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Charity

There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.

Unity

Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.

Fraternity

Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.

Patriotism

Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Frank Salazar 2012-2014

Frank Salazar Grand Knight 2013-2014 Grand Knight 2012-2013 Frank Salazar is a self made man. He came to this country at a very young age and has been more than just a survivor. He is deeply compassionate in his beliefs and his way of thinking. He is a person that does not mind getting his…

Andy Goza 2010-2012

Andy Goza Grand Knight 2011-2012 Grand Knight 2010-2011 Andy Goza feels blessed the council’s 30th anniversary took place during his two-year term as Grand Knight, which began in July 2010 and ends as of June 30, 2012- the night of the anniversary dinner. “That’s pretty cool,” he said. Andy is very proud of the Knights’…

Chris Edwards 2008-2010

Chris Edwards Grand Knight 2009-2010 Grand Knight 2008-2009 When I asked Chris where he came from he said “I’m as local as you can get”. Born and raised in Oak Cliff, educated with a degree in Fine Arts from Mountain View College, and owner/ operator of Beacon Signs in Duncanville, Chris is indeed local. Cecelia,…

Chris Kubin 2006-2008

Chris Kubin Grand Knight 2007-2008 Grand Knight 2006-2007 In 2006, Chris Kubin was elected Grand Knight at the ripe old age of 32. That both flattered and concerned him. “I was honored that they thought that much of me,” Chris said. “But here were guys who’d been around the block – been around the block…

Ed O’Brien 2004-2006

Ed O’Brien Grand Knight 2005-2006 Grand Knight 2004-2005 Ed O’Brien left Buffalo, New York in 1978 with his wife Betty and their 5 kids (who all currently live in the metroplex) and moved into their present home in Duncanville to pursue his own business. Starting with a washer and dryer in his garage (which Betty…

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Dan Murphy 2002-2004

Dan Murphy Grand Knight 2003-2004 Grand Knight 2002-2003 Dan Murphy, our Grand Knight for the 2002-03 and ’03-04 fraternal years, is proof that it doesn’t require numerous years in a council to assume high ranking officer positions. He joined the council in October 1998, less than a year after he and wife Pat joined the…

Marce Tebbe 2001-2002

Marce Tebbe Grand Knight 2001-2002 Marce Tebbe may have been small at birth (2 lbs 6 oz – his twin brother was 3 lbs 4 oz), but he has been a large force in the Knights of Columbus since joining the ranks of Knights in 1980 at Council #1580 in Highland Ill. Marce was an…

Ron Suriano 1999-2001

Ron Suriano Grand Knight 2000-2001 Grand Knight 1999-2000 Ron Suriano joined the Knights of Columbus in 1960 at the urging of his father. That was just about the time he graduated from the University of Detroit. With a mechanical engineering degree in hand, he joined the Air Force and served for 22 years and 22…

Bill Chalko 1997-1999

Bill Chalko Grand Knight 1998-1999 Grand Knight 1997-1998 Bill Chalko, our Grand Knight in 1997-98 and ’98-99, is one of a handful of 8157 members who have distinguished themselves beyond our council. A year after his two-year term ended, Bill accepted the challenge of becoming a District Deputy. In August 1999, Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant…

Richard Bates 1996-1997

Richard Bates Grand Knight 1996-1997 Of the 41 names that appear on the charter for Council 8157 dated June 17, 1982, the most recent of three original members who have served as Grand Knight is that of Dick Bates. He became Grand Knight for the 1996-97 fraternal year at the request of out-going Grand Knight…