January 2022 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, January 13th, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights,

January on the calendar marks the start of another trip around the sun, which was actually shinning today, and that is a blessing in January.  It also means a new year with many resolutions that are made in the and hopefully that will come true.   As we look back on the past year, we find things that went according to our plan and many things that did not, but we still came out the other side, and hopefully better than we started.  

The Knights of Columbus family continues to strive to do better and help as many people as we can through our charitable works.  My resolution for the coming year is to continue the great work of the Knights of Columbus and try to touch as many people I can in a positive way.  It starts with the people that are closest to us.  This year seems to have brought on its share of bad news on a personal level, but God has answered so many of our prayers and we are so grateful.  He continues to work his wonder through so many great people in this world.  Keep praying      

In 2021, the family Knights of Columbus 706 generated a considerable amount of money and goods for our community of Muskegon.  Every person doing their own part, this has given us the ability to make a difference in so many people’s lives.  I’m very proud of our Knights of Columbus 706 family, you are a wonderful group of people that support your community.  There have been countless hours volunteered to support the many events and causes that we have taken on this year.  I would like to thank all of you for your support and help during these difficult times.  One small example, is our annual Tootsie Roll Drive in the spring.  We had a little delay in our reporting to the State Council, but we received our checks to distribute.  Our two charities again this year were ARC Muskegon and Wesley School and because of donations thru our church drives, each received a check for a little over $500.  They were extremely appreciative.  

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.       

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 January 13th @ 7 pm.I hope all Brother Knights and their families are doing well, but for those that are going through tough times please pray for them.  See the members in need on the website and keep them in your prayers. 

Serving our Parish:

  • St. Francis: St. Nick’s Breakfast    December 5th after 11 am mass

Serving our Community:

  • Coats for Kids: drop off coats at club or donation

I hope all Brother Knights and their families are doing well, but for those that are going through tough times please pray for them.  See the members in need on the website and keep them in your prayers.

If anybody would like to get more involved with events, please don’t hesitate to contact me or another member.  We have many opportunities to serve this great Muskegon community.  Thanks to Gary Naperalsky, Ron Friday, Tom Seastrom, Dave Taggart, and Denny Chandonnet for cooking for the Veterans Brunch.

Looking back at the last couple of years, our Council has helped our community with some substantial donations.  With our drive-thru dinners and donations and a break on Per Capita bills (because of the pandemic), your dues have given us chances to donate some of that money too.

Thanks to our Treasurer, Brian Delong, after a quick perusal for the calendar year 2020, we gave $19,410 in donations and in 2021 so far, we have given $19,300 in donations.  That’s not counting the food drive collection, the hygiene items, and the Coats for Kids drive yet this year.  We should be very proud of the work our Council has done for our area.

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • January 16th
  • February 6th
  • February 27th

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

January Events:

  • The online event calendar is a little behind but will be up-to-date soon.  Please check it out at www.kc706.com.
  • Tootsie Rolls check from State have arrived. Over $500 for ARC Muskegon and Wesley School each.  This is a little late, but they appreciate any amount, thanks to those who helped at our Churches.
  • January 13th – Council Meeting, 7:00 pm.

December – Council Meeting:

  1. December meeting was held and normal business was handled.
  2. We are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  3. Please plan to attend the next meeting in January and see what we are doing in our community.

Membership Goals 2020-2021: 31 new members and 11 new insurance members.
Members needed: 23 now. Please try to always recruit new gentlemen.
New insurance members needed: 11

Building Association News

We will be slowing down on the Wednesday dinners for December.  Hopefully, you will spend more time with your family.  However, that being said watch the Events calendar something may be added.  There are two Fish Fries scheduled for December to keep you fed.  Bring the family down to the hall and enjoy the dinners or do the drive-thru and bring them home to enjoy.  Please try to support these dinners.  Current dinner schedules coming up:


January 12
Wing Dings
5:30 – 7:30 pm

January 14
Fish Fry Dinner
5:00 – 7:00 pm (drive thru)
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

January 19
Pot Roast Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

January 26
French Dip
5:30 – 7:30 pm

January 28
Fish Fry Dinner
5:00 – 7:00 pm (drive thru)
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

Tentative February dates (watch for calendar entries)

February 4
Fish Fry Dinner
5:00 – 7:00 pm (drive thru)
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

February 14
Possible Valentine Day Dinner (TBD)

February TBD
Rib/Steak Dinner

February 18
Fish Fry Dinner

March 2 (Ash Wednesday)
Fish Fry Dinner
5:00 – 7:00 pm (drive thru)
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine in)

Note: The Fish Dinner price is still TBD, but will have to increase a little for 2022 due to an increase in fish costs.

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

We still print the Bulletin for a few brothers who do not have email.  If you know of any brother Knight or spouses who would like to get the online notifications, please get their email addresses to me.  We have saved quite a bit on printing cost because of converting to the online method.

A Blessed New Years to all,
Denny Chandonnet
Email: famchando@comcast.net

Joke(s) of the Month

The Top Seven Things Overheard on the Wise Men’s Journey to Bethlehem

7. Man, I’m starting to get a rush from this frankincense!

6. You guys ever eat camel meat? I hear it tastes like goat.

5. You know, I used to go to school with a girl name Beth Lehem.

4. What kind of name is Balthazar anyhow? Phoenician?

3. Hey, do you either of you know why “MYRRH” is spelled with a “Y” instead of a “U”?

2. Okay, whose camel just spit?

1. All this staring at a star while riding a camel is making me woozy.

Children’s Christmas Play

It was the night of the children’s Christmas play and little Johnny was upset because he didn’t get the part of Joseph. He was assigned the inn keeper.

Because he was still bitter, when Joseph and Mary arrived at the inn to ask if there was room, little Johnny threw the play by saying, “Sure, come on in!”

Joseph was at first taken aback, but with quick wit, stepped in, looked around and said, “This place is a dump. I’d rather stay in the barn.”

State with the Most Cows

The teacher asked her students which state they thought has the most cows. A little girl raised her hand and said, “Texas.”

The teacher said, “That is right, you get an A. Now which state do you think has the most sheep?”

A little boy raised his hand and said, “Montana.”

The teacher said, “That’s right, you get an A. Who can tell me which state has the most turkeys?”

Little Johnny raised his hand and said, “That’s easy! Washington D.C.”

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