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History of the Greenville Knights of Columbus

The St. Lawrence Chapter #11707 of the Greenville Knights of Columbus was chartered in February 6, 1996, under the direction of Father Vic Kaltenbach, by Virgil Dechart, from the Supreme Council.  At the time of their chartering, they had 60 members.

The Knights of Columbus are Catholic men doing God's work, while growing their faith.

Since its beginning, the Greenville Knights of Columbus have contributed to the church and their community in so many different ways.

Throughout the year, the Knights support many charitable causes, groups, and organizations in and around the church.  They provide support to the youth group and manpower for the annual chicken and fish dinners.  Additionally, they provide food and clothing for students in need in the Bond County schools.

Besides charitable work, the Knights of Columbus provide programming that assist our members grow in their faith.

Knight membership is open to all Catholic men, age 18 and over.

List of Past Grand Knights in Greenville

  • 2017-2019:  Joe Whalen
  • 2015-2017:  Dave Tabor
  • 2013-2015:  Mark Speraneo
  • 2011-2013:  Jim Hickman
  • 2009-2011:  Jason Klein
  • 2008-2009:  Dean Thole
  • 2007-2008:  Gary Stone
  • 2006-2007:  John McAteer
  • 2004-2006:  Tom Whalen
  • 2003-2004:  Ted Thiess
  • 2002-2003:  Guy Knight
  • 2001-2002:  Bob Heimann
  • 2000-2001:  James Whitlock
  • 1999-2000:  Don Speraneo
  • 1998-1999:  Bill Chappel
  • 1997-1998:  Al VonderHaar
  • 1996-1997:  Hollie Willmann
  • 1996:  Father Victor Kaltenbach

Past Chaplains

  • Father Alan Hunter
  • Father Paul Kala
  • Father Ryszard Hanaczewski
  • Father Victor Kaltenbach

National Organization

The history of the national organization can be found here.