Officers

 
Chaplain
 

The Chaplain provides spiritual guidance and direction to 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. 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. (Duties taken from section 128 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)


Grand Knight
 

The Grand Knight is the top ranking officer of the Council. He oversees all of the Council's activities and is elected by the members of the Council. Some of his duties include presiding over meetings, countersigning orders and checks, reading vouchers and notices relative to the Fourth Degree. His jewel is an Anchor which is suspended from a purple ribbon. The 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. (Duties taken from section 135 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)
 


Deputy Grand Knight
 

The Deputy Grand Knight is second ranking officer of the Council and is elected by the members of the Council. He shall preside in the absence or inability of the Grand Knight. His jewel is the Compass, also known as the Compass of Virtue, suspended from a purple ribbon, 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. The compass is an important tool in navigation. The Deputy Grand Knight's ceremonial officer robe is royal purple. He wears a white cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 136 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)
 


Chancellor
 

The Chancellor is the third highest ranking officer of the Council and is elected by the members of the Council. The Chancellor shall assist the Grand Knight and the Deputy Grand Knight in the performance of their duties and shall take charge during the incapacity or extended absence of both. He shall exercise a special interest in new members and members who are sick or in distress. His jewel is the Skull and Crossed Bones on the Isabella Cross and is suspended from a black over white ribbon. The Crossed Bones remind us of our immortality. The Chancellor's ceremonial officer robe is black trimmed with white. He wears a white cincture with silver fringe and a black mantle with white roll collar. (Duties taken from section 137 of the Charter, Constitution,Laws)
 


Warden
 

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. His 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. (Duties taken from section 144 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)
 


Treasurer
 

The Treasurer is responsible for the funds of the Council and 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, suspended from a blue ribbon. The Treasurer's ceremonial officer robe is black trimmed with black. He wears a white cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 140 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)

 


Financial Secretary
 

The Financial Secretary handles the financial transaction record keeping. This includes issuing and collecting bills, issuing membership cards, etc. The Financial Secretary is elected by the members of the Council. His jewel is the Quill Pen (record keeper) and the Key (money, safe keeping and secrecy) crossed and is suspended from white over yellow ribbon. This symbolizes his record keeping functions of the financial matters of the Council. The Financial Secretary's ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with black. He wears a white cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 139 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)

 


Inside Guard
 

The Inside and Outside Guards each have the same symbol for their jewel. They are in charge of security at the meetings and are to assist the Warden as needed. The jewel for the guards consist of Crossed Axes and Key, representing their authority as sentries at the door, is suspended from a white ribbon. The Guard's ceremonial officer robe is gray with a yoke, trimmed with black. He wears a black cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 144 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)

 

 
Outside Guard
 

The Inside and Outside Guards each have the same symbol for their jewel. They are in charge of security at the meetings and are to assist the Warden as needed. The jewel for the guards consist of Crossed Axes and Key, representing their authority as sentries at the door, is suspended from a white ribbon. The Guard's ceremonial officer robe is gray with a yoke, trimmed with black. He wears a black cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 144 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)

 

 
Advocate
 

The Advocate is the Chief Legal Officer for the Council and is elected by the members of the Council. 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. The Advocate's ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with golden yellow. He wears a yellow cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 142 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)

 

 
Recording Secretary
 

The Recorder keeps the minutes of the meeting and the historical records for the Council. He is elected by the members of the Council. In the absence of the Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, and Chancellor, the Recorder will run the meeting. Also, he is responsible for the correspondence of the Council as directed by the Grand Knight. The Recorder's jewel is Crossed Quill Pens suspended from a white over yellow ribbon. The Quill Pens are symbolic of his record keeping functions of the Scribe. The Recorder's ceremonial officer robe is black trimmed with black. He wears a white cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 138 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)
 


Trustee 1st Year
 

There are three Trustees in each Council, title as 1 Year Trustee, 2 Year Trustee and 3 Year Trustee. They oversee the financial transactions of the Council, review all bills and financial reports and audit the Council's financial records semi-annually. Their jewel is the Crossed Key and Sword, which represents their financial authority, is suspended from a green ribbon. The Trustee's ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with green. He wears a green cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 145 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)

 


Trustee 2nd Year
 

There are three Trustees in each Council, title as 1 Year Trustee, 2 Year Trustee and 3 Year Trustee. They oversee the financial transactions of the Council, review all bills and financial reports and audit the Council's financial records semi-annually. Their jewel is the Crossed Key and Sword, which represents their financial authority, is suspended from a green ribbon. The Trustee's ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with green. He wears a green cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 145 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)

 


Trustee 3rd Year
 

There are three Trustees in each Council, title as 1 Year Trustee, 2 Year Trustee and 3 Year Trustee. They oversee the financial transactions of the Council, review all bills and financial reports and audit the Council's financial records semi-annually. Their jewel is the Crossed Key and Sword, which represents their financial authority, is suspended from a green ribbon. The Trustee's ceremonial officer robe is black, trimmed with green. He wears a green cincture with silver fringe. (Duties taken from section 145 of the Charter, Constitution, Laws)