Deacon Raphael "Ray" Longpre Council #10441

COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

September 2023

Robert Guth

December 2021

Allan Reith

November 2021

Lou Attinasi

October 2021

Charlie Farnsworth & Jeff Kennedy

September 2021

Steve Blatchford

February 2021

JEFF KENNEDY

December 2020

ALLAN REITH

November 2020

IHOR KUKURBA

Ihor Kukurba is the Council #10441 Knight of the Month for November 2020. BK Ihor suggested a plan to contact all the Brother Knights in our council as part of the "Leave No Knights Behind" program. Ihor created a spreadsheet with available contact information which allowed our council to reach out and see where help was needed. It's a pleasure to have Ihor step up as a new Knight and become our Worthy Chancellor this year. Congratulations to Brother Knight Ihor Kukurba

August 2020

Phil Lacovara

Congrats to SK Phil Lacovara and Lou Attinasi as Council #10441 Knights of the Month for August 2020. Phil and Lou Attinasi managed to complete our yearly council audit and financial reports consistent with current social distancing requirements. Thanks Phil and Lou for your due diligence.

August 2020

Lou Attinasi

Congrats to SK Phil Lou Attinasi and Phil Lacovara as Council #10441 Knights of the Month for August 2020. Lou and Phil Lacovara managed to complete our yearly council audit and financial reports consistent with current social distancing requirements. Thanks Phil and Lou for your due diligence.

July 2020

Daniel Dickman

June 2020

Jeff Vrabel

BK Jeff Vrabel is our June Knight of the Month in recognition of his tireless work as our Council's coordinator for the State Raffle. His creative efforts this year to make tickets available to our Council members at a time of severely restricted social interaction due to the pandemic, enabled our Council to achieve roughly 50% of our budgeted goal. Thank you, Jeff, for your good work this year and for all you've done to promote the State Raffle within our Council during your service as our Worthy Chancellor

May 2020

Tom Metzger

Worthy PGK Tom Metzger is our KOM for May. Inspired by a personalized, get-well card he received from a religious order, while in the hospital recovering from surgery, SK Tom decided to pay the gesture forward with our Sick & Distressed Brother Knights. Once each quarter, Tom personally sends each Brother Knight, whom we know is battling an extended and/or serious illness, a beautifully illustrated, inspirational card with a hand written note of well-wishes on behalf of the Council. Thank you SK Tom for your leadership with this beautiful example of caring for our fellow Knights!

March 2020

Tom Bohan

Our March Knight of the Month is Sir Knight Tom Bohan. This past November, Tom passed the milestone of 20 years of continuous service to our Council. During his tenure, Tom has held various Council offices and is a Past Grand Knight. Although Tom could be resting on his laurels, he remains very engaged in supporting Council activities. He has established himself as the Guru of the Griddle at our month ly Pancake Breakfasts and he routinely staffs the second shift at our Blood Drive cantina. Tom rarely misses a Council meeting. Thank you , Tom, for all you have done and continue to do in service to our Council!

February 2020

Bart Pemberton

PGK Bart Pemberton is our Knight of the Month for February. Bart is a highly regarded Optometrist, a partner in a local Eye Care clinic, and an engaged father raising a young family with his wife, Lori. Although Bart vacated the Grand Knight position in July at the conclusion of a successful one-year term, he remains very involved with our Council. Bart currently serves as our Council’s Three-Year Trustee and as Program Chair for our Roundtable discussions. Most significantly, Bart has volunteered many hours over the past several years chairing and emceeing the annual Mass and Dinner with the Bishop (MDB). Thank you, Bart, for your continued service to our Council!

January 2020

Bart Pemberton

January 2020

Ryan Rush

BK Ryan has distinguished himself as the top State Raffle ticket seller in the Council for the past two years and is a standing member of the Coffee & Donuts Team. Ryan rarely misses a Council monthly meeting or social event. Ryan, thank you for all you do to support our Council and for doing it with a smile

December 2019

Peter Cano

SK Peter Cano is our December Knight of the Month. Peter and his wife, Mary, moved to Tucson from Utah this past Summer after which Peter promptly transferred his membership into our Council and Assembly. However, Peter didn't just join, he proactively sought out opportunities to contribute. Peter has admirably stepped up to fill our vacant Faithful Captain position in the Assembly, putting him in line to assume the Faithful Navigator role next year. Peter also joined the Honor Guard and has become our lead Honor Guard advocate to the Assembly in the effort to increase participation. Thank you Peter for being a shining example of how new members can get involved and have an immediate and significant impact on our Council and Assembly!

