|Knights of Columbus
Our Lady of the Rosary Council #9039
P.O. Box 6146 Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. 28469
worn on a black ribbon. The robe, too, is black with black trimming and yoke with
white projecting collar. The cincture is black with silver fringe.
all aspects of Council operation. He presides over Council meetings and is ex-officio
member of all committees. His emblem, the Anchor carried on a purple ribbon, is
indicative of Columbus, the Mariner. It has also been a variant form of the Cross for
centuries. His is a royal purple robe with white cincture with silver fringe. A purple
mantle with white roll collar is also worn.
serves as General Programs Director. His emblem, the Compass, was also used by
Columbus, the Mariner. The Knights of Columbus Compass, with its points being
Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism, is known as the Compass of Virtue; its 32
flame-like rays represent the 32 virtues which may be possessed by men. It is hung
from a purple ribbon. His robe is the same as the Grand Knight, but without the
indoctrinating new members into Council activities. The Chancellor usually acts as
Council Activities Chairman as well. His emblem is the Isabella Cross, with Skull
and Crossbones; it is worn on a black over white ribbon. The Cross is self
explanatory, while the Skull and Crossed Bones are symbolic of man's mortality.
The Chancellor wears a black robe trimmed with white and a white cincture with
silver fringe. He also wears a black mantle with white roll collar.
issues membership cards, and is otherwise responsible for all financial matters of the
Council except those allocated to the Treasurer. His emblem is a Crossed Key and
Quill. The Key has always been associated with an office concerned with money,
safekeeping and secrecy. The Quill is the symbol of a scribe - a record keeper - one
who writes letters, documents, etc. This jewel is worn on a white over yellow ribbon.
His robe is black, trimmed with black, and a white cincture with silver fringe.
Council checks upon receipt of a proper voucher from the Financial Secretary.
Crossed Keys worn on a blue ribbon are symbolic of his complete authority over
funds, particularly for their safekeeping. His robe is black, trimmed with black, and
a white cincture with silver fringe.
card. 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 emblem, an Axe Bound with Rods, known as a Faces, was
traditionally carried by the guards or protectors of Roman magistrates as a symbol
of authority. The Warden ideally has and exercises that authority. The ribbon is
colored red over black. His robe is black trimmed with scarlet with a scarlet cincture
with silver fringe.
directed by the Grand Knight, and keeps official historic documents of the Council.
In the absence of the Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight, he presides at
Council meetings. Crossed Quills hung from a white over yellow ribbon are
symbolic of his responsibilities for letter and document (records) writing and
preservation. His robe is black, trimmed with black,
with a white cincture with silver fringe.
second meeting of the month, which is our social meeting, and handles certain other
major social events of the Council such as Family Dinners. His emblem consists of
Lyre and Scroll. These are traditionally symbols of music and literature and the arts.
Hence, the Lecturer is in charge of entertainment. His ribbon is white over blue. The
Lecturer wears a black robe with national blue trimming and blue cincture with
acting as parliamentarian, and otherwise handling all legal activities. His emblem
is the Scroll with Crossed Sword hung from a yellow ribbon. The Scroll is
emblematic of legal literature and law, while the Sword indicates the power to
defend and enforce the law. The Advocate's robe is black with golden yellow trim
and yellow cincture with silver fringe.
financial reports and audit the Council's financial records semi-annually. Their emblems, Crossed Key
and Sword, indicate this financial authority and are worn on green ribbons. Trustees wear black robes
trimmed in green.
assist the Warden in meeting the duties of his Office. Their emblems, Crossed Key and Axe hung from a
white ribbon, represent their power as sentries at the door. Their robes are gray with black trim and
yoke. The cincture is also black with silver fringe.
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