Knights of Columbus Officers
He is responsible for the overall welfare of the council. Elected annually by the council membership, the grand knight must provide thoughtful and inspired leadership to the 15 council officers and service program chairmen and members of the council.
More specifically, his duties include: presiding over council meetings, acting as an ex officio member of all committees; appointing the membership and program directors and working with them on the selection of service program activities chairmen and membership recruitment and retention chairmen; convening officers for a monthly overseeing the proper exemplification of the First Degree; and finally, making sure that all reports and reporting forms required by the state or Supreme Council offices are submitted on time.
Deputy Grand Knight:
He is the second in command in the local council. He is also elected annually, assists the grand knight in the operation of council affairs and is responsible for any duties assigned to him by the grand knight. In the absence of the grand knight, the deputy grand knight presides at council meetings and functions as the grand knight would at the meeting.
He is elected annually to serve the council in a variety of ways. Primarily, he assists the grand knight and deputy knight in the execution of their duties and takes charge of the council during the incapacity or extended absence of both.
With the cooperation and support of the grand knight, the chancellor has the important duty of strengthening the members' interest in council activities.
He functions in much the same way that a court reporter or secretary does. He is responsible for keeping a true record of all the doings of the council and for conducting all correspondence of the council. He records the minutes of all council meetings.
He is the elected official in charge of handling all council funds. He receives money from the financial secretary and issues a receipt for such. He is also responsible for depositing all money in the proper council accounts and providing a voucher or certificate of deposit to the grand knight for each transaction. The treasurer is also responsible for issuing payments to the Supreme Council on all assessments made by it to the council and for all orders of the council.
Finally, the treasurer is responsible for keeping accurate accounts of the moneys in the general expense fund and the amount of money in any special funds established by the council. He must be able to provide up to date records on these accounts to the grand knight, financial secretary or board of trustees.
He is the legal representative of the council and should serve as the council's attorney in case of trial and investigation of any matter of interest to the council. The advocate need not be a member of the legal profession; however, he should be thoroughly familiar with all the laws of the Order as stated in the "Charter, Constitution and Laws" and with the council by-laws. When a by-law is to be revised, the advocate serves as chairman of the revision committee.
He is elected annually and is responsible for supervising and maintaining all council property, except that which belongs to the financial secretary. He sets up the council chambers for meetings and degrees and appoints and supervises guards for ceremonial exemplifications. The warden should also oversee the inside and outside guards and make sure they are fulfilling the duties assigned to them.
Both of these positions are elected annually. The inside guard attends the inner door of the council chamber, checking on paid membership cards before allowing entrance to the council chamber. The outside guard tends the outer door of the council home, admitting all visitors to the inner door.
Board of Trustees:
The board consists of the grand knight and three members elected by the council. Trustees supervise all financial business of the council. They serve as auditors for the semi-annual audits and oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer. The grand knight is the chairman of the board.
Trustees are elected for terms of three years, two years, and one year, at each regular election, only the position of the three-year trustee will be voted upon, and the current three-year and two-year trustees move down to become two and one year trustees, respectively.
The financial secretary is not elected but is appointed by the Supreme Knight for a period of three years. The Chaplain and Lecturer are appointed by the grand knight.
2015 - 2016 Council #9910 Officers