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Service program organizational chart
Program Director Membership Director
Church Director Community Director Council Director Family Director Youth Director Recruitment
Committees Committees Committees Committees Committees Committees Vocations Pro-life Public Relations Survivors' Assistance ColumbianSquires Recruitmen Teams
Parish Round Table Volunteerism Fraternal ism Memorials Youth Groups Retention
Lay Apostolate Human Needs Cultural Education Athletics Insurance Promos
Parochial Services Civic Involvement Social Communications Educational Programs
Religious Devotions Public Safety Athletics Family of Month/Year Youth Welfare
Christ in Christmas Health Services Family Projects Religious Activities
Decency Recreation Social Activities
officers of the council
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 pro-gamming 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 where a circle exists.
Chaplin: The chaplain is the spiritual advisor of the council. He is expected to make a report at council meetings on religious matters. The grand knight appoints a priest in accordance with any rules established by the bishop of the diocese to serve as council chaplain.
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.
Chancellor: The chancellor has a variety of responsibilities. Primarily, he assists the grand knight and the deputy grand knight in execution of their duties and oversees the council in their absences. He is charged with strengthening the members' interest in council activities. The chancellor is chairman of the admissions committee and a member of the Columbian Squires circle.
Recorder: 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 its correspondence. A Recorders'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.
Treasurer: 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.
Lecturer: 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 programming.
Advocate: 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, Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting and Robert's Rule of Order.
Warden: The warden is the "watchdog" for the 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.
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 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 trustees is voted on, with the others moving on to become two-year and one-year trustees, respectively.
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