KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: HISTORY - A GLOBAL ORGANIZATION
The Knights of Columbus was founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven Connecticut on March 29, 1882, and was officially chartered as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of: Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in 1882 to over 15,900 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
TRUMBULL COUNCIL # 8013: LEADERSHIP
Each year Trumbull Council #8103 elects and appoints new men from it's membership to take on leadership roles within our council (according to our Supreme Knight's Charter). These roles are well-defined, and these roles may be expanded based on what issues the council may be facing in the community - and also reflects the individual's talents or expertise.
TRUMBULL COUNCIL #8013: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The grand knight is the chief executive officer of the council. He is responsible for setting council goals and ensuring that all officers fulfill their duties in reaching these objectives.
DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT
The deputy grand knight serves as the grand knight’s right hand man and should fill in for the grand knight when he is not present.
The treasurer is responsible for managing the council funds, whether in bank or school accounts. He receives money from the financial secretary and deposits funds into council accounts.