Knights of Columbus
Our Lady of the Rosary Council #9039
P.O. Box 6146   Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.  28469
    The Chaplain provides spiritual guidance to the Council. His emblem is the Cross,
    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.
    The Grand Knight is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council and is responsible for
    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.
    The Deputy Grand Knight acts on behalf of the Grand Knight in his absence and also
    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
    The Chancellor is the third ranking Council Officer. He is in charge of Vocations and
    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.
    The Financial Secretary records all money transactions, issues and collects bills,
    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.
    The Treasurer keeps all funds, maintains the accounts of the Council, and issues
    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.
    The Warden assures that all members at meetings possess the current membership
    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.
    The Recorder keeps the minutes of the meetings, conducts correspondence as
    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.
    The Lecturer provides entertainment for the members after meetings, particularly the
    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
    silver fringe.
    The Advocate is the Chief Legal Officer of the Council, resolving procedural matters,
    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.
    The Trustees (three in number) oversee the financial transactions of the Council, review all bills and
    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.
    The Inside Guard (1) and Outside Guards (2) are charged with the security of the Council Chamber and
    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.
Council Officers and Duties
Rev. Bruno Swiatocha
(no email address)
Tony Imondi      
2nd year Trustee
Paul Murnane
Bill Anstock
Robert Andrews
Outside Guard
Ron Dubas
Inside Guard
John Grant       
1st year Trustee
Richard Rismiller
3rd year Trustee
Joe Bonanno
(no email address)
Ralph Ebert
John Grant       
1st year Trustee
Jim Carmody
Robert Curts
Robert DeJoie
Larry Bates