The grand knight is responsible for the overall welfare of the council. Elected annually by the council membership, the grand knight must provide thoughtful and inspired leadership to the council officers, the Service Program directors, chairmen and members of the council.
Anthony Joseph Yarosh, or Tony, became a First Degree Knight in July of 2012 and quickly moved through 2nd and 3rd degrees on his way to 4th Degree. He currently lives at 10577 Cherrybrook Circle in Highlands Ranch. You may communicate with Tony at 720-220-9845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before coming to Highlands Ranch, Tony lived in Plainsboro NJ, Wooster OH, and Golden, CO. He kept moving for bigger and better job opportunities.
Born in New Brunswick New Jersey, Tony grew up in Milltown New Jersey and was involved in every kind of sports and Fishing (Fresh and Salt Water). He played HS Baseball as an outfielder and Forward on the HS Basketball team.
Tony attended Rutgers University College of Engineering, where he earned his BS, MS and PhD in Ceramic Science and Engineering.
He works in New Product Development and Plant Management and has been employed by Carborundum, Ferro Corporation, Coorstek and Saint Gobain.
Tony and Lisa Firsing were married on July 11th, 1993 and have two children, Anthony II (AJ) and Austen. AJ will be a junior at Mullen HS and Austen will be in 8th Grade at STM Catholic School. Lisa is employed as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA).
Tony became a Knight because he wanted to become part of a service organization and to meet men with similar thoughts and beliefs. He filled in as Membership Director and is our new Warden. In addition to becoming a 4th Degree Knight this year, Tony also received the Knight of the month twice, and Family of the Month. He organized our very successful membership campaign in April and can be seen at almost every Knight activity.
Deputy Grand Knight
The deputy grand knight is the second in command in the local council. He is also elected annually, assists the grand knight in the operation of council affairs and is responsible for any duties assigned to him by the grand knight. In the absence of the grand knight, the deputy grand knight presides at council meetings and functions as the grand knight would. The deputy grand knight is a member of the Advisory Board charged with general supervision of a Columbian Squires circle sponsored by his council. It is suggested that the deputy grand knight and the board of trustees serve on the council’s retention committee.
The chancellor is elected annually to serve the council in a variety of ways. Primarily, he assists the grand knight and deputy grand knight in the execution of their duties and takes charge of the council during the incapacity or extended absence of both.
The warden is responsible for supervising and maintaining all council property, except that which belongs to the financial secretary.
He sets up the council chambers for meetings and degrees and appoints and supervises guards for ceremonial exemplifications. The warden should also oversee the inside and outside guards and make sure they are fulfilling the duties assigned to them.