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State Officers

The State Council includes the following elected officers:

These Officers are elected annually and traditionally serve two terms. Elections are held in April of each year at the State Convention.

The State Chaplain is appointed by State Deputy and is a voting member of the State Council.

In addition to these officers, the State Executive Secretary, State Program Director and State Membership Director also serve the State Council and are appointed by the State Deputy.

The District Master is an ex-officio of the State Council.

In addition to the appointed officers, there are several State Directors and Chairmen that are considered part of the State Council and are under the direction of the Program Director and Membership Director. These are also appointed by the State Deputy.

Nebraska State Council Officers

Rich Lowery  


State Deputy
Richard W. Lowery

H: (402) 488-4667
C: (402) 432-6748
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State Chaplain and State Officers

Fr. Schweiger

State Chaplain
Rev. Troy Schweiger

H 402-916-5212
C 402-659-1608
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State Chaplain
Rev. John Rooney

H 402-527-5425
C 402-641-6197
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Tony Hergott

State Secretary
Anthony W. Hergott

H 402-564-9924
C 402-910-1894
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Lou Gasper

State Treasurer
Lou Gasper

H 402-476-0764
C 402-440-3028
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Mark Borytsky

State Warden
Mark Borytsky

H 402-212-9612
C 402-212-9612
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Ken LeRoy

State Advocate
Kenneth J. LeRoy

H 402-614-9085
C 402-250-0627
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Jim Haiar

Past State Deputy
James N. Haiar

H 402-333-5899
C 402-203-6073
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Support Staff and District Master


Supreme Membership/Program Consultant
Joseph Pietruszynski

C 773-640-6054
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Don Ferneding

District Master
Don Ferneding

H 402-223-6660
C 402-943-6320
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Ray Guggenberger

State Executive Secretary
Ray G. Guggenberger
H 402-291-5925
C 402-681-6572
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