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St.Joseph Council 10287
2015-2016 Officers
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Grand Knight
Naz LeBlanc

PGK Naz LeBlanc
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The Grand Knight is responsible for the overall welfare of the council.   The grand knight must provide thoughtful and inspired leadership to the 14 other council officers, the Service Directors, chairmen and members of the council.   More specifically, his duties include: presiding over council meetings, appointing membership and program directors, acts as an ex officio member on all committees, including membership of recruitment and retention committees while making sure all required reports are submitted on time.   The grand knight represents the council at Chapter meetings and the annual state convention.

The Grand Knight's jewel is an Anchor which is suspended from a purple ribbon.   Anchor is indicative of Admiral Christopher Columbus and has also been a variant form of the Cross for centuries.   The Grand Knight's ceremonial officer robe is royal purple.   He wears a white cincture with silver fringe and a purple mantle with white roll collar.
Grand Knight
Chaplain
Rev. Jack Sewell

Rev. Jack Sewell
714-528-1487
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The Chaplain is the spiritual advisor of the Council, the Chaplain leads the group in prayer and thoughtful reflection.   He also serves as an advisor to members as they develop and implement activities.   The Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, and the three Trustees on an annual basis in accordance with the rules of the Bishop of the diocese select the Chaplain.

The Chaplain's jewel is the Isabella Cross in silver and blue suspended from a black ribbon.   The Chaplain's Ceremonial Office Robe is black with black trimming and a yoke with white projecting collar.   The cincture is black with silver fringe.
Chaplain
Deputy Grand Knight
George Reindl

George Reindl
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The Deputy Grand Knight is second in command in the council.   He assists the grand knight in the operation of the council affairs and is responsible for any duties assigned to him by the grand knight.   He is also the council's program director advising the various service program directors.

The Deputy Grand Knight's jewel, 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.   His robe is the same as the Grand Knight, but without the mantle.
Deputy Grand Knight
Chancellor
Adrian Sherrill

Terry Gibbons
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The Chancellor assists the grand knight and deputy grand knight in the execution of their duties and takes charge of the council in the absence of the grand knight and deputy grand knight.   He chairs the membership activities of the council to attract new members, getting them through the three degrees and making new members feel welcome in our council.

Officer's jewel The Chancellor's jewel 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.   The Chancellor wears a black robe trimmed with white and a white cincture with silver fringe.   He also wears a black mantle with white roll collar.
Chancellor
Recorder
George Reindl

Trevor Rothaus
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The recorder is responsible for keeping a true record of all the actions of the council and maintains all correspondence of the council.   He should use the "Recorder’s Minute Book" to record the minutes of all council meetings.

The Recorder's jewel is Crossed Quills hung from a white over yellow ribbon. It's symbolic of The Recorder's responsibilities for letters and documents.   His robe is black, trimmed with black, with a white cincture with silver fringe.
Recorder
Financial Secretary
Mark Hainley

Mark Hainley
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The Financial Secretary's duties revolve around two areas: financial records and membership records.   He receives all moneys that come into the council from any source.   He then turns that money over to the council treasurer for deposit in the council account.   One of the main functions of this office is to collect money in the form of dues. He is the one who send outs dues notices.   He must insure that new members sign constitutional roll of membership at the first degree.

The financial secretary’s important role is underscored by the fact that he is not elected by the membership, but his appointment upon the recommendation of the grand knight and trustees, is approved by the Supreme Knight for a period of three years.   His work has a direct effect on council members, his fellow officers, the state council and the Supreme Council.

The Financial Secretary's jewel 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 record keeper - one who writes letters, documents, etc.   This jewel is worn on a yellow over white ribbon.   His robe is black, trimmed with black, and a white cincture with silver fringe.
Financial Secretary
Treasurer
Felix Piro

Felix Piro
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The treasurer 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 monies in the general expense fund of the council 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.

The Treasurer's jewel is Crossed Keys worn on a blue ribbon which are symbolic of The Treasurer's complete authority over funds, particularly responsibility for their safekeeping.   His robe is black, trimmed with black, and a white cincture with silver fringe.
Treasurer
Advocate
Rodd Kliner

Larry Schmidt
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The advocate is the parliamentarian for the council.   He need not be a member of the legal profession; however, he should be thoroughly familiar with all of 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.

The advocate should also have a working knowledge of "Robert’s Rules of Order" and the Supreme Council flyer, "Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting".   An understanding of both of these will help keep meetings on track.

When needed, the advocate shall seek legal assistance from the State Advocate.   If there is a need for a Trial of a Council Member, the advocate shall prosecute the charges on behalf of the Council.

The Advocate's jewel consists of a Law Book, Scales of Justice and a Sword suspended from a yellow ribbon.   The Book represents the legal literature and Scales and the Sword represents his authority to enforce those Laws.   The Advocate's ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with golden yellow.   He wears a yellow cincture with silver fringe.
Advocate
Warden
John Pinedo

Jack Santivanez
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The Warden assures that all members at meetings possess the current membership card and is elected by the members of the council.   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.

