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Rudy Quijance, PGK, PFN, FDD, PCP
Rudy Quijance

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.

Military Service:
Enlisted in US Air Force: 1960-1964 as Communications-Electronics Specialist
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.

Civilian Employment:
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."


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