JuLy 2022 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

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

Brother Knights,

Council Officers for the 2022-2023 Fraternal year are as follows:

  • Grand Knight – Matt Carlton
  • Deputy Grand Knight – Doug Zuidema 
  • Chaplin – Open
  • Financial Secretary – Steve DeWall
  • Treasurer – Brian DeLong
  • Recorder – Brad Doriot 
  • Advocate – Henry Hartwell
  • Chancellor – Bill McDermott
  • Warden – Thomas Seastrom
  • Lecturer – Brian Powers 
  • Inside Guard – Tim Kordecki
  • Outside Guard – Kelly Powers 
  • Trustee 1st year – Dennis Chandonnet 
  • Trustee 2nd year – Lee Chandonnet
  • Trustee 3rd year – Don Martines

The council members are set for the fraternal year, thank you to all that have volunteered their services to the council. 

The campaign to raise $10,000.00 to assist the Muskegon Pregnancy Center with the purchase of an ultrasound machine is complete.  We are truly blessed to have so many giving people within our Knights of Columbus community.  This goal could not have been achieved so quickly without the donations of a few individuals.  Thank you to them and to all of you that made it possible to assist a great cause and help so many people.  Keep up the good work and pray that we can continue to do great things for those who need it. 

The council will be having a fundraiser event on August 13th at the meeting place of the Knights of Columbus.  The Vince Hayes band will be playing, so I hope all of you can come down and enjoy the band, good company and hopefully a beautiful night.  

I have some news of a more personal nature.  I have moved on from my job of 27 years at Spring Meadow Nursery.  I have started as Operations Manager at Barry’s greenhouse in North Muskegon.  This decision did not come easy for me, many prayers were said, and discussions were had to determine this move, but a change was needed.  If you are ever in the neighborhood, please stop out to Barry’s and say hello.

“A good deed is the best prayer”
– Robert G. Ingersoll

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • Council Meeting July 14th
  • Fundraiser August 13th

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • July 24th
  • August 14th
  • September 4th

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

June 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 
  • July 14th – Council Meeting, 7:00 pm.
  • Also, be on the lookout for emails of any additional dinners that might come up.

June – Council Meeting:

  1. We are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  2. Election of Officers were held (see list of new Officers in the GK news).
  3. Please plan to attend the next meeting and see what we are doing in our community.

Building Association News

We are doing great things for our community and all the volunteers are making these things happen.  Our summer Wednesday evening dinners are in full swing.  If you are willing and able to help with these dinners, contact Steve Tejchma at 855-2796.  Our volunteers make these dinners possible; we would like to thank all the volunteers that help out.  

July 13
Burgers on the Grill
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Music by Two Men in Flip Flops
6:30 – 7:30 pm (maybe later…)

July 20
Deluxe Salad Bar
5:30 – 6:30 pm

July 27
French Dip
5:30 – 6:30 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

Our Thursday morning group at Excalibur Gold Course (formerly Eagle Island) is going strong.  We get 9 holes in on Thursday mornings (weather permitting).  This is a no-commitment group, just show up at 9:45 AM, our starting tee time. 

We put in $2 and the winner takes all, it is handicapped so everyone has a chance to win.  Heck, even Larry Allore has won.  We have all skill levels represented.  Afterward, some of us head to the Sandbar for chili dogs and drinks.  Come on out and join the fun.

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

Joke(s) of the Month

Blame the Dog

A mother asked her small son what he would like for his birthday.

“I’d like a little brother,” a boy said.

“Oh my, that’s such a big wish,” said the mother. “Why do you want a little brother?”

“Well,” said the boy, “there’s only so much I can blame on the dog.”

Off Color Language

The teacher heard one of her students, Johnny, use some off-color language and was shocked.

“Johnny Martin, don’t you ever use language like that again, not near me, not in school, not anywhere!  Where on earth did you learn that?”

“I got it from my dad, Miss Rollins,” replied Johnny.

“Well, your father should be ashamed.  I doubt you even know what all that means?”

“Oh Miss Rollins, I do,” said Johnny.  “It means the car won’t start.”


~ When my twin daughters were young, I taught them to say the Lord’s Prayer before going to bed. As I listened outside their door, I could hear them say, “Give us this steak and daily bread, and forgive us our mattresses.”

~ My son, who is in nursery school, said, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, how didja know my name?”

~ I remember thinking it said “Give us this day our jelly bread.”

~ I recall reading something years ago about the Pledge of Allegiance. Some child thought it began, “I led the pigeons to the flag.”

~ When I was little, I often wondered who Richard Stands was. You know: “I pledge allegiance to the flag. And to the republic for Richard Stands.”

~ When my husband was 6 years old, he thought a certain Prayer was “He suffered under a bunch of violets.” The real words were “under Pontius Pilate,” but at that age, he didn’t know better. To this day, we still snicker in church whenever that prayer is read.

~ My mother spent her early childhood saying, “Hail Mary, full of grapes.”

~ When my older brother was very young, he always walked up to the church altar with my mother when she took communion.  On one occasion, he tugged at her arm and asked, “What does the priest say when he gives you the bread?”  Mom whispered something in his ear.  Imagine his shock many years later when he learned that the priest doesn’t say, “Be quiet until you get to your seat.”

~ When I was younger, I believed the line was “Lead a snot into temptation.” I thought I was praying for my little sister to get into trouble.

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Muskegon, MI 49441
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Acme Bedding Company
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A J Vallier Sons, Inc.
1664 Sixth St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 722-6127
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Duff Plumbing
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Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 755-3833

Excel Propane
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Fruitport, MI 49415
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Muskegon, MI 49441
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