Knights of Columbus
May 20 - 21, 2022
El Conquistador Tucson
Worthy Brother Knights:
St Rita in the Desert Council, 14230, is pleased to host the 115th Annual Knights of Columbus State Convention. This year’s convention will be held May 20th – 21st, 2022 at the El Conquistador Tucson resort located at: 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, Arizona, 85704.
Hotel reservations can only be made directly with the hotel, either online or by phone. Refer to the Hotel Reservations page for details. Room rates are guaranteed through April 29, 2022 and are applicable three days before and three days after the convention based on availability. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a space‐available basis at a non -discounted rate.
Hospitality Suites are available but limited; these suites may be booked directly through the hotel. To reserve hospitality suites contact Hotel Liaison, Gustavo Zepeda at 520-544-1117 or (email@example.com) for assistance.
Registration for the convention is required for all who attend (YOU MUST BE A 3RD DEGREE KNIGHT TO ATTEND ANY PORTION OF THE CONVENTION). In addition, if you are attending the convention as a Delegate or Alternate, your Council must submit the Delegate Form to the State Secretary no later than April 2, 2022.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DELEGATES: If you are a Delegate or Alternate you still MUST register for the Convention in addition to submitting the Delegate form from your Council. Your Council DOES NOT register for you!
The preferred method to register for the Convention is through the Convention website, where you may pay by credit card online. If you desire to use this method, please proceed to the website for more instructions, or by mailing in a check.
If registering by mail, refer to the Registration page. Fill out the appropriate forms and send the forms, along with a check (payable to: K of C 2022 Convention) to:
K of C 2022 Convention
ATTN: Mark Waltz
Address: 13891 E Via Valderrama
Vail, AZ 85641-6571
All registrations and payments must be received by Friday, May 6, 2022. Registrations received later than this date will be assessed an additional $10.00 fee for late processing. Late registrations place an additional burden on the host Council and the hotel to ensure that there are sufficient seating and meals for all in attendance. Credit card payments must be made directly on the website.
Polo shirts commemorating the 2022 Convention can be pre-ordered. Refer to the Polo Shirt Order page in this packet. Please complete the entire form, making certain to indicate the size desired. Commemorative shirts may also be ordered at the convention, but at a higher price to cover shipping and production costs.
On Friday, all Bishops, Priests, Council Chaplains and Assembly Friars are invited to take part in the Opening Mass of the convention. Councils and Assemblies are urged to invite your Council Chaplains, Assembly Friars and Parish Priests to attend these events. Councils and Assemblies should reimburse / pay for any expenses incurred by travel, meals and lodging.
Saturday’s Ladies Luncheon will begin at 11:30 AM. The theme is ‘American Women of Faith’. We are particularly excited about having two guest speakers, from Youth on Their Own and for Beads of Courage. During the Ladies Program there will be a 50/50 drawing as well as gift baskets to be raffled. Proceeds from the drawing and raffles will go to sponsored groups. All in attendance will receive a raffle ticket to be used in a special gift basket only.
Advertising in the Convention Program is a great way to support convention activities, show support for our State Officers and show solidarity for our Chaplains, Friars, and Priests. We ask all Councils and Assemblies to place an advertisement in the program. Advertising must be submitted no later than April 29, 2022. Please use the “Buy Advertising” button on the right side of the web page.
If you have any questions regarding the convention registration or website, please contact:
Convention Chairman Information Questions firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you in May!
Ken Gallagher Mark Waltz
Convention Chairman Registration Chairman