Knight of the Year

Knight of the Year Archives

The Knight of the Year is an award presented to the most outstanding Knight for the fraternal year which ends June 30th of each year.

Nomination Process

  1. During the May general meeting all nominations are accepted.
  2. Each Knight present at this meeting is asked to place three Knights in nomination via secret ballot for the Knight of the Year award.
  3. These votes are then tabulated by the Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight and Chancellor, with the top three in vote count presented for final vote during the June general meeting; again by secret ballot.
  4. The winner is announced during the Awards dinner sometime in July or August.


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Requirements to be nominated and elected as the Knight of the Year:

  1. Minimum of three years of membership.
  2. Must be in good standing (dues current).
  3. Must have served as a Director, Officer or Committee Chairman before nomination.
  4. Must be a 3rd Degree member
  5. Must try to participate in the majority of Knight events and functions.
  6. Willing to be proactive; someone who takes initiative.
  7. Attends and participates in monthly meetings when possible.
  8. The Grand Knight is not eligible during his time in office.
  9. Parish and community participation to be strongly considered.
  10. Knight of the Year award can be received only once.


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  • 1987: Joe Delatte
  • 1988: Jim Kowalski
  • 1989: Wayne Parker
  • 1990: Will Seives
  • 1991: Ben Caturay
  • 1992: Rich Beumer
  • 1993: Tony Perez
  • 1994: Ernie Coy
  • 1995: John Prasifka
  • 1996: Leo Mattingly
  • 1997: Wayne Nacey
  • 1998: Russell Gully
  • 1999: Dick Bates


  • 2000: David Wiss
  • 2001: Marce Tebbe
  • 2002: Ed Vasquez
  • 2003: Chris Kubin
  • 2004: Ron Suriano
  • 2005: Dan Murphy
  • 2006: Ross Musso
  • 2007: Ed O’Brien
  • 2008: Tim Weinrich
  • 2009: David Briggs

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  • 2010: Allen Reitmeier
  • 2011: Mike Fitzgerald
  • 2012: Frank Salazar
  • 2013: Andy Goza
  • 2014: Tom Greco
  • 2015: Jim Richardson
  • 2016: Jeff Miller


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