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June 25, 2020
 Congratulations to our Newly Elected Officers for the 2020 - 2021 Columbian Year.!!!
Brothers Consider Running for Office 
As we look to the next Columbian year we are looking for 3rd Degree members in good standing who are interested in running for office.  
Please email by Tuesday, May 26, 2020 with what position you would like to be considered for.  
If you have any questions while you are considering running please contact me.  I will gladly answer your questions.
Description of each position:  
Grand Knight
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. He should also be aware of the council’s financial status and ensure that his signature appears on all checks drawn. The grand knight is a member of the Advisory Board with general supervision of the council’s Columbian Squire circle. For more specific duties and responsibilities, refer to the Grand Knight’s Handbook (#915).
Deputy Grand Knight
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. He is chairman of the council’s retention committee and also a member of the Advisory Board charged with overseeing the council’s sponsored Columbian Squires circle
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. The chancellor is chairman of the admission committee and a member of the Columbian Squires circle ceremonial team.

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. A Recorder’s Minute Book (#1403) is available from the Knights of Columbus Supply Department for keeping a record of council meetings.
Financial Secretary
The financial secretary is appointed by the supreme knight, upon recommendation of the council. His main area of responsibilities 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  (#185), and submitting all membership transactions to the Supreme Council. For more specific duties and responsibilities, refer to the Financial Secretary Handbook (#1410).
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.
The lecturer is appointed by the grand knight to provide both educational and entertaining programs to the council. He is responsible for 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.
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 by-laws, the Order’s Charter, Constitution and Laws (#30), Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting (#1937),and Robert’s Rules of Order.
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 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
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 council’s retention committee. During council elections, only the three-year trustee is voted on, with the others moving on to become two and one year trustees, respectively.
Grand Knight's Easter Message:
The churches are closed, but that doesn't mean we need to "social distance" ourselves from our savior.  God is still with us and is working in our lives to makes us worthy of the promises of Christ, if we let Him. 
Of course, this Easter is different for all of us. We won't be going to church, we won't be having our family and friends over for dinner, our Easter egg hunts will be indoors, however, we still have much to be thankful for.  Even though we are apart, we still have the prayers and support of each other.  We are there for each other, we are a BROTHERHOOD! 
We must remember to thank GOD for keeping us healthy, praying for those who are not, thanking God for our homes, heat, and daily bread which He provides for us every day.  Easter has not been canceled. He has given us so much to be thankful for everyday of our lives and we have reason to rejoice on this resurrection day!!!
The one who defeated death and swallowed it in victory, has given us the hope of eternal life, today and always! Let us give thanks for the faith we have in Jesus!
Remember to keep our members that are on our prayer list in your prayers and thoughts, as well as the families who are grieving the loss of loved ones this day.
May God protect and keep us in His loving care and mercy.  It is an honor to serve as your Grand Knight.
God's blessing,
Grand Knight, Sal Cataldo 
Due to the Pandemic the Supreme Knight asked all councils to cancel all meetings and events until further Notice.
Please email the Grand Knight if you want to add any Brother, family or friends to our prayer list.
Posted February 14, 2020


There was a motion made to pay $174.02 to pay for a plaque presented to Frank Viola Sr. of a speech made by our PGK, Frank Viola, Jr. by his wife at the presentation of the scholarship that we give to a student going to St. John the Baptist High School this past June by Frank's wife.  The text of the plaque is below:

Grand Knight Frank Viola would have been so proud of your accomplishment today.  Frank was a fun, noble, honest, giving man with a huge heart who was always thinking of others.  Catholic school, education and doing things for the kids were very important to him.  I am so honored and proud to present this year’s Knights of Columbus $1,000 scholarship and award named after my brother Grand Knight Frank Viola.  You are the first person to receive this newly named award so that every time you see it, you remember who he was and may it be a reflection of the man you want to become.  Congratulations Graduate Patrick Maloney. 


The motion was made and seconded at the February 13th meeting and will be voted on at the March 12, 2020 meeting.



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