Supervision, Growth, Expansion & General Care
The district deputy is the representative of the supreme knight and the state deputy and is responsible for the supervision, growth, expansion, general care and well-being of the councils assigned to his district. (Section 62, “Charter, Constitution and Laws of the Order”). He is the key to the success of the Order.
His responsibilities include ensuring that his councils follow the Order’s laws and rules, promoting effective membership recruitment and retention programs, identifying and developing new council locations, assisting councils in conducting relevant service programs, and monitoring the general financial and social health of the councils in his district.
The district deputy, having been nominated by the state deputy, is appointed and approved by the supreme knight, and is directly reportable to the state deputy for all activities within the district and fills the very important communication link between the state and Supreme councils and local councils. The district deputy serves at the discretion of the state deputy and his term expires on June 30 of each year.
Making a decision to do something – this is the first step. We all know that nothing moves until someone makes a decision. The first action is always in making the decision to proceed. This is a fundamental step, which most people overlook.