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Photo Jim Brocato 2013Grand Knight - Jim Brocato

The grand knight is responsible for the welfare of the council. He presides over council meetings, acts as an ex-officio member of all committees, appoints a membership and programming director, convenes officers for a monthly meeting, and ensures all necessary reports are submitted to the state and Supreme Council.

Photo Fr. Tom Fallone 2016Chaplain - Fr. Tom Fallone

The chaplain is the spiritual advisor of the council. He is expected to make a report at council meetings on religious matters. The grand knight appoints a priest in accordance with any rules established by the bishop of the diocese to serve as council chaplin.

 Photo Greg Risco 2015Deputy Grand Knight - Greg Risco

The deputy grand knight is second in command. He assists the grand knight with council affairs and fulfills all duties assigned to him by the grand knight. Should the grand knight be absent from a council meeting, the deputy grand knight will preside.

BrianTullyChancellor - Brian Tully

The chancellor has a variety of responsibilities. Primarily, he assists the grand knight and the deputy grand knight in the execution of their duties and oversees the council in both their absences. He is charged with strengthening the members' interests in council activities.

Photo Mike Pitch 2016Recorder - Mike Pitch

The recorder is similar to a court reporter or a secretary. He is responsible for maintaining a true record of all actions of the council and it's correspondence.

Photo Charlie Farrie 2013Financial Secretary - Charlie Farrie

The financial secretary is appointed by the supreme knight, upon recommendation of the council. His main area of responsibiliies is maintaining all financial and membership records. He collects and receives all moneys from all sources, including annual dues from council members. He also handles supply orders for the council officers and members, filing the Report of Officer and submitting all membership transactions to the Supreme Council.

Photo John Pappalardo 2013  Treasurer - John Pappalardo

The treasurer is responsible for the safe-keeping and maintaining records of all council funds and accounts. He is responsible for depositing money into the council's accounts and provides a certificate of such monies to the grand knight. He is also responsible for payment of all expenses.

Photo Randy Booth 2013Lecturer - Randy Booth

The lecturer is appointed by the grand knight to provide both educational and entertaining programs to the council. He is responsible fo the 'Good of the Order' portion of council meetings. In order to provide members with informative and educational programs, he must be knowledgeable and aware of all council programming.

Photo Jim Dowd 2016Advocate - Jim Dowd

The advocate is the legal representative of the council and serves as the council's attorney at trials and investigations of any interest to the council. While he does not need to be a member of the legal profession, he should be familiar with the council's by-laws, the Order's of Charter, Constitution and Laws, Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting, and Robert's Rules of Order.

Photo Tom Gallagher 2016Warden - Tom Gallagher

The warden is the 'watchdog' for council property and degree paraphernalia, except the property of the financial secretary, treasurer and recorder. He is also responsible for setting up the council chambers for meetings and ceremonial work. During ceremonial exemplifications, he will appoint and supervise guards.

Inside & Outside Guards:

The guards have similar responsibilites, but distinct differences. The outside guard tends to the outer door admitting visitors and members to the inner door. Once at the inner door, the inside guard checks to make sure that their membership cards are current.

Outside Guard - John Lucas

Photo Mike Risco 2015Inside Guard - Mike Risco

Board of Trustees:

The board of trustees consists of three members elected by the council and the grand knight, who serves as chairman of the board. They oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer, and with the deputy grand knight serve on the retention committee.

 Photo Joe Deluca 2013Trustee 3-Year - Joe Deluca

Photo Frank Masters 2013Trustee 2-Year - Frank Masters

Photo Mike Sawey 2013Trustee 1-Year - Mike Sawey



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