Rudy Quijance, PGK, PFN, FDD, PCP
Joined the Knights: February 13, 1985
Second Degree: April 1, 1985
Third Degree: June 9, 1985
Fourth Degree: April 1, 1986
Grand Knight (Santa Cruz Council 971): 1989-90, 1990-91, 2005-06
District Deputy: 1995-96
Faithful Navigator (Padre Palou Assembly): 1999-2000
Chapter President (Junipero Serra): 2000-2001
State Committees: Family of the Month/Year (2003-04), Membership (2005-06).
Wife: Virginia Quijance
Teresa Quijance Munoz (granddaughters Rhea and Marlee)
Melissa (Dan) Begin (granddaughters Kaitlin and Breana)
Tisha (Tom) Criswell (grandchildren Kylie and Brayton)
Parish: Holy Cross Church
Head Usher and member of Liturgy Committee at Holy Cross.
Enlisted in US Air Force: 1960-1964 as Communications-Electronics
1966-1988 Commissioned Officer in the US Army as an
Infantry Officer but subsequently branch transferred to
Signal Corps (Communications-Electronic Engineering
Officer). Served in South Vietnam in February 1969 to February 1970.
Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
SBC (now AT&T) retired: Data Network Engineer & Computer
Systems Analyst Mgr.
"Virginia and I have been married for 50 years and like to travel. Our pride and joy
are our children and grandchildren - all of whom are in college except for the oldest
who graduated from San Jose State University in 2012. I joined the K of C via our Council 971,
in February 1985 and served as its Grand Knight (through the chairs) three times. Currently, I am serving as the Council's Financial Secretary since 1999, with a 2 year
break in between."