The Warden's jewel consists of Axe bound by Fasces and is suspended from a red over black ribbon.   Guards or protectors of Roman Magistrates generally carried the Axe and Fasces as a sign of Authority.   The Warden's ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with scarlet.   He wears a scarlet cincture with silver fringe.
Warden
Lecturer
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Ralph Gatto
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The lecturer is appointed by the grand knight to provide suitable educational and entertaining programs under the Good of the Order section of the council meeting.   The Good of the Order may include such items as speakers, presentations on special topics, etc.   The lecturer is responsible for presenting the "Good of the Order" section at council meetings.   The lecturer must be knowledgeable of all aspects of council programming in order to provide members with informative and entertaining programs.   If the meetings have been conducted in accordance with the ceremonials and the agenda, there will be ample time at each meeting for the lecturer to present a worthwhile program that will help build meeting attendance and provide benefits to the membership that is present.

The Lecturer's jewel consists of an Scroll over a Lyre suspended from a white over blue ribbon. The Scroll and Lyre represent Literature and Music.   The Lecturer's ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with national blue.   He wears a blue cincture with silver fringe.
Lecturer
1st. Inside Guard
Albert Prukop

Albert Prukop
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The Inside Guard attends the inner door of the council chamber, checking on paid up membership cards before allowing entrance.   The Inside Guard is charged with the security of the Council Chamber and assists the Warden in meeting the duties of his Office.

The Inside Guard's jewel, Crossed Axes and a Key hung from a white ribbon, represent their power as sentries at the door.   Their robes are gray with black trim and yoke.   The cincture is also black with silver fringe.
Inside Guard
2nd. Inside Guard
Albert Prukop

Paul Herrere
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The Inside Guard attends the inner door of the council chamber, checking on paid up membership cards before allowing entrance.   The Inside Guard is charged with the security of the Council Chamber and assists the Warden in meeting the duties of his Office.

The Inside Guard's jewel, Crossed Axes and a Key hung from a white ribbon, represent their power as sentries at the door.   Their robes are gray with black trim and yoke.   The cincture is also black with silver fringe.
Inside Guard
Outside Guard
Albert Prukop

George Scherotter
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The Outside Guard tends the outer door of the council building, admitting all visitors to the inner door.   The Outside Guard is also charged with the security of the Council Chamber and also assists the Warden in meeting the duties of his Office.

The Outside Guard's jewel, Crossed Axes and a Key hung from a white ribbon, represent their power as sentries at the door. Their robes are gray with black trim and yoke.   The cincture is also black with silver fringe.
Outside Guard
Trustee
(1 Year)
Mike Withrow

Mike Withrow
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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 councils retention committee.   During council elections, a Trustee is elected for a term of three years.   Only the three-year trustee is voted on, with the others moving on to become two-year and one-year trustees respectively.

The Trustee's jewel consists of Axe bound by Fasces and Crossed Swords, suspended from a green ribbon.   Trustees, like Roman Magistrates, generally carried the Axe and Fasces as a sign of Authority.   The Crossed Swords represents his authority to enforce everything.   The Trustee’s ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with green.   He wears a green cincture with silver fringe.
Trustee
Trustee
(2 Year)
Armond Tavianini

Armond Tavianini
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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 councils retention committee.   During council elections, a Trustee is elected for a term of three years.   Only the three-year trustee is voted on, with the others moving on to become two-year and one-year trustees respectively.

The Trustee's jewel consists of Axe bound by Fasces and Crossed Swords, suspended from a green ribbon.   Trustees, like Roman Magistrates, generally carried the Axe and Fasces as a sign of Authority.   The Crossed Swords represents his authority to enforce everything.   The Trustee’s ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with green.   He wears a green cincture with silver fringe.
Trustee
Trustee
(3 Year)
Naz LeBlanc

PGK Naz LeBlanc
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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 councils retention committee.   During council elections, a Trustee is elected for a term of three years.   Only the three-year trustee is voted on, with the others moving on to become two-year and one-year trustees respectively.

The Trustee's jewel consists of Axe bound by Fasces and Crossed Swords, suspended from a green ribbon.   Trustees, like Roman Magistrates, generally carried the Axe and Fasces as a sign of Authority.   The Crossed Swords represents his authority to enforce everything.   The Trustee’s ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with green.   He wears a green cincture with silver fringe.
Trustee

The Officers elected in May take over their duties on July 1st,   The installation of officers is usually done later at the time and date determined by the District Deputy.   The "Lecturer" is appointed yearly by the new Grand Knight.   The Financial Secretary is not elected by the membership, but his appointment upon the recommendation of the Grand Knight and Trustees, is approved by the Supreme Knight for a period of three years.   The Chaplain is selected by the Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, and the three Trustees on an annual basis.   During elections, a new Trustee is elected for a term of three years.   Traditionally, the outgoing Grand Knight is elected as the Three Year Trustee.   Only the Three-Year Trustee is voted on, with the others moving on to become Two-Year and One-Year Trustees respectively.

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