November 2019

John Mulholland

Our Worthy Deputy Grand Knight, SK John Mulholland, is our November Knight of the Month. John has been a workhorse on the front lines of our Fall fundraising activities. He served as Team Captain for our Jim Click Car Raffle for two consecutive months, which committed him to being there for all the Masses on those weekends. John is also chairing our PWID drive. When efforts to find a store front location for our drive were unsuccessful, John worked with the Parish Office to reserve two weekends in the Courtyard. He was again present after every mass on those weekends soliciting donations and directing other Brother Knights, who had volunteered. Whenever fundraising is involved, our Council can count on John to put in overtime. Thank you, John, for your leadership in support our charities!

October 2019

Dan Dickman

September 2019

Jeff Kennedy

July 2019

LARRY LEWIS

July 2019

LARRY LEWIS

April 2019

John Mulholland

March 2019

ALLAN REITH

February 2019

PATRICK MCMAHON

December 2018

Larry Lewis

November 2018

Steve Marten

October 2018

JEFF KENNEDY

June 2018

Jeff Vrabel

May 2018

Ryan Rush

April 2018

John Mulholland

February 2018

Steve Skasko

December 2017

Bob Gonzalez

December 2017

Bob Gonzalez

November 2017

Jim Hackett

October 2017

Dan Chambers

September 2017

Steve Sanchez

September 2017

Steve Sanchez

August 2017

Ray Bruns

June 2017

John Mulholland

May 2017

Vincent Baiocchetti

April 2017

Jim Hackett

March 2017

Bob Gonzalez

January 2017

Lou Attinasi

December 2016

Larry Lewis

November 2016

Ray Bruns

Ray Bruns is our November 2016 Knight of the Month. Ray has been a Knight for over 60 years. After serving as our council newsletter editor for several years, Ray has been the Council #10441 Advocate for the past two years. Ray consistently helps out with the Pancake Breakfast and is usually the first Knight to participate for the PWID drive. Thank you, Ray

October 2016

Tom Bohan

Tom Bohan is our Knight of the Month for October 2016.Tom continues his good work for the council and for the community by co-chairing our bi-monthly Blood Drives. He participates in the council's fundraising events, including our current PWID drive. He also helps to keep us grounded in unity and fraternity by coordinating our Corporate Communion Sundays.

August 2016

John Paul Vyborny

Brother John Paul Vyborny is our Knight of the Month for August. He quickly volunteered to be council Treasurer, when Brother Gabe was called away for a temporary duty assignment. He became a 3rd degree knight, in order to be eligible for an officer position. He has volunteered to participate in several upcoming events, and he is a great example to all our new Knights. Congrats, Brother John Paul."

July 2016

Paul Federico

June 2016

Edd Ruiz

May 2016

Tom Metzger

March 2016

PGK David Orr

February 2016

Herman Johannesmeyer

January 2016

Von Clarke

December 2015

Paul Federico

November 2015

Lou Attiansi

October 2015

John Goshy

September 2015

vincent baiocchetti Baioccetti

March 2015

Bill Neer

October 2014

Richard Villamana

Brother Richard Villamana is the Knight of the Month for October. Brother Richard takes care of all the Council calligraphy requirements, providing all the Knight and Family of the Month certificates on time and in perfect condition. Thank you Brother Richard for your dedication to the Knights.

September 2014

Bart Pemberton

The Knight of the Month for September is Brother Bart Pemberton, our Worthy Warden for Council 10441. Brother Bart is the epitome of a Knight. Not only does he work very hard on the projects we undertake, but Brother Bart lives the spirit of brotherhood when he visits Brother Knights who are in need or who are ill. Living the Knight's ideals is what Brother Bart is all about. Thank you Brother Bart

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

June 2020

Ryan and Elona Rush

BK Ryan Rush and his mother, Elona, are our June Family of the Month in appreciation for another outstanding year of fund raising for our AZ State Raffle. By taking the initiative to reach out to their extended family, the Rush's consistently have set the standard within our Council for ticket sales in recent years. This year the Rush's raised over $500 or roughly 20% of the total amount raised by our Council. Thank you, Ryan and Elona, for your dedicated teamwork in support of our State Raffle and thanks also to your extended family for generously responding to your outreach every year!

May 2020

Ron & Mary Ann Gretka

SK Ron Gretka, and his wife Mary Ann are our May Family of the Month for once again stepping up to chair our Council's Lenten Soup and Bread program. In addition to scheduling the soup cooks and kitchen help, the Gretka's each week shopped for and donated the bread and salad items (a new menu item this year). The program was cut short this year after just 3 Fridays due to the Coronavirus, but our Council and parishioners very much appreciate the Gretka's for providing this very nice social event before Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent!

March 2020

Mark & Carissa Krautscheid

Our March Family of the Month is Mark and Carissa Krautscheid. Sir Knight Mark is a Middle School Social Studies teacher at Our Mother of Sorro ws Catholic School. He joined our Council in 2016 and advanced to the 4th degree in 2018. Mark presently serves as the Faithful Scribe in our Assembly. Carissa is the Advancement and Communications Coordinator in the Advancement Department at Salpointe Catholic High School and she is also Content Facilitator for the Catalina Foothills Catholic Magazine. Mark and Carissa are both active in the More than Words ministry at St. Thomas. Thank you, Mark and Carissa, for your dedicated and selfless service to our Parish and Community!

February 2020

Lloyd & Erin LaComb

SK Lloyd and Erin LaComb are our “Family of the Month” for February. Lloyd works as a Research Professor in the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the U of A. Most of you know Lloyd as the long serving Program Chair and money collector for our highly popular Pancake Breakfasts. What you may not know is Lloyd volunteers over 300 additional hours each year in support of the Thanksgiving and Christmas Angel Gift Drives, and the Mass and Dinner with the Bishop (MDB). Erin has worked for many years as our parish Administrative Assistant. In that role, not only does she keep our priests organized, she also is the “Air Traffic Controller”, who coordinates the scheduling of every event that requires the use of parish facilities throughout the year. Erin also puts in many volunteer hours alongside Lloyd supporting the Food Drives and MDB. Thank you, Lloyd and Erin, for your tireless service to our Council, our parish, and our community!

January 2020

Phil & Jane Lacovara

SK Phil stepped up to fill the Financial Secretary position in July and has worked tirelessly to streamline processes related to the Council's financial transactions and membership record keeping. Phil can always be counted upon to take multiple shifts on weekends, when the Council is fund raising in the courtyard. Jane is an accomplished oncology nurse, who is frequently invited to lecture at medical conferences around the world. Jane is also an active member of the Newman Sustaining Board. Thank you, Phil and Jane, for your service to our Council, Parish, and Community!

December 2019

Dr. Randy Dull & Dr. Ann Marie Canelas

Dr. Dull, a board certified anethesiologist and Full Professor of Anethesiology at the UofA College of Medicine, joined our Council in late 2018 and attained the 3rd Degree earlier this year. Dr. Canelas is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UofA. In addition to their accomplished professional careers, both are devoted to their family and faith. Randy regularly volunteers for our Pancake Breakfasts and courtyard fundraising activities. Ann Marie is leading a new prayer initiative at St. Thomas, "Maximilian's Marian Militia", which enlists parishioners to devote one hour per week in prayer for the ministry of the priesthood, priests, and the growth of the Catholic Church. Randy and Ann Marie, thank you for all you do in service to our Parish and Community!

November 2019

Allan & Barbara Reith

PGK Allan and Barbara Reith are our November Family of the Month. Allan was the driving force behind a project to install new windows at the Sisters' and Priests' residences at the Newman Center over the past two years and during that time also served as our Council Representative to the Arizona Rosary Celebration. Barbara is Newman Sustaining Board member and a member of our Church Choir. Allan and Barbara for several years have served as our Council's ambassadors for the Coats for Kids program as they receive, sort, and deliver the coats to locals schools and parishes. Thanks, Allan and Barbara for your fine example of selfless service to our Parish and Community!

April 2019

Ron & Mary Ann Gretka

March 2019

John Paul & Anna Vyborny

February 2019

Lloyd & Erin LaComb

December 2018

Bill & Gail Neer

November 2018

Gabriel and Marcela Guerrero

April 2018

Ron & Mary Ann Gretka

December 2017

Patrick & Sherry McMahon

November 2017

Steve & Ann Marten

June 2017

James & Linda McKearney

May 2017

Lloyd & Erin LaComb

April 2017

Jim and Frances Corrigan

March 2017

Mike & Lesley Riordon

February 2017

David & Mary Carmen Orr

January 2017

Dane, Linda, and Jim Armijo

December 2016

John & Carol Habra

June 2016

Bill & Gail Neer

May 2016

Fr. Ken & Shelley Wolfe

March 2016

Tom & Diane Bohan

February 2016

Randy & Karen Hannon

December 2015

Allan & Barbara Reith

October 2015

Kelly & Mary Bequette

September 2015

Steve & Gail Wood

March 2015

TK and Laura Mohr

October 2014

Bill and Gail Neer

Brother Bill and Gail Neer are the Family of the Month for October. Brother Bill is the current council recorder and does an excellent job in that position. Gail supports Bill in all he does and is a true partner in their dedication to the Knights of Columbus and St Thomas the Apostle.

September 2014

Larry and Sue Lewis

Brother Larry and Sue Lewis are the Family of the Month for September. Brother Larry is the current Financial Secretary and is doing a great job making sure the financial health of the Council is in top shape. Sue backs him all the way and is the secret strength behind Brother Larry's efforts. Thank you both so very much for all you do for the Knights and for St. Thomas the Apostle.