Anthony (Tony) Diaz, Knights of Columbus Council 8815, St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Bay, was named Arkansas’ Knight of the Year at this year’s State Convention in Bentonville on Saturday, April 28. The one hundred or more convention attendees included Little Rock Diocese Bishop Anthony Taylor, State Chaplain and former St. Francis of Assisi Pastor Bill Elser, Supreme Representative Eric Johnson, Arkansas State Deputy Philip Savage, Council 8815 Grand Knight George Kelly, and other State Officers and Council members throughout the State of Arkansas, along with ever-supportive wives and children.


As the State of Arkansas’ Knight of the Year, Tony and wife Ann Diaz have been selected to attend this year’s Supreme Convention in Baltimore in August.


Tony and Ann Diaz represent the very “Best of the Best.” Tony joined the Knights of Columbus in 2006 and has served in most elected positions including Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, Recorder and Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree. Tony is also member of our Color Guard. Since 2006, Tony has been more responsible than anyone else in bringing into our order new members, including yours truly, George Kelly, current Grand Knight.