KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
ST. CHRISTOPHER COUNCIL 9836
GALT KNIGHTS NEWS
three consecutive regular business meetings, the
Grand Knight may report this fact to the District Deputy
ST. CHRISTOPHER for such action under section 92(b) of the Laws and
Order as the district Deputy deems appropriate.
COUNCIL 9836 Grand Knight—Attend all social and business
OFFICERS functions, including committee activities. However, not
mere attendance but participation whenever possible
and appropriate. The Grand Knight is a member of all
Council committees. Attend and represent Council at
GRAND KNIGHT: John Brodie—327-2823
all community, Civic, and Church functions where
DEP. GRAND KNIGHT: Lupe Escobar—663- representation is requested, expected, or anticipated.
7151 And be responsible through delegation that all Council
CHANCELLOR: Raul Jara 745-3230 activities are thoroughly coordinated and organized
WARDEN is Gary Gilmore 745-7285 before being presented to the Council for approval.
RECORDER: Brian Vanderspek 745-1321
Preside over all meetings and firmly enforce the rules
TREASURER: Roque Lavagnino 745-2894 and regulations of the Council. Convene and conduct
FINANCIAL SEC’Y: Joe Schaffhausen 745- an audit with the Trustees in January and July, and
1091 make sure all reports are submitted correctly and on
ADVOCATE: Patrick Mulligan 369-4401 time to Supreme, State, Chapter, and District,
according to Grand Knight’s handbook.
TRUSTEE: Wendell Conrad 745-3767
TRUSTEE: Dino DeLaurentis 745-2868 Work with the program director and membership
TRUSTEE: Jerry Mackey director to ensure appointees are qualified and fully
INSIDE GUARD: Aristeo Flores 745-3767 cognizant of the extent of their responsibilities. Appoint
OUTSIDE GUARD: Alfred Nicolini 745-4376 an admission committee Chair. The rest of that
committee will be the Deputy Grand Knight, the
LECTURER: Nick Neuburger 745-3119
Chancellor, and the five committee Directors. The
Grand Knight shall select the Chaplain and appint the
Lecturer. He shall maintain close rapport with all
Grand Knight’s Notes pastors and priests within the Council area, and act as
Chaplain in the absence of the regular chaplain.
Officers’ Duties and Roles Countersign orders drawn by the financial Secretary
and checks drawn by the treasurer, be responsible for
As we enter the second month of taking nominations for st
the 1 degree team according to the Charter
officers, I think this is as good a time as any to remind constitution Laws of the Order, and appoint a
those who are nominating others what they are asking nominating committee and chair in April and May to
their brothers to do. It is also an opportunity for the oversee nominations for the upcoming Columbian Year.
nominated to see what they are committing themselves
to do. Whether you are a nominator or one of the Deputy Grand Knight—Attend all social and business
nominated, do not take these duties lightly. The council functions in the same manner as the Grand Knight.
is depending on all of those selected. Maintain extremely close coordination with the Grand
Knight to keep informed of all activities. Preside over
First, this note from the KOC Operations Manual for those meetings not attended by the Grand Knight, and
Officers and Directors: From the By-Laws: “It shall be be a member of the admissions committee.
the duty of officers to attend each meeting of the
Council…If an elected officer, without reasonable The DGK becomes the Program Director for the
excuse approved by the Grand Knight, is absent from Council. These duties include: screening possible
appointees for the Church, Community, Council, Chambers and assist Council officers in conducting
Family, and Youth Committee Directors. Call a meeting normal business without unnecessary interference from
of all committee directors in July to plan a calendar of members.
activities. Make sure that each Committee Director
informs the Council of upcoming activities and make Assist the Warden in preparing the Council chambers
progress reports on these activities, as well as make for regular meetings. Be responsible with the warden in
sure that each committee director appoints at least making certain that the hall is left clean and secure after
three members to serve on his committee. Finally, he each meeting. Work closely with the warden to prepare
will call on each Committee director during the business and conduct degrees, including the security, safety, and
meeting for their reports. protection of all paraphernalia, etc. Be the Guards of
honor on the First degree team.
Chancellor—Attend all social and business functions of
the Council in the manner of the GK and DGK. The Trustees—Trustees shall attend all social and business
Chancellor shall be the chairman of the retention functions of the Council and participate whenever
committee, said committee consisting of the Chancellor possible. Review all bills and invoices to determine that
and the trustees. The Chancellor shall be the they are in proper order and make recommendations as
membership director and appoint three members to his to their disposition. Schedule and determine that
committee. As membership director, he shall organize annual and semi-annual audits are conducted in
all membership drive activities, organize the first degree January and July.
team and organize all first degree exemplifications as
well as informing those members who have not attained If requested by the Grand Knight, the trustees may act
the second and third degrees of the dates and locations as an elections committee to oversee annual elections.
of those activities. At the discretion of the GK, they may act as an advisory
committee for any special projects that don’t
The Chancellor shall also be a member of the necessarily fall within the responsibilities fo other
Admissions committee, assume the duties of Grand officers or Committee Directors.
Knight in the absence of both the GK and DGK.
They shall also serve as members of the retention
Advocate—Attend all social and business functions of committee, and work with the program director (DGK)
the Council and participate whenever possible. Make to prepare a budget by the Council’s September
sure the Warden and Guards maintain order during meeting. Each trustee shall have a copy of the Council
meetings. Twice annually, instruct membership on the Budget for reference at business meetings. Finally,
proper conduct during a business meeting and the use they shall monitor the actions of all officers and insist on
of parliamentary procedures. The advocate shall also appropriate correction when necessary.
be the attorney for the Council in the case of trial and
investigation of any matter whatsoever of interest to the There are other officers and responsibilities, especially
Council. the positions of Recorder, Financial Secretary,
Treasurer, and Lecturer. As these positions are being
Warden—Attend all social and business functions of filled by people who already know what they are in for,
the Council and participate whenever possible. Be and are doing a wonderful job, I will save those for
responsible for the security of all classified equipment another newsletter just so everyone knows what a
and information of the Council and maintenance of all fantastic job these gentlemen are doing.
Council properties to keep them in proper condition.
Set up and prepare the hall for all Council meetings, Your Grand Knight,
including the responsibility for all paraphernalia. Make John Brodie
sure the meeting hall is left clean and secured. The
inside and outside guards shall be his assistants.
Set up and secure the hall for all First Degree
exemplifications and make sure all necessary supplies
are on hand. Cooperate with the warden from the first
degree ceremonial team. Maintain order at all council
meetings with the help of the Inside and Outside
Inside and Outside Guards—Attend all social and
business functions of the Council and participate
whenever possible. Ensure that only qualified
members are permitted to enter the Council Chambers.
Assist the Warden in maintaining order in Council
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2nd —Friday after 9am Mass. Exposition of That commitment is an essential core value of the Knights of
the Blessed Sacrament. All members and Columbus, and our core values permeate all levels of our
families welcome. marketing program. Our ‘Marketing Code of Ethics’ is
3rd —Saturday 9am First Saturday Devotions modeled after the Ten Commandments and includes
statements such as ‘Thou shall present honestly and
(Rosary). All members and families welcome. accurately, all facts necessary to enable a member to make an
Church informed decision.’
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myself to the following rule of conduct: I shall, in light of all
7th —Wednesday 7pm Council Business conditions surrounding those I serve, render that service
meeting. All members welcome. CCC which, under the same circumstances, I would apply to
21st —Wednesday 7pm Council planning myself.’
meeting. All members welcome. CCC
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6th Friday after 9am Mass. Exposition of the the same circumstances, I would apply to myself.
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married, and she didn't have to hear about the way
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There are many fine life insurance companies in the An elderly woman died last month. Having never
marketplace today. So why should you entrust your life
insurance needs, and those of your family to the Knights of married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her
Columbus? handwritten instructions for her memorial service,
she wrote, "They wouldn't take me out while I was
In it’s credit rating of the Knights of Columbus, Standard & alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm
Poor’s stated that it’s ‘AAA’ rating was based upon the dead."
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competitive position, extremely strong liquidity and
historically strong profitability. A ten-year old, under the tutelage of her
grandmother, was becoming quite knowledgeable
I would suggest that a principal reason that we were able to about the Bible. Then one day she floored her
achieve those accolades, along with what S&P described as grandmother by asking, "Which Virgin was the
‘a distinct competitive advantage, a loyal customer base and
a unique rapport with clients’ is because we have been mother of Jesus? The Virgin Mary or the King
steadfastly committed to our motto, ‘Protecting Families for James Virgin?"
Pentecost Sunday the Knights of Columbus today is a testament to
May 18th his timeless vision, his holiness and his ideals."
The Church celebrates Pentecost (so called Worried about the religious faith and financial
because it is fifty days after Easter Day) as the day stability of immigrant families, Father McGivney
on which the Holy Spirit descended upon the founded the Knights of Columbus with the help of
apostles, gathered in an upper room with Mary, several men of St. Mary's Parish in New Haven in
mother of Jesus, "as a mighty, rushing wind", 1882 to help strengthen the faith of the men of his
fulfilling Jesus' promise when he "breathed on parish and to provide financial assistance in the
them", as recorded in John's Gospel (chapter 20). event of their death to the widows and orphans
they left behind. He was also known for his tireless
This event, which marks the beginning of the work among his parishioners.
Church, is recorded in the book of Acts of the
Apostles, chapter 2. The 14th century Siennese Michael McGivney was born in Connecticut in
painting by Duccio (above) illustrates the moment 1852 to parents who were natives of Ireland and
when the Bible says the Spirit descended upon the immigrants to the United States.
gathering of Christians in the form of tongues of
fire. The liturgical color for Pentecost is red, a From an early age, he realized a calling to the
reminder of the flames that "rested on them". priesthood and was ordained in 1877 in Baltimore,
Another symbol for the Holy Spirit is the dove, Maryland. His cause for canonization was opened
usually emitting golden rays of light. in December 1997.
The Holy Spirit gave the apostles gifts of grace Still maintaining its headquarters in New Haven,
through which they would undertake the the Knights of Columbus is the world's largest
evangelical mission of the Church. On the day of Catholic fraternal organization with more than 1.7
Pentecost, the apostles were given the miraculous million members in the United States, Canada,
"gift of tongues" -- so that everyone from every Mexico and Central America, the Caribbean
country understood the Christians inspired islands, the Philippines, Guam and, most recently,
message of salvation as if the they were hearing it Poland.
in their own languages. Thousands were converted
by the preaching of Peter and the other apostles.
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