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K of C Council or Assembly Officers, 2023-2024
My Brother Knights, Here is a list of the
officers for the Fraternal Year of 2023-2024 along with a
brief description of their duty's.
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DESCRIPTIONS OF OFFICER AND
It is important for existing and prospective
members to understand the duties and functions of council
officers and directors so here is a brief explanation of
each of them.
POSITIONS ELECTED ANNUALLY EACH FRATERNAL YEAR:
The Grand Knight(GK) is the chief executive
officer of the Council and responsible for all aspects of
Council operations. He presides over Council meetings and is
an ex-officio member of all committees. The GK and FS are
the only council members with sign-in access to the Member
Management database on the supreme web site. The GK can
establish committees in addition those prescribed by the
Order to meet specific council needs. In our council the GK
has a communications team to handle our newsletter,
Flocknote system, social media and printed materials.
The Deputy Grand Knight
(DGK) acts on behalf of the GK in his absence and is usually
appointed as the Program Director.
is the third ranking Council officer. He oversees Council
record retention and the inventory of Council equipment.
keeps the minutes of Council meetings, conducts
correspondence as directed by the GK, and keeps historic
documents of the Council. In the absence of the GK or DGK,
he presides at Council meetings.
keeps all funds, maintains the Council checkbook and makes
disbursements upon receipt of a payment orders from the
Financial Secretary (FS).
is the equitant of a Corporate Counsel in the business
world. Thus, he must resolve procedural matters, acts as
Council parliamentarian, and be well versed in the supreme
Laws of the Order, and the bylaws of the local council.
assures that all members at meetings possess a current
membership card. He is custodian of all Council property,
except funds, and oversees properly setting up the Council
meeting space. He directs the activities of the two council
and Outside guards
are charged with the security of Council meetings and assist
the Warden in his duties.
The three TRUSTEES
along with the GK constitute the board of directors of the
Council. Unlike the other officers who are elected annually,
trustees serve staggering elected three-year terms. They are
all co-chairs of both the admission and retention
committees, and, along with the GK, conduct the semiannual
council audits which are forwarded to the supreme council.
The Council semiannual audit reports and accounting records
are available for inspection by any member upon request.
provides spiritual guidance to the Council. The Chaplain
appointment of the priest of deacon must be approved by the
bishop of the local diocese. Typically, the parish pastor is
the Council Chaplain, which is the case for our Council.
The Financial Secretary
(FS) is appointed to a three-year term directly by the
Supreme Knight upon recommendation of the GK and Trustees.
He maintains the Council tax and accounting records, issues
and collects dues and other bills for the Council, issues
membership cards, and submits all funds collected to the
Treasurer for deposit and authorizes all disbursements made
by the Treasurer. He is responsible for maintaining the
supreme online membership roster and dues billing system on
the supreme web site. He is also responsible for making sure
the Council promptly files all tax forms as well as reports
required by both the state and supreme councils.
is appointed by the GK and is responsible for providing
hospitality and enriching or entertaining presentations at
and chairmanship positions
All directors and committee chair positions
are appointed by the council Grand Knight.
The Membership Director
reports directly to the grand knight. He oversees the
admission process for prospective members, efforts to retain
inactive members, and promotion of the Knight insurance
The Programs Director
reports directly to the grand knight and is responsible for
the coordination of each of the four
Service Program Directors
who report to him. The deputy grand knight is usually
appointed as the program chair, but any member can fill this
These are the four service programs and examples of three
programs suggested for each area by the supreme office of
the Knights of Columbus. All the KofC supreme areas are
covered in detail on the Knights of Columbus supreme web
site (see details at
Individual councils are free to create their own unique
programs within each of the four service areas. For example,
our council operates our Lent Friday Dinners, and our Advent
Wreath Event under the Family Director, and our quarterly
Adopt-A-Road clean up under the Community Director.
Faith Director programs
a. Spiritual development
b. Vocation support
c. Rosary programs
2. Example Family Director programs
a. Food For Families
b. Keep Christ in Christmas
c. Family of the month/year
Community Director programs
a. Coats 4 Kids
b. Habitat for Humanity
c. Wheelchair Mission
Life Director programs
a. March for Life
b. Special Olympics
c. Ultrasound program