Officers



Grand Knight
SK Brian Heldt
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
SK Fr. Gerald L. Gawronski
The Chaplain provides spiritual guidance to the Council. His emblem is the Cross, worn on a black ribbon.




Deputy Grand Knight
SK George J. Pariseau
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
R. Kelly Boyd
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
Michael J. Laird
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
Thomas L. Cook
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
SK Robert O. Palazzolo
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.


Lecturer
Michael J. Blaszak
The Lecturer provides for the members after meetings activities, and handles certain other major social events of the Council such as Dinners, Pancake Breakfasts, etc. His emblem consists of Lyre and Scroll. These are traditionally symbols of music and literature and the arts. His ribbon is white over blue.


 
Advocate
SK Michael G. Cesar, PGK
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
Maynard "Joe" Dixon
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
SK Adam G. Horste
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
Kurt J. Hiester
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.



Trustee 1yr.
SK David James Kummet
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.



Trustee 2yr.
Andy G. Fox
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.



Trustee 3yr.
Dr. Michael F. Sayler
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.

  Insurance Agent
Mark Grabowski
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District Deputy
SK Matt Wierzgac, PGK