Officers

Fr. James E. Waters Council Officers
2020-2021 Fraternal Year

Grand Knight Chris Smith
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910-391-9555
 

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 programming 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.

Chaplain  Fr. Gregory Spencer  

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 Cary Newman
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910-515-6514

 

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.

Chancellor Gary Wool
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315-558-1415

 

The chancellor has a variety of responsibilities.  Primarily, he assists the grand knight and the deputy grand knight in the execution of their duties and oversees the council in both their absences. He is charged with strengthening the members’ interests in council activities. The chancellor is chairman of the admission committee. 

Recorder Michael Kraczyk
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703-447-1115
 

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 it’s correspondence. A Recorder’s Minute Book (#1403) is used for keeping a record of council meetings.

Financial Secretary Greg Decker
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910-622-0250
 

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 (#185), and submitting all membership transactions to the Supreme Council.

Treasurer Bud Tascone
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570-351-8076
 

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 Miguel Saldana
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210-313-8061
 

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.  

Advocate Mark Pahl
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910-208-3089
 

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 (#30), Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting (#1937), and Robert’s Rules of Order.

Warden George Schadt
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910-540-4700
 

The warden is the ‘watchdog’ for 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Inside Guard John Bolger
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Outside Guard Shawn Duncan
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910-269-1001

 

The guards have similar responsibilities, but distinct differences.  At the inner door, the inside guard checks to make sure that their membership cards are current.  The outside guard tends to the outer door admitting visitors and members to the inner door. 

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Trustee 3 Year Larry Greer
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Trustee 2 Year Steven Shelton
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Trustee 1 Year Jeff Godshall
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910-547-4388