2006-07-13 / News

Knights of Columbus elect new officers

The St. Mark Knights of Columbus Council #9197 has elected a new slate of officers.

Father William O'Neill, an honorary life member and pastor at St. Mark, remains the group's chaplain.

David Nardolillo has become grand knight, past Grand Knight David LeDoux takes on the responsibilities of warden, and Victor Calabretta stays on as the deputy grand knight. Rounding out the slate of officers are Tony Travisono as financial secretary; treasurer, Richard Cribb; chancellor, Manuel Neronha Jr.; recorder, John Shannon; advocate, Roy LeDoux; pro-life chairman, Michael Casey; inside guard and lecturer, Donald Rose; and outside guard, Tom Conlon.

Grand Knight Nardolillo said he has contacted state K of C representatives to schedule an official installation of officers ceremony for the new St. Mark Knights officers in early September.

"The Knights have been very active the past several years and I plan to continue in that tradition while expanding our charitable mission," Nardolillo said.

To accomplish this goal, his top priority would be to recruit new, active members that would increase the Knights' philanthropic potential, he added. The new grand knight also indicated that a larger membership would allow the fraternal organization to broaden its parish role in assisting

Father O'Neill in the development and enhancement of the St. Mark Parish community.

Recently, the knights have added several new members to their roster, including Dick Cribb, Bill Paiva, Joe Medeiros, and Frank Andrade, son of member Afonso Andrade. The new members took the first step towards knighthood by participating in a 1st Degree Ceremonial hosted by the Narragansett Knights of Columbus Council, the first group to incorporate in Rhode Island.

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