State Secretary: SK Patrick J Reiff


Brother Knight Patrick and his brother Norbert Jr. both joined the Knights of Columbus together in January of 2005 becoming members of the Milwaukee Pere Marquette Council #524 in Greenfield, WI. Patrick & his wife Therese were married in January of 1988 and are members of St. Rita’s parish in West Allis, WI. In the 9 years since he joined, Patrick has held numerous positions in the Knights, including Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator, District Deputy, VAVS Milwaukee Archdiocese KC Representative for the Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee Metro Chapter President, Milwaukee Pere Marquette 524 Foundation President, Board member & Secretary of the 524 Center Inc. 524 Financial Secretary, State Good of the Order committee member, and State Resolutions committee member, and 4th Degree Team Coordinator for the Eastern District Marshall to name a few. Patrick was awarded the Outstanding District Deputy award for the Milwaukee Diocese in his 2nd year as District Deputy. Patrick achieved all 4 degrees within his first year as a Knight and earned the Shining Armor award. Patrick has attended every State Convention since joining as was selected as a Delegate to the Supreme Convention that was held in Denver Colorado. Patrick is a member of the Bishop Henni Assy. # 1196 and is currently serving as Faithful Admiral. On a State level, Patrick has also assisted the State Officers by providing Financial Secretary training at the Madison & Milwaukee Diocesan meetings.

As your State Warden Patrick & Therese will have the pleasure of providing a warm and welcoming hospitality room atmosphere during the many meetings and activities throughout the year, as well as being the State Officer in charge of the Milwaukee Archdiocese, and responsible to oversee the Wisconsin Book, History Book, Youth and the Colombian Squires programs for the Worthy State Deputy. Patrick also publishes the Council 524 monthly Compass newsletter which goes out via email & regular mail to the membership.
Patrick recently retired in September of 2013, after 44 years of employment in Customer Service Management positions with included positions of Local, Regional, National & International Customer Service Manager positions.