Monsignor Eugene F. Marshall
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts





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K of C Council 103
and
Habitat for Humanity

  Through the ongoing efforts of  local Knights,  our council  continues to exemplify the Knights' spirit of community volunteerism by supporting  local  Habitat for Humanity projects.

  We will be organizing another outing soon.  If  you would like to participate in a cause that serves both our Church and our Community, please do not hesitate to join in. 

  Don't feel you can't contribute to this noteworthy endeavor because you never or rarely participate in K of C functions, or because you're not a professional tradesman.  -   Your involvement is both welcomed and wanted!!   Your Brother Knights will make you comfortable in helping the Knights help others.

  Phone Grand Knight Jack
Laviolette at 464-6009 to answer this calling for your services and sign up for our next Habitat for Humanity work outing!

You'll always have something more valuable to give than money.

 




Council 103 Leadership
July 1, 2017 thru June 30, 201
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Chaplain:
Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich
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.

Grand Knight:
Paul E. “Jack” Laviolette, Jr.

The top ranking officer of the Council. He oversees all Council's activities and is elected by the members of the Council. 

Council email:  kofc103@kofc103.org
GK email:  grand.knight@kofc103.org


Deputy Grand Knight:
Robert E. Bouquet, Jr.

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.

Chancellor:
Andrew S. Canata.
Third highest ranking officer and is elected by the Council. The Chancellor shall assist the Grand Knight and 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.

Warden:
Philip Janchuk, Jr.
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.

Recorder:
Gary L. Ethier
Keeps the minutes of the meeting and the historical records for the Council. He is elected by the Council members. 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.

Trustees:
George P. Anderson Jr.
Richard S. Kurek
Charles F. Wellspeak

The board of trustees consists of three members elected by the council and the grand knight, who serves as chairman of the board. They oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer, and 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. With the assistance of the other Trustees, oversees the financial transactions of the Council, review all bills and financial reports and audit the Council's financial records semi-annually.

Treasurer:
Jeffrey R. Vincent

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.

Financial Secretary:
David W. King
The Financial Secretary’s duties revolve around two key areas of council activities: financial records and membership records. The financial secretary collects and receives all moneys that come into the council from any source. He then turns that money over to the treasurer for deposit in the council account. This includes issuing and collecting bills, issuing membership cards, etc. The Financial Secretaries' appointment (upon the recommendation of the grand knight and trustees) is approved by the supreme knight for a period of three years, and is compensated in a manner approved by the Board of Directors.

Advocate:
Mark T. Brennan
, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer for the Council and is elected by the members of the Council. 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.

Outside Guard:
John Tinger
The guards have similar responsibilities, but distinct differences. The outside guard tends to the outer door admitting visitors and members to the inner door. Once at the inner door, the inside guard checks to make sure that their membership cards are current.   Guards are in charge of security at the meetings and to assist the Warden as needed.

Inside Guard:
Michael J. Collins, Sr.
The guards have similar responsibilities, but distinct differences. The outside guard tends to the outer door admitting visitors and members to the inner door. Once at the inner door, the inside guard checks to make sure that their membership cards are current. Guards are in charge of security at the meetings and to assist the Warden as needed.

Lecturer:
Donald R. Rochelo

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.

District Deputy:
George Anderson

The District Deputy is the representative of the Supreme Knight and the State Deputy and is responsible for the supervision, growth and expansion, and general care and well-being of the councils assigned to his district. His responsibilities include ensuring that his councils follow the Order’s laws and rules, promoting effective membership recruitment and retention programs, identifying and developing new council locations, assisting councils to conduct relevant service programs, and monitoring the general financial and social health of the councils in his district. The District Deputy is directly reportable to the State Deputy for all activities within the district and fulfills the very important communication link between the State and Supreme Councils and local councils.

DD email:  ansupply1@verizon.net

 

 

Council 103 Meetings:

Held on the Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month in the Council Chambers.
     
* Trustees  7:00 PM
      * Officers   7:15 PM
      * Council    7:30 PM


Council 103 Provides Wheelchair Lift

Shaun Murphy stands near as his children, Molly and Patrick, enjoy the aid of the wheelchair lift that was paid for by Msgr. Eugene F. Marshall Council 103 in Pittsfield. Knight Paul DiVirgilio, far right, organized the council’s effort to raise $4,395 lift for the children, who have spinal muscular atrophy.

 

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