Gary Lee, Training Director
The Training Team was commissioned by the Virginia State Council in 2010 for the purpose of
providing instruction to any Brother interested in becoming a Council Officer. The training is
provided through a series of presentation at the State’s Pre-Organizational meeting, quarterly
meetings and regional training sessions. These sessions are designed to give an overview of
the leadership roles including all required administrative tasks and planning duties. Three
divisions make up the Training Team: Grand Knight Training, District Deputy Training and
Member Management Training (Financial Secretary Training)
Grand Knight Training: Initial training is conducted at the Quarterly Meeting in March. The
program is “Prospective Officer Training”. It is designed to give an overview of the
responsibilities of each of the Officers in the Council. It includes the basics of planning,
budgeting, and reports required at the beginning of the Fraternal year. The second course is
provided at the Pre-Organizational Meeting held in June. This training provides the prospective
Grand Knight the tools to take office and plan a successful year. In August and September
Regional Training Sessions are provided in the local areas throughout the State.
District Deputy Training: The training for District Deputies is available at the State Pre-
Organizational Meeting. The training includes all the necessary information to make a new
District Deputy successful. The topics include: District Planning, Ceremonials, Reports & Forms
and District Leadership.
Member Management Training: Financial Secretaries and Comptrollers are offered training
in the use of the Supreme record keeping system in member management and member billing.
The training allows the individual to perform hands on training at sessions conducted at the Pre-
Organizational Meeting, Quarterly meetings and Regional Training sessions.