The Greenville Knights of Columbus #11707, a local Catholic community service organization, have elected new officers for the upcoming year.
Randy Alderman has been elected to serve as Grand Knight of the local council, stepping into the role that was held by Joe Whalen for the past two years. Other officers include Alan Hunter, Chaplain, Jim Pollman, Deputy Grand Knight; Michael Lawler, Financial Secretary; Brad Wade, Treasurer; Bill Beckert, Secretary; Cory Elam, Chancellor; Jeff Goggin, Warden; Bryan Marcoot, Inside Guard; Richard Morgan, Outside Guard; and Ted Thiess, Advocate/Lecture.
Founded in 1996, the Greenville Knights of Columbus do many community service projects throughout Bond County. The most visible are the Bond County Fourth Fest and, most recently, the Pancake and Sausage day formally ran by the Kiwanis. However, the Knights do much more than that in the community, supporting the Bond County Food Pantry, the Pregnancy Support Center, activities for FayCo, Coats for Kids, Backpack Program at all area schools, supporting youth activities including the annual St. Lawrence Missions Trip, free clothing for those in need in partnership with the HSHS Thrift Store, and so much more. Additionally, the Greenville Knights of Columbus host several faith-based programs at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
Alderman said, “Under the direction of Joe Whalen, our Greenville Knights of Columbus have become much more visible in the community, supporting and sponsoring many great activities in Greenville. I’m looking forward on building on the strong foundation Joe has established the past two years and getting the Knights even more involved in the community.”
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open Catholic men, age 18 and older. For more information on the organization, including upcoming activities, visit GreenvilleKnights.com.