Council Officers

St. Pius X Knights of Columbus # 3433

Chaplain Rev. Robert Hausladen
Grand Knight Tim Duffy
Deputy Grand Knight Lucius Woodson, Jr.
Chancellor Bill Eubanks
Recording Secretary Eric Smith
Financial Secretary Charlie Fadale
Treasurer Bill Aiken
Advocate Tom Clark
Warden Mike Jones
Inside Guard Bill Beckman, Jr.
Outside Guard Joe Knoth
Outside Guard Mark Fasbinder
Lecturer Matt Buehler, PGK, PFN, PSD
3rd Year Trustee Al Hirt, PGK
2nd Year Trustee Dan Laycock, PGK
1st Year Trustee Kevin Hahn, PGK
Insurance Field Agent Matthew Kaehr
District Deputy Dick Ryan

 

Council Chaplain – Rev. Robert Hausladen 

The chaplain is the spiritual advisor of the Council.  The Chaplain is selected by 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.  His jewel is the Isabella Cross in silver and blue suspended from a black ribbon

 

 

 

Grand Knight Tim Duffy –  Email: timothyjtduffy@gmail.com 

The Grand Knight (GK) is the top ranking officer of the Council.  He oversees all Council’s activities.  His duties include presiding over meetings, countersigning orders and checks, reading vouchers and notices.  He acts as an ex-officio member of all committees, appoints a membership and programming director, convenes officers for meetings, and ensures all necessary reports are submitted to the State Council and Supreme Council.  He should also be aware of the council’s financial status and ensure that his signature appears on all checks drawn.  His jewel is an Anchor which is indicative of Admiral Christopher Columbus and has also been  a variant form of the Cross for centuries.

 

Deputy Grand Knight Lucius Woodson, Jr. – Email: lwoodson@att.net 

The Deputy Grand Knight is second in command.  The Deputy Grand Knight (DGK) presides in the absence of the Grand Knight.  He assists the Grand Knight with council affairs and fulfills all duties assigned to him by the Grand Knight.  He is chairman of the Council’s retention committee.  His jewel is the “Compass of Virtue” with the four main points representing Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.  The 32 points around the outside of the compass represent the virtues which a man can possess and is an important tool in navigation.

 

 

Chancellor Bill Eubanks – Email: jwmeubanks@msn.com

The Chancellor assists the GK and DGK in the performance of their duties and shall take charge during the incapacity of both.  He is charged with strengthening the members interests in Council activities.  He shall exercise a special interest in new members and members who are sick or in distress. The Chancellor is chairman of the admission committee.  His jewel is the Skull and Crossed Bones on the Isabella Cross. The Crossed Bones remind us of our immortality.

 

 

Recording Secretary Eric Smith- Email: smithed16@earthlink.net

The Recorder keeps the minutes of the meetings and the historical records for the Council.  In the absence of the Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, and Chancellor the Recorder will run the meeting.  He is responsible for maintaining a true record of all actions of the council and its correspondence.  The Recorder’s jewel is Crossed Quill Pens suspended from a white over yellow ribbon.

 

Financial Secretary Charlie Fadale – Email: cfadale@sbcglobal.net

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 Officers (#185), and submitting all membership transactions to the Supreme Council.  His jewel is the Quill Pen (record-keeper) and the Key (money, safe-keeping, and secrecy) crossed.

 

Bill Akin, Treasurer

 

Treasurer Bill Akin- Email: wwaiken2@yahoo.com

The treasurer is responsible for the safekeeping and maintaining records of all council funds and accounts.  The Treasurer is elected by the members of the Council.  His duties include such functions as maintaining bank accounts and issuing checks based on receipts turned in by the Financial Secretary.  His jewel is Crossed Keys, which represents responsibility for the safe keeping of the funds.

 

 

 

Advocate Tom Clark – Email: dixie63@juno.com

The Advocate is the Chief Legal Officer for the Council as is elected by the members of 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 (#30), Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting (#1937), and Robert’s Rules of Order. His jewel consists of a Scroll and Sword suspended from a yellow ribbon.  The Scroll represents the legal literature and law and the Sword represents his authority to enforce those Laws.

 

Warden John Kolbacher – Email: jkohlbacher@aol.com

The Warden assures that all members at meetings possess the current membership card.  The warden is the ‘watchdog’ for council property and degree paraphernalia, except the property of the financial secretary, treasurer and recorder.  He is in charge of properly setting up the Council Chamber for meetings and ceremonial work.  During ceremonial exemplifications, he will appoint and supervise guards.  He directs the activities of the Inside and Outside Guards.  His jewel consists of Axe bound by Fasces.  Protectors of Roman Magistrates generally carried the Axe and Fasces as a sign of Authority.

 

 

Inside Guard Bill Beckman Jr – Email: billbeckmanjr60@yahoo.com

The Inside Guard, along with the Outside Guard, is in charge of security at the meetings and is to assist the Warden as needed.  Once at the inner door, the Inside Guard checks to make sure that their membership cards are current.  The jewel for the Guard consist of Crossed Axes and Key, representing their authority as sentries at the door, and are suspended from a white ribbon.

 

 

 

Outside Guard Mark Fasbinder – Email: fasbindermr@aol.com

The Outside Guard, along with the Inside Guard, is in charge of security at the meetings and is to assist the Warden as needed.  The Outside Guard tends to the outer door admitting visitors and members to the inner door.  The jewel for the Guard consist of Crossed Axes and Key, representing their authority as sentries at the door, and are suspended from a white ribbon.
 
 
 

 

Outside Guard Joe Knoth – Email: knothjoe@yahoo.com

The Outside Guard, along with the Inside Guard, is in charge of security at the meetings and is to assist the Warden as needed.  The Outside Guard tends to the outer door admitting visitors and members to the inner door.  The jewel for the Guard consist of Crossed Axes and Key, representing their authority as sentries at the door, and are suspended from a white ribbon.

 

 

Lecturer Matt Buehler, PGK,PFN,PSD – Email: buematt@aol.com

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 council programming.  The jewel for the Lecturer consists of the Scroll over the Lyre suspended from a white over blue ribbon. The Scroll and Lyre represent Literature and Music.

 

 

 

 

3rd Year Trustee Al Hirt  – Email: mahirt@msn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Year Trustee Dan Laycock, PGK – Email: danielslaycock@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Year Trustee Kevin Hahn, PGK – Email: hahnboiler@aol.com

 

 

 

The Trustees consists of three members elected by the council and the Grand Knight.  They serve as chairmen of the board.  They oversee the financial transactions of the Council, review all bills and financial reports and audit the Council’s financial records semi-annually.  The Trustees with the Deputy Grand Knight serve on the Council’s retention committee.  During Council elections, only the three-year trustee is voted on, with the others moving on to become two and one-year trustees, respectively.  Their jewel is the Crossed Key and Sword, which represents their financial authority.

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