JANUARY 2023 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, December 8th, 2023 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights,

As we move into a new year, let’s take a minute to reflect on some of the work we have done this past year.  Here are some of our latest events: the “Kids for Coats” program, which was a great success.  We donated the 5 cases to Every Women’s Place and another 4 cases to The Three Oaks Academy.

We had an Alzheimer’s event that generated a good donation.  We have also sponsored breakfast with Santa at St. Francis de Sales, lunch for Father Phil, and done some great meals at the club.  A big thanks to Barb Langlois and Pam Dewall for chairing the holiday class that helped generate money for our charities.  There were many others that made this event possible, but like most events, it is difficult to list everybody. 

So many of our brothers & sisters are doing so much in our community, from working at food trucks, first congressional breakfast, breakfasts for local parishes, volunteer work at high school athletics, volunteer work for high school theater, volunteer work at Knights to raise money for the great charities: Boys and Girls Club, Baby Food Pantry, Muskegon Catholic Central, AMBUCS & Wesley School.  Thank you to all. Keep up all the good work, and if possible, please let me know if you are involved in the community.

The month of January starts out with the first 10 days within the Christmas season and the remaining days in ordinary time.  January is dedicated to The Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated on January 3rd.  Ordinary time is represented by the color green, which resembles sprouting seeds and reaping the benefits of the harvest.  

I would ask that you add to your prayers that God may guide our leaders and all of us to make the place we live in better than the day before. All of us can make a difference, especially in our own community, it starts with each one of us.       

Council meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month, and everybody is welcome and encouraged to join us for our monthly meeting.  This month will be on January 12th @ 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. May we all celebrate and have a Happy New Year…many blessings!

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • January 8th
  • January 29th
  • February 19th

If you can help out, please show up about 15 minutes before the 11:00 Mass.

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

Special Announcements

January Events:

  • The online event calendar will be up-to-date soon.  Please check it out at www.kc706.com.
  • Watch for emails on Wednesday dinner or check the Event calendar online
  • January 6th – first Fish Fry of the new year.
  • January 20th – Fish Fry.
  • Also, be on the lookout for emails of any additional dinners that might come up.

December – Council Meeting:

  1. Meeting was held, we are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  2. Please plan to attend the next meeting in January and see what we are doing in our community.

Building Association News

The “Ladies Night Out” party in December was a huge success.  Christmas tabletop arrangements were made, and all had fun.  Thank you, Pam DeWall and Barb Langlois, for coordinating this night out.  Stay in touch. They may have some other ones in mind.

We look forward to events that the Knights of Columbus and community events too.  Please check out the calendar online for future events.

Our events are able to run smoothly, we need help with these dinners, please contact Steve Tejchma at 855-2796.  We would like to thank all the volunteers that help out.  A little early, but our Lenten Fish dinners are just around the corner, so please help out if you can.

Jan 6
Fish Fry Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Jan 11
Meat Loaf & Perch Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Jan 18
Pot Roast & Perch Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Jan 20
Fish Fry Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Jan 25
French Dip & Perch Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 1
BBQ Ribs & Perch Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 3
Fish Fry Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 8
Swiss Steak & Perch Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 15
Soup Bar & Perch Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 17
Fish Fry Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 22
Fish Fry (Ash Wednesday Dinner)
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 24
Fish Fry Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

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!

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

From the Editors Desk

Happy New Year to all, and Blessings!  I will try to keep you informed of things happening with the Knights.  Please let me know if you have special prayer intentions.

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

Jokes and Reflections

Appropriate with all the recent airline delays.

We had just landed at Chicago’s Midway Airport when the No. 3 engine of our DC-7 caught fire. There was danger of an explosion, and my fellow stewardess and I began emergency evacuation procedures.

She directed some of our seventy-three passengers down an emergency slide which was hooked into position at the main cabin doors, while I opened other exits, helped people through these exits and directed them down the ditching rope.

In the midst of the desperate, disciplined hurry, I looked inside the cabin to find an elderly couple still seated, quietly observing the frenzied proceedings. As people flew out of windows, down ropes and slides, they calmly asked, “Do you want the Boston passengers off, too?”

New Year’s Diet

A boy read a restaurant sign that advertised fat-free French fries.

“Sounds great,” said the health-conscious boy. He ordered some.

He watched as the cook pulled a basket of fries from the fryer.

The potatoes were dripping with oil when the cook put them into the container.

“Wait a minute,” the boy said. “Those don’t look fat-free.”

“Sure they are,” the cook said. “We charge only for the potatoes. The fat is free.”

Travel by Rail

A man went to pick up his friend from the train station.

When the friend got off the train, the man noticed that he was looking rather pale.

You look like you don’t feel well, said the man.

No, I always get sick when I ride backward on a train, replied the friend.

Why didn’t you ask the person across from you to change seats? asked the man.

Well, I thought about it,” said the friend. But there wasn’t anyone there.

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