Knights National OfficersDUTIES OF NATIONAL OFFICERSSUPREME KNIGHT
Section 21. The Supreme Knight shall be the chief executive officer of the Order and, as such, shall exercise a general supervision over all National Officers, subordinate Councils and Courts.
Section 22. He shall enforce all laws. He shall require a faithful performance of the duties of all National Officers and shall exact a strict and business-like manner of keeping accounts, paying out money and conducting the correspondence of the Order. He shall see that all monies belonging to the Order are properly deposited in responsible banks in the name of the Order, and that all withdrawals of the same are done in accordance with law.
Section 23. Upon approval of the Board of Directors, he shall have authority, should he become satisfied that any employee, National Officer, or officer of a subordinate Council or Court has been guilty of negligence or of any dishonest act, or has committed an indictable offense, or has mismanaged or misappropriated the funds, whether the same be of the National Council or the National Court, or of a subordinate Council or subordinate Court, or of any division of the Order, to suspend such officer and execute such other acts necessary to protect the interest of the Order, after proper trial.
Section 24. He shall be empowered to employee all contracted persons required to perform duties necessary to the successful conduct of the business and operation of the Order.
Section 25. He shall sign all charters, approve all membership certificates of all divisions of the Order, countersign all orders for the payment of money from the National Council, when the same are approved by him.
Section 26. He shall make and publish for the information of the members an annual report of the activities of his office and the general condition of the Order. He shall require and shall be furnished within ten (10) days following the close of each fiscal year an annual report from all National Officers and State or District Deputies of the National Council and Court.
Section 27. He shall preside at all meetings of the National Council and Board of Directors. He shall appoint all committees of the National Council, when duly authorized, and shall be, ex-officio, a member of all committees.
Section 28. He shall, when necessary, and in the interest of the Order, visit and inspect the proceedings of any Council or Court, or may direct any officer or member of the Order to represent him in these matters.
Section 29. He shall, at times, seek the advice and counsel and approval of the Board of Directors in all matters pertaining to the welfare and good of the Order.
Section 30. He shall have all powers necessary and incident to the execution of his duties, and for any abuse of these powers he may be disciplined, censured, or impeached by the National Convention.
Section 31. He shall receive due compensation for his services. DEPUTY SUPREME KNIGHT
Section 32. In case of death, resignation, disqualification, absence, refusal or neglect of the Supreme Knight to discharge the duties of his office, the Deputy Supreme Knight will serve the unexpired term of said Supreme Knight. He shall receive due compensation for his services.
In case of temporary disability because of sickness to the Supreme Knight, he shall perform all duties incumbent upon the Supreme Knight until the disability is removed. NATIONAL SECRETARY
Section 33. The National Secretary shall keep a true and faithful record of the proceedings of the National Council and Board of Directors.
Section 34. He shall notify the Grand Knight of each Council of the change of password and communicate the new password to them quarterly in a sealed envelope, using the code.
Section 35. He shall examine and report all credentials of members and delegates claiming membership to the National Council, previously and at the National Council meetings. He shall furnish a temporary roll of the members on the day of the opening of the National Convention and shall turn over to the credential committee the credentials of delegates. He shall have the minutes of the National Convention and the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors in between conventions published within a sixty (60) day period of the said meeting.
Section 36. He shall, at the expiration of his term of office, deliver over to his successor, all records, documents or property belonging to the Order.
Section 37. He shall perform such other duties as may be imposed, consistent with the laws of the Order, and determined and required by the Board of Directors, and shall receive due compensation for his services. NATIONAL TREASURER
Section 38. The National Treasurer shall disburse, upon warrant duly issued, all funds of the Order.
Section 39. He shall report all receipts and disbursements annually, or often, if required by the National Council or Board of Directors. He shall prepare annually for publication in the Claverite, a detailed and itemized account of all transactions of his office.
Section 40. He shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, furnish a surety bond in such amount as shall be determined by the Board of Directors; bond thus furnished must be executed by a corporation duly qualified to issue such bonds and shall be approved by the Board of Directors. The expense of the bond furnished must be paid by the Order, and shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties. The guarantee herein shall be payable to the credit of the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc., National Council.
Section 41. He shall pay over or deliver to his successor in office, all monies, stock certificates, investments and surety bonds, interest bearing certificates, books and/or other property in his possession belonging to the Order.
Section 42. He shall perform such other duties as may be imposed by the National Council or Board of Directors, and shall receive due compensation for his services.NATIONAL ADVOCATE
Section 43. The National Advocate shall be a lawyer licensed to practice law in the State of his residence and a member in good standing of the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc.
Section 44. He shall be the chief legal advisor of the Order and shall serve the National Council or Court, the Board of Directors, the Supreme Knight and/or the Supreme Lady only upon request of these various divisions or the official heads or same.
Section 45. He shall receive due compensation for his services. NATIONAL CHAPLAIN
Section 46. The National Chaplain shall advise the Order on all matters pertaining to faith and morals.
Section 47. He shall open and close all meetings of the Convention and Board of Directors with prayers, and prior to the date of the sessions of the National Council, shall arrange for the Masses and other religious services with the Ordinary and the members of the clergy of the diocese in which the sessions will be held. LAY BOARD MEMBER
Section 48. The Lay Board Member shall be a representative of the rank and file general membership on the National Board of Directors. His authority shall not usurp or conflict with the duties and authority of the State and Deputies. He shall, as Coordinator of the Annual National Convention Workshop Program, Conduct periodic surveys of the general membership on organizational policies, procedures, legislation and issue of concern and report his findings to he Board of Directors for review and consideration. He shall at the request of our Most Worthy Supreme Knight, represent the office of the Supreme Knight at State and District Conferences, religious events and social events for the good and welfare of our Noble Order.
He shall at all times, promote and encourage a fair and just image of equal rights, and freedom of speech to the members and Board of Directors. He shall perform such other duties as may be required of him by the Supreme Knight and/or the Board of Directors.DIRECTOR GENERAL JUNIOR KNIGHTS
Section 49. The Director General Junior Knights shall be a representative of the Office of the Supreme Knight and shall advance the cause of the Junior Knight Division. He shall have authority to enforce all Laws, Rules and Regulations of the Junior Knight Division, issue passwords, enforce and require obedience of all Laws, Rules and Regulations of the National Council, Knights of Peter Claver that pertain to the National Junior Council.
Section 50. He shall submit reports on the activities of his office to the Board of Directors. He shall receive due compensa-tion for his services.PAST SUPREME KNIGHT
Section 51. By virtue of his office, the Past Supreme Knight shall be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council. He shall perform such duties as may be required of him by the Supreme Knight and/or Board of Directors. His tenure in office shall be determined by the length of service rendered by his successor in the Office of Supreme Knight.