Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.
How to Join
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
COUNCIL MEMBER NOTES
Balboa Council 15083
Newport Beach, California
Council Officers for this Fraternal Year
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Our Lady Mount Carmel Church and Saint John Vianney Chapel
The Knights of Columbus Balboa Council 15083, whose members are Catholic gentlemen from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and Saint John Vianney Chapel, was recognized for outstanding achievement by receiving the “Star Council Award” for the 2016-2017 Fraternal Year.
This award is the highest distinction any council can achieve and is given to only a small number of world wide councils. It is made to identify excellence in the management, leadership and accomplishment of the council’s charitable outreach.
The Balboa Council has eighty members including all parish clergy; Msgr. Cook, Msgr. Baird, Fr. Borgman, Fr. Condon and Deacon Mutz.
The 2016-2017 fraternal year council (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) was led by Grand Knight Jeffrey Graass, Council Chaplain Msgr. Baird, Program Manager Ted Barry and Membership Director John Gleason.
Balboa Council general business meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. The next council meeting is on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 commencing at 6 pm. The meeting will be conducted with masks and social distancing in the church at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Grand Knight - Bryan Roach
Chaplain - Msgr. Doug Cook
Deputy Grand Knight - Andrew Kristof
Chancellor - Kevin Carr
Recorder - Chuck Baur
Financial Secretary - John Gleason
Treasurer - John Bakas
Lecturer - Greg Landers
Advocate - Jim Hayes
Warden - Marty Snyder
Inside Guard - Michael Heman
Outside Guard - Paul Dolkas
Outside Guard - Roy Welter
1 Year Trustee - Jeff Graass
2 Year Trustee - Ted Barry
3 Year Trustee - Paul Gerst