April 2022 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, April 14th, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights,

On April 17th we will celebrate Easter, which is the first Sunday after the first full Moon following the spring equinox, which is known as the “Paschal Full Moon.”  Easter is always on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which is why Easter is so late this year.  Regardless of when Easter falls on the calendar, we will celebrate the most important feast day of the calendar, Christ’s resurrection.  This symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, sin, death and the physical body.  Make sure to keep Christ in your daily lives and enjoy your time with family and friends celebrating Jesus rising from the dead and renewing our faith and providing hope for eternal life.   

The First Congregational Church is planning to re-start the Saturday breakfast in May, so if you have volunteered in the past or would like to start, please consider helping out for a good cause.  The tentative plan is to do one breakfast a month with the potential dates of: May 21, June 18, August 20, September 24, October 15th, November 19 and December 17th.  More information to follow. 

Our annual “Tootsie Roll Drive” or “Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities” will be held at St Francis on Easter Sunday weekend and at Our Lady of Grace on April 24th the week after Easter on the Saturday Mass.  If you will be attending Mass on these days, please consider donating or if you are down to the Knights of Columbus, you may donate there also.  Thank you in advance for your help with this great cause.

The Building Association will have fish fry dinners throughout the Lenten Season and the Wednesday dinners.  Please come down for a dinner or volunteer your talents, we would love to have your support.  Over the course of this Lenten Season, we will be collecting moneys for various local charities.  Please be generous and help the Knights of Columbus make a difference in the lives of others that are not as fortunate.  Why we are Knights, to help the community and give back in any way we can.  I continue to be impressed with the support that our membership and our community offer, so many people donating their time or making donations when they are down at the dinners.  Please thank our volunteers if you come down to the club for a dinner or if you see them in the community.  We are making a difference in the community as an organization.    

I would ask that you add into your prayers, that God may guide our leaders and all of us to make the place we live in better than the day before.  I believe that all of us can make a difference, especially in our own community, it starts with each one of us.  And a special blessing to the Ukrainian people.      Council meetings will be the second Thursday of each month and everybody is welcome and encourage to join us for our monthly meeting.  This month our council meeting will be on April 14th @ 7 pm.

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • April 10th
  • May 1st
  • May 22nd

Please help to usher at Mass on Sunday at 11:00 am.  Please add these dates to your calendar and try to arrive about 20 minutes early to get your instructions.

Vivat Jesus,
Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651 – Email: carlton29@frontier.com

Special Announcements

April Events:

  • The online event calendar is a little behind but will be up-to-date soon.  Please check it out at www.kc706.com.
  • April 14th – Council Meeting, 7:00 pm.

March – Council Meeting:

  1. We are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  2. Tom Seastrom will be our representative at the State Convention on Mackinac Island this year.
  3. Please plan to attend the next meeting in April and see what we are doing in our community.

Building Association News

Our Lenten Fish Dinners are underway, please come down to check them out.  Also, enjoy a cocktail with your dinner, we like seeing our brothers enjoy some food, fellowship, and fun. 

If you are willing to help with the dinners, contact Steve Tejchma at 855-2796.  We need help with prep-work during the week before the dinners too. We would especially like to thank all the volunteers that help make these dinners possible.  There is a lot of up-front work that goes into putting on these dinners.


April 1
Fish Fry Dinner – $13
5:00 – 7:00 pm (drive thru)
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

April 6
Sloppy Joe Dinner – $11
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

April 8
Fish Fry Dinner – $13
5:00 – 7:00 pm (drive thru)
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

April 13
Beef Tips Dinner – $11
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

April 15
Fish Fry Dinner – $13
5:00 – 7:00 pm (drive thru)
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

April 20
Pot Roast Dinner – $11
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

April 27
French Dip Dinner – $11
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays

Please check the website here – kc706.com/event-calendar/. We try to keep it updated to the best of our ability!

Thanks to all who support the dinners.  This has helped with expenses and charitable contributions through the COVID pandemic.

Building Association President
Tim Kordecki,
Email: timkordecki@comcast.net

From the Editors Desk

The Knights golf league starts soon, if you are interested in playing, please contact Doug Zuidema at 616-402-8555. They are always looking for subs if you don’t want to commit to every week.

We also have a fun group that play on Thursday mornings (weather permitting) at Eagle Island.  No commitment for this one, just show up.  We will probably start sometime in late April at 9:45.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet
Email: famchando@comcast.net

Joke(s) of the Month

The Headache

Little Susie came home from school whining, “Mommy, I’ve got a stomachache.”

“That’s because your stomach is empty,” her mother replied. “You’d feel better if you had something in it.”

She gave Susie a snack and, sure enough, Susie felt better right away.

That evening when Daddy came home, he said he had a bad headache.

Susie perked up. “That’s because it’s empty,” she said. “You’d feel better if you had something in it.”

Big Words

Five-year-old Becky answered the door when the census taker came by. She told the census taker that her daddy was a doctor and wasn’t home because he was performing an appendectomy.

“My,” said the census taker, “that sure is a big word for such a little girl. Do you know what it means?”

“Sure! twenty-five hundred bucks, and that doesn’t even include the anesthesiologist!”

Quick Thinking

A high school student stared thoughtfully at the second question on his exam, which read, “State the number of tons of coal shipped out of America in any given year.”

Suddenly, his brow cleared, and he wrote, “1492: None.”

And Some Retirement Q&A:

Question: When is a retiree’s bedtime?
Answer: Three hours after falling asleep on the couch.

Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb?
Answer: Only one, but it might take all day.

Question: What’s the biggest gripe of retirees?
Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.

Question: Why don’t retirees mind being called Seniors?
Answer: The term comes with a 10% percent discount.

Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
Answer: NUTS!

Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic, or garage?
Answer: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.

Question: What do retirees call a long lunch?
Answer: Normal.

Question: What’s the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.

Question: Why do retirees often say they don’t miss work, but miss the people they used to work with?
Answer: They are too polite to tell the whole truth.

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