Officers


 

 Supreme Grand Knight

Carl A. Anderson


 
 

GRAND KNIGHT

Nick Arico       

The Grand Knight is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council and is responsible for all aspects of Council operation. He presides over Council meetings and is ex-officio member of all committees. His emblem, the Anchor carried on a purple ribbon, is indicative of Columbus, the Mariner. It has also been a variant form of the Cross for centuries. 

CHAPLAIN

Rev. John V. Polyak       

 
The Chaplain provides spiritual guidance to the Council. His emblem is the Cross, worn on a black ribbon
DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT

Richard O'Reilly

        

 
The Deputy Grand Knight acts on behalf of the Grand Knight in his absence. His emblem, the Compass, was also used by Columbus, the Mariner. The Knights of Columbus Compass, with its points being Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism, is known as the Compass of Virtue; its 32 flame-like rays represent the 32 virtues which may be possessed by men. It is hung from a purple ribbon.

CHANCELLOR

John Sidwa


 
The Chancellor is the third ranking Council Officer. He is in charge of Vocations and educating new members about Council activities. His emblem is the Isabella Cross, with Skull and Crossbones; it is worn on a black over white ribbon. The Cross is self-explanatory, while the Skull and Crossed Bones are symbolic of man's mortality.

RECORDER

Joe DeLuca 

The Recorder keeps the minutes of the meetings, conducts correspondence as directed by the Grand Knight, and keeps official historic documents of the Council. In the absence of the Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight, he presides at Council meetings. Crossed Quills hung from a white over yellow ribbon are symbolic of his responsibilities for letter and document (records) writing and preservation.
FINANCIAL SECRETARY

John Bauer

 
The Financial Secretary records all money transactions, issues and collects bills, issues membership cards, and is otherwise responsible for all financial matters of the Council except those allocated to the Treasurer. His emblem is a Crossed Key and Quill. The Key has always been associated with an office concerned with money, safekeeping and secrecy. The Quill is the symbol of a scribe - a recordkeeper - one who writes letters, documents, etc. This jewel is worn on a white over yellow ribbon.
TREASURER

Kenneth Pflug
 
The Treasurer keeps all funds, maintains the accounts of the Council, and issues Council checks upon receipt of a proper voucher from the Financial Secretary. Crossed Keys worn on a blue ribbon are symbolic of his complete authority over funds, particularly responsibility for their safekeeping.
ADVOCATE

Jim Charlton   
 
The Advocate is the Chief Legal Officer of the Council, resolving procedural matters, acting as parliamentarian, and otherwise handling all legal activities. His emblem is the Scroll with Crossed Sword hung from a yellow ribbon. The Scroll is emblematic of legal literature and law, while the Sword indicates the power to defend and enforce the law.
WARDEN

Nicholas Sicurella 
 
The Warden assures that all members at meetings possess the current membership card. He is custodian of all Council property except funds and is in charge of properly setting up the Council Chamber. He directs the activities of the Inside and Outside Guards. His emblem, an Axe Bound with Rods, known as a Faces, was traditionally carried by the guards or protectors of Roman magistrates as a symbol of authority. The Warden ideally has and exercises that authority. The ribbon is colored red over black.
INSIDE GUARD

Joe Di Pane
 
The Inside Guard is charged with the security of the Council Chamber and assists the Warden in meeting the duties of his Office. His emblem, Crossed Key and Axe hung from a white ribbon, represent his power as sentries at the door. 
OUTSIDE GUARD

Tim Curtin
     

The Outside Guard is also charged with the security of the Council Chamber and assists the Warden in meeting the duties of his Office. His emblem, Crossed Key and Axe hung from a white ribbon, represent his power as sentries at the door.
Three Year TRUSTEE

David Pinto, PGK
 

The Trustee oversees the financial transactions of the Council, review all bills and financial reports and audit the Council's financial records semi-annually. His emblems, Crossed Key and Sword, indicate this financial authority an are worn on green ribbons.
Two Year TRUSTEE

Steven Reitano, PGK
 
The Trustee oversees the financial transactions of the Council, review all bills and financial reports and audit the Council's financial records semi-annually. His emblems, Crossed Key and Sword, indicate this financial authority and are worn on green ribbons.
One Year TRUSTEE

Thomas S. McGivney, PGK
 
The Trustee oversees the financial transactions of the Council, review all bills and financial reports and audit the Council's financial records semi-annually. His emblems, Crossed Key and Sword, indicate this financial authority and are worn on green ribbons.
LECTURER
Dcn. David DeFrange
 
 The Lecturer  emblem consists of the Lyre and Scroll.  These are traditionally symbols of music and literature and the arts.  His ribbon is white over blue.
 
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