you have additional new members that haven’t
been added. Make your adjustment as needed. Based on a percentage glide path your membership goal
should be as follows; by the end of May 92%, Jun 100%, July 8% and Aug 17%.
District Deputies and Grand Knights need to review your status for Star Councils. Make certain all of your
forms are turned in. Don’t forget that you must have conducted four 1 st Degrees and the forms must be sent
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to Supreme. This is an item easily overlooked and don’t end up in scramble mode trying to fix it at the last
minute.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
MEMBERSHIP-INSURANCE PROGRESS REPORT
Jurisdiction: Arkansas
MEMBERSHIP
THIS MONTH
COUNCIL
00812
00996
01153
01702
01713
01770
02443
02650
02780
02857
03383
03787
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

DISTRICT
001
009
003
002
002
011
002
004
003
002
003
014
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

LOCATION
Arkansas
Little Rock
Fort Smith
Pine Bluff
Jonesboro
Paragould
Helena
Pocahontas
Texarkana
Stuttgart
Blytheville
Lake Village
Paris
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

MEMBERSHIP 7/1

7,267
187
461
99
215
70
56
183
105
66
61
65
229
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

QUOTA
11
29
6
14
5
4
11
7
4
4
4
16
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

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GAIN
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0

LOSS
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
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
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

YEAR TO DATE
NET
12
0
0
0
-1
0
0
-1
0
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0

GAIN
237
7
12
4
3
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
7
2
14
9
2
5
3
2
3
1
1
0
15
0
11
0
0
0
3
0
0
9
4
0
12
1
2
4
7
3
8
12
1
2
-3
3
13
0
2
9
2
1
0

LOSS
47
1
2
0
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
9
0
0
0
1
0
0
6
6
0
0
0
0
0
2
0

NET
190
6
10
4
0
-1
0
16
0
0
0
0
7
1
14
9
2
5
-1
2
3
1
1
0
12
0
6
0
0
0
3
0
0
9
3
0
12
0
1
-5
7
3
8
11
1
2
-3
-3
13
0
2
9
2
-1
0

PERCENT
54.55
34.48
66.67
0.00
0.00
0.00
145.45
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
43.75
12.50
40.00
112.50
25.00
83.33
0.00
28.57
60.00
33.33
6.25
0.00
92.31
0.00
54.55
0.00
0.00
0.00
30.00
0.00
0.00
180.00
21.43
0.00
240.00
0.00
33.33
0.00
53.85
37.50
80.00
52.38
33.33
25.00
0.00
0.00
118.18
0.00
22.22
81.82
50.00
0.00
0.00

13829
14010
14609
14619
14774
15453

006
014
006
014
009
009

Siloam Springs
Altus
Rogers
Scranton
Fort Smith
Fort Smith

49
65
62
95
33
30

3
5
4
7
3
3

0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0

1
4
6
2
3
4

0
0
0
1
0
0

1
4
6
1
3
4

33.33
80.00
150.00
14.29
100.00
133.33

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.
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 upcoming months that might help your recruiting:
 Continuous: Officers Challenge - Recruit one new member. All Officers should be actively
recruiting. You have the experience and should be leading by example.
 June: Thirty days to finish strong. It is time to close your year out with positive numbers.
Continue to ask gentlemen about becoming a Brother Knight and inform that about our 4 Corner
Stones; Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
Michael (Mike) Wills
State Membership Director
[email protected]

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES REPORT
CALVIN WEBB
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
I read this in the ‘Nightline’ and felt it deserved repeating here.
It’s a very simple formula: the more active your council is with charitable initiatives in the parish and
community, the more people will see and appreciate the good works the Order performs and the easier it will
be to recruit qualified Catholic men into your council. It’s a circular process that benefits the new member,
council, parish and community.
One program mentioned in this article is Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate
poverty and homelessness one family at a time. The organization assists in providing quality-built, affordable
homes to needy families by cooperatively involving the future homeowner with community volunteers and
suppliers who build or renovate the home. Habitat for Humanity building projects are excellent opportunities
to show prospective members what the Knights of Columbus is all about. Contact your local Habitat for
Humanity affiliate in your community. Visit http://www.habitat.org/ or e-mail [email protected] for
information on your local affiliate. They will be able to brief you on the volunteer opportunities available to
council members, prospects and families.

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There are limitless opportunities to get involved with, local, national and international charities. Look for
something that’s needed and workable in your community and get involved. Together as a group we can
accomplish more, so get your Brother Knights and your councils involved to better your community. If you
have a community related activity you would like to see in this newsletter please email with the information.
God Bless
Calvin Webb
Community Activities Director
[email protected]

JULY 2013 NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Please send your newsletter reports, articles, messages and photos to John Hollender,
Newsletter Editor, by Saturday, June 15, 2013, for the July 2013 Newsletter. Please e-mail
your report, article, message, and/or photos to [email protected]

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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: [email protected]
Newsletter only:
John Hollender, Newsletter Editor
P O Box 2156
Conway, AR 72033-2156
Home: 501-327-8734
Cell: 501-269-0524
E-mail: [email protected]

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