June 2021 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 7:00 PM

Fellow Brothers,

Please check out the prospective Council Officer nominations for the 2021-2022 Fraternal year are as follows:

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

Note: we are still in need of a Recorder for taking minutes at the meetings.  If you are interested in filling that position, please contact Matt Carlton.  Please step up, it’s only one meeting a month.

There will be a farewell party for Father Matt Barnum at Saint Mary’s church on Saturday, June 26th.  I encourage you to come down and wish Father Matt all the best.  

The patio is open and the weather is getting nice, so make sure you take advantage of the patio.  Steve will continue to have dinners on Wednesday nights, please come down for a dinner to support the club. 

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 June 10th @ 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 of prayers on the website and keep them in your prayers.

Ushering at St. Francis:

June 20th
July 11th
August 1st

Please help ushering at Mass on Sunday 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

June Events:

  • The online Event calendar is up-to-date.  Please check it out at www.kc706.com  Please be aware and watch as things may change.
  • Dinner events are drive-through and also in hall dining. All our dinners have been supporting local charities, please stay tuned to the charity we will be supporting each week.
  • Please support these dinners, volunteer if you are able. Contact Matt Carlton or Steve Tejchma to help.

May – Council Meeting:

  1. Meeting was held in the hall, still with social distancing.
  2. We are in good standings with State and Supreme.
  3. Donations for AMBUCS was given, we raised $6,850 for that fund raiser.
  4. Looking into a scholarship fund for MCC students whose parents are Knights.
  5. We will plan on meeting in person in June. Please plan to attend.

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

Effective July 1, 2021, the price of drinks will be increasing. With cost going up, we needed to raise the prices. As of the last Building Association meeting, all drinks will increase by $.50. It has been over ten years since we have raised our prices. However, this is still quite a bargain at the new price.

The Building Association would like to thank everyone who helped with all the activities including dinners, bartending, cleaning, etc., during this COVID-19. Without all of you who volunteered, we would have been in trouble financially. Please check the website event calendar for all future events.

During the summer months, we still have our Wednesday night dinners…dine in, drive thru and pick-up. Please try to support these dinners. Current dinner schedules coming up:


June 9 Burgers on the grill $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
June 16 Polish Dinner $11.00 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
June 23 Goulash Dinner $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
June 30 French Dip Sandwich $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays

We are looking forward to 2021.  Please see the Website at www.kc706.com click on the Calendars, then Event Calendar to see what activities are planned.  Thank you!

Stay Safe and wear those masks (it’s helping)!

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

From the Editors Desk

Eagle Island Golf is underway. Our current starting time is 9:45 am. This is a fun league, maybe a few bets, but you will never lose more than a couple dollars. Who knows you might win a couple too.

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

Joke of the Month

Squirrel Issues:

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded that the squirrels were predestined to be there, and they should not interfere with God’s divine will.

At the Baptist church, the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistry. The deacons met and decided to put a water-slide on the baptistry and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim, so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.

The Lutheran church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist church. Two weeks later, the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water-slide.

The Episcopalians tried a much more unique path by setting out pans of whiskey around their church in an effort to kill the squirrels with alcohol poisoning. They sadly learned how much damage a band of drunk squirrels can do.

But the Catholic church came up with a more creative strategy! They baptized all the squirrels and made them members of the church. Now they only see them at Christmas and Easter.

Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue. They took the first squirrel and circumcised him. They haven’t seen a squirrel since.

Bonus Joke: Visiting Her Husband

* The Fasting and Prayer conference will include meals.

* Miss Charlene Mason sang I Will Not Pass This Way Again, giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

* Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

* Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. * Next Thursday there will be try-outs for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

Had Room for a 2nd Bonus Joke(s)

The following sign was seen at a camp ground.

Welcome Campers – Safe Social Distancing
Bears – 100 yards
Skunks – 50 yards
Racoons – 25 yards
Aunt Edna – 6 feet

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541 E. Sherman Blvd.
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
Phone: (231) 733-2538
Fax: (231) 733-0983
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UPS Store Logo

The UPS Store #3469
2743 Henry St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 755-5551
Fax:(231) 755-5552
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Trophy House
2350 Henry St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 755-3096
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Dietech Tooling Solutions
865 E. Porter Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 799-2211
Fax:(231) 799-2244
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Acme Bedding Company
660 W. Broadway
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 733-1637
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A J Vallier Sons, Inc.
1664 Sixth St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 722-6127
Fax:(231) 726-2601

Duff Plumbing
2195 Sherin St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 755-3833

Excel Propane
365 S. Third Ave.
Fruitport, MI 49415
Phone:(231) 865-3665
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The Meat Block
330 E Broadway Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49444
Phone:(231) 773-0224
Fax:(231) 773-6365
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Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 733-2528
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2708 Ninth St.
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
Phone:(231) 739-7115
Fax:(231) 739-8095
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