Dave PignoletDavid Pignolet attended Salesian College Chadstone from 1961 to 1962. During this time, he represented the College in Athletics, Football, and Cricket. He was a member of the Past Pupils Committee for ten years, from 1963 to 1973. As a member of the Knights of the Southern Cross (KSC), a national organisation of Catholic laymen who operate with the support of the Australian Bishops, he demonstrated his leadership skills, character and integrity. At the KSC he has been appointed Branch Chairman, State Chairman, National Executive Member and Knight of Honour.
In his tireless work in support of the KSC over more than two decades, he has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Order’s objectives of promoting the advancement of Australia, fostering the Christian way of life, promoting the welfare of members and their families and conducting and supporting educational, charitable, religious and social welfare work.
In 2001 he coordinated the ‘KSC Members in the Preston to East Timor Project’. 42 members worked over many hundreds of hours at the PANCH Hospital in Preston to remove supplies such as beds, mattresses and wardrobes, and build plumbing and electrical fittings to be sent to East Timor.
In July 2002, David (as State Chairman) offered the support of the KSC to the Working Tools for East Timor Project. Hand tools valued in excess of one million dollars were collected, sorted, packed and sent to East Timor, where they were given mainly to the Salesians for distribution.
David and his wife, Julie, have been married for 50 years, and they have five children, Susan, Anthony (who passed away in 1972), Cathryn, Nicole and Gerard.
Hall Of Fame Inductee - Church Life and Community Service