Clay Reece has been elected Grand Knight of St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council 10567 for fraternal year 2010 - 2011.
Clay becomes the 17th Grand Knight of the Council that was founded on March 17, 1991. He succeeds Mike Muro as Grand Knight.
"I feel honored and privileged to have been elected Grand Knight for the next year. I look forward to all of the challenges ahead this next year. I know this council can do anything we set our mind to with everyone's support. Thanks to Mike Muro for the great job he did this past year as Grand Knight."
Clay became a Knight of Columbus on July 25, 2004 and became a Fourth Degree Knight on February 23, 2008. He and his wife Pat live in Pinson. Clay will officially take over as Grand Knight on July 1, 2010.
Other officers elected were:
Brandon Yow, Deputy Grand Knight
Larry Cannon, Chancellor
Ryan Scott, Recorder
Joseph Byrd, Advocate
Gerald Kiker, Warden
Chris Muro, Treasurer
Joe Dush, Inside Guard
Don Cannon, Outside Guard
The Council Board of Trustees is also in place for the new fraternal year. Mike Muro was elected Three-Year Trustee and will serve with returning members Ronnie Muro (Two-Year Trustee) and Phil Whatley (One-Year Trustee). Dale Blanchard will continue as the Council's Financial Secretary and Father Vernon Huguley will serve as Chaplain.
Shown below is a list of all previous Grand Knights of Council 10567.