Council Officers 2019-2020

Pray For the success of our Council.

Grand Knight: Cris Caines

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 program director, convenes officers for a monthly meeting, and ensures all necessary reports are submitted to the state and Supreme Council. He should also be aware of the council’s financial status.

Deputy Grand Knight: Antony Herin 

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.

Chancellor: Matt Dimock SR.

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 member’s interests in council activities. 

Recorder: Christopher Smith

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 its correspondence.

Financial Secretary: Robert Reilly

The Supreme Knight, upon recommendation of the council, appoints the financial secretary. His main area of responsibility is maintaining all financial and membership records. He collects and receives all moneys from all resources, including annual dues from council members. He also handles supply orders for the council officers and members, filing the Report of Officer (#185), and submitting all membership transactions to the Supreme Council.

Treasurer: Paul Lowry

The treasurer is responsible for the safekeeping 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. 

Chaplain: Rev. Father Mathew Codd

 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 chaplain. 

Advocate: Mark Krogan

 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 member of the legal profession, he should be familiar with the council by-laws, the Order’s Charter, Constitution and Laws (#30), Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting (#1937) and Robert’s Rules of Order. 

Warden:  Elisael Senquiz 

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. 

Outside Guard: 1. Peter thompson 2. Dunstan LaPlace

Inside Guard: 1. Matt Zolna 2. Justin Valicherry

The guards have similar responsibilities, 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. 

Trustee: One year: Ken Baltes

Trustee: Two year: Darrell Anderson 

Trustee: Three Year: John Chambers

The board of trustees consists of three members elected by the council. They and the grand knight, who serves as chairman, comprise the board of trustees. They oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer. The board of trustees and the deputy grand knight serve on the council’s retention committee. During council elections, only the three year trustee is voted on, with the others moving on to become two-year and one-year trustees respectively.

Lecture: Deacon Mr. Joseph Diaz

Knights of Columbus Field Agent Council 10505